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Olympus Has Fallen movie review: catharsis by carnage

Olympus Has Fallen movie review: catharsis by carnage

The nerve centre of American political power is pulverised in Olympus Has Fallen. Whether it intended to or not, the movie represents a turning point for Hollywood blockbusters.

Oblivion movie review: expansive, enticing and empty

Oblivion movie review: expansive, enticing and empty

Tom Cruise and the director of Tron Legacy teamed up to make a US$100+ million art movie. It didn't quite go to plan.

Dolphins, The Dark Knight Rises and what Warner Bros will do about Morgan Freeman

Dolphins, The Dark Knight Rises and what Warner Bros will do about Morgan Freeman

A quick question, before we go further: why do you think Warner Bros’ wholesome 2011 family adventure Dolphin Tale — “the amazing true story of a brave dolphin and the compassionate strangers who banded together to save her life,” thank you official synopsis — generated disappointing results at the US box office? Your answer, if […]

Invictus movie review: Eastwood drops the ball with sentimental sports/politics slosh

Invictus movie review: Eastwood drops the ball with sentimental sports/politics slosh

The common perception of Clint Eastwood is that of a tough, uncompromising figure in Hollywood, the kind of rugged seen-it-all type who can smite souls with his eyes and talks through gritted teeth, grousing about the foibles of a harsh, unforgiving and morally vacuous world. As an actor he is both revered and stereotyped as […]

Name and release date for Clint Eastwood’s Nelson Mandela pic

Name and release date for Clint Eastwood’s Nelson Mandela pic

Clint Eastwood’s upcoming Nelson Mandela pic now has a name and a (U.S.) release date. The freshly titled Invictus (previous known as The Human Factor), is set to arrive in the U.S. in December and stars Morgan Freeman as Mandela (pictured left) and Matt Damon as rugby star Francois Pienaar, who together use the 1995 […]