Its 2044 and time travel hasn’t been invented yet. But in thirty years time it will be. And then promptly criminalised, which means of course that only the criminals use it, and mainly they use it to send people they … Continue reading
A group of five friends are holidaying in the Scottish Highlands, mountaineering and hiking and getting away from it all, when they discover a girl hidden in the woods. She is Croatian or Serbian, or possibly Russian. They aren’t sure, … Continue reading
14 April 2012
Cast: Amy Acker, Anna Hutchison, Bradley Whitford, Chris Hemsworth, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Kristen Connolly, Richard Jenkins
Script: Drew Goddard, Joss Whedon
Genre: horror, sff
Setting: the woods
This is a film that it is best you go see knowing nothing about it. Simply trust in Joss and all will be well, I’m sure you’ll agree. If, however you do not have faith you may want a little … Continue reading
Hanna is sixteen years old. She lives with her father in the woods in isolated Finland. And when we first meet her she is stalking a deer through the snow, shooting it with a bow and arrow before finishing the injured animal off with her knife. To say she hasn’t had the most normal of upbringings is not an exaggeration. Her father has trained her to survive, to adapt, fight, and to kill. Now that she is growing up she wants more. She wants to experience the rest of the world. But to do so she must first help kill her father’s old enemy.
19 January 2008
Cast: Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Dash Mihok, John C. Reilly, Salli Richardson, Will Smith, Willow Smith
Script: Akiva Goldsman, Mark Protosevich
Genre: horror, sff
Setting: future, New York
After the end of the world as we know it Robert Neville lives in New York. All alone apart from his dog, Sam, he drives around hunting deer, chatting to mannequins and going through the stock of a local video store. He also makes sure to be home and locked away by the time night comes. Because at night the rest of the survivors come out. And they aren’t so friendly.
So you fall in love with someone, things go badly and you break up. Whats the next step? Why deleting them from your memory of course. Isn’t that just a great idea for a film? It took me a while … Continue reading
In 1984 in East Germany the secret police, or Stasi were everywhere, watching everything. This film details the activities of one officer, Wiesler, as he monitored a popular playwright. Wiesler doesn’t believe that Dreyman could possibly be as pro the party as he makes out. Too arrogant. So he suggests keeping him under surveillance, just in case. His superior officer doesn’t agree, at first, but then Minister Bruno Hempf mentions that perhaps he isn’t such a fan, and that perhaps Dreyman isn’t a favourite. It turns out that Hempf is more than interested in Dreyman’s girlfriend, the actress Christa-Maria Sieland, and so would like nothing better than to remove his rival by having him arrested and taken away.
A busker and a Bis Issue seller meet on the streets of Dublin. He also repairs hoovers, which is handy, as she has a problem with hers. He fixes it. She asks him to sing. They talk and chat and … Continue reading
From the people who brought us Underworld so I hope you are not expecting the best film in the world here? To be honest this film does exactly what it says on the tin. It is a supernatural horror love … Continue reading
31 January 2007
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Ashton Kutcher, Christian Slater, David Krumholt, Demi Moore, Elijah Wood, Emilio Estevez, Freddy Rodríguez, Harry Belafonte, Heather Graham, Helen Hunt, Jacob Vargas, Joshua Jackson, Laurence Fishburne, Martin Sheen, Nick Cannon, Sharon Stone, Stephen Rea, William H. Macy
Script: Emilio Estevez
As you can see from that impressive cast list, this is a bit of an ensemble film, which means it runs the risk of the audience not caring about the characters. And I’m afraid it failed. I just didn’t care … Continue reading