All posts tagged Drama

Hereafter Preview

If last month was John Malkovich Appreciation Month, then this month belongs to Clint Eastwood. One of Hollywood’s most accomplished film makers has released a film entitled Hereafter. The story deals with mortality and the afterlife and the film stars Matt Damon. I don’t mind drama but something that is sure to be so emotionally [...]

Fourth Stieg Larsson Book is Actually Fifth

It’s a very tragic and ironic twist of fate that some great artists never get to enjoy (nor reap the financial benefit) of their fame, Phlip K. Dick and Vincent Van Gogh come to my mind. Stieg Larsson certainly counts among them, although I don’t think he was living hand-to-mouth. Nevertheless it’s a travesty that [...]

Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps

Audiences and critics are split over Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps. Detractors complain that it was a missed opportunity, or too complicated and lacking direction. One reviewer lamented that the old Gordon Gekko would have torn up this movie, and that this film would have doesn’t capture the zeitgeist the way the original did, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Dorian Gray Review

I know this movie has been out for a while but I only found out about it recently (it’s not out in Germany yet). I didn’t want to wait so here’s my take. The Corruption of Dorian Gray (Brief Synopsis) An impressionable young Dorian Gray (Ben Barnes) arrives in London where is he introduced to [...]

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 [...]

The Pacific Update

Although the first two hours have already aired in the United States, viewers in the United Kingdom will have to wait until Monday night to catch The Pacific, a World War II mini-series about three U.S. Marines and their exploits in the Pacific theatre. The series is a companion to the very successful Band of [...]

Wall Street 2 Preview

When I first saw the poster for ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps’ with a noble-looking Shia LaBeouf sitting next to Michael Douglas I thought, ‘Really?’ After a second thought and a look at the trailer, perhaps it is the right time to get the smooth talking corporate raider extraordinaire Gordon Gekko out of the slammer.