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Hell Boy 2: the Golden Army

I saw The Dark Knight and Hellboy II: The Golden Army back to back and a lot of people have asked me which I liked best. I can’t really say, for though they are both based on comic books, and are both superhero movies, its like comparing apples and oranges; where The Dark Knight is […]

Righteous Kill

It’s not that the crime thriller Righteous Kill is spectacularly awful. It’s just thoroughly mediocre—a standard police procedural, a long episode of Law & Order, unremarkable but for the pairing of Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. But really, shouldn’t we expect more from these two, considered among the greatest actors of our time? Well, […]

Journey To the Center of the Earth

Most movies based on popular books buckle under the pressure and end up disappointing. But “Journey To The Centre Of the Earth” wears lightly the pressure of being built on the Jules Verne classic and delivers in a very understated way. Brendan Fraser, who has cemented his reputation as the action star with “The Mummy” […]

Mamma Mia

On stage, Mamma Mia! was a spectacular success. The silver screen adaptation is way above the original in terms of grandeur but may be a tad less in the success arena. Sophie [Amanda Seyfried], the young bride-to-be, invites three men – one of whom she suspects is her father – to her wedding on the […]

Wanted

James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman come together in Timur Bekmambetov’s soon-to-release Wanted. After Timur’s Russian box office hits such as Night Watch and Day Watch, Wanted turns out more to be a captivating journey of sight and sound than a typical action film. The storyline is about a young man (James McAvoy) who […]

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon

There have already been quite a few summer action blockbuster movies this year, and the “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor” tries to sneak in and make an impact. It is not going to succeed. With “The Dark Knight” already getting incredible critical and box office success, any other movie following that one is […]

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