Love (2011)

posterDirector: William Eubank

Writer: William Eubank (Screenplay)

Starring: Gunner Wright

 

Story: In the year 2039 an astronaut Captain Lee Miller (Wright) losing contact with Earth. He is alone in space and as time passes and his life support slowly dwindle he must battle to maintain his sanity just to stay alive. His world is claustrophobic but he makes a strange discovery upon his own ship.

 

Verdict

 

Thriller: It is a slow builder but once it has you in you just have to watch until the end (9/10)

 

Sci-Fi: Strong simply science fiction elements  (9/10)

 

Music: All music is by Angels & Airwaves nice sound for the scenes (9/10)

 

Settings: Very good claustrophobic setting creates a great atmosphere  (9/10)

 

Suggestion: It is different, simple but very effect compared to all the over the top sci-fi films out there. (9/10)

 

Best Part: The space walk

 

Worst Part: Can be hard to follow

 

Star Performance Gunner Wright

Favourite Character Captain Lee Miller

 

Trivia: Angels and Airwaves produced the film

 

Similar Too: Moon

 

Overall: Brilliantly put together story of being unable to communicate with someone can slowly take a man to his limits. A rare film experience that you won’t find in a Hollywood blockbuster, this will make you think more but it really is worth watching as you will be inspired by the story.

 

Rating 88%

 

Les Misérables (2012)

posterDirector: Tom Hooper

Writer: William Nicholson, Alain Boubill, Claude-Michel Schonberg, Herbert Kretzmer (Screenplay)

Victor Hugo (Novel)

Alain Boubill, Claude-Michel Schonberg (Stage Musical)

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amande Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Redmayne

Story: In 19th century France Jean Valjean (Jackman) evades a ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after breaking parole. Jean Valjean agrees to take care of a factory workers Fantine’s (Hathaway) daughter Cosette (Seyfried). This decision will change both their lives forever.

Verdict

Musical: This musical is stuff of legends now it get the big screen treatment and simply doesn’t disappoint, brilliant musical (10/10)

Romance: great chemistry between Seyfried and Redmayne along with a strong love story that will win over hearts. (9/10)

Costume: Brilliant costumes to hit the era of the film (10/10)

Settings: The sets look top notch giving the full effect that you are in 19th century France (10/10)

Suggestion: Musical, romance fans will love this it will make you smile make you cry and leave you wanting to see it again. May not be the best choice for action junkies though, but I think everyone should see it. (9/10)

Best Part: The street battle

Star Performance: Hugh Jackman

Favourite Character: Jean Valjean

 

Poor Performance: Russell Crowe (Acting is quality singing lets him down)

 

Overall: One of the biggest film spectacles of the year looking to take the Oscar’s by storm, brilliant performances from the whole cast. Almost a perfect film doing the stage musical proud. Enjoy the songs and sing along for days to come.

Rating 95%

Film Focus – Frailty (2001)

A man confesses to an FBI agent his family’s story of how his religious fanatic father’s visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed “demons.”

This turns into a very surprisingly suspenseful film which creates an atmosphere you think is coming of low key drama but throws something straight into your face. The story keeps you guessing what has happened and a twist ending to leave you asking questions between over viewers makes this a very enjoyable film.

Bill Paxton’s first time behind the chair and he does a brilliant job and a very impressive performance from Matthew McConaughey showing he is a talented actor just doesn’t always show off his skills.

My rating 88%

Film Focus – Sinister (2012)

A true-crime writer finds a cache of 8mm “snuff” films that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose career dates back to the 1960s.

Ethan Hawke takes the lead role as Ellison and spends the whole time being the focus of the hauntings. There are some basic jumps scares with my favourite scene involving Ellison walking around the hall and getting things moving around in the background. Nearly all the scene involve Ellison walking around the hall being scared.

Overall i felt a little bit let down I was expecting a much scary film but if you are scared by the occult you will like this and the cheap jumps will do there job perfectly.

My rating 75%

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (2012)

posterDirector: Michael J. Bassestt

Writer: Michael J. Bassestt (Screenplay)

Starring: Adelaide Clemens, Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell, Malcolm McDowell, Martin Donovan, Deborah Kara Unger

Story: Heather (Clemens) lives with her father Harry (Bean) after escaping from Silent Hill. The evil Claudia Wolf (Moss) wants to bring Heather back to Silent Hill to free the curse that has been put upon the town’s people. After her father is kidnapped Heather heads to Silent Hill to rescue him.

Verdict

Horror: Filled with monsters, nightmare sequences and plenty of darkness filling a lot of the horror creation needed. Unfortunately the atmosphere created doesn’t reach the same level as the first film. This still comes off as a good horror level but not to the level it could have been  (8/10)

Special Effects: Some good monster creations, most notable the spider in the wax factor. (9/10)

Suggestion: A horror film well worth a watch (9/10)

Best Part: The creepy spider in the wax factor

Worst Part: Malcolm McDowell, Radha Mitchell and Deborah Kara Unger are all pretty much just cameo bit disappoint especially how important the characters of the ladies are in the first film,

Star Performance:  Adelaide Clemens

Favourite Character: Alessa

 

Least Favourite Character: Vincent

Favourite Quote: Heather ‘Go to Hell’

Alessa ‘Can’t you see? We’re already here’

Overall: A steady follow up to what was most likely the best video game adaptation that doesn’t reach the same level but still offers a lot more than any over video game film. Unlike the Resident Evil’s this one still uses atmosphere rather than action to create the on going story. Still one of the better horror films of the year but doesn’t offer anything truly original to the genre.

Rating 81%