Category Archive: Movie Reviews

‘X-Men: First Class’ DVD Review

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Director: Matthew Vaughn Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon, January Jones, Rose Byrne, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz Plot: The origin of the X-Men, specifically the friendship between Professor Xavier and Magneto before… Continue reading

‘Capitalism: A Love Story’ Retro Review

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I felt a twinge of familiarity when the latest documentary from divisive film maker Michael Moore. The opening sequence plays out in an identical fashion to Bowling for Columbine. Nothing wrong with that,… Continue reading

‘Tucker & Dale vs Evil’ DVD Review

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Director: Eli Craig Starring: Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden Plot: A group of college kids head out to the woods for a drinking and drugs fueled camping trip. Making a stop on… Continue reading

‘Scream 4’ DVD Review

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Director: Wes Craven Cast: Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courtney Cox, Emma Roberts, Hayden Penettiere, Allison Brie Plot: A decade after the Ghostface killings, Sidney Prescott has moved on with her life. When another… Continue reading

‘Bonnie & Clyde’ Retro Review

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Director: Arthur Penn Cast: Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty, Gene Hackman, Michael J. Pollard, Estelle Parsons Plot: When Bonnie catches Clyde in the act of trying to steal her mothers car, she takes the… Continue reading

‘The Wicker Man’ (2006) Retro Review

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Director: Neil Labute Cast: Nicholas Cage, Ellen Burstyn, Kate Beahan, Bees Plot: A police officer visits a private island to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriends daughter. Review: In 1973 a horror movie… Continue reading

‘Scream 3’ Retro Review

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Director: Wes Craven Cast: Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, David Arquette, Parkey Posey, Jenny Moron McCarthy, Patrick Dempsey, Emily Mortimer Plot: Whilst in hiding, Sidney is haunted by nightmares of the past murders. When… Continue reading

Ten Random Thoughts: ‘Scream 3’

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1. For someone suffering from emotional and psychological trauma I don’t really buy that she’s spending her time working on a crisis hotline. Maybe work on your own issues first? 2. Since when… Continue reading

‘Scream 2’ Retro Review

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Director: Wes Craven Starring: Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courtney Cox, Sarah Michelle Geller, Jamie Kennedy, Jerry O’Connell, Timothy Olyphant Plot: Pretty much the same as the first one, but without the originality. The… Continue reading

Ten Random Thoughts While Watching ‘Scream 2’

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Going the extra meta- layer with the film within a film is already diminishing the impact of the original. As is the terrible remix of the Nick Cave song. Plus the shocking stereotypes… Continue reading