March 4, 2009

After his debut film Strictly Ballroom (1992), writer/director Baz Luhrmann never looked back, creating lavish, ultra-stylish musicals William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet (1996) and Moulin Rouge! (2001), and let’s not forget that $5 million Chanel... 


July 30, 2007

Capitalizing on the success of Sin City (2005) and some canny marketing (the screening of a trailer at the San Diego Comic Con was particularly effective), 300 (2006) became a surprise commercial hit despite mostly scathing reviews. Like Sin City and... 

Van Helsing: 2 Disc Special Edition

February 28, 2005

After his financial success with The Mummy and The Mummy Returns, director Stephen Sommers was given free reign by the studios to make anything he wanted. He went off to write a small scale film but came back with the script for Van Helsing which, with... 

Van Helsing

March 31, 2003

The veritable assault and battery that Universal Pictures marketing department have bestowed in recent weeks is now all abundantly clear. Realising the celluloid travesty they have on their hands the powers that be have invested as much money as possible... 

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

May 12, 2002

Is there a film any more tedious than this one? Readers let me warn you, do not expect a wonderful, praising review of how marvellous and spectacular ‘The Return Of The King’ is, I do not use any phrases like, “this film is a masterpiece”...