Nina Sayers is a ballerina in the New York Ballet. She lives with her mother, and her whole live revolves around dancing. There is a new production starting and Nina is determined to get a starring role in Swan Lake. … Continue reading
22 April 2010
Cast: Aaron Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Mark Strong, Nicolas Cage
Script: Bob Fisher, Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, Thomas Lennon
Genre: Action, family, sff
Writ: Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn based on the graphic novel by Mark Millar & John Romita Jr.
With all the people out there who love comic books, with all those millions of people who love superheroes, why hasn’t anyone ever tried it. That’s what Dave Lizewski wonders. It isn’t that he thinks it is sensible, but surely it stands to reason that someone, somewhere will try it? Or has tried it? Well, why not him. So he goes online and buys a scuba diving suit, and low and behold, Kick-ass is born. Things do not go well for him. He’s a weedy teenager out on his own trying to fit the bad guys. He gets his ass kicked, on more than one occasion, but he also gets famous. And comes to the attention of Big Daddy and Hit-Girl, two real superheroes who know enough about their job to keep themselves totally secret. Did I mention that Hit-Girl is like eleven or something? Continue reading
IMDb ; OtherReviews David Kepesh, sometime narrator of this film, is an ageing lecturer. Or an ageing Tom Cat, going from woman to woman in order to maintain his independence. And then Consuela comes to his class.
Based on the comic by Steve Niles & Ben Templesmith I’ll admit that I was a little disappointed that when IFCO’s rating came up this was only a 16. From the trailers I was hoping for a total blood and … Continue reading
Proudly proclaiming the fact that this is from the same people who brought us The 40 Year Old Virgin this is a film that has been getting a lot of positive word of mouth. It seems like months ago that … Continue reading
17 June 2007
Cast: Anthony Edwards, Brian Cox, Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr.
Script: James Vanderbilt
Genre: detective & mystery, thriller
Setting: 1970s, California
This is based on the true story of a serial killer in the 1970′s in California who highlighted his murders with cryptic letters to newspapers. He killed at random, and called himself The Zodiac, and wrote his letters in a code. He also often sent bloodstained items of clothes along with these letters as a sort of proof. He was never caught. Robert Graysmith was working as a cartoonist at one of the newspapers where the letters arrived, and became caught up in the case. The film is based on his book of the events of the time. Continue reading
A cynical, war weary, world-renowned journalist returns home, for the first time in 17 years, in order to attend his father’s funeral. But once back in small town New Zealand he finds his past their waiting for him. Starting off … Continue reading
Went to see The Woodsman starring Kevin Bacon last week. Was a very interesting film, but not one I’m gonna review, as such, for the simple reason that the subject matter is such that it dwarfs the actual film. For … Continue reading