Archive for Release Year: 2007

12 posts from 26 March 2023 to 16 July 2017.

  • The Golden Compass

    This is an interesting high fantasy story, completely butchered by the studio.

  • National Treasure: Book of Secrets

    Even more Brownian Saturday afternoon action-adventure. Alternate title: The Bourne Discovery.

  • Shoot 'em Up

    Paul Giamatti violently chewing the scenery while Clive Owen chews on carrots. The dark and gritty adaptation that Bugs Bunny needed, not one he wanted.

  • 28 Weeks Later

    Zombies, with human emotions. The opening scene stays with me forever.

  • The Number 23

    Joel Schumacher does a thriller that promises but fails to raise above mediocrity.

  • The Messengers

    Lousy cheating horror. I honestly saw this just for Kristen, but it’s from her teen phase, it should be ignored.

  • Call Girl

    The bog standard story of a high-class prostitute who hoodwinks her clients and the cop to run away with a suitcase full of cash to Brazil. Her real name is Mary, surname had to be Sue.

  • Tropa de Elite

    Bait and switch. Starts off as a nihilist critique of Brazilian society before going off the rails into full blow fascism. Remarkable in every other way though, a true Triumph of the Will.

  • Ocean's Thirteen

    Still as good as the first time.

  • Grindhouse

    Gun-wielding go-go dancers gunning down goons, gleefully. Gurning guys gamble their guts.

  • Atonement

    You stupid child. Getting people killed, is that her idea of fun? And the final gut punch, oof.

  • Hitman

    This is a just 2 or 3 stunt pieces wrapped in the thinnest of plots. It would barely cover a single game mission. A flimsy excuse to see Olga Kurylenko naked.