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Friday, 27 October 2017 10:03

'Suburbicon' suburbi-can't

Clooney-helmed film fails to live up to potential

Published in Movies
Friday, 17 February 2017 15:02

‘The Great Wall’ not quite great

Damon-led action epic intriguing, but uneven

Published in Movies
Wednesday, 03 August 2016 12:35

Bourne again - 'Jason Bourne'

Damon returns for fourth Jason Bourne film

The sheer number of films that come out each year can prove to be a bit overwhelming. There are so many, in fact, that it is inevitable that there will be occasional gaps in coverage simply put, it's really hard to see everything.

Published in Movies
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 21:13

The future of the 1 percent - Elysium'

Good science fiction has a tendency to use the future as a mirror reflecting the concerns of the present. Societal concerns and issues can be addressed with a degree of remove, allowing them to be looked at with fresh eyes.

Writer/director Neill Blomkamp gave us one of the best sci-fi allegories of recent years with 2009's 'District 9.' That film used alien refugees and the bureaucratic agencies that dealt with them as a surrogate for apartheid, resulting in one of the most thought-provoking films of the year and one of the best science fiction offerings of the past decade.

Published in New Releases - Film
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 14:21

Promised Land' less than promising

Film offers heavy-handed message, not much else

It's always intriguing when a number of Hollywood's heavy hitters get together to work on something especially a pet project. Sometimes, it's a story that they have always wanted to tell. Sometimes, it's just an excuse to go on a working vacation with their buddies. And sometimes, they just want to remind you that they care about stuff.

The first one usually bears positive fruit; if nothing else, the superstar got to prove his or her mettle. The second one is hit ('Ocean's 11') or miss ('Couples Retreat'). And the third one? The third is almost never a good idea. That's when they're looking to impart a 'message.'

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