Monday, 26 September 2011

Blog: An intergalactic policeman, a WWII veteran, the god of thunder and a 20 something telepathic walk into HMV....

Green Lantern, Thor, Captain America, X-Men First Class. What do all of these films have in common? If you said "they're all superhero movies released this year" then you are right, but thats not the answer I was looking for.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

Declawed, CGI style

Leading up to the events in the first X-Men film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine tells the story of James Howlett, and how he became Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), as well as his mysterious past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed (Liev Schreiber), and the ominous Weapon X program, as well as why he can't remember his past.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Prom Night (2008)

A Prom Night the audience won't want to remember

Donna (Brittany Snow) returns home one night to find her brother, father and mother all murdered by a teacher who's obsessed with her. The teacher gets arrested, and Donna tries to cope with what happened. 3 years later, Donna and her friends are getting ready for their Prom Night, but the teacher has escaped, and is determined to get Donna, ready to kill anyone who gets in his way.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Vantage Point (2008)

Disadvantage: Audience

As the president arrives in Salamanca, gunshots ring out and explosions happen. An American tourist (Whitaker) has captured footage of the would-be assassin on videotape, and now, as the stories of the other four witnesses unfold, each essential piece of the puzzle quickly falls into place. Forest Whitaker, Dennis Quaid, William Hurt, and Matthew Fox star in director Pete Travis' thriller in which an assassination attempt on the president of the United States is detailed from five unique perspectives.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

United 93 (2006)

A powerful achievement

United 93 tells the tale of the passengers onboard the United Airlines Flight 93, which was hijacked during the September 11th attacks.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Planet Terror (2007)

If you haven't been aroused by one-legged women before, you haven't seen this film

Originally released into theaters on a double bill with Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof under the Grindhouse banner. A dangerous government experiment has unleashed an abominable contamination that turns normal people into murderous mutants. Now, as an infinitely multiplying horde of frenzied psychotics flood the Texas plains, a dangerous outlaw named El Wray (Freddy Rodriguez), a sexy stripper named Cherry (Rose McGowan), an unscrupulous smuggler named Abby (Naveen Andrews), and the curiously incapacitated Dr. Dakota Block (Marley Shelton) must try and make their way to the helicopter that could provide their only means of escaping to a place untouched by this nightmarish scourge that threatens to wipe out all of humankind.

Death Proof (2007)

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It may be Death Proof, but it isn't critic proof

Originally released into theaters on a double bill with Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror under the Grindhouse banner, Death Proof finds a group of ladies out on the town pitted against a mysterious figure named Stuntman Mike (Kurt Russell), whose vintage automobile has been partially modified to withstand even the most extreme auto collision. Though the maniacal driver himself always comes out relatively unscathed, the same certainly can't be said for the poor young lass in his passenger seat -- or anyone unfortunate enough to be on the road when the urge to kill strikes for that matter.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Face/Off (1997)

This face is my face, this face is your face

FBI Agent Sean Archer (John Travolta) is obsessed with capturing the criminal genius Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage), who accidently killed Archer's son years before. Archer manages to knock Troy into a coma, capturing him, but it turns out Troy has planted a bomb, which could destroy the entire city of Los Angeles. Unable to ask Troy, due to the whole coma thing, the only other person who knows the bomb's location is Troy's brother, Pollux (Alessandro Nivola), who is no more helpful than Castor. FBI scientists hatch a plan: they have developed an experimental surgery which let's them to take Castor Troy's face and temporarily place it on Archer's head, letting the FBI place Archer into the prison Pollux is currently residing in and question him. But after the surgery, Troy regains consciousness and forces the doctors to give him Archer's face. Now the criminal mastermind has the FBI at his disposal, and the lawman is underground with few places to turn.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Blog: [New 52] Justice League #1 (2011)

Justice-League-#1-2011-MancavedailyA new beginning

Yes, I am reviewing a comic book. After all, the site's called The Reviewing Rodders, not The Film Reviewing Rodders. I got my issue today and, being a comics fan, I felt I should post my thoughts in review form.

Justice League #1 takes place Five years ago, when the world didn't worship superheroes, but were scared of these then-unknown heroes, each one working alone. The comic focuses on two heroes meeting for the very first time: Batman and Green Lantern.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

The Incredibles (2004)

The Incredibles.jpgEverything the Fantastic Four films failed to be - with added animation

"Supers", superpowered humans, were once seen as heroes and revered all around. But the constant collateral damage from their good deeds forced the government to create The Supers Relocation Program, where all supers would be relocated to live amongst civilians and not use their superpowers. Bob Parr was once a famous super-hero known as Mister Incredible, and since settling down with his wife Helen, also a previous Super, and starting up a family, Bob is bored with his suburban life and longs for the glory days once more. Luckily, he is given a chance to enter the superhero game again, but discovers a villianous face from his past behind it.