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Beautiful. Compelling. Confusing. These are some of the best ways to describe 009 Re: Cyborg. Constructed from the building blocks of Shotaro Ishinomori's renowned manga, the film features some of the most impressive animation in the 3D medium seen since Avatar. It's just a shame that the story couldn't stand up to the same high quality.
If the opening text plate did not state in big, bold font that this was a TRUE STORY, you would be forgiven for believing Compliance was just making things up as it went along and going too far in the process. There are acts committed in this film that stretch credulity, yet they are entirely credible.
Based on an infamous phone prank inflicted on a McDonald's restaurant in Mount Washington, Kentucky in 2004, Compliance proves the sad, chilling fact is that reality can be more unbelievable and disturbing than any slasher or supernatural fright fest.
Warrior is part kung fu, part detective film and quite a different beast then your standard chopsocky flick. Don’t get me wrong - there are some great fight scenes and wonderful chorography but there is also a detective/mystery element, some family issues and some quite deep themes sprinkled throughout. It ends up as quite a varied film.
Eleven years after the original of Twentieth Century Fox's Ice Age franchise, DreamWorks release their own prehistoric animation in the form of Neanderthal family The Croods.
Having lived the majority of their lives sheltering inside the rocky confines of their rocky dwelling, father Grug (Nicholas Cage) is extremely apprehensive of anything outside his comfort zone (food and cave), dismissing all new experiences as dangerous and forbidden. His teenage daughter Eep (Emma Stone), however, is not convinced by Grug's hard-line approach to fresh encounters and struggles to fit in with her family's repressed existence. When a change in the Earth's climate shatters their normal way of life, the Croods are forced to explore pastures new, to the delight of the restless Eep. On this journey they encounter the enlightened and helpful Homo sapien, Guy (Ryan Reynolds), who not only proves helpful in tackling the unknown but also provides a new perspective on how to view the world.
Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) are two world-class magicians who have been banded together since their school days, both as a result of a shared love for magic and a lack of any other form of social life. Rising to superstardom together after outgrowing their bog standard magic kit, the pair are now the headline act at a major Las Vegas venue. After a hugely successful ten-year tenure, they are used to performing to sell out crowds despite the staleness of their routine, which, along with their outfits, has never been updated.
This Italian comedy-drama opens with a long helicopter shot following a pompous wedding party from the air, perhaps a nod to the iconic opening sequence of the classic La Dolce Vita, a film which was a similarly satirical look at the vacuous nature of celebrity obsessed culture. Reality, though, is a film set firmly in the present; the post-Big Brother age where the rules have changed and anyone can become famous if they want it enough.