Movie Review: The Intouchables

Movie Review: The Intouchables

The Weinstein brothers have been discovering and sharing amazing films we likely wouldn’t have seen otherwise since 1979. Last year Harvey Weinstein turned a silent French film into Oscar gold though it had limited success domestically and abroad. In this case, Weinstein is encouraging the United States to take a second look at an established [...]

Movie Review: 'Men in Black 3'

Movie Review: ‘Men in Black 3′

It’s been 10 years since we last ventured into the universe of the Men in Black, but now it’s time to put on the last suit we’ll ever wear. Again. Even in the second film, Will Smith’s J was something of a rookie agent but this time around he’s more seasoned, somewhat matured, he’s not [...]

Movie Review: 'The Avengers'

Movie Review: ‘The Avengers’

This is the big one. Over five movies, Marvel has done something unthinkable — created a shared cinematic universe, culminating in the movie event of the year. If this didn’t work, for whatever reason, Marvel would be in trouble, so it’s perhaps lucky that they gave this huge movie to geek god Joss Whedon. So [...]

'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows' Review

‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ Review

2009 was hardly what you could call a classic year for movies but it did bring us two great surprises. The first was Star Trek, a reboot that everyone thought would fail. It didn’t. And then came Sherlock Holmes; was there really anything new they could do with this character? Holmes himself was being played [...]

Melancholia Review

Melancholia Review

Melancholia is not an easy film to watch but the moment the credits start, you can’t help wanting to watch it again. The first and most important thing you need to know is that this is a Lars von Trier film from beginning to end. If you haven’t seen anything he has made in the [...]

Star Wars Blu-ray Review

Star Wars Blu-ray Review

I know the Star Wars stories and characters better than the back of my hand so when I found out about all these changes to the Original Trilogy, I went absolutely mad! Actually, no I didn’t. I couldn’t care less. Being an adult means you can separate important things from the trivial. Do a few [...]

Captain America: The First Avenger Review

Captain America: The First Avenger Review

Daniel Burden reviews Captain America: The First Avenger Captain America pulls off the rarest of tricks: A comic book movie that looks and feels like a comic but is still a great film on its own regardless of the source material. Does everyone know the story of Captain America? It’s about a weedy little guy from [...]

Transformers: Dark of the Moon Review

Transformers: Dark of the Moon Review

Daniel Burden reviews Transformers: Dark of the Moon Bay knocked it out of the park. Then set the park on fire and blew it to smithereens. Here follows a message for Michael Bay: Why the hell couldn’t you have done this the first two times?! The first Transformers was good fun and it had a [...]

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Review

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Review

Daniel Burden reviews Green Lantern: Emerald Knights This anthology rises and falls on the quality of the stories it tells and for the large part, they work very well. With all the furore over the Green Lantern cinematic release happening, it might have been easy to miss the Blu-ray/DVD release of Green Lantern: Emerald Knights. [...]

Green Lantern Review

Green Lantern Review

Green Lantern Review by Daniel Burden Hal goes on a fantastical journey in this movie and there are times when it almost descends into the ridiculous but it never does. *Minor spoilers* As I sat in the cinema, twiddling the Green plastic Power Ring on my finger, I found myself in a state of nervous [...]

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Review

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Review

Daniel Burden reviews Pirates 4 Making Jack the main character and the sole focus was always a mistake in my eyes, in the same way having Han Solo as the lead in Star Wars wouldn’t have worked. I’ll start by saying that I absolutely despised both Dead Man’s Chest and At World’s End, I think [...]

Thor Review

Thor Review

Before I start this review, I need to address a technical issue. Do not under any circumstances see Thor in 3D. It was post converted as seems to be the new lazy Hollywood way to grab as much money as possible from the average movie goer. When a film is shot in 3D you get [...]