By Niall Browne, 24-May-2013 18:16:00
The Last Stand is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first lead movie role in almost a decade. Fans of The Austrian Oak will not be disappointed - as it’s also his best film since True Lies in 1994.
By Niall Browne, 24-May-2013 09:18:00
Benjamin Percy’s Red Moon is an odd beast indeed. It’s a cross-genre piece that would put up a good fight to fit in almost every section of your local book shop. Horror sits side-by-side with teen romance, science fiction and drama. The book is also filled with allegory so widespread that it’s a smorgasbord of political and historical pick and mix. Is Percy comparing his story to the post-911 21st Century? Is it about civil rights, AIDS, the holocaust?
By Niall Browne, 21-May-2013 18:26:00
Brenda Chapman, Steve Hicker & Simon Wells 1998 ***
By Niall Browne, 21-May-2013 17:55:00
Everyone likes John Cusack. If you don’t, then there must be something wrong with you. That’s why you (like Movies In Focus) must be excited by The Numbers Station, the new thriller starring Cusack alongside Malin Akerman, Liam Cunningham and Lucy Griffiths.
Kasper Boeford directs the thriller, which will be released in the UK digitally by Content Media on Monday May 27th. Here’s the official synopsis:
By Niall Browne, 20-May-2013 18:29:00
This is unconfirmed, but it smells right – Jonathan Rhys Meyers has been cast in Star Wars: Episode VII.
By Niall Browne, 19-May-2013 11:39:00
Grindhouse god, Robert Rodriguez writes and produces this Spanish language curiosity. Think of a low budget feature combination of Millennium meets The X-Files by way of ‘CSI: Mexico’. It never quite gels as a concept, but this low budget thriller has enough gore and crazy little moments to pass 90 minutes.
By Niall Browne, 19-May-2013 10:54:00
The Hunger Games isn’t for me. I know that - and if you read Movies In Focus – you know that. I’d rather kick-back and watch The Running Man. However, it does have its audience, who will no doubt be thrilled by this Jennifer Lawrence focused Katniss Everdeen character poster for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
By Niall Browne, 19-May-2013 10:27:00
The Masters of Cinema series has done it again. They’ve delivered a sumptuous looking disc of Henri-Georges Clouzot’s 1942 film, The Murderer Lives At Number 21 (or to give it its original French tite: L'Assassin Habite Au 21).
By Niall Browne, 18-May-2013 11:40:00
J.J Abrams shocked many when he successfully re-energised the Star Trek franchise with 2009’s Star Trek. He opened up Trek to a whole new audience (and generation), helping it crack into the mainstream. Before Abram’s captained the Starship Enterprise to box office glory, the franchise was something of a niche, ironically seen as a poor cousin to George Lucas’ Star Wars. This is odd considering that Star Trek first aired on television a decade before Lucas unleashed the full-force of his Jedi might.
By Niall Browne, 18-May-2013 10:37:00
The Hidden Face begins like most haunted house movies. A young couple move into a large country house and soon things start to go bump in the night. You’ve seen it all a million times before, but just as soon as you think that this Spanish language film (set in Colombia) has nothing new to offer, it takes a radical turn at the midway point by challenging the conventions of this stale genre. The turn means that The Hidden Face delivers a fresh new angle on the traditional ghost story; this grounds the tale in the real world and makes it strangely compelling viewing.
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