Movie Review: District 9

The hubby exclaimed one night that we have to go watch District 9. I didn’t know much about the movie except for the trailers. Hubby explained in a nutshell that whilst awaiting the OK for Halo, Peter Jackson jumped at the opportunity to produce District 9 – a movie that has had rave reviews due…

Movie Review: 17 Again

Ok, I admit it. The only reason why I wanted to see this was because of Zac Efron. I loved him in Hairspray, which is an awesome movie overall albeit seen on an airplane, and I have been sucked in with all the tweens into seeing this one. It’s a bit of fun, with some…

Movie Review: The Knowing

Nicolas Cage - a man that could send us all into a Prozac addiction with his acting - stars as an astronomist whose boy brings home a page of numbers that seem to map out the disasters of the last 50 years. The question is – does it predict what will happen next? It’s a spooky movie…

Movie Review: Max Payne

Another military experiment gone wrong. An addictive drug called Valkyr is created to make soldiers stronger, braver and so forth, and also more stupid, I think. Max Payne, played by Mark Wahlberg (who I thought was Stephen Dorff throughout the whole film!), is a detective obsessed with avenging his wife and son’s murder. That whiny…

Restaurant Review: Café Pica

*Sigh!* There was nothing about this café located in the Porirua MegaCentre that made me enjoy my first, and definitely my only, visit. All the doors were left open and you could see the cold wintery breeze pushing dustballs across the icy floors. It was uncomfortable despite being a few feet from the fire place.…

Movie Review: He’s Just Not That Into You

It’s taken me a while to watch this movie, mainly to spare the husband from yet another chick flick. However, I’m glad I watched it with him, and it was’t at all as unbearable as I thought it might be. I was thinking it was another men-are-bastards (let’s throw stones at them) type of movie…

Movie Review: The Chaos Experiment

Yeah, not the best of psychological thrillers I”m afraid. A very unattractive Val Kilmer is a deranged man claiming that he has trapped six people in a steam room, and threatens to kill them if his story about global warming is not front page news. Also called The Steam Experiment, it’s reminiscent of the Saw…

Movie Review: Brüno

Oh deary me! After having seen Borat, I knew I was in for more themes and scenes that push the boundaries of public cinema. Some might think it’s sick and stupid, but I think Brüno is hilarious! Rarely do you laugh out loud and get teary-eyed for most of a movie. I laughed so much…

Movie Review: Seven Pounds

I have always liked Will Smith and he did a terrific job in this heart-wrenching movie. Driven by guilt, Ben Thomas is on a mission to help others in life-changing ways, both for them and him. Ben also has amazing box jellyfish as pets. I didn’t realise how mesmerising they could be, especially in a…

Movie Review: Terminator Salvation

Machines versus humans, again, but this time it’s the future and John Connor is no longer the kid with that 90s haircut but a rather spunky Christian Bale. Jam-packed full of action, the latest Terminator installation is quite entertaining, especially with the choctop icecream and popcorn to keep the pregnant woman going (movie goodies are…