[Movie Review] Solaris

Starring: George Clooney, Natascha McElhone, Viola Davis, Jeremy Davies Director: Steven Soderberg Genre: Sci-Fi Cert: 15 Released: 2002 Not all successful directors are that prolific. Steven Soderbergh is bucking that trend with a string of hits – “Erin Brockovich”, “Traffic”, “Ocean’s Eleven” and “Solaris”. It’s now a case of checking your watch sometime in June […]

[Movie Review] The Mothman Prophecies

Starring: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Will Patton, Debra Messing, David Eigenberg Director: Mark Pellington Genre: Thriller Cert: 12 Released: 2002 You know those Christmas presents that you are certain you are getting? You have a hunch that someone has bought you something in particular and you are really looking forward to it. Even the package […]

[Movie Review] Minority Report

Starring: Tom Cruise, Max von Sydow, Colin Farrell, Steve Harris, Kathryn Morris, Samantha Morton Director: Steven Spielberg Genre: Thriller Cert: 12 Released: 2002 It’s not often that Spielberg treads thin critical ice (no, I didn’t watch “Hook”). So when the dream hook-up of Spielberg and Cruise was announced last year, saliva was generated in record […]

[Movie Review] Resident Evil

Starring: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, James Purefoy, Martin Crewes Director: Paul Anderson Genre: Sci Fi Cert: 18 Released: 2002 Picture the scene. It’s the beginning of the twenty-first century (probably not too difficult to imagine as it, eh, is). The public face of the world’s most successful corporation, Umbrella Corporation, is of a […]

[Movie Review] The Matrix

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving Directors: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski Genre: Sci-Fi Cert: 18 Released: 1999 When it comes to Sci-Fi block busters, they don’t come much bigger than “The Matrix”. A budget of 63m dollars, a cast of familiar names and a storyline as ambitious as any that have gone […]

[Movie Review] The 6th Day

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenneger, Michael Rapaport, Tony Goldwyn, Michael Rooker, Robert Duvall Director: Roger Spottiswoode Genre: Sci-Fi Cert: 15 Released: 2000 We’re vaguely told that it is sometime in the future and while human cloning is outlawed, the cloning of animals has become an acceptable way to replace that dead pet situation that we all hate […]

[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] Memento

Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Stephen Toblowsky Director: Christopher Nolan Genre: Drama Cert: 18 Released: 2000 Guy Pearce is now a far cry from being speedo wearing Mike, in the Australian TV soap, Neighbours where he spent 4 years until 1990. After huge success in “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” and “LA Confidential” […]

[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 […]