The Lone Ranger

For those of us who are old enough to remember the original Lone Ranger television show, let me just say this is nothing like that. I grew up watching the show and absolutely loved it so I could not wait for the movie to come out. Finding out that one of my favorite actors, Johnny Depp, would be starring in the movie just added to my excitement. The movie starts out in the 1930s, when an elderly Tonto tells a young boy the tale of John Reid, the Lone Ranger….

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This year looks to be the year of the re-imagined Fairytales, and first out of the gate is Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. This “what if” treatment of the Grimm fairytale was surprisingly entertaining. True, it will never win any major film awards, nor does it try to have some deep-seated meaning to the tale. This is just some good old-fashioned, fun filmmaking. The film starts with a brief overview of the story we all grew up with, except there are a few minor tweaks to the story. While it…

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When a film is mentioned as being directed by Quentin Tarantino, you have a pretty good idea that this film would spill enough blood to make a vampire weep and will end is some huge bloodbath. On both accounts, Django Unchained more than meets the criteria. At two hours and forty five minutes long, it’s a hefty film to sit through and unfortunately longer doesn’t really mean better. That’s by no means to say that this film isn’t good, it’s just that I found my interest waning slightly. The plot…

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Joint Review – Warning: Contains Spoilers GEMMA I went to the cinema at a slight disadvantage to Laura. Having not seen the previous movie nor having read any the books apart from the first one, my review is based purely on from a movie review point of view. The fact that I hadn’t seen part 1 should have meant that I was at least a bit lost on what was happening, but due to the coverage and the fact I had swotted up on the previous movie beforehand, I found…

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Frankenweenie is clearly a labour of love for quirky director, Tim Burton. It is a love letter to all the Monster movies of the 50’s and 60’s, but in true burton style he has crafted a film that will appeal to both adults and children alike. It is a monster movie with heart and harks back to Burton’s early works such as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and Nightmare Before Christmas. This movie appealed to me for a number of reasons. On seeing the trailer, I could tell that this was going to…

Final Destination

When this movie first came out back in 2000, it was a breath of fresh air in the stale genre of horror movies. Up till then, horror movies had some mysterious figure stalk our helpless victims, till during the final act the villain was revealed and (usually) the hero saves the day. Final destination threw that blue-print out the window and instead had very formidable foe in the form of Death himself, along with a little help from fate. The premise is so simple. Alex Browning (Sawa), along with his…

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I’ll be honest, I was slightly put off in going to see this film due to two main factors. I don’t really like Daniel Radcliff as an actor. Even when he was in the Harry Potter films, he didn’t rate highly in my opinion. Plus, from the trailer, it looked like he was still playing Harry Potter. My understanding of Hammer films was the slightly cheesy films that were re-run late at night on the telly. So the fact the newly resurrected film studio was producing it, didn’t fill me…

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