Author: David Thomas

10,000 B.C.

10,000 B.C.

You'd think that with mammoths, saber-tooth tigers, and large, screeching birds you wouldn't need much more to deliver an entertaining romp through yester-epoch, but 10,000 B.C. proves that merely having an exotic setting as your...

Movie Review posted on 7th March 2008

Next

Next

If the protagonist of Next were to use his ability to peer two minutes into the future before watching Next, he'd probably have enough to go on to skip it altogether. That's how long it...

Movie Review posted on 28th April 2007

The Departed

The Departed

Just as Spike Lee took a basic caper and added his own pet issues to elevate Inside Man to the upper echelons of its genre, Martin Scorsese has taken The Departed, based on an intriguingly...

Movie Review posted on 17th January 2007

Azumi

Azumi

When underground director Ryuhei Kitamura announced that he'd be making Azumi, his first film inside the Japanese studio system after a successful run of independent films (Versus, Aragami), fans may have had just cause to...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Running Scared

Running Scared

Like Paul Walker's character in it, Running Scared is a lot smarter than it looks. Unfortunately, it spends as much time being dumb as acting dumb, making for an experience that can be as frustrating...

Movie Review posted on 12th July 2006

Domino

Domino

The opening text of Domino informs the viewer that the film is based on a true story "sort of." It should also inform the viewer that it makes sense, entertains, and maintains focus on its...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Shrek 2

Shrek 2

When Prince Charming (Rupert Everett) pulls off his helmet to reveal a hairnet in the first minute of Shrek 2, it's clear the sequel intends to match the wit and style of its predecessor. Fortunately...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Bride & Prejudice

Bride & Prejudice

What do you get when you mix a Bollywood musical with a Jane Austen classic? I'm not sure, but if you take a pretty generic romantic comedy and throw in some musical numbers, you'll get...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Layer Cake

Layer Cake

Matthew Vaughan, producer behind the entire Guy Ritchie oeuvre (Lock, Stock, & Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, and... er... Swept Away), makes his directorial debut with Layer Cake, another tale from the British criminal underworld that...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Anchorman

Anchorman

The full title of this film, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, is a sly reference to the documentary Pornstar: The Legend of Ron Jeremy and might indicate a subtle referential humor on the filmmakers'...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Envy (2004)

Envy (2004)

The last half hour of Saturday Night Live is inevitably a wasteland. Talented comedians are given Z grade material that goes nowhere. Imagine if the entire show were that dismal. That, in a nutshell, is...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Collateral

Collateral

There are two kinds of roller coasters. The most modern kind uses maglev technology to take you from 0 to 100mph in a matter of seconds. The old-school kind slowly creeps you up an incline...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Kagemusha

Kagemusha

Before the epic rancor of Ran, Akira Kurosawa told a more intimate, but no less tragic story with Kagemusha. Also set in feudal Japan, but based on real events, the film tells the tale of...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

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