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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

This sequel took nine years to make and once again Robert Rodriguez collaborated closely with Frank Miller to create a nightmarish comic-book visual style – but neither critics nor audiences seemed to care. Just as episodic as the original, with Miller contributing two fresh stories, but several of the old characters return. Josh Brolin replaces … Continue reading Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

STAY PECULIAR.  16-year-old Jake Portman (Asa Butterfield) goes to Wales together with his father to look for a mysterious orphanage that his granddad (Terence Stamp) told fanciful stories about from World War II… Tim Burton is the right person to make a movie out of Ransom Riggs’s imaginative novel, a fairy tale about a place … Continue reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

300: Rise of an Empire

Athenian general Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton) kills the Persian king with a single arrow from afar during the Battle of Marathon, but the second Persian invasion is led by the ruthless and vengeful commander Artemisia (Eva Green). The sequel to 300 (2007), depicting events before, during and after the first film’s Battle of Thermopylae, but from … Continue reading 300: Rise of an Empire

Dark Shadows

EVERY FAMILY HAS ITS DEMONS. In 1972, a vampire (Johnny Depp) is accidentally freed from his buried coffin and returns to his Maine family mansion; a lot has changed in 200 years, but the witch who turned him into a bloodsucker is still around. A very Tim Burton-esque adaptation of the classic 1966-1971 horror soap, … Continue reading Dark Shadows

The Golden Compass

THERE ARE WORLDS BEYOND OUR OWN – THE COMPASS WILL SHOW THE WAY. Twelve-year-old Lyra Belacqua (Dakota Blue Richards) lives at a college in Oxford; when her next of kin, an explorer (Daniel Craig), embarks on a new adventure, a mysterious woman (Nicole Kidman) arrives at the school… Anti-intellectual Catholics tried to convince people to … Continue reading The Golden Compass

Casino Royale: Bond Begins

The departure of Pierce Brosnan and the introduction of Daniel Craig made it possible to begin anew. This film is based on Ian Fleming’s first novel about James Bond and the filmmakers want to give us a fresh vision of the superspy but not one that completely ignores what preceded it. It’s up to director … Continue reading Casino Royale: Bond Begins

Kingdom of Heaven

BE WITHOUT FEAR IN THE FACE OF YOUR ENEMIES. SAFEGUARD THE HELPLESS, AND DO NO WRONG. In 1184, French blacksmith Balian (Orlando Bloom) joins a knight (Liam Neeson), who turns out to be his father, on a journey to Jerusalem where he hopes to find salvation. This is Ridley Scott taking the safe road, turning out … Continue reading Kingdom of Heaven