Review: The Book Of Life (2014)

The Book Of Life

Experienced animator Jorge R. Gutierrez teams up with fan-favourite producer Guillermo Del Toro for his directorial debut The Book Of Life, a visually dazzling but regrettably stale spin on the Mexican holiday Day Of The Dead. Best friends Manola (Diego Luna) and Joaquin (Channing Tatum) have one thing in common: their love for Maria (Zoe Saldana). Using their differing skills, they duke it out for Maria’s affection under the watchful eyes of Xibalba and La Muerta, two powerful mythical entities with an age-old score to settle. Continue reading “Review: The Book Of Life (2014)”

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Review: Pacific Rim (2013)

Pacific Rim

Marking Guillermo Del Toro’s first directorial effort since Hellboy II: The Golden Army (he was originally attached to direct The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey before departing due to MGM’s financial difficulties), Pacific Rim is a surprisingly sprite blockbuster that works well as a throwback to the classic 1950s and 60s Japanese monster films, but is ultimately let down by a calculable narrative, questionable performances and over-the-top action. Continue reading “Review: Pacific Rim (2013)”

Emma Watson Will Burgle For Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring

Her days of playing Hermoine Granger in Harry Potter may be well and truly over, but that hasn’t stopped Emma Watson lining up projects in an attempt to prove herself outside of the money-making film series.

Last year, she had a small role in My Week With Marilyn, and this year will see her play opposite Logan Lerman in the film adaptation of The Perks Of Being A Wallflower. In addition, she’s also secured future roles in David Yates’ Your Voice In My Head and Guillermo Del Toro’s Beauty & The Beast. Continue reading “Emma Watson Will Burgle For Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring”