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Movie Review: District 9

Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 is just something you have to see to believe. There hasn’t been a sci-fi film this original since probably The Matrix or Star Wars before that. The story goes that Neill Blomkamp impressed Peter Jackson so much with a short film called ALIVE IN JOBURG (click on the title to see…

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Movie Review: The Code

Also known as Thick as Thieves, The Code stars Morgan Freeman as one of the world’s most famous thieves who takes on a new protege played by Antonio Banderas. The plot of the movie basically finds Freeman’s Keith Ripley having to pull off one last heist (heard that one before!) for a Russian gangster. The score…

Retro Review: The Cave

Monsters, caves, thrill-seekers, scientists and claustrophobia are all the elements that make “The Cave” just another one of those old-fashioned “monster-mash” movies. I suffer from an affliction. I love monster movies or as I call them creature features. I don’t care how cheesy they are or if there is some guy running around in a…

Retro Review: Cast Away

This could be one of the most anticipated films of 2000. The re-teaming of Tom Hanks and Robert Zemeckis should equal magic or does it? Tom Hanks stars as a Fed-Ex executive who is trying to complete one last trans-pacific errand before Christmas. Leaving his fiancé (Helen Hunt), Hanks decides he can finish that one…

Retro Review: Catch a Fire

Director Phillip Noyce is probably one of my favorite under-appreciated directors working today. He has an impressive resume with directing films like “Patriot Games”, “Rabbit-Proof Fence”, “Dead Calm”, “The Bone Collector” and “The Quiet American”. With “Rabbit-Proof Fence”, Noyce began a trilogy of films that explores oppression in three different corners of the globe. In…