Review: Robin Hood

Robin Hood Starring: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Max Von Sydow, Mark Strong, William Hurt and Danny Huston Director: Ridley Scott When I first heard about this movie, I groaned and rolled my eyes. Does the world really need another Robin Hood movie? I’m still recovering from Kevin Costner’s dreadful effort. Still, I’m a sucker for historical movies so I thought I’d give it a try. Ridley Scott doesn’t seem able to make a movie these days without calling for Russell Crowe and asking if he can come out and play….

Review: Iron Man 2

Iron Man 2 Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Mickey Rourke, Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle Director: Jon Favreau I loved the first Iron Man movie. Robert Downey Jr. was an inspired choice to play egocentric genius Tony Stark, the metal-clad supertoy, and director Jon Favreau perfectly mixed the comic book’s more serious themes with a great sense of fun. And surprisingly, fun is something that has gone missing with many comic book adaptations lately, with darkness becoming de rigueur for superheroes, and that is Iron…

Review: Predators

Starring: Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburne, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Walton Goggins, Danny Trejo, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, Oleg Taktarov, and Louis Ozawa Changchien Director: Nimród Antal Taking the franchise back to its original jungle setting, Predators opens with a seemingly disparate group of people finding themselves abducted and marooned on an alien world. It soon becomes clear that the one thing this group of UN representative characters share is an expertise at killing stuff, looking mean and not smiling much. Realising that they are being used as game in a big hunt,…

Review: La Horde

La Horde Starring: Claude Perron, Jean-Pierre Martins, Eriq Ebouaney, Aurélien Recoing, Doudou Masta Directors: Yannick Dahan and Benjamin Rocher Over the last few years the zombie movie has become a genre in its own right, with a new addition seemingly every month. Some are pure brainless fun. Some, as with Romero’s collection, are attempts at social commentary.  Then there are some, like this French offering, which attempt a little of both. Written and directed by Yannick Dahan and Benjamin Rocher, La Horde does get its priorities right; fun first, message…