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Kingdom of Heaven: Director’s Cut

May 23, 2006

Kingdom of Heaven (2005) was Ridley Scott’s costly epic about the Crusades that promptly flopped at the box office in North America. Clearly, the studio and Scott were hoping for another zeitgeist galvanizing response to this film like with Gladiator... 

Aeon Flux: Special Collector’s Edition

May 13, 2006

Aeon Flux (2005) is a live-action adaptation of the critically-lauded animated T.V. show by Peter Chung. This movie was something of a gamble as the show only managed to spawn a small, but dedicated cult following. Now, comes along a big budget movie... 

Kingdom of Heaven

January 13, 2006

There’s a moment in Kingdom of Heaven where our hero Balian asks his enemy Saladin what the city of Jerusalem is worth to him. “Nothing,” he replies. “Everything.” This paradox is the prevailing problem with the film itself;... 

The Bourne Supremacy

July 27, 2005

Reading about The Bourne Supremacy, or indeed its predecessor The Bourne Identity, chances are you’ll hear the phrase ‘better than Bond’ any number of times and after the lacklustre outings of Pierce Brosnan (after Goldeneye anyway)... 

Garage Days

December 6, 2004

Alex Proyas is known primarily for making big budget, high concept action films like The Crow (1994), Dark City (1998) and the recent I, Robot (2004). This is why his little seen Garage Days (2002) is something of a curious anomaly. It is a low-budget... 

xXx

November 19, 2003

“From the makers of The Fast & the Furious”. Those words instilled fear in me that xXx was going to be one of the worst films I had ever seen, for the testosterone charged excuse for a film that was Fast & the Furious gave the word... 

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”... 

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