[Movie Review] The Amityville Horror (1979)

Starring: James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger Director: Stuart Rosenberg Genre: Horror Cert: 15 Released: 1979 The Lutz family have found their dream home – 112 Ocean Drive, Amityville. It’s huge and although about a third cheaper than it’s true value, is still going to be hard to afford. But George (Brolin) is determined to […]

[Movie Review] White Noise

Starring: Michael Keaton, Deborah Kara Unger, Ian McNeice, Sarah Strange, Chandra West Director: Geoffrey Sax Genre: Thriller Cert: 15 Released: 2004 Michael Keaton reappears from whatever cryogenic career-freeze he indulged in over the last few years to take the lead in yet another of those appealing spooky movies that everyone loves to watch. Think “Ghost”, […]

[Movie Review] The Salton Sea

Starring: Val Kilmer, Vincent D’Onofrio, Adam Goldberg, Luis Guzm├ín, Anthony LaPaglia, Peter Sarsgaard Director: D.J. Caruso Genre: Thriller Cert: 18 Released: 2002 I’ve never heard of director, D.J. Caruso. I’m often weary of people who use initials as their name. You don’t catch me calling myself G.D.. Actually, it sounds pretty cool. From now on, […]

[Movie Review] AVP: Alien vs Predator

Starring: Lance Henriksen, Raoul Bova, Sanaa Lathan, Ewen Bremner, Tommy Flanagan Director: Paul W.S. Anderson Genre: Horror Cert: 15 Released: 2004 Charles Weyland (Henriksen), a rich industrialist, has spotted peculiar thermal activity in Antartica via one of his satellite systems. He believes that an ancient pyramid lies thousands of feet under the ice and puts […]

[Movie Review] The Forgotten

Starring: Julianne Moore, Anthony Edwards, Linus Roache, Gary Sinise, Dominic West, Alfre Woodard Director: Joseph Ruben Genre: Thriller Cert: 12 Released: 2004 Julianne Moore, one of my guilty Hollywood pleasures. Her name on a movie promo poster is normally all the encouragement I need to have a peek. She’s got talent and beauty. That’s pretty […]

[Movie Review] The Terminal

Starring: Tom Hanks, Stanley Tucci, Catherine Zeta-Jones Director: Steven Spielberg Genre: Drama Cert: 12 Released: 2004 Spielberg, the most celebrated director in modern cinema, is 58 years old. Is the old man just getting mellower these days? Considering the top-heavy subject matter of “Schindlers List” and “Saving Private Ryan”, the thriller cat-and-mouse of “Catch Me […]

[Movie Review] The Amityville Horror (2005)

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Philip Baker Hall, Jesse James, Jimmy Bennett, Chloe Moretz Director: Andrew Douglas Genre: Horror Cert: 15 Released: 2005 Kathy Lutz (George) convinces her husband George (Reynolds) that a huge house in Amityville is worth pushing themselves to the financial limit for despite the estate agent telling them of a brutal […]

[Movie Review] The Butterfly Effect

Starring: Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Melora Walters, Elden Henson, William Lee Scott, Eric Stoltz Directors: Eric Bress, J Mackye Gruber Genre: Sci-Fi Cert: 15 Released: 2004 Ever wondered what you would do if you had the power to change the past? Imagine you could change that thing you said that upset your mother or perhaps […]

[Movie Review] I, Robot

Starring: Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Tudyk, James Cromwell, Bruce Greenwood Director: Alex Proyas Genre: Sci Fi Cert: 12 Released: 2004 I’ve been to Chicago a few times and no matter how hard I try, I can never imagine it looking the way it does in “I, Robot” come 2035. Alex Proyas’ (“The Crow”, “Dark […]

[Movie Review] Frailty

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Powers Boothe, Bill Paxton, Matt O’Leary Director: Bill Paxton Genre: Thriller Cert: 15 Released: 2001 There’s something about an axe murderer that’s a little bit more frightening than other forms – not that I have a great deal of experience of course. But I suppose if you recount the way you’ve felt […]