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Notebook Reviews: BULWORTH

Warren Beatty – 1998. Warren Beatty‘s Bulworth is a highly enjoyable political satire with a ferocious bite. Beatty is at the top of his game here as star, director, producer and co-writer and he really delivers on all fronts. It’s [...]

December 12, 2021

Notebook Reviews: X-MEN

Bryan Singer – 2000. Bryan Singer‘s X-Men is a comic book movie which really delivers the goods in a big, big way. A strong screenplay, good character development and a top-notch cast (Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle [...]

December 4, 2021

Notebook Reviews: EXECUTIVE DECISION

Stuart Baird – 1996 Editor-turned-director, Stuart Baird makes a strong debut with Executive Decision. This plane set action-thriller has some good tension and it features an eclectic cast – Kurt Russell, Steven Seagal, Halle Berry, [...]

July 1, 2021

Notebook Reviews: SWORDFISH

Dominic Sena – 2001 Although somewhat disappointing considering the talent involved (John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Vinnie Jones and Sam Shepard, Dominic Sena and Joel Silver), Swordfish highlights that Jackman is a [...]

December 22, 2020

Remembering The Cinematic Atrocity That Is MOVIE 43

Movie 43  totally beefed-it at the box office during its theatrical release in 2013 but its $6 million budget mean that it tuned a profit after grossing $8.8 million at the US box office and $32.4 million globally. This comes despite a top tier [...]

August 17, 2020

Female Superheroes

Female superheroes are making a name for themselves in a world dominated by men (particularly ones in tight pants and capes). These inspiring women shine through and show that women can save the world too and break a barrage of stereotypes in the [...]

August 24, 2017

KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE Trailer

It looks like business as usual in this first trailer for Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal, with Channing Tatum, and Jeff Bridges all come along for the franchise payday [...]

April 25, 2017

Enter The Matrix: The Career Of The Wachowski Siblings

The Wachowskis siblings are often described as visionary directors celebrated for their orginaility, creativity and visually stunning work. Jupiter Ascending is undoubtedly unique in an era of remakes and sequels, this is a spectacle that really [...]

June 16, 2015

DVD Review: The Lack Of Humour In MOVIE 43 Is No Joke

Movie 43 arrives on DVD with low expectations. The anthology comedy received disastrous reviews and it totally beefed-it at the box office during its theatrical release. This ravaging comes despite a top tier cast that includes Hugh Jackman, Kate [...]

June 21, 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