My Harry Potter retrospective resumes with new directors bringing new energy to the franchise, as the first stupidly-long Potter novel gets cut down to the same length as the other films — and probably benefits from it…
Prometheus (2012) March 29, 2013Posted by badblokebob in : Sci-fi, 3 stars, Adventure, British films, Mystery, 2010s, 2012 , add a comment
With all the furore this week over the (supposed) behind-the-scenes problems with attempts to launch Prometheus 2, it’s about time I posted my review of last year’s intended franchise-starter…
The Raven (2012) March 18, 2013Posted by badblokebob in : Horror, Thriller, 3 stars, Mystery, 2010s, 2013 , add a comment
John Cusack is Edgar Allan Poe, solving a series of murders inspired by his writings, in this Victorian wannabe-Se7en.
It’s on Sky Movies Premiere all this week.
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993) March 6, 2013Posted by badblokebob in : Animation, Action, Romance, Crime, 5 stars, 1990s, Mystery, superhero films, Film Noir: Pre/Post/Neo/etc., 2012 , 1 comment so far
Arriving in cinemas between the Burton and Schumacher eras of live-action Batman, could this animation be the best Dark Knight film ever made?
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) March 5, 2013Posted by badblokebob in : Drama, Thriller, 5 stars, adaptations, British films, Mystery, remakes, Film Noir: Pre/Post/Neo/etc., 2010s, 2012 , add a comment
Gary Oldman pulls off the impossible in this John le Carré re-adaptation from the director of Let the Right One In…
Tom Conway as the Falcon, Part I February 28, 2013Posted by badblokebob in : Editorials, Thriller, Crime, 4 stars, 3 stars, 2 stars, 1940s, Mystery, 2012 , add a comment
Click through for reviews of The Falcon’s Brother, The Falcon Strikes Back, and The Falcon in Danger:
Birth (2004) February 21, 2013Posted by badblokebob in : Drama, Romance, 2000s, 4 stars, Mystery, 2012 , add a comment
Nicole Kidman stars in this controversial supernatural (or is it?) mystery drama.