All posts tagged Action

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 [...]

The Pacific: Review of Episodes 7 & 8

Part seven of the HBO mini series The Pacific sees Sledge and the Fifth Marines continue the fight for Peleliu after having taken the airfield in part six. Whereas the last episode marked Sledge’s birth by fire, this episode observes as he and his comrades turn into (or back into) a bunch “raggedy-ass Marines.” Unbeknownst [...]

A Nightmare Remake, The Horror

With the new A Nightmare on Elm Street being universally panned by critics, I thought it was time for me to brush up on the horror genre and finally see the classic Wes Craven creation. The original film was released before my time but there are plenty of fans who grew up with it and, [...]

Iron Man 2 Review

The anticipated sequel Iron Man 2 is a slick action flick based on the same formula as its predecessor. Tony Stark, after admitting he is Iron Man, has succesfully privatized world peace and refuses to share his technology with the U.S. Government. That much is clear from the trailer, but if you haven’t seen the [...]

The Pacific: Review of Episodes 5 & 6

Parts five and six of the series mark the halfway point in the series. Up until this point the fighting has been rather stationary, with the Americans taking positions and holding them, with much success. Eugene Sledge (Joseph Mazzello) and some other newly minted Marines arrive on Pavuvu, where he finds his pal Sidney Phillips [...]

The Pacific: Review of Episodes 3 & 4

Just over a week ago I covered the first two episodes of The Pacific, HBO’s series on the Pacific theatre of World War II. After four months on Guadalcanal the troops finally get some hard earned reprieve and a hero’s welcome in Melbourne. They are treated as the saviours of Australia, but not everybody is [...]

Bloody Sunday Review (and Treasure Island Talk)

Wait a minute, didn’t this movie come out years ago? Yes, it came out in 2002, I try to stick to current films, but after watching Green Zone, and having been impressed with the latter Bourne movies, I decided to delve deeper into the Greengrass canon. The same director who was recently offered the chance [...]

The Pacific: Review of Episodes 1 & 2

As promised in that other post, I’ve written a review of the first two parts of The Pacific, the HBO mini series following three marines through the Pacific theatre of World War II. Executive producer Tom Hanks narrates the opening of each episode which features original footage and maps. We also get to hear from [...]

Robin Hood Preview

A while ago I saw the teaser for this film but now that the trailer is out it seems that a full blown preview for the upcoming Robin Hood is long overdue. In promoting this film they’re eager to remind us that Ridley Scott also directed Gladiator, but if you’re worried about his medieval credentials [...]

Repo Men Review

Have a Heart (Brief Synopsis) In the near future, artificial organs are commonplace but expensive. That means your new lease on life is just that – a lease. If you can’t make the payments they’ll send someone to take it back, but the best repo man in the business has a change of heart when [...]