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Deadly Crossing

December 23, 2010

 Deadly Crossing

I watched this Steven Seagal DVD straight after the particularly violent ‘Born to Raise Hell’, the two were worlds apart. While I thought I was watching yet another Eastern European chop fest of a movie, where Stevie would wade through an endless... 

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

December 22, 2010

 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

It has been over 20 years since Wall Street (1987) was released in theaters and, at the time, it was blamed for cashing in on the stock market crash that wiped out more than a few people’s fortunes. The financial landscape has changed radically since... 

America Lost and Found: The BBS Story

December 20, 2010

 America Lost and Found: The BBS Story

To say Head (1968) is a cinematic oddity is an understatement. Intent at topping The Beatles at their own game, The Monkees appeared in a film that Bob Rafelson directed and co-wrote with none other than Jack Nicholson and that was even more experimental... 

Cronos: Criterion Collection

December 6, 2010

 Cronos: Criterion Collection

Cronos (1993) marked the auspicious feature film debut of Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and introduced the world to his unique worldview that fused his love of dark fairy tales with the macabre. The film was the culmination of Del Toro cutting... 

Sherlock (Blu-Ray)

December 6, 2010

 Sherlock (Blu-Ray)

Sherlock Holmes? Transposed to modern day London, with computers, mobile phones and the Internet? Surely this will never work? The idea that London’s most famous Victorian detective, as penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, could work in a modern setting... 

Born to Raise Hell

December 3, 2010

 Born to Raise Hell

Sometimes I just don’t know why I do it to myself. I should be watching decent films, thought provoking films, films with substance; but no, instead I watch Steven Seagal movies, and not his classics either – his more recent straight-to-DVD fairs... 

Doctor Who – The Complete Series 5 (Blu-Ray)

December 2, 2010

 Doctor Who – The Complete Series 5 (Blu-Ray)

Taking over the much coveted role of ‘The Doctor’ in Doctor Who is always going to be difficult for any actor, no matter how confident or experienced they may be. For Matt Smith however, it was doubly, triply difficult because he a) had to take over... 

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

December 2, 2010

 The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

With The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010), producer Jerry Bruckheimer was associated with a rare box officer underperformer. While doing well overseas, the film failed to capture a large audience in North America. Even before its release, the film was plagued... 

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