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(film review) - Avatar 2D & 3D

Do you know who James Cameron is? He's one of those directors who needs as much of an introduction as Steven Spielberg! He is the guy who directed 'Escape from New York', directed and wrote, 'The Terminator' to then do it again and produce, 'Terminator 2: Judgement Day'. He did work with Arnie on a string of films since T2 with, 'Last Action Hero' & 'True Lies' and not only did he do 'Aliens with Sigourney Weaver, 'Titanic' with Leonardo DiCaprio & Kate Winslet, he also had some kind of involvement with 'Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines' and 'Terminator Salvation'. This guy is out there with the greats. You should know all of this and if you didn't, well now you know. The rumour I heard surrounding Avatar was, this film has been 15 years in the making. Avatar had been in development since 1994 and was really meant to come out in 1999 after Titanic. However, he thought that technology needed to catch u

(film review) - The Descent - Part 2

It has been a couple of years for us to remember the first film. You know, a bunch of females, a bunch of creatures, a lot of blood and gore and that's it. Well, The Decent Part 2 isn't any different than the first, but with the inclusion of a few men. I'll explain the first film for those who haven't seen it, very briefly. Part 1 This film is about a woman, Sarah, who looses her young daughter and her husband in a car crash after white-water rafting. One year later, her mates decide to cheer her up and take her caving in a known cave, which promises to be great fun. Juno, Sarah's friend takes them to another cave instead, in hope of some much needed alone time to patch up their friendship. When all the women enter the cave, part of the cave collapses causing the girls to get lost and plunge further and deeper into the cave with no hope of another way out. After studying a cave painting, the girls try to find the other way out and end up fighting for survival when t

(film review) - Paranormal Activity

First and foremost, I was not going to watch this film. Call me whatever you like, but I thought this was based on a true story and I didn't want any parts of a film of this nature. The only parts I would except was the trailer I saw a little while back. As this came out around the same time as The Fourth Kind, the two films got mixed together as to which one was based on true events. In the end, I sat through this. This film is basically about what the title suggests, Paranormal Activity. And dare I say it, but white people are courageous, valiant, brave and daring. I say this because, Katie, the lead woman in the film, tells her soon to be fiancés that she has been haunted by a ghostly figure since she was young. What does her White boyfriend, Micah do? He goes out to buy a Video Camera so he can record it. Furthermore, through the film, he gets increasingly demanding and excited for the spirit. He challenges it and shouts at it for "More Action". Now you see me? If my

(film review) - Zombieland

Before this review, I was trying to figure out where I was going to go with it. Yes, the review would be about the film, Zombieland, but as different as the name is, the film fits right in. Zombieland has no real direction, no real storyline and no real plot. As I think about it, the film has no beginning, nor end. So one would think to himself, 'So, what was the film about?' and the answer to that question is, Zombies. With all that been said, you'd think this was a waste of time film. Something that didn't quite set out to fulfil it's objective and you wouldn't want to waste your money on the film. But your wrong. Although I have seen computer games such as 'Left 4 Dead' and 'Left 4 Dead 2' with also, not much of a storyline (or detailed one for that matter), the game appears to have more of a storyline than this film, but the film still triumphs as being a really good watch. I'll explain. There is a pandemic. We see a post-apocalypt

(film review) - 2012

In numerology, they say stuff about stuff about stuff. In mythology, they say stuff about stuff about stuff. And the Bible also says stuff about stuff about stuff. I remember when 1999 came and when 2000 would hit, it would be the end of the world as we know it. No, that is 2012. Well, so "they" say. The 2012 phenomenon comprises a range of eschatological beliefs and proposals, which posit that cataclysmic or transformative events will occur on or around December 21 in the year 2012 (Find the rest on Wikipedia). So all this money spend on the 2012 Olympics is just a mockery of our lives. Unlike 'The Day After Tomorrow' in which was a very watchable movie, but didn't help shift the fact that it came across as a very expensive global warming advert, 2012 is nothing of the sort. Special effect galore, but then how do you show a world literally falling apart without it? So be aware of this. This film is basically about the end of the world. It's an event that scie

(film review) - Harry Brown

First and foremost, I understand that people do perceive this film as an old mercenary taking out guys/youths on his council estate as the police are too what-less to do anything.  I am under this impression because I have heard some views of what "they" have said about the film and to what they have shown on the TV.  Well, I will clear this up for you. Harry Brown is a good film.  In fact, very good.  It stars Michael Caine as Harry Brown an old pensioner who looses his wife and then looses a dear friend to the streets of a Council Estate in South London where the youths are unruly and dangerous.  I like to call them ASBOs.  After the Police were confronted on numerous occasions about the ASBO youths but with no avail, Harry goes on a rampage by taking the law into his own hands and declares himself as the Council Estate Street Sweeper. There are some disturbing parts in this film that attack your mind in two different ways.  The first way is, this is a thriller, expect some

(film review) - Law Abiding Citizen

If you have seen Harry Brown, in which I might add, is almost identical to this film and is very good, then you know what to expect. What makes it identical is the reasons and motivations as to why the lead characters take the law into their own hands. Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) is an Engineer who lives with his wife and daughter.  His House gets broken into and while he tries to fend for himself and his family, he is gagged and tied up to watch his family perish before his eyes. When the trial goes to court, he is taught that one of the murderers would not be convicted due to a problem with the forensics.  Angry, bitter, disgusted and emotionally torn up, Clyde Shelton takes the law into his own hands when he orchestrates the "vengeful" killings of both individuals responsible for his wife and child's death and anyone else remotely close to the case. This film is a very good watch and not even 2 minutes into the film, the action starts straight away.  The pace is cons

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