So what happened to Tony Stark after Iron Man joined The Avengers and battled aliens?
Jack the Giant Slayer is the oldest of fairy tales with the most modern of twists. The film has a beanstalk as a backbone, but any similarity with the fairy tale of old ends there.
Broken City (Hoyts) is a formulaic movie desperate for greatness but not quite sure how to pull it off.
As a vehicle for writer, director and actor Josh Radnor to wallow in his memories of college life, Liberal Arts is fine. As an enthralling piece of cinema, not so much.
What I am looking for in a movie is not an exquisite balance of artistic merit, although that is nice. What I crave is the exhilaration of losing myself in a story.
With not a whiff of the 1970s styling that made the British television series a hit, this reboot owes more to US action flicks than gritty cops and robbers ... except for the accents.
In theatre, returning to the classics is the natural order, but with movies it seems an onerous duty to troop out every 10 years to see a new Jane Eyre; a new Anna Karenina and now a new Great Expectations (Rialto and Hoyts).
Rom com is a strange term. It is supposed to indicate a movie that is a romance and also a comedy but the vast majority of them are not that funny or romantic.
In his first role after the debacle that was I'm Still Here, Joaquin Phoenix seems intent on alluding to something amiss with his mental wellbeing. Either that, or he has such a chameleon-like ability to step in and out of character that it is difficult to tell where the acting stops and the madness takes over.
Director: Nicholas Jarecki Cast: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth, Brit Marling, Laetitia Casta, Nate Parker Rating: (M) 4 stars (out of 5) Casting aside a run of successful rom-coms...
Director: P.J. Hogan Cast: Toni Collette, Rebecca Gibney, Anthony LaPaglia, Liev Schreiber, Kerry Fox, Deborah Mailman, Caroline Goodall, Sam Clark, Lily Sullivan, Bethany Whitmore, Malarie O...
One thing is certain about director Ken Loach - he's not known for rays of sunshine permeating his films.
Argo (Hoyts and Rialto) is half a great movie. If life were fair, it would get an extra half-star to show that, but that's not the scale we use. And I am fine with that because Argo falsely claims that Kiwi diplomats in Tehran at the time of the tale refused to help US citizens caught up in the mêlée, just to ramp up the threat in the story.