Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Ring Two (Review)

I think the numerous fawning references to The Ring on this site make my love of that film evident enough. Just to be sure let me say it again for the cheap seats: The Ring is the best commercial horror … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Movie Reviews, The Grey Area | Leave a comment

The Replacement Killers (Review)

Chow Yun Fat was one of the coolest guys alive in the 90s. He practically invented the ‘running around shooting two guns at once’ thing, while controlling China’s population better than the one child policy ever did. And he dressed … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Movie Reviews, The Grey Area | Leave a comment

Behind Enemy Lines Trilogy Review

Usually when I review an ‘ilogy of some description I preface it with a brief intro about the franchise origins or something noteworthy. But Behind Enemy Lines is so unassuming and entirely transparent that it seems a waste of time … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Movie Marathons, Movie Reviews | Leave a comment

The Hudsucker Proxy (Review)

New York City. 1958. Hudsucker Industries is a company on a roll. Profits are soaring and all is full speed ahead. It seems that nothing can stop this juggernaut, expect… … When Company President Waring Hudsucker trips the light fantastic … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Movie Reviews, The Grey Area | Leave a comment

Santa’s Slay (Review)

If I caught Santa’s Slay on a different day I could just as easily have given it a flogging. After all it is a pretty one note effort revolving around a premise Futurama introduced a decade or so ago. But … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Movie Reviews, The Grey Area | Leave a comment

The Polar Express (Review)

The Polar Express has a somewhat cliched Christmas story, some songs, some well realised -G rated – action moments, and scads of unnamed and slightly odd looking people, many of them voiced by Tom Hanks. The central character is a … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Movie Reviews, The Grey Area | Leave a comment

Domino (Review)

Domino Harvey grew up a privileged and sheltered daughter of English money, eventually becoming a catwalk model before giving up her life of leisure to become a bounty hunter. Now Model / Bounty Hunter might be a winning combination for … Continue reading

Posted in Crappy Movies, Film, Movie Reviews, The Grey Area | Leave a comment

Last Action Hero (Review)

Jack Slater (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is John McClane, Dirty Harry and James Bond combined – at least in terms of box office success and public acceptance where this film is concerned. Young Danny is his ‘biggest fan’ and is trembling with … Continue reading

Posted in Arnie Schwarzenegger, Crappy Movies, Film, Movie Reviews, Superstars | Leave a comment

The Hatchet Trilogy Review

As an aspiring director without contacts or financial backing, making a horror film is akin to an actor preparing an audition teaser. If it works, you get the chance to branch out and make other films with bigger budgets. If … Continue reading

Posted in Crappy Movies, Film, Movie Marathons, Movie Reviews | Leave a comment

We’re the Millers (Review)

We’re the Millers is ‘edgy’ in the same way Pink makes alternative music and Miley Cyrus is dangerously raunchy. The descriptors only work when followed by ‘when compared to things that are quite obviously not’. Sure when you only consider things … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Movie Reviews, The Grey Area | Leave a comment