Richard reviews Flightplan

Summary=Surprisingly strong and emotive script with a good few twists and a superb performance from Foster. Bean provides good support, as does Sarsgaard but nothing too memorable. Despite too much Hollywood feel near the end, it is still a good thriller which keeps the pace going and the audience on the edge of their seat. However there are a couple of embarassing and very poorly written moments.

Disney to sell DVD with movie?

Here’s another dissenting voice among the ranks of Hollywood, talking about dropping the model of waiting to sell the DVD after the movie has completed its run in the cinema. Previously we talked of Steven Soderbergh releasing DVDs with the movie and in an identical move the new CEO of … [Read More]

Richard reviews The Book of Cool – Part One

Title=The Book of Cool – Part One
Summary=An ingenious idea with bags of style, nine hours of content, hundreds of tricks to learn, and many experts from around the World. Great entertainment. Not only will you sit and watch this again and again, but you’ll get out off your arse and practice, flicking through the book for pointers. A great present for someone who has everything…like me, and I’m loving it. The ultimate little black book…except bigger…and with three DVD’s!

Richard reviews Ong Bak (Uncut, Original Ending VCD)

Title=Ong Bak (Uncut, Original Ending VCD)
Summary=Visually amazing stunts from Tony Jaa, stunt sequences are well put together and wonderful to watch, but the story gets left behind and is just a vehicle to get to these moments. This VCD version is the uncut version and features a different ending. Good, but would look better on DVD.

Richard reviews The Chumscrubber

Title=The Chumscrubber
Summary=Great casting and performances in this movie, with the surprise strength coming from the teenagers. A slightly off kilter and exaggerated world is created here, with only the teenagers being the ones in control and in reality. The story is strong, as the plot line for the teenagers slowly grows to an uneasy climax, all the while the parents oblivious until the cracks begin to appear and their insular lives fall apart.

DVD Review: The Best There Is, The Best There Was, The Best There Ever Will Be

Title= Bret “Hitman” Hart: The Best There Is, The Best There Was, The Best There Ever Will Be (2005)
Score= 7
Summary= A fun watch. A very detailed documentary of the mans life, touching on the losses he has faced both personally and professionally, a great depiction of behind the scenes of not only this mans life but the business it self. Includes each match The Hitman faced in both the WWF and WCW. A must own for any fan.

What makes a good remake?

You know we’ve been talking about remakes, sequels, prequels and re-visualisations for sometime now, and the general view is that it’s a lazy practice resulting in some really poor and often totally crappy movies. Yet we’re not giving a lot of credit here, because look at Batman Begins, Harry Potter, … [Read More]

John Reviews Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Title=Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Summary=This is the first Harry Potter film that I can say I walked out of thoroughly impressed. This is a WONDERFUL film. It’s not perfect, and there is still room for improvement, but you will have a great time watching it. I’m happy to recommend it.

Richard reviews Where the Truth Lies

Title=Where the Truth Lies
Summary=Superb performances from Kevin Bacon and especially Colin Firth. A good story, balanced away from a climactic ending, the enjoyment of this movie is in the performances of the actors and the understanding of the characters and their relationships. Amazing production design. Well worth watching.

Richard reviews Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Title=Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Summary=Superbly written movie with Kilmer firing out a fantastic performance, even outshining Downey who is excellent, Kilmer’s lines are fantastic. The use of narration is innovative and very engaging. An excellent movie that warrants a couple of viewings. Slight difficulty in hearing lines and following action early on, but it doesn’t taint the movie and makes you feel like revisiting it.