DVD Releases: January 9, 2011

Colombiana (Review)

Director: Olivier Megaton

Starring: Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan and Callum Blue Continue reading “DVD Releases: January 9, 2011”

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Worst Ten Films Of 2011

Looking down at my worst of 2011 list it seems I managed to avoid many of this year’s cinematic duds, but let me tell you that having to sit through the animation atrocity that was Mars Needs Moms, the ice cold Chalet Girl and Dream House, the horror-thriller no-one wanted to be associated with, was more than enough to see me through.

The films I’ve chosen – and believe me when I say it was a very easy process – are what I believe to represent the most reprobate films I saw Continue reading “Worst Ten Films Of 2011”

US Box Office: September 16 – 18, 2011

1. Lion King 3D – $29.3M

2. Contagion – $14.4M

3. Drive – $11M Continue reading “US Box Office: September 16 – 18, 2011”

UK Box Office: September 9 – 11, 2011

1. The Inbetweeners Movie – £2.1M

2. Friends With Benefits – £1.9M

3. Jane Eyre – £1M Continue reading “UK Box Office: September 9 – 11, 2011”

US Box Office: September 9 – 11, 2011

1. Contagion – $23.1M

2. The Help – $8.6M

3. Warrior – $5.6M Continue reading “US Box Office: September 9 – 11, 2011”

Cinema Releases: September 9, 2011

Friends With Benefits

Director: Will Gluck

Starring: Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake and Patricia Clarkson Continue reading “Cinema Releases: September 9, 2011”

Review: Colombiana (2011)

Centring on a young girl, Cataleya (Zoe Saldana), Colombiana is the latest in Luc Besson’s trademark line of action-thrillers. Unfortunately, that trademark now seems to mean chock full of commonplace tropes, overcooked narrative devices and poorly constituted characters. Here, Cataleya witnesses the brutal death of her parents, catalysing her transformation into a deadly assassin, hellbent on revenge.

Generic and unequivocal, Besson and his fellow screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen have constructed an uneven, overwrought screenplay, plucking ideas from other films in the genre and piecing them haphazardly together in Continue reading “Review: Colombiana (2011)”

US Box Office: September 2 – 4, 2011

1. The Help – $14.2M

2. The Debt – £9.6M

3. Apollo 18 – $8.7M Continue reading “US Box Office: September 2 – 4, 2011”

US Box Office: August 26 – 28, 2011

1. The Help – $14.4M

2. Colombiana – $10.3M

3. Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark – $8.7M Continue reading “US Box Office: August 26 – 28, 2011”