Amazing Spider-Man “Scores On Doors”

SCORES ON DOORS

Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man
is up there with the best of superhero
adaptions & a thrill ride from the opening
to the end credits – unlike some comic
book adaptions the acting is top draw &
the action is fast and furious. This is one
for the big screen so don’t miss out!
8/10

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Flight “Trailer”

Flight – Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Denzel Washington
James Badge Dale, John Goodman
Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly
Bruce Greenwood, Melissa Leo
Release Date: 2 November (US)
N/A (AUS) January 25 (UK)

Movie Summary
Academy Award winner Denzel Washington
stars as Whip Whitaker a veteran airline pilot
who manages to crash-land his aircraft after a
mysterious mid-air incident, saving all onboard
and being hailed a hero, that is until further
investigation’s take place into what really
happened during that FLIGHT

Prometheus “Scores On Doors”

SCORES ON DOORS

Yes Prometheus is visually impressive
and Yes Scott’s movie has a superb cast,
But was this good enough to see him return
successfully to the genre he so rightly owned
back in the late 70’s and early 80’s?

Sadly the answer is No!
Forget the people who turn round and say
“Don’t go into this movie thinking of or comparing
it to Alien and James Cameron’s Aliens.”
The truth is Ridley Scott has created another Alien
movie, but this time the movie is toothless, there
is no real bite to Prometheus it’s a pale shadow
of the other four movies in the franchise!

Prometheus lacks suspense, is full of
characters you either don’t relate to or like
very much, it has a dull soundtrack and a very
poor script – It’s simply Disappointing!
6.5/10

Moonrise Kingdom “Mini-Review”

DIRECTOR
Wes Anderson
CAST
Bruce Willis, Bill Murray
Edward Norton, Frances McDormand
Kara Hayward, Jared Gilman,
Jason Schwartzman, Harvey Keitel

MOONRISE KINGDOM tells the story
of two young troubled kids who have fallen
in love and decide to run away together, but
that’s only the spine of the story – this is
Wes Anderson we are talking about, the
guy responsible for the brilliant Rushmore,
The Darjeeling Limited 
and The Royal
Tenenbaums
 so you’ve been warned!

There is something exciting about a new
Wes Anderson movie – the stories he weaves
into a movie picture are fascinating, his fun,
colorful characters mostly weird are so
engaging to the viewer and his terrific camera
work, sometimes almost Kubrick in style
enhances the Anderson Experience.

OVERALL
With the distinct direction of Anderson
Moonrise Kingdom was an enthralling
watch, one of my favorite movies of 2012.

 Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
this movie has many great attributes – no more
than the two young actors making their screen
debuts – Gilman (Sam) and Hayward (Suzy)
who were both delightful – their first kiss and
their dance on the beach was pure magic.

There won’t be many movies that are better
than Moonrise Kingdom this year so take
yourself to the cinema and enjoy!
8.5/10 

The Awakening “Mini Review”

Directed by Nick Murphy
Cast Rebecca Hall, Dominic West,
Imelda Staunton, John Shrapnel,
Isaac Hempstead-Wright

Set in the 1920’s England, an author & investigator
of Supernatural Hoaxes accepts a job looking into
a sighting of a child ghost at an old boarding school
after a visit from Robert Mallory (West) who works
at the school. Florence Cathcart (Rebecca Hall) is
intrigued by the case and travels,with Mallory to the
boarding school.

This being Nick Murphy ‘s feature debut & actress
Rebecca Hall’s first leading role is remarkable,
Hall’s stunning natural beauty is used well by
Murphy, and the actress takes to her lead role
superbly well, playing the confident yet
vulnerable Florence with impressive maturity.

The Awakening is superb from start to finish,
Gosford House and Manderston House both in
Scotland are used beautifully to impress the era
and add atmosphere to this British Horror.

If your a fan of the Sixth Sense, Orphange &
2011’s Woman in Black then The Awakening
will make the hairs on the back of your neck
stand up, it’s a genuinely scary movie, with
deliberate pace, eerie soundtrack and impressive
acting from Rebecca Hall and her support West,
Staunton & the creepy Joseph Mawle.

Overall The Awakening is a terrific horror flick!
7.5/10 

The Woman In Black

Directed by James Watkins
Cast Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds
Janet McTeer, Sophie Stuckey, Liz White

The Woman in Black opens with three young girls
playing in an upstairs bedroom, simultaneously
they rise to their feet, walk to an open window &
all three of them jump to their death.

Daniel Radcliffe plays Arthur Kipps a young
lawyer who is raising his son after his wife died
during child birth. Kipps next work assignment
takes him away from home to manage the estate
of Eel Marsh House, an old manor house located
on an island in the marshes.


On arrival in the local village of Crythin Gifford,
Kipps is befriended by a local, Sam Daily played
by the talented Ciarán Hinds, who kindly offers his
services in transportation to the Manor. Once at the
Manor House Kipps starts to hear things & has a
sighting of “The Woman in Black” believed to be an
old ghost story – the legend is told that once
someone sees the woman a child nearby is killed.

THE WOMAN IN BLACK is Hammer films
biggest opening for a movie in the US in all of
Hammer’s history.

I love these slow burning, suspenseful horror
pictures, creaky floorboards, flickering candles,
moody atmosphere & a nice little twist at the end.
THE WOMEN IN BLACK is not only acted well by
Daniel Radcliffe & Ciarán Hinds but it is a descent
Horror Movie that sits well with the Hammer of old.
7/10 

The Grey

Directed by Joe Carnahan
Cast Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo,
Dermot Mulroney, Dallas Roberts,
Joe Anderson, James Badge Dale

Ottway (Liam Neeson) is hired in Alaska
to kill wolves that threaten an oil drilling
crew. After completion of his work their,
Ottway and the drilling team board an
aircraft home, during the flight and in severe
weather conditions the plane descends
crashing into the snowy, Alaskan wilderness.

The survivors lead by Ottway must not only
contend with the conditions, but also a pack
of killer wolves led by the alpha male, who is
tracking & killing them one by one.


Neeson gives one of his finest performances
as Ottway in THE GREY and is well supported
by the underrated Frank Grillo who plays Diaz
and Dallas Roberts as Hendrick. To think the
original casting of Bradley Cooper as Ottway
nearly happened… can you imagine?

Joe Carnahan is one my favorite directors, his
gritty thriller NARC and 2007s action fest
SMOKIN ACES put him in my movie radar, I
have to say THE GREY is his best movie to date.

If your looking for an edge of the seat thriller, with
wolves that make Freddy Krueger look like an
amateur in the Serial Killing department then get
yourself off to the theatre, this does not disappoint.
8/10 

 

Jack and Jill

Directed by Dennis Dugan
Cast Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino,
Eugenio Derbez, Gary Valentine

Jack (Sandler) is a successful businessman
living in LA with his wife (Holmes) and
their children. All is idilic, life is great,
that is until Jack’s world is about to be
turned on it’s head, it’s thanksgiving and
Jack’s identical twin sister Jill is coming
to visit and so the chaos begins.

Although having incredibly bad reviews
“Jack and Jill” debuted at the box office
with over $25 million, proving once again
that Adam Sandler is one of the most solid
comic performers in Hollywood.

That said this is not one Sandler’s best
movies but way short of being his worst
either, and if you like the comic’s brand
of comedy then “Jack and Jill” should
keep you entertained for it’s duration.
If receiving a double helping of Sandler is
not enough then watching an over the top
performance from Oscar Winner Al Pacino
has to be worth the entrance fee.
6/10 

 

 

Underworld Awakening

Directed by Måns Mårlind & Björn Stein
Cast Kate Beckinsale, Michael Ealy
Stephen Rea, India Eisley, Theo James
Charles Dance, Sandrine Holt

This is the fourth and hopefully the last
we see of the “Underworld Franchise”.

“Awakening” follows the humans battle
to exterminate the Vampires and Lycans.
Selene (Beckinsale) is being held captive
in a medical facility known as Antigen,
where Dr. Jacob Lane and his staff are
experimenting on her, attempting to
create an antidote, which eventually
could make lycans immune to silver.

Selene is freed from her captives by a
young girl known as Subject 2, who also
happens to be a hybrid, their escape takes
them to an underground coven, where the
battle of the Vampires, Lycans & Humans
commence.


Bill Nighy & Michael Sheen missed a
bullet by not turning out for this fourth
movie (they appeared in the other 3).

At 88mins the movie is extremely short,
and whoever wrote the screenplay for this
film should hang their heads in shame,
the whole movie from start to finish seems
to have been rushed & the injection of 3D
is used as a gimic, one of the poorest
examples since 3D arrived on our screens.

Even the lovely Kate Beckinsale strutting
her stuff in black leather, could not save
this horrible viewing experience.
5/10 

Puss In Boots

Directed by Chris Miller
Cast Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek,
Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton
Amy Sedaris

Dreamworks spin off from the Shrek franchise
“Puss In Boots” tells the story of our favorite
sword fighting cat and his furry tale friends.

Puss along with his sidekick Humpty Dumpty,
tackle the villianous pair of Jack and Jill, in an
action packed furry tale adventure.


The animation team behind “Puss In Boots”
should be congratulated, I loved every minute
of this movie, it had great comic moments,
fun action scenes & the vocals were spot on.

I had a lot of fun with “Puss In Boots”
If you want a fun time watching some
quality animation then I would highly
recommend this movie.
7.5/10