Long in development, Darren Aronofsky’s version of Noah, a biblical story that’s a staple of many religions, takes many liberties with its source material (angels are rock monsters dubbed The Watchers and God is referred to only as The Creator), yet delivers something that’s not only epic in scale, but powerful and valid too. Foretold that the world will soon be destroyed through dreams and visions, Noah (Russell Crowe) builds an ark to protect all that creeps, crawls and slithers, as well as his family Continue reading “Review: Noah (2014)”
Adapted from Rick Riordan’s popular novel series, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief proved to be a playful and speedy, if unremarkable, escapist adventure. Ultimately though, due to poor box office takings (it made a paltry $230M worldwide), a sequel seemed highly unlikely. Fast forward three years and, as if by magic, the son of Poseidon is back in action for Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters, this time with new director Thor Freudenthal on board. Continue reading “Review: Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters (2013)”
Stephen Chbosky makes his directorial debut with an adaptation of self-penned coming-of-age novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Knowing the material inside out and with the help of a talented cast, Chbosky is able to craft a realistic, amusing and nostalgic drama that’s not afraid to touch on darker themes. Charlie (Logan Lerman) is a talented teenager starting his freshman year at high school in the wake of his friends sudden suicide and a dark history. Alone and frighteningly introverted, Charlie is taken under the wing of Sam (Emma Watson) and Patrick (Ezra Miller), two Continue reading “Review: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)”
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”
The Three Musketeers is an altogether cumbersome modern-day interpretation of Alexandre Dumas’ novel of the same name engineered by director Paul W.S. Anderson.
D’Artagnan (Logan Lerman), an implusive young adventurer, travels to Paris where he joins forces with the renowned Three Musketeers – Athos (Matthew Macfadyen), Aramis (Luke Evans) and Porthos (Ray Stevenson) – to prevent a deplorable cardinal (Christoph Waltz) and his enticing spy (Milla Continue reading “Review: The Three Musketeers (2011)”
Director – Paul W.S. Anderson
Starring – Milla Jovovich, Orlando Bloom, Logan Lerman and Juno Temple