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City of God [ 2002 ] [ Hits:3317 ]
Review: City of God aka Cidade de Deus looks and feels real. You know you’re about to see something special, when the opening scene rolls. Chickens are being plucked and prepared, while festive music fills the air. In the City of God, the children are the criminals. They all run around playing ‘cops and robbers’. Only this ‘cops and robbers’ leaves some dead. When they’re not playing soccer on the dusty fields, they’re toting handguns and holding gas trucks up for money and loot. The polic...

Gravity [ Hits:1894 ]
Review: Gravity writer-director, Alfonso Cuarón has always wanted to be two things: a director and an astronaut. These lifelong dreams meshed somewhere along the way to become his magnum opus, Gravity, a breathtakingly beautiful, mesmerising, visceral and moving space film about a medical engineer and an astronaut, who work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. The film was previously on ice owing to the fact that Cuarón's vision required technology that only surfaced in...

Inception [ 2010 ] [ Hits:4315 ]
Review: in-cep-tion [in-sep-shuh n] noun - beginning; start; commencement.When Christopher Nolan releases a movie the world stops and takes notice... The director started making films when he was just seven-years-old and 33 years down the line he's still doing what he loves with only several feature length films to date. A short filmography by Hollywood standards, but when you consider Stanley Kubrick only made 16 films in 5 decades it puts Nolan's career in perspective. Just like Kubrick, Nolan's films...

Iron Man [ 2008 ] [ Hits:3714 ]
Review: Tony Stark (Downey Jr.) is a wealthy weaponry expert and tycoon, who starts to use technology for good after he narrowly escapes armed forces in an armoured suit made from scrap metal. This Iron Man, a story about unlikely heroes. Most people may have heard about this particular superhero, but don’t have much of a back story. The one big difference between Iron Man and most other superheroes is that he’s a self-made man. Now you wouldn’t guess this at first because Tony Stark’s intellige...

District 9 [ 2009 ] [ Hits:4827 ]
Review: Watching District 9 was a new film experience, which could only be described as Hotel Rwanda, Fido and Lars and the Real Girl... in a blender. In retrospect, it's all of that and more. Neill Blomkamp burst onto the movie scene in 2005 with Alive in Joburg, a fascinating Sci-Fi/Documentary short film about aliens in Johannesburg... what, you didn't hear about it? Don't worry, it wasn't a hostile threat - didn't even make the news.The 6-minute short film caught the eye of Peter Jackson, who instan...

UP [ 2009 ] [ Hits:4167 ]
Review: UP is possibly the shortest name for a film since X, but we're not talking about Spike Lee's film on Malcolm X, the first X-Men movie, the X-Files or even the similarity of illiterate people's signatures. We're talking about UP, Pixar's latest Best Animated Film Oscar in the wake of "WAAAALLLLL-E" - pretty irritating after a while. If you've ever thought you could fly without smoke or mirrors, you should watch this movie. It's a must-see, as are all of Pixar's films, with the exception of Cars. ...

Toy Story 3 [ 2010 ] [ Hits:4552 ]
Review: Toy Story 3 completes the groundbreaking Pixar Toy Story trilogy 11 years after Toy Story 2 in Real 3D. It's been worth the wait... as Toy Story 3 throws fourteen new characters into the toy box, ups the stakes for the gang and presents another near-perfect animated adventure. The original voice cast of Tom Hanks (Woody), Tim Allen (Buzz), Joan Cusack (Jessie), Don Rickles (Mr. Potato Head), Wallace Shawn (Rex), John Ratzenberger (Hamm) and Estelle Harris (Mrs. Potato Head) are back! It feels li...

The Social Network [ 2010 ] [ Hits:4325 ]
Review: The Social Network is a timely story about the founders of Facebook and their legal disputes on the back of unprecedented viral Internet growth and accidental billionaires. Whatever your take on the social online platform, The Social Network movie  seems to have everyone hitting 'Like'… If you’re connected to the Internet, chances are that you rely on Facebook as entertainment, a networking tool, a virtual grapevine or local news feed. The Social Network points out the social platform's add...

The Kings Speech [ Hits:4251 ]
Review: The British royal family have had their fair share of embarrassments through the ages: Richard III's bloody coronation, Queen Victoria's "wicked uncles", rumours that Prince Albert Victor was in fact Jack the Ripper, Prince Charles, his ears, Camilla Parker Bowles... the list continues. One such national embarrassment was The Duke of York, whose futile military exploits inspired this song..."Oh, the grand old Duke of York,He had ten thousand men; He marched them up to the top of the hill, And he...

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol [ Hits:2280 ]
Review: As an instantaneous fan of almost everything that Tom Cruise touches (except the horrible ‘Knight and Day’), it didn’t take much effort to get me terribly excited for the release of the latest Mission Impossible film. What I was expecting was thrilling action sequences, dazzling set pieces and a few cheesy action one-liners – I got all of this, with a little touch of ‘awesome’ added that sweetens this fantastic popcorn spectacle even further! Of course, Tom Cruise is back in full ...