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Movie review: Real Steel

First we had boxers and when we realised that they could be replaced by something less destructible, there were robots. Real Steel tells the story of one such robot, a promoter Charlie (Hugh Jackman) and his 11-year old son Max (Dakota Goyo). When Charlie makes a deal to sign off custody of his son Max,

Movie review: X-Men First Class

Before the days of Professor X and Magneto, Charles Xavier and Eric Lensherr were simple special people trying to make their way through life, figuring out their “powers”. X-Men First Class tells their story. Source: MoviePosterDB.com It is usually very difficult to maintain a story line that keeps the user engrossed over several movies. X-Men

Movie review: Fast Five

Fast Five (Fast & Furious 5) is the fifth movie in the Fast & Furious series, which doesn’t seem to end. But, then again, who is complaining? When Dominic (Vin Diesel) gets arrested, his sister Mia (Jordana Brewster) and Brian (Paul Walker) are quick to break him out. They decide to escape to Brazil where

Movie review: Thor

When Thor (played by Chris Hemsworth), the god of thunder and lightening, decides to disobey his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins), he is banished from the realm of Azgard to earth without his strength and powers. His hammer follows after him and becomes a point of great mystery for the people of Earth. On earth, Thor

Movie review: I Am Number Four

Here’s a movie with an excellent concept but is let down by terrible acting and an equally bad story line. John, a.k.a. Number Four is a an above average teenager who is infact an alien from a planet far far away taking refuge on earth, running from town to town, hiding from more evil aliens

Movie review: Gulliver’s Travels

If you were expecting Gulliver’s Travels to be a serious depiction of the book that Jonathan Swift wrote, then you will be very very disappointed. The movie is a comical depiction of the character, played by Jack Black. When Gulliver takes up the assignment to go visit the Bermuda Triangle, in a bid to impress

Movie Review: The Tourist

Elise: Invite me to dinner, Frank? Frank Tupelo: What? [she gives him a look] Frank Tupelo: Would you like to have dinner? Elise: Women don’t like questions. Frank Tupelo: Join me for dinner. Elise: Too demanding. Frank Tupelo: Join me for dinner? Elise: Another question. [Frank thinks for a moment] Frank Tupelo: I’m having dinner,

Movie Review: Unstoppable

After watching Tron Legacy, a movie of pure fantasy, watching a “Inspired by true events” movie was the exact opposite. Unstoppable is about a runaway train and is based on the CSX 8888 incident, obviously spiced up for dramatic effect. In the movie, veteran Barnes (Denzil Washington) and Colson (Chris Pine) check into a regular