Byzantium – 2/5 stars

I’ve been a bit off with my reviews recently.  That’s my fault – life is one big interruption. But with any luck, I can get back into the swing of things…by recapping some of the films I didn’t have a chance to put up. First of all, Byzantium (warning: spoilers!) After this whole pop culture phase of modern vampires, yet another twist on the genre … Continue reading Byzantium – 2/5 stars

Stoker – 4/5 stars

Like most people, when you hear “Stoker,” you immediately associates it with “vampires”. To be honest, there’s been enough of those on film and television to – ironically – last a lifetime. But when you hear it with the director of Oldboy and that guy from Prison Break, it does raise intrigue. “Stoker” is the latest film by acclaimed Korean director Park Woo-Chan and features … Continue reading Stoker – 4/5 stars

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – 2/5 stars

Vampirism has boosted so much in the last few years.  The Twilight series and the TV shows True Blood and The Vampire Diaries has helped boost the different variations on the mythology behind vampires for modern times, so this adaptation of a historical figure being a prolific hunter offers a somewhat unnecessary different perspective. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is the big-screen adaptation of the 2010 … Continue reading Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – 2/5 stars

Dark Shadows – 2/5 stars

Johnny Depp and Tim Burton started off as a classic cinematic partnership. Like Uma Thurman and Quentin Tarantino, and Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe – they seem to stick together, no matter how….unappealing the project seems to be. After the lacklustre Alice in Wonderland, you should wish that the two would take a more original concept for their new feature. Unfortunately, they took the premise … Continue reading Dark Shadows – 2/5 stars