The Crazies (2010) Review

Timothy Olyphant is a very underrated actor. If you take a quick look at his past films and tv roles, what you find is a man who provides consistently decent, sometimes brilliant performances, which fall just short of public awareness. He is becoming much more a go-to actor rather than a stand-out lead and I think there is something to be said for that. There are some great performances that many wouldn’t even realise was Olyphant. One of the chasing cops in Nicholas Cage’s Gone in Sixty Seconds, the high-tech villain who was outdone by Bruce Willis’ blunt force in … Continue reading The Crazies (2010) Review

Ghostrider (2007) Re-View

Kristen from All Eyes on Screen posted an interesting Comic Book Debate about whether comic book films should be serious or not. My opinion (which you can read in a bit more detail in the comments section) boils down to whether the core character behind the whole film is a dark, serious character or a character that you can have a much lighter tone and the freedom to produce a less serious film. I would say that Spiderman, Iron Man and the Fantastic Four are all great examples of characters that have the freedom for lighter films. In fact, most of Marvel’s characters … Continue reading Ghostrider (2007) Re-View

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) Review

  Nicholas Cage should be more highly regarded than he is. His reputation should be much better and he should be considered one of the best actors Hollywood and the movie business in general has. There is a lot to be said for his choices of films, mixing the fun, action and more “popcorn” films with those that are a lot more heavyweight and really show off how good an actor he can be. Unfortunately, he seems to make more of the former type of films than the latter. I do love the “popcorn” movies. Con-Air and The Rock are … Continue reading Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) Review

Season of the Witch (2011) Review

I’ve got a lot of time for Nicholas Cage. He has made some of my favourite films (Con Air, The Rock, Kick-Ass) and when he is at the top of his game, he can really act! He is the kind of actor that when you realise he is in a film, even if it looks like it will be poor, you have to stand up and pay attention. Season of the Witch is the perfect example of that kind of film. When I saw the trailer it didn’t exactly take my breath away. The idea seemed interesting, a girl who … Continue reading Season of the Witch (2011) Review