Category: FILM

Film of every kind.

300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE (REVIEW)300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE (REVIEW)

300: Rise of an Empire

300: Rise of an Empire is a 2014 American epic action film directed by Noam Murro from a screenplay by Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad, based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel Xerxes. It is a sequel to the 2007 film 300, taking place before, during, and after the main events of that film, and is loosely based on the Battle of Artemisium and the Battle of Salamis.

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47 RONIN (MOVIE REVIEW)47 RONIN (MOVIE REVIEW)

47 Ronin Movie Review

47 Ronin is a 2013 fantasy action film directed by Carl Rinsch in his directorial debut. Written by Chris Morgan and Hossein Amini from a story conceived by Morgan and Walter Hamada, the film is a work of Chūshingura (“The Treasury of Loyal Retainers”).

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THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUGTHE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is a 2013 epic high fantasy adventure film directed by Peter Jackson from a screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Jackson, and Guillermo del Toro, based on the 1937 novel The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. The sequel to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), it is the second instalment in The Hobbit trilogy, acting as a prequel to Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

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GRAVITY (MOVIE REVIEW)GRAVITY (MOVIE REVIEW)

Gravity is a 2013 science fiction thriller film directed by Alfonso Cuarón, who also co-wrote, co-edited, and produced the film. It stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as American astronauts who are stranded in space after the mid-orbit destruction of their Space Shuttle, and attempt to return to Earth.

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RIDDICK (MOVIE REVIEW)RIDDICK (MOVIE REVIEW)

Riddick Movie Review

Riddick (also known as Riddick: Rule the Dark) is a 2013 American science fiction action film and the third installment in the Riddick film series. Produced by and starring Vin Diesel as the title character, Riddick is written and directed by David Twohy, who previously wrote and directed the first two installments, Pitch Black (2000) and The Chronicles of Riddick (2004).

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SUPERHERO MOVIES: HERE TO STAYSUPERHERO MOVIES: HERE TO STAY

Superhero Movies Here To Stay

Superhero movies. Once upon a time the very idea was a joke. The only successful superhero movies (Batman, Superman) were the exclusion domain of DC. How that has changed! Marvel characters have become immensely popular with movie fans since the first X-Men movie and this was further escalated by Marvel themselves entering the fray with the first Iron Man movie. With The Avengers generating over a billion dollars at the box office, Marvel licensees like SONY and Fox are dead set on holding on to its prized franchises.

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PACIFIC RIM (REVIEW)PACIFIC RIM (REVIEW)

Pacific Rim Review

Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim is the latest in a recent line of original scifi blockbusters that more or less began with the phenomenal success of Christopher Nolan’s Inception. And if like me, you thoroughly loved the creatures in Hellboy 2, then you would have a heightened sense of anticipation for del Toro’s take on the classic ‘giant robot vs monsters’ genre.

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IRON MAN THREE (MOVIE REVIEW)IRON MAN THREE (MOVIE REVIEW)

Iron Man Three

With the Disney+ streaming being made available worldwide in February 2021, and with most of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies collected in one convenient place, we take this opportunity to revisit past reviews of these geek-worthy movies. Here’s one from 2013 : Iron Man Three! 

Iron Man 2 was only half a movie, in our humble opinion. The first half was quick-paced and exhilarating but then the wheels came off and the movie came to a tired conclusion. The sequel did well at the box office but one sensed that director Jon Favreau had lost interested in the franchise that he had kickstarted. So when it came to talk about the third movie, Favreau passed and Shane Black came onboard.

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OBLIVION (MOVIE REVIEW)OBLIVION (MOVIE REVIEW)

Oblivion

Truth be told, I was excited when I saw the first trailer for sci-fi Tom Cruise action movie vehicle Oblivion. It looked intriguing. Of course, a trailer really does not tell you anything about the movie itself. I was also excited by the fact that Oblivion was an original premise (based on a story co-authored by director Joe Kosinski) and perhaps was hoping that it would be as good as District 9, Moon or Inception.

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