Reviews

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    RELEASE DATE: 12th February 2016 RATING: 7-9 PG RUNNING TIME: 1hr 45min GENRE:  Afrikaans, Romance STARRING: Laré Birk, Ivan Botha, Elize Cawood , Nicky de Kock, Wilson Dunster, Kelsey Egan, Caylem Else, Andre Jacobs, Santhiran Moonsamy, DIRECTOR: Jaco Smit WRITERS: Ivan Botha, DonnaLee Roberts PRODUCERS: Danie Bester, Ivan Botha, Jan du Plessis, DonnaLee Roberts PRODUCTION BUDGET: N/A OFFICIAL WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/viraltydfilm?fref=ts   FRIST THOUGHTS  Afrikaans rom com royalty Ivan Botha and DonnaLee Roberts return in this surprisingly delightful […]

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    RELEASE DATE: 05th February 2016 RATING: 13PG  RUNNING TIME: 111 min GENRE:  Romance STARRING:  Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Alexandra Daddario, Maggie Grace,  Tom Welling, Tom Wilkinson,  Jesse C. Boyd, Brad James, Noree Victoria DIRECTOR:  Ross Katz WRITERS:  Charles Leavitt (screenplay), Charles Leavitt (story) PRODUCERS: Theresa Park, Peter Safran, Theresa Park PRODUCTION BUDGET: $6 mil OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.thechoice.movie/   FIRST THOUGHTS Another Nicholas Sparks film. THE PLOT When Travis (Benjamin Walker) and Gabby (Teresa Palmer) first […]

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    RELEASE DATE: 05th February 2016 RATING: 13 LV RUNNING TIME: 1hr 58min GENRE:  Drama STARRING: Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Sarah Snook , Hugo Weaving,  Judy Davis, Caroline Goodall, Kerry Fox, Rebecca Gibney DIRECTOR:   Jocelyn Moorhouse WRITERS:   Rosalie Ham (novel), P.J. Hogan (Screenplay) PRODUCTION BUDGET: $11.93 million PRODUCERS: Sue Maslin OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.thedressmakermovie.com.au/   FIRST THOUGHTS I’m not sure what to make of this Australian drama. THE PLOT Tilly Dunnage (Kate Winslet) was taken away from […]

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    RELEASE DATE: 05th February 2016 RATING: PG-13 V RUNNING TIME: 1hr 57min GENRE:  Drama STARRING:   Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Eric Bana, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz, Kyle Gallner, John Magaro, Graham McTavish, Michael Raymond-James DIRECTOR:  Craig Gillespie WRITERS:    Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson PRODUCERS: Dorothy Aufiero, Douglas C. Merrifield, James Whitaker PRODUCTION BUDGET: N/A OFFICIAL WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/thefinesthoursmovie    FIRST THOUGHTS  This film about courage is lacking in emotional connection. THE PLOT In 1952 a […]

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    RELEASE DATE: 5th February 2016 RATING: 10-12 LPG RUNNING TIME:  2h 8min  GENRE:  Biography,Drama,History STARRING:   Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Brian d’Arcy James, Stanley Tucci, Elena Wohl, Gene Amoroso, Doug Murray DIRECTOR: Tom McCarthy WRITERS:    Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy PRODUCERS: Michael Bederman, Kate Churchill, Bard Dorros PRODUCTION BUDGET:  $20,000,000 (estimated) OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://spotlightthefilm.com/    FIRST THOUGHTS A spotlight is shined on the depravity of the clergy in this true drama. THE PLOT […]

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    RELEASE DATE: 29th January 2016 RATING: 13 LPV RUNNING TIME: 187 min GENRE:  Crime, Drama, Mystery STARRING:   Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Dana Gourrier DIRECTOR:  Quentin Tarantino WRITERS:    Quentin Tarantino PRODUCERS: William Paul Clark, Coco Francini, Richard N. Gladstein PRODUCTION BUDGET:  $62 mill OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://thehatefuleight.com/   THE PLOT In the middle of a blizzard bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) is […]

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    RELEASE DATE: 29th January 2016 RATING: 13 V RUNNING TIME: 112 min GENRE:  Action, Adventure, Sci-fi STARRING:   Chloë Grace Moretz, Matthew Zuk, Gabriela Lopez, Gabriela Lopez, Bailey Anne Borders, Nick Robinson, Ron Livingston, Maggie Siff, Zackary Arthur, Dave Maldonado, Paul Ryden, E. Roger Mitchell DIRECTOR:  J Blakeson WRITERS:    Susannah Grant (screenplay), Akiva Goldsman (screenplay) PRODUCERS: Tim Headington, Graham King, Chris Lowenstein, Tobey Maguire, Richard Middleton PRODUCTION BUDGET:  $38 mill OFFICIAL WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/5thWaveMovie/?fref=ts FIRST THOUGHTS The young adult adaption sinks instead of swimming THE […]

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    RELEASE DATE: 29th January 2016 RATING: 12 LPG RUNNING TIME: 127 min GENRE:  Biography, Drama, History STARRING:  Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin, Lou Diamond Phillips, Mario Casas, Jacob Vargas, Juan Pablo Raba, Oscar Nuñez, Tenoch Huerta DIRECTOR:  Patricia Riggen WRITERS:   Mikko Alanne (screenplay), Craig Borten PRODUCERS: Benjamin Anderson, Andrés Calderón, Eduardo Castro PRODUCTION BUDGET:  $25 mill OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.the33movie.com/   FIRST THOUGHTS The Chilean mine disaster that saw 33 men trapped for 69 days, comes […]

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    RELEASE DATE: 22nd January 2016 RATING: 13 V RUNNING TIME: 102 min GENRE:  Action, Drama STARRING:  Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter Domhnall Gleeson, Forrest Goodluck, Paul Anderson, Kristoffer Joner, Joshua Burge, Duane Howard DIRECTOR:   Alejandro González Iñárritu WRITERS:   Mark L. Smith (screenplay), Alejandro González Iñárritu (screenplay) (as Alejandro G. Iñárritu) PRODUCERS: Markus Barmettler, Alexander Dinelaris, Nicolás Giacobone PRODUCTION BUDGET:  $40 mill OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.ridealong.com/ THE PLOT After the trapper party he’s leading gets attacked by Indians and he […]

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    RELEASE DATE: 15th January 2016 RATING: 12 A RUNNING TIME: 102 min GENRE:  Action, Comedy STARRING:  Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Tika Sumpter, Benjamin Bratt, Olivia Munn, Ken Jeong, Bruce McGill, Michael Rose, Sherri Shepherd, Arturo del Puerto, Eric Goins, Carlos Gómez DIRECTOR:   Tim Story WRITERS:  Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi PRODUCERS: David Bergstein, Bruce Berman, Sarah Bradshaw, William M. Connor, Brian Grazer PRODUCTION BUDGET:  $40 mill OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.ridealong.com/ FIRST THOUGHTS Kevin Hart and Ice Cube return to the buddy cop genre.  THE […]

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