REVIEW: Divergent

Warrior woman loses the battle (★★ Directed by Robert Schwentke. With so few female-lead action films around, and having been pleasantly surprised by the first film in the series, I looked forward to Insurgent, part 2 of the Divergent trilogy, with some anticipation. Sadly – because it’s always sad when potential is squandered – this … More REVIEW: Divergent

Limp start gives way to mighty finish

 Thor 2 belongs to Loki, or should that be Loki 3 belongs to Loki? Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Rene Russo, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston and Tom Hiddleston. Directed by Alan Taylor. Written by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely and Christopher Yost. Action, adventure, fantasy. 1hr 52mins. M for violence. 3D. ★★★.5 stars When … More Limp start gives way to mighty finish

Life in the undead yet

3SR: Hollywood proves there’s life in the undead genre yet, with this thrilling, yet well worn, zombie tale. Word War Z Starring: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale. Directed by Marc Forster Written by Matthew Carnahan Horror, action. 116 minutes. Rated M, violence – offensive language and horror. *** Zombie holocaust extravaganza, World War … More Life in the undead yet

Jaded Stark is Superlative

3SR: Perfect script meets perfect cast meets ultimate finale to a much loved franchise. RDJ proves Tony Stark is Iron Man to the core. Iron Man 3 Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow,Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Ben Kingsley, Jon Favreau Directed by Shane Black Written by Shane Black, Drew Pearce (based on characters created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Don Heck and … More Jaded Stark is Superlative

Eye of the Tiger

3SR: The return of the greatest underdog ever. Stallone proves he’s stil got plenty of heft in that swing. Rocky Balboa (2007) Directed by: Sylvester Stallone (Rocky 2, 3 & 4) Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Burt Young, Milo Ventimiglia, Antonio Tarver, Talia Shire Action, Drama, Sport, Running Time: 1:42, Rated: M, contains medium level violence ****1/2 When a … More Eye of the Tiger

My Chemical Spidey

3SR: Raimi gives a first class lesson in how to screw up a franchise in little under three hours. Weird, disjointed and full of unusual choices. Spider-man 3 Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, and Topher Grace Directed by Sam Raimi Written by Alvin Sargent Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Superhero. 2hr 19mins. M: contains fantasy violence ** My bro got our tickets … More My Chemical Spidey