Archive for July, 2010


iPhone 4 Review

Much like the iPod revolutionised MP3 players, the iPhone 3G revolutionised the mobile phone and PDA markets across the globe, offering a sleek and powerful device that appealed to users of all demographics. Today marks the launch of the brand new iPhone 4 nationwide, and while the launch in the US has been fraught with complaints, law suits and recalls, just how good is Apple’s latest gadget?

You can read the full article at http://pc.mmgn.com/Reviews/Australian-iPhone-4-Review

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Directed By: Nimród Antal
Starring: Adrien Brody, Lawrence Fishburn, Topher Grace, Danny Trejo

What It’s All About:

Awakening in free fall, mercenary Royce is plummeting towards the jungle below when his parachute opens. He lands into the forest and finds a number of other degenerates who find themselves in the same position. None of them remember how they got there, and soon things heat up as they work out they are being hunted by an unknown Predator.

The Final Verdict:

Taking on one of the classic Sci-Fi franchises is never an easy task, especially with one so fragile as the Predator series. After a brief affair with those horrible AvP movies, this is the first sequel since the 1990 Predator 2, and fans are after something that is true to the original. It’s gory, it’s full of action but Adrien Brody fails to fill the shoes of a compelling leading man, which is a detriment to the success of the film. A step in the right direction, but fails to reach the its full potential.

2/5

Directed By: Joe Chappelle
Starring: Ben Affleck, Peter O’Toole, Rose McGowan, Liev Schreiber

What It’s All About:

Lisa and her sister Jenny are heading to the resort town of Snowfield, Colorado to hit the slopes. They arrive to discover that the town is empty, aside from the dead bodies of their landlady and a local police officer. They join Sheriff Bryce Hammond and his deputies in investigating the town when they uncover the ancient enemy.

The Final Verdict:

Book to movie adaptions are seldom impressive, and Phantoms is no exception to this truth. With obvious ties to other classic horror films as “The Blob” or “The Thing” Joe Chappelle has conjured up a convoluted story that ends up a mess. Sloppy production, lacklustre performance and lacking story. All I can say is “Affleck, you da bomb in Phantoms, yo!”

2/5

Directed By: Tony Scott
Starring: Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Halle Berry

What It’s All About:

Joe Hallenback is an ex secret service agent who was famous for saving the President’s life. Jimmy Dix is an ex professional football player who was banned for life on gambling charges. Joe’s life is turned upside down as he is thrown into a case that teams him up with an unlikely parter in Jimmy, as they fight to find out who killed Jimmy’s girlfriend and Joe’s best friend.

The Final Verdict:

Bruce Willis dials in another quality performance as a leading man in the action genre, slipping his trademark one liners in vein of his other popular Die Hard franchise, it’s such a shame the same can’t be said for his sidekick who has an on and off performance. Tony Scott has done well to create a classic action film that will be remembered as one of the greats of the early 90’s.

4/5

SFAMRS 2.0 #1- Chicken Park

Please enjoy our Chicken Park Review

Directed By: Harald Zwart
Starring: Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith

What It’s All About:
Remake of the 1984 classic of the same name, The Karate Kid tells the story of Dre Parker and his mother as they move to Beijing from their home in Detroit to start a new life. Dre quickly becomes friends with Mei Ying but Cheng and his friends are adapt in martial arts and keep the two apart, beating up Dre. The maintenance man in Dre’s building, Mr. Han saves him from a beating, and attempts to help the boy by talking to Cheng’s karate instructor to leave Dre alone. Instead Dre must learn karate from Mr. Han and fight for respect and friendship.

The Final Verdict:

Remaking a classic film is never and easy task, but when the remake features none of the original characters from the source material, you have to wonder what the studio execs were thinking other than cashing in on a successful franchise. Jaden Smith simply lacks the connection that audiences had with Ralph Macchio back in the 1984 iteration. The back story for the Parkers is never explained, why do they have to move to Beijing? This is never explained, and leaves the movie feeling flat. The only thing that saves this film is Jackie Chan’s performance, which is stellar and should be a highlight in his long and successful career. Entertaining enough, but simply cannot be compared to the original.

2/5