20th Jun2013

EIFF 2013: ‘What Maisie Knew’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Onata Aprile, Julianne Moore, Steve Coogan, Joanna Vanderham , Alexander Skarsgard | Written by Nancy Doyne, Carroll Cartwright | Directed by Scott McGehee, David Siegel Review by Andrew MacArthur of The Peoples Movies Taking a classic piece of late-nineteenth century literature and adapting it in a contemporary fashion is a risky move that few filmmakers […]

20th Jun2013

EIFF 2013: ‘The East’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgard , Patricia Clarkson, Toby Kebbell, Shiloh Fernandez, Ellen Page, Toby Kebbell, Jason Ritter, Julia Ormond, Jamey Sheridan | Written by Zal Batmanglij, Brit Marling | Directed by Zal Batmanglij Review by Andrew MacArthur of The Peoples Movies You would think a film like The East that details the work of anarchic environmental […]

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18th Jun2013

‘Monsters University’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Alfred Molina, Nathan Fillion, Helen Mirren, Steve Buscemi, Peter Sohn, Sean Hayes, Dave Foley, Charlie Day, Tyler Labine, Aubrey Plaza, Bonnie Hunt, John Krasinski | Written by Dan Scanlon, Robert L. Baird, Daniel Gerson | Directed by Dan Scanlon As is traditional with Pixar features, Monsters University is preceded by a short film featuring […]

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17th Jun2013

Rewind: ‘Jaws’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary | Written by Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb | Directed by Steven Spielberg Today the summer blockbuster has become a staple in our society. The hype machine has grown larger and larger now with the anticipation for the next-big-thing building years prior to release. Millions have turned […]

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17th Jun2013

‘Parker’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis, Nick Nolte, Wendell Pierce, Clifton Collins Jr. | Written by John J. McLaughlin | Directed by Taylor Hackford Ah Statham. We’re on safe ground here folks. I’ve already fully elucidated The Stathe’s qualities in a previous outpouring of praise review so they hardly need reiterating here. But to […]

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16th Jun2013

‘Now You See Me’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fischer, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo, Mélanie Laurent, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman | Written by Boaz Yakin, Edward Ricourt, Ed Solomon | Directed by Louis Leterrier When I write my reviews, sometimes I like to write a brief list of all the things I feel I need to mention. These could be general […]

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16th Jun2013

‘Warm Bodies’ Review

by Catherina Gioino

Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry, John Malkovich, Dave Franco, Analeigh Tipton | Written and Directed by Jonathan Levine At first it was seen as the potential Twilight of zombie movies, and by that I mean it could have turned a much loved subject (like zombies or vampires) into much hated genre: the romantic horror, […]

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15th Jun2013

‘Man of Steel’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Michael Shannon, Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Antje Traue, Richard Schiff, Christopher Meloni | Written by David S. Goyer | Directed by Zach Snyder Man of Steel sees the troubled cinematic journey of Superman take a rather bold new direction. After years of developments, 2006’s Superman Returns […]

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14th Jun2013

‘A Haunted House’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Marlon Wayans, Marlene Forte, Essence Atkins, David Koechner, Dave Sheridan, Nick Swardson, Alanna Ubach, Cedric the Entertainer, J.B. Smoove | Written by Marlon Wayans, Rick Alvarez | Directed by Michael Tiddes This may be hard to believe but it has been thirteen years since the Wayans brothers’ box-office bonanza spoof Scary Movie hit cinemas, […]

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13th Jun2013

‘The Vineyard’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: James Hong, Karen Lorre, Michael Wong, Lars Wangberg, Cheryl Madsen, Cheryl Lawson, Rue Douglas, Sean P. Donahue, Sherri Ball, Karl-Heinz Teuber | Written and Directed by James Hong Crackpot scientist and celebrated winemaker Dr. Elson Po has made the ultimate discovery: the secret to everlasting life. As with all good things, however, there s […]

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13th Jun2013

Rewind: ‘Duel’ Review

by Dan Clark

Everyone needs to begin somewhere. To become one of the most prolific members of any field it requires hard work, dedication, and a creative mind. The art of film is the perfect example of how challenging it is to be truly great. Based on his career there is little doubt that Steven Spielberg is one […]

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13th Jun2013

‘Nothing But The Truth’ DVD Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, Vera Farmiga, Alan Alda, Angela Bassett, David Schwimmer, Noah Wyle | Written and Directed by Rod Lurie I’m always somewhat skeptical when it comes to modern films that have an overlong transition from celluloid to home video, as there either wasn’t enough interest in a DVD release from the original distributor or nobody […]

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10th Jun2013

‘Mama’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier | Written by Neil Cross, Andrés Muschietti, Barbara Muschietti | Directed by Andrés Muschietti In preparation for watching Mama, I caught up with The Orphanage, the logic being that both come under the ‘presented by Guillermo del Toro’ horror label, are directed by Spanish filmmakers and both deal […]

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09th Jun2013

‘The Wicked’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Devon Werkheiser, Nicole Forester, Caitlin Carmichael, Justin Deeley, Cassie Keller | Written by Michael Vickerman | Directed by Peter Winther “Season of the Equinox, the witch besets her kill; one less soul in the town to know, taken against their will.” A urban legend that nearly every child in the small town of Summerset […]

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07th Jun2013

‘V/H/S 2′ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Kelsy Abbott, Hannah Al Rashid, Fachry Albar | Written and Directed by Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener, Gareth Evans, Gregg Hale, Eduardo Sánchez, Timo Tjahjanto, Adam Wingard The horror anthology has received a fair bit of new blood lately with two high-profile effort V/H/S and The ABCs of Death both arriving on a huge wave […]

06th Jun2013

‘House of Cards: Season One’ DVD Review

by Catherina Gioino

CHAPTERS 1 – 3 There are very few examples of adaptations or remakes that have taken well to the public liking, and even fewer prove to be worth the watch and outdo everything in its way. This perfectly describes House of Cards, a remarkable show following the narcissistic Francis Underwood in his strife for political […]

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06th Jun2013

‘Broken City’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeffrey Wright, Barry Pepper, Alona Tal, Kyle Chandler, Griffin Dunne | Written by Brian Tucker | Directed by Allen Hughes Broken City is a place where crime may be low, but the moral corruption seeping from the inner workings of City Hall are at an all-time high. Similar […]

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06th Jun2013

‘To The Wonder’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams, Javier Bardem | Written and Directed by Terrence Malick Terrence Malick is undoubtedly one of the most polarizing filmmakers going today. His eagerness to break away from the restraints of the classic narrative structure has allowed him to create films that are uniquely his own. Some view his […]

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06th Jun2013

‘Foxy Brown’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Pam Grier, Antonio Fargas, Peter Brown, Terry Carter, Sid Haig, Juanita Brown, Harry Holcombe | Written and Directed by Jack Hill With Shaft hitting it big in the cinema in 1971, grabbing an audience spanning both age and race, producers scrambled to find the next big blaxploitation franchise and star. In walked Jack Hill […]

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05th Jun2013

‘The Seasoning House’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Rosie Day, Sean Pertwee, Kevin Howarth, David Lemberg, Dominique Provost-Chalkle | Written by Paul Hyett, Conal Palmer, Adrian Rigelsford | Directed by Paul Hyett Brutal, harrowing, unflinching and relentless. Just some of the words that will no doubt be used to describe the debut feature of SFX artist turned director Paul Hyett; and they’d […]

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04th Jun2013

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Joel Edgerton, Harold Perrineau, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler | Written by Mark Boal | Directed by Kathryn Bigelow Certain imperative moments in history have redefined the makings of generations. Their influence is so immense they forever shift political, social, and economical reasoning. Most recently we have seen this occur with […]

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04th Jun2013

‘Lincoln’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, Tommy Lee Jones, John Hawkes, Jackie Earle Haley, Tim Blake Nelson, Jared Harris | Written by Tony Kushner | Directed by Steven Spielberg There are few names in American history that are as recognizable and respected as Abraham Lincoln. If you were […]

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