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X-Men: Days of Future Past

EVERY HERO, EVERY POWER WILL UNITE. In 2023, most mutants have been wiped out by man-made robots called Sentinels; with the help of Shadowcat (Ellen Page), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is sent back in time to 1973 to kill the Sentinel program before it’s born. A sequel to three X-Men movies (The Last Stand, Wolverine and … Continue reading X-Men: Days of Future Past

The Wolverine

THE HERO. THE FUGITIVE. THE WARRIOR. THE SURVIVOR. THE LEGEND.  Logan (Hugh Jackman), who’s trying to put Wolverine in the past, is talked into going to Japan where a billionaire wants to repay a lifelong debt… Another chapter in the X-Men franchise, one that follows some time after X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and takes … Continue reading The Wolverine

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

REVENGE IS SWEETER THAN CANDY. Ever since killing their first witch as children, siblings Hansel and Gretel (Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton) have been working as professional witch hunters; now, they’re facing a very powerful coven… Dead Snow (2009) director Tommy Wirkola’s first international feature presents a new twist on the old Brothers Grimm tale, complete with … Continue reading Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

Taken

HIS DAUGHTER WAS TAKEN. HE HAS 96 HOURS TO GET HER BACK. When retired CIA operative Bryan Mills’s (Liam Neeson) 17-year-old daughter (Maggie Grace) is kidnapped in Paris, he springs back into action. The Transporter (2002) cinematographer knows how to make this work; together with Luc Besson, Pierre Morel has a knack for making fast-moving, empty but very enjoyable action … Continue reading Taken

Celebrity

A NEW COMEDY ABOUT PEOPLE WHO WILL DO ANYTHING TO GET FAMOUS… OR STAY FAMOUS. After separating, travel journalist Lee Simon (Kenneth Branagh) and his wife (Judy Davis) enter the singles scene, but Lee in particular learns the pitfalls of trying to find happiness. Director Woody Allen satirizes all the absurd aspects of fame, but offers … Continue reading Celebrity

X-Men

JOIN THE EVOLUTION. Considering the amount of unsuccessfully adapted comic book adventures, how fortunate that versatile director Bryan Singer felt he was the right guy to take on this Marvel extravaganza. The story takes place a few years into the future. Professor X (Patrick Stewart) runs a school for gifted young mutants who possess special … Continue reading X-Men

Hide and Seek

COME OUT, COME OUT, WHATEVER YOU ARE. After the death of his wife, New York City psychologist David Callaway (Robert De Niro) moves to the countryside with his daughter Emily (Dakota Fanning)… but the girl gets an “imaginary” friend who may have sinister motives. A chiller that starts promisingly, but pretty soon loses its way. … Continue reading Hide and Seek

GoldenEye

YOU KNOW THE NAME. YOU KNOW THE NUMBER. James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) must stop his former colleague and friend (Sean Bean) from getting his greedy hands on a dangerous satellite system. The 17th entry in this series came after a six-year hiatus. It’s Brosnan’s first effort as the superspy and he’s an excellent choice – humorous, … Continue reading GoldenEye

X-Men: The Last Stand

TAKE A STAND. As a “cure” for genetic mutations is found in a boy, Magneto (Ian McKellen) declares war on those who want to use the antidote against mutants. Oh, and Jean Grey (Famke Janssen) is back. The third chapter in this series is inferior to the predecessors, but still well made. The undertones of the … Continue reading X-Men: The Last Stand