[Movie Review] The Wicker Man

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Ellen Burstyn, Kate Beahan, Frances Conroy Director: Neil LaBute Genre: Thriller Cert: 15 Released: 2006 Nic Cage is back! Again! In another movie! This time he’s Edward Malus, a cop haunted by being unable to save a woman and young girl from a horrific car wreck. With his world caving in around […]

[Movie Review] Next

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore, Jessica Biel, Peter Falk Director: Lee Tamahori Genre: Sci-Fi Cert: 15 Released: 2007 Cris Johnson (Nicolas Cage, who it seems has appeared in every movie for the last five years) is a Vegas magician whose corny, low-key act doesn’t seem to raise many eyebrows around town. But FBI agent Callie […]

[Movie Review] Momentum

Starring: Louis Gossett Jr, Teri Hatcher, Zach Galligan, Grayson McCouch Director: James Seale Genre: Thriller Cert: 18 Released: 2003 Zachary Shefford (Grayson McCouch – honestly, that’s his name) doesn’t like to use his telekinetik powers but relents in order to foil a hold-up at his local convenience store. The store’s security camera, which shows him […]

[Movie Review] Serenity

Starring: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk Director: Joss Whedon Genre: Sci-Fi Cert: 15 Released: 2005 After losing an inter-galactic war to The Alliance, a crew of rebels, captained by Mal (Fillion), drift through space in their spaceship, Serenity, making money from occasional robberies. Since aiding their doctor, Simon (Maher), rescue his psychic sister, River […]

[Movie Review] The Marine

Starring: John Cena, Robert Patrick, Kelly Carlson, Anthony Ray Parker Director: John Bonito Genre: Action Cert: 15 Released: 2006 John Triton (Cena) is an active US marine who, rather than wait for the agreed backup, bursts in to an Al Qaeda hideout in Iraq, kills about 9 insurgents and frees three fellow marines. Although this […]

[Movie Review] The Prestige

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie Director: Christopher Nolan Genre: Drama Cert: 15 Released: 2006 “The Prestige” opens with Robert Angier (Jackman) drowning in a water tank, watched by arch-rival magician Alfred Borden (Bale). Borden is subsequently found guilty of his murder and is sentenced to death. While in prison […]

[Movie Review] Halloween H20

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Adam Arkin, Michelle Williams, LL Cool J, Janet Leigh Director: Steve Miner Genre: Horror Cert: 18 Released: 1998 Don’t worry if you missed the last four “Halloween” sequels because “Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later” effectively ignores them all. The seventh movie in the series is the first to feature […]

[Movie Review] 29th Street

Starring: Danny Aiello, Anthony LaPaglia, Lainie Kazan Director: George Gallo Genre: Comedy Cert: 15 Released: 1991 “29th Street” is the semi-autobiographical account of the life of Frank Pesce (who stars in the role of his own brother in the movie), a directionless, young Italian-American who hits it lucky when he is entered in the first […]

[Movie Review] Zoolander

Starring: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Christine Taylor, Jerry Stiller, Milla Jovovich, Jon Voight, David Duchovny Director: Ben Stiller Genre: Comedy Cert: 12 Released: 2001 Maybe watching “Zoolander” in 2005 is an exercise in futility. Ben Stiller had set the bar quite high with “Meet the Parents” and “There’s Something About Mary” in the […]

[Movie Review] Closer

Starring: Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Clive Owen Director: Mike Nichols Genre: Drama Cert: 18 Released: 2004 Obituary writer Dan (Law) and Alice (Portman) observe each other from a distance on the street and get so caught up in exchanging smiles that Alice wanders aimlessly in front of a car. Dan brings her to […]