lord of the rings

DVD Review: Viggo Mortensen Shines In EVERYBODY HAS A PLAN

Viggo Mortensen takes the lead in this Argentinean dramatic thriller from Ana Piterbarg. It’s a moody piece, but the drama and the thriller aspects never really come together. That’s a shame because there’s much to recommend. Mortensen plays [...]

October 6, 2013

Review: GAME OF THRONES Season Three

This review contains mild spoilers. Winter is coming. It’s not just the family motto of the Stark family, but an indication that all the players in the Game Of Thrones will face dark times. David Benioff and D. B. Weiss’ television adaptation of [...]

August 17, 2013

DVD Review: Stylish MANIAC Glorifies Sexualised Violence

Elijah Wood will forever be associated with the role of Frodo in The Lord of The Rings movies (and now The Hobbit). He’ll never be able to shake-off the ring-loving half-ling, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles in Hollywood. Wood has tried [...]

July 29, 2013

Back to the Future: Hollywood’s Fascination with Prequels

The release date for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is looming, and the marketing materials won’t have you know it, but the film is a prequel to Scott’s 1979 film, Alien. The term “prequel” is something of a dirty word in Hollywood these days, [...]

May 25, 2012

1999: A Movie Year In Review (Part One)

Many films come out every year with critics and fans alike, compiling lists of their bests and worsts. There are also many films that fall between the cracks, only to be discovered years later. Many critics believe that one of the best years in [...]

May 14, 2012

48 FPS Vs 24 FPS: The Battle Begins With THE HOBBIT

Last week Peter Jackson unveiled ten minutes of footage from his forthcoming two-part adaptation of The Hobbit at the Las Vegas Cinemacon. To say that there was a mixed reaction would be an understatement-not because of the film looked bad, but [...]

April 29, 2012

DVD Review: THE DEVIL’S ROCK IS A WWII Horror Movie

The horror genre is frequently looked down on by film critics. It can often be exploitative, cheap and nasty – three things that if done right can be quite a thrill for an audience. However, it’s a difficult juggling act to get right, meaning [...]

March 13, 2012

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