All posts for the month June, 2010

RED Preview

The previews section of this site was getting, admittedly, very thin. Enter RED: Retired Extremely Dangerous, the “we ain’t too old for this shit” Bruce Willis action comedy about retired CIA agents on the run from their former employer. I’m usually quite skeptical when it comes to these kinds of nostalgia tours, but the presence [...]

Beefing Up the Vampire Genre: Vlad the Impaler

It turns out that Robert Pattinson, (along with the British Royal Family) is related to Vlad III “The Impaler,” in the same way one in twelve men are related to Genghis Khan, is likely another reason for fans of the vampire genre to moan and groan. Pattinson features in the Twilight series, film adaptions of [...]

The Hobbit Needs a Director

I really hope MGM is able to get their ducks in a row, their financial troubles have led to another franchise being put on hold. First, I’m referring of course to Bond 23, and now the hunt is on to replace Guillermo del Toro for The Hobbit. Del Toro has already worked with Lord of [...]

The A-Team Review

I’ll be honest, the only exposure I’ve had to this television series has been with odd references, well spoofs actually, in animated series like Family Guy or the odd cameo by Mr. T – Not Another Teen Movie comes to mind: “Be the ball, and throw yourself.” Anyways, since the original series was before my [...]

No Joker in Batman 3

Unlike those bumbling idiots who wrote Lost, it appears the upcoming Batman film is drawing towards a well-constructed and properly thought out conclusion. The last report on the Batman 3 confirmed Christopher Nolan’s involvement, he and his brother apparently know how the story will end, and in a recent interview with Empire magazine, he also [...]

The Pacific: Review of Episodes 9 & 10

After leaving the treacherous hills of Peleliu, a battle not widely reported or documented, the Marines know that the fight will become tooth and nail as they get closer to the Japanese mainland. A while back I’d mentioned that all of these islands in the pacific are suprisingly absent of civilians, well in part nine [...]

Prince of Persia Review

Jerry Bruckheimer delivers another over-the-top fantasy action film, this time based on a video game. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is very similar to the Pirates of the Carribean series, with otherworldly aesthetics (a Bruckheimer hallmark) and feats of strength and ability that defy the laws of physics. In sixth century Persia, a [...]

Pax Americana Review

It seems I was a little hasty in expressing my frustration with the lack of acess to documentaries. It turns out that one I was looking to see and that had been premiering since last year was only released this month in theatres. Nevertheless I’ve updated an old post and included a short review of [...]