Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

This is not your typical Christmas movie, although it is a Christmas movie anyway. Rare Exports is what began in 2003 as a short movie on Youtube about catching a Santa Claus and spawned a sequel short movie in 2005, and has now made its way on the big screen as a full movie, albeit [...]

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London Boulevard

  A movie that begins with a sequence that could be straight from a Tarantino movie or an unholy lovechild of one and a western cannot be bad, right? That’s what you’d assume at least, and that’s what I assumed. Well, I guess there’s a first time for everything. William Monahan’s London Boulevard, based on [...]

The Men Who Stare At Goats

  Hollywood needs more proper slapstick movies. Long gone are the days of The Marx brothers’ genius comedies that I greatly admire. The thought occurred to me when I was watching The Men Who Stare At Goats, an ensemble comedy starring George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges, men who are interested in [...]

The American

I have not seen Control, Anton Corbijn’s earlier movie, so the idea of a famous photographer directing a movie is quite interesting. The American is Corbijn’s first foray into fiction, as Control was based on the life of Ian Curtis, the late singer of Joy Division. The American is based on Martin Booth’s novel A [...]

Talon at the Forum Theatre, Malvern Theaters, 27 November 2010

Eagles’ music has been a part of my life since childhood since my dad has always been a keen listener of their music. I of course jumped at the chance to get to hear a professional band play a full concert of Eagles songs, and the whole Hotel California album from beginning to end, and [...]

Saw 3D

You ever have the feeling of pity when you see something that was once original, no matter what it is, degenerate itself through repetition to something bland and meaningless which starts to feel like copying something that was once great? If you have, then you know what I feel like after watching the latest entries [...]