Things We Lost in the Fire

March 10, 2008

The dreaded Oscar curse affects so many actors who win one of those golden statuettes. For some reason, after they win an Academy Award their choices in film roles is simply awful. Just look at what Kevin Spacey and Nicolas Cage have done since they won... 

X:Men: The Last Stand

September 21, 2006

After two impressive outings, The X-Men franchise was handed over to Brett Ratner when Bryan Singer was unavailable due to his commitment with Superman Returns (2006). This caused fans to grumble due to Ratner’s less than stellar track record and reputation... 


August 10, 2005

Ever since the success of Batman Returns (1992), Warner Brothers has been trying to get a spin-off movie for the Catwoman character off the ground. Michelle Pfeiffer’s take on the comic book character was a hit with audiences and critics but she never... 


March 17, 2004

Mathieu Kassovitz is probably better known as an actor than a director, and most notably for his performance as Nino Quincampoix in Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s ‘Amelie’. However, he has an impressive back-catalogue of films under his directorial belt,... 

X-Men 1.5

November 29, 2003

If Batman and Robin (1997) didn’t nearly kill off the comic book super hero film, it did a great job of reducing the genre, in the public’s eye, to the stuff of silly camp. After such an embarrassingly awful effort, the only way to go was self-parody... 

Die Another Day

October 13, 2003

Brosnan burst onto the big screen in the 1995 film Goldeneye, a film that reclaimed Bond as a force still to be reckoned with at the cinema. Sadly Brosnan and his films seem to get worse as they go along and those dizzy heights are long gone. The Bond...