[Movie Review] Hollow Man

Starring: Elisabeth Shue, Kevin Bacon, Josh Brolin, Kim Dickens, William Devane Director: Paul Verhoeven Genre: Sci-Fi Cert: 15 Released: 1999 The box office re-immergence of Kevin Bacon is a welcome one for those of us who fondly recall his success of the eighties and early ninties. “Stir of Echoes” put him firmly back on the […]

[Movie Review] X-Men

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Bruce Davison Director: Bryan Singer Genre: Sci-Fi Cert: 12 Released: 2000 The Marvel comic book story of X-Men comes to the big screen for the first time under the direction of Bryan Singer (“The Usual Suspects”). Oh boy, big budget sci-fi, outlandish storyline, special […]

[Movie Review] Deep Blue Sea

Starring: Samuel L Jackson, Saffron Burrows, Thomas Jane, Jacqueline McKenzie, Michael Rapaport, Stellan Skarsgard Director: Renny Harlin Genre: Action Cert: 15 Released: 1999 At first glance, “Deep Blue Sea” must look like “Jaws 2000”. A group of scientists are isolated on a research facility in the sea, looking to find a cure to Alzheimer’s. To […]

[Movie Review] The Negotiator

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Samuel L Jackson, JT Walsh, David Morse, Paul Giamatti Director: F Gary Gray Genre: Thriller Cert: 18 Released: 1998 If you went back just three years before the release of this movie, you may find that Samuel Jackson and Kevin Spacey were two of Hollywood’s lesser known names. Jackson was just about […]

[Movie Review] The Big Hit

Starring: Lou Diamond Phillips, Mark Wahlberg, Christina Applegate, Bokeem Woodbine, Antonio Sabato Jr Director: Kirk Wong Genre: Action Cert: 18 Released: 1998 Lou Diamond Phillips is Cisco, one of a team of four successful hitmen. He is suave, cool, sophisticated but manipulative and greedy. When he tells his strapped-for-cash partner Melvin Smiley (Wahlberg) that he […]

[Movie Review] Con Air

Starring: Nicolas Cage, John Malkovic, John Cusack Director: Simon West Genre: Action Cert: 18 Released: 1997 Those who know me, know of my strong dislike of big-budget-action-kick-ass-extravaganza-blockbuster-type, erm, films. Among those to feel my wrath have been “Independence Day”, “Jurassic Park” and “Batman Forever”. Could “Con Air” revolutionise the way I feel about action flicks? […]

[Movie Review] Face/Off

Starring: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Gina Gershon Director: John Woo Genre: Action Cert: 18 Released: 1997 One of my favourite jibes is ‘you mustn’t be two faced because if you were you’d wear the other one’. Not that I’d consider saying that to either John Travolta or Nicolas Cage after what they’ve been […]