[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] 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] 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] 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 […]

[Movie Review] The Core

Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Stanley Tucci, Richard Jenkins, Bruce Greenwood, Delroy Lindo, DJ Qualls Director: Jon Amiel Genre: Sci-Fi Cert: 12 Released: 2003 If any one of the disasters portrayed in movies actually hit our planet, I wonder how we’d all react. I wonder if the depicted reality would be anything like the event […]

[Movie Review] The Stepfather

Starring: Terry O’Quinn, Shelley Hack, Jill Schoelen, Charles Lanyer Director: Joseph Ruben Genre: Thriller Cert: 18 Released: 1987 You think you know someone? You might think twice after viewing Joseph Ruben’s (“Sleeping with the Enemy”, “The Good Son”, “Money Train”) low-budget thriller, “The Stepfather”. Released to little acclaim (it grossed $2.5m in 1987), this B-movie […]

[Movie Review] Ocean’s Eleven

Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Andy Garcia, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts Director: Steven Soderbergh Genre: Thriller Cert: 12 Released: 2001 We love throwing out the phrase “ensemble cast”. It gives you this great feeling of value for money if you go and see a movie with an ensemble cast. It normally means that you will […]

[Movie Review] Secret Window

Starring: Johnny Depp, John Turturro, Maria Bello, Timothy Hutton, Charles Dutton Director: David Koepp Genre: Thriller Cert: 15 Released: 2004 If, after watching “Secret Window”, someone asked you to offer a guess as to the writer of the novel the movie is based on, you would be hard pressed not to hazard a guess at […]

[Movie Review] Changing Lanes

Starring: Samuel L Jackson, Ben Affleck, Toni Collette, Amanda Peet, William Hurt, Kim Staunton, Sydney Pollack Director: Roger Michell Genre: Thriller Cert: 15 Released: 2002 Gavin Banek (Affleck – “Daredevil”, “The Sum Of All Fears”, “Pearl Harbour”) and Doyle Gipson (Jackson – “Star Wars: Episode II”, “XXX”, “Shaft”, “Unbreakable”) could not have asked for a […]