The Polar Express

The Academy Award-winning team of Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Cast Away) reunite for The Polar Express, an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children?s book by Chris Van Allsburg. {loadpositioncontent_adsensecontent2} When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery…

True Grit

?This remake of the 1969 classic is somewhat uncharacteristic of the Coen Brothers in that it is a relatively straightforward work when compared to their traditional visual fare. ?The result of their efforts on True Grit is a well-crafted traditional Western — sans the trademark nihilism present within their other films including No Country For…

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

Why are they remaking every good film that ever existed? What’s next, a remake of Ghostbusters?? Burton offered no new insight into the Planet of the Apes and there really is no need for this version. I guess Roald Dahl did not like Gene Wilder’s version because it wasn’t dark enough and too corny on…

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

Drink up, me hearties, yo-ho! I walked into the theatre with “Yo Ho, Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life For Me)” running through my head. I walked out of the theatre with a stern realisation that a pirate’s life is NOT for me. Pirates get chased by governments, eaten by cannibals, drowned, blown up, press-ganged, imprisoned,…

The Assassination Of Richard Nixon

When the American dream collides with harsh reality in The Assassination Of Richard Nixon, the aftermath is both humbling and poignant. The film opens with the American President proselytising on television screens to the nation. These grainy TV images quickly establish the theme of isolation from and frustration with a greater cause that the main…

National Treasure: The Book Of Secrets

Benjamin Gates has spent a lifetime hunting treasures that have been lost to history. But when a secret from the past is uncovered, history will be re-written and his family name tarnished. On a quest to restore his family’s honour, he must chase the truth behind the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. His search leads him…

Spy Kids

Antonio Banderas stars in this high-tech Harry Potter with a McDonald’s tie-in. And – surprise – it sucks, even for the kiddies. This is one smelly little turd of a movie – utterly devoid of any originality or charm, and so loaded down with clumsy effects it drags like two hours on a standing room…

Tomb Raider

Why is everyone trying to call a this a poor woman’s Raider’s of the Lost Ark? Tomb Raider is based on a video game, folks! A video game inspired story thus has a different set of filmic expectations to match – which this does it high fashion. Angelina Jolie’s Lara Croft in Tomb Raider (nice…

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