Thursday, 27 August 2015

Sanctum (2011)

I don't think that you would ever catch me caving, at least not beyond having a peek into one you happen upon on a walk.  Not least because being cold and wet isn't my idea of fun, couple that to squeezing through tight underwater spaces and you may have discovered one of the thing I would least like to do in life.  Having said all that, I quite enjoyed Sanctum.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Along Came Polly (2004)

Philip Seymour Hoffman is an actor who has only made it big in one movie, and is trying to rekindle his former greatness starting with a community production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Unfortunately this rags to riches tale (perfectly judged by PSH - he steals every scene he is in) is spoiled by some run-of-the-mill rom com story involving Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston.

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Saturday, 15 August 2015

Congo (1995)

Two years after the amazing success of Jurassic Park (1993), another of Michael Crichton's novels gets the movie treatment. I don’t know who is to blame, distributors and producers looking to jump on the Jurassic-Crichton bandwagon, scriptwriter John Patrick Shanley, or director Frank Marshall. Probably all of them had a hand in this boring, excruciating and generally bad film.