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|Directed by:||Phil Lord|
|Written by:||Phil Lord|
|Cast:||Liam Neeson, Will Ferrell, Chris Pratt, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett|
|Genre:||Action, Adventure, Animation, Family|
Well when I first heard about this a long time ago I pretty much assumed it would be a shameless cash grab with a rehashed plot trying to copy any number of big hit animated movies. Looks like I got bitch slapped pretty hard here...[more]...
|Directed by:||Carl Reiner|
|Written by:||George Gipe, Steve Martin, Carl Reiner|
|Cast:||Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, David Warner, Paul Benedict|
Easily the best collaboration between Martin and Reiner in their long movie errm...collaborations. Its Martin's second zany wacky off the wall movie after 'The Jerk' which wasn't as madcap as this. In this work of genius Martin is set free to basically come up with as much lunacy as he possibly can and boy does he...[more]...
|Directed by:||Kenneth Branagh|
|Written by:||Kenneth Branagh|
|Cast:||Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Colm Feore, Jaimie Alexander|
|Genre:||Action, Comic Book|
So we have the next big Marvel hero adaptation on the long highway to 'The Avengers' with 'Iron Man' so far being a surprise decent film, this time its Thor's turn to roll the dice. Again I am pleasantly surprised at how reasonably competent this film is, I thought this would be a hideous mess but actually its not too bad. I'm not gonna get carried away and say its a brilliant film as it isn't, in my opinion 'Iron Man' is better but this is OK despite the silly material. Branagh has done well in his attempt and done half the work in the casting, all players add good realism and gravitas to the cheesy plot allowing the film to just about get by. Hopkins, Hemsworth and Hiddleston are the best contributors of course and were great choices for the roles, they looked right and didn't come across camp in any way...[more]...
|Directed by:||Zack Snyder|
|Written by:||David Hayter, Alex Tse|
|Cast:||Patrick Wilson, Billy Crudup, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Matthew Goode|
Fresh off his major slow motion success with '300' Mr Snyder undertook this dark epic comicbook adaptation. The comics are set within an alternative history (1985) where Nixon is the President and has his hands full with the Cold War against the Soviet Union...[more]...
|Directed by:||Gavin Hood|
|Written by:||Gavin Hood|
|Cast:||Abigail Breslin, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis, Asa Butterfield|
|Genre:||Action, Adventure, Science-Fiction|
Yep its another film adaptation of a book, and this one sounds weird doesn't it...Ender's Game, what kind of name is Ender?. No I haven't read the book so I can't compare obviously, but I will say straight off the bat that this film did sound very much like a swish version of the old movie 'WarGames...[more]...
|Directed by:||Mark Dindal|
|Written by:||Chris Williams, Mark Dindal, David Reynolds, Roger Allers, Matthew Jacobs|
|Cast:||David Spade, Eartha Kitt, John Goodman, Patrick Warburton, Wendie Malick, Eli Russell Linnetz, Kellyann Kelso, Bob Bergen, Tom Jones, Patti Deutsch, John Fiedler, Joe Whyte|
|Studio:||Walt Disney Pictures|
Based very very loosely on the Hans Christian Andersen tale (by the title only really, almost), this Disney flick came outta nowhere at the start of the new decade. At first appearances it didn't look or sound too good either truth be told. A weird title, David Spade in a Disney animation? offbeat looking animation and a wacky spoof-like approach, not exactly the stuffy classical Disney you'd expect...[more]...
|Directed by:||Ron Clements, John Musker|
|Written by:||Ron Clements, Barry Johnson, Don McEnery, Irene Mecchi, John Musker, Bob Shaw|
|Cast:||Tate Donovan, Joshua Keaton, Roger Bart, Danny DeVito, James Woods, Susan Egan, Bobcat Goldthwait, Matt Frewer, Rip Torn|
|Studio:||Walt Disney Pictures|
For some time the animated Disney films didn't really hit me with much inspiration, by that I mean none of their outings grabbed my attention, the ideas just didn't excite me. Then along came this adventure based around the magic of Greek mythology and I was hooked. An animated Disney version of Harryhausen's mythic visions? count me in. So off I went on the day of release back in 1997, Swiss Cottage Odeon, North London (for some reason I remember, probably because this Odeon was unusually HUGE...[more]...
|Directed by:||Rod Daniel|
|Written by:||Jeph Loeb, Matthew Weisman|
|Cast:||Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Susan Ursitti, Jerry Levine|
In the same year that Fox became a superstar going back to the future he also had this little werewolf gem creep out. The title says its all really in its brilliant cheesy way, a typical 80's film title. Young teen Fox slowly discovers that he is in fact a werewolf and its been in the family for generations...[more]...
|Directed by:||Ronny Yu|
|Written by:||Damian Shannon, Mark Swift|
|Cast:||Robert Englund, Ken Kirzinger, James Callahan, Monica Keena, Jason Ritter, Kelly Rowland, Lauren Lee Smith, Jason Bateman, Gary Chalk, Brendan Fletcher, Chris Gauthier, Jesse Hutch, Katherine Isabelle, Jake Kaese, Lochlyn Munro, Odessa Munroe, Chris Marquette, Joshua Mihal, Paula Shaw, Brian Thompson, Kenneth Tsang, Lisa Wilcox|
|Studio:||New Line Cinema|
Well it had to happen at some point and I was always game for it, finally the two supernatural death dealers clash. The only thing that instantly springs to mind when writing about this is when will I see 'Michael Myers' 'Pinhead' 'Ash' 'Leatherface' or 'Chucky' join in on this horror icon mash...[more]...
|Directed by:||Callan Brunker|
|Written by:||Cory Edwards|
|Cast:||Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, James Gandolfini, Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry, Jane Lynch, George Lopez, Sofia Vergara, Steve Zahn, Chris Parnell, Jessica Alba, William Shatner|
|Studio:||The Weinstein Company|
Here's me thinking I missed the latest Snake Plissken adventure from John Carpenter, but actually I didn't miss much at all. I hadn't even heard of this film before, I merely stumbled across the poster one day and it looked quite cool, the title was the eye catcher though, love that...[more]...