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Cruel Intentions : DVD & Netflix Reviews on Web Wombat EntertainmentCruel Intentions : DVD Review

For whatever reason, I had a hankering to revisit this 1999 film - one that deigns to combine “teenage hijinks” with “dark sexual espionage” - perhaps to compare my current reaction to that of my 15 year-old self. Boy howdy, how times change. Cruel Intentions is the story of creepy step-siblings Sebastian (Ryan Phillippe) and Katherine (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and their decadent, bourgeois boredom as the bratty children of New York social climbers. Read More ...

 

Things I Love About Legally Blonde : DVDs & Netflix on Web WombatThings I Love About Legally Blonde

In case you don't know, or haven't had the pleasure of seeing it, Legally Blonde is a 2001 comedy, wherein Reese Witherspoon portrays Elle Woods, a sorority girl that decides that going to Harvard Law is the only way to get her beloved (and painfully dull) boyfriend back. She gets a lot more than she bargained for, though, as is the custom, and does it inimitable style. The film co-stars Jennifer Coolidge, Luke Wilson and Selma Blair and is a bloody delight. Read More ...

 

Ponyo : DVD & Netflix Reviews on Web WombatPonyo : DVD Review

The films that Studio Ghibli create and release are unparalleled for a reason; they are routinely beautiful, unique and funny, with a focus on magic and fantasy within a very real and human world. They tell stories with unmatched originality and a genuine respect for the form, and the tale. One of my personal favourites of the Ghibli oeuvre, and it can be hard to narrow down one, is Ponyo. Read More ...

 

The Twilight Zone: The Movie : DVDs & Netflix on Web WombatThe Twilight Zone : The Movie : DVD Review

I have such a profound love for the Rod Serling’s original Twilight Zone series that it took me a while to get around to watching the 80s reboot, let alone this full-length tribute. This film actually came before the 80s reboot series, so is entirely inspired by the golden age of Twilight Zone. It is narrated by Zone icon Burgess Meredith (who you might recall as the downtrodden, bespectacled gent in “Time Enough At Last”, one of TZ’s best and most famous stories) and stars Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, John Lithgow, Kathleen Quinlan, Scatman Crothers, as well as scores of others, including stars from the original series. Read More ...

 

The Burbs : DVD & Netflix Reviews on Web WombatThe Burbs : DVD Review

The black comedy of 1989’s The ‘Burbs sits in stark contrast with its subject matter: on the surface, the movie seems to follow your average all-American (very white, very upper-middle class) suburban cul-de-sac, where you prune your gardens, watch Jeopardy with the wife and know your neighbours like the back of your hand. But all is not what it seems in Mayfield Place. Read More ...

 

The X-Files Retrospective: “Chinga”, Season 5 Episode 10 : DVDs & Netflix on Web WombatThe X-Files Retrospective: “Chinga”, Season 5 Episode 10 : DVD Review

For what most people consider to be a sci-fi show, "Chinga" is a very standard horror premise for The X-Files. Not simply because it’s classically scary premise - a haunted or possessed evil doll - but also because horror lord Stephen King co-wrote the episode. Not too shabby on the horror cred. The episode introduces us to Polly, a little girl, her mother Melissa and a sizeable, creepy talking doll, which is apparently, according to show notes, called Chinga, hence the episode name. Read More ...

 

Kinky Boots : DVD & Netflix Reviews on Web WombatKinky Boots : DVD Review

Stories that show humanity in all its many varied forms are some of my favourites. The better ones give us something to think about as well as entertain us. Kinky Boots is one that entertains while giving you a ride through several emotions. The story being based on real life events seems to make the characters more engaging, and it’s a light and fun story that will keep you humming the sound track. Full disclosure: I bought the soundtrack right after seeing the film. Read More ...

 

The X-Files Retrospective: “Home”, Season 4 Episode 2 : DVDs & Netflix on Web WombatThe X-Files Retrospective: “Home”, Season 4 Episode 2 : DVD Review

If I were to introduce someone to The X-Files, it would be with this episode; in fact, I have done. A previous boyfriend had never seen the show, so I led him down the X-Files with path with this, my favourite episode. He was terrified. “Home” has divided audiences; it is far by one of the most creative and unique episodes of the show, in terms of both direction and writing, but was tough for many audiences to watch. Spoiler alert: it didn’t go well for most characters involved. Read More ...

 

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? : DVD & Netflix Reviews on Web Wombat What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? : Netflix Review

I guarantee you’ve never seen Bette Davis more terrifying and unsettling than in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Davis and Joan Crawford play former big-time stars, the old-days glory having more of an effect on one sister than another, to say the least... Read More ...

 

Identity : DVDs and Netflix on Web WombatIdentity : Netflix Review

From the outset, and the Netflix description, 2003’s Identity looks like your average slasher-mystery. A bunch of people getting picked off all in the same place (a dodgy hotel in the middle of nowhere, in the midst of a torrential rainstorm) with no way of escape? Heard it all before, right? Well, Identity will kick your assumptions in the ass, and give you all sorts of twists and turns before the end.. Read More ...

 

Creep: DVD / Netflix Reviews on Web WombatCreep : Netflix Review

I was reticent to watch Creep, because the Netflix description said “found footage”. There was a slew of found footage films that ruined the genre for me and I realised that the medium was doing more harm than good to its films. Thankfully, this isn’t the case for Creep which, as you might expect is unsettling and creepy as hell. Read More ...

 

John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid : DVDs and Netflix on Web WombatJohn Mulaney: The Comeback Kid : Netflix Review

Even if you don’t happen to know John Mulaney by name, you would already know his work: Mulaney worked as a writer on Saturday Night Live for the last six seasons, helping to create the popular ‘Stefon’ character with Bill Hader, as well as being a solid stand-up comedian who, if the world were fair, would be a lot more famous. Read More ...

 

W/ Bob & David: DVD / Netflix Reviews on Web WombatW/ Bob and David : Netflix Review

The first thing you will notice is that W/ Bob and David is quite short; there are only five Netflix half-hour episodes, and one of them is a sort of behind-the-scenes special. It is also slightly more disconnected than Mr Show, some of the sketches being more stand-alone than necessarily facilitating the next. But these are not criticisms, because the show is very funny, very silly and very unique, as you would expect. It’s the same faces - brilliant comedy dudes Bob Odenkirk and David Cross - in a new format. Read More ...

 

Elf : DVDs / Netflix on Web WombatElf: Netflix Review

Every year there’s a new tide of films desperate to capitalise on the Xmas season, with most movies basing themselves around the concept of, “This family is so different and they have to get together for the holidays and look what madcap mishaps happen!”. It’s tiresome, but every now and then there is a solid, genuinely enjoyable film that just happens to also be a Christmas film. Read More ...

 

Les Girls: DVD / Netflix Reviews on Web WombatLes Girls: DVD Review

Les Girls is not your typical musical. There are a few songs, sure, but the songs included are almost all “in show”; that is, part of the performances within the film. They are in the theatre, after all... Read More ...

 

Rabbit Proof Fence : DVDs and Netflix on Web Wombat Rabbit-Proof Fence: Netflix Review

This film was always going to be heartbreaking, it was just a matter of how much so. Based on the true story of three young Aboriginal girls’ terrifying and arduous journey through the Australian outback, it’s a harsh reminder of just how loathsome and callous white settlers were, and have been, but it also a testament to the human spirit. Read More ...

 

Tony Abbott, Film Critic: DVD & Netflix Reviews on Web WombatTony Abbott, Film Critic

Tony Abbott has a lot of time on his hands since he was ousted from the Prime Ministership, so he's taken to various hobbies to fill the days: fishing, whittling and film critique... Read More ...

 

All Glory to Phoebe Buffay : DVDs and Netflix on Web WombatAll Glory to Phoebe Buffay

Friends had more than its fair share of “broad sitcom” about it, and I don’t know that there has ever been a show with less people of colour in TV history before, but, but, but, it had so many good points and fun moments - sad ones, too, real weepy business - that it does hold a place in my TV-shaped heart, and so much of that is due to Phoebe Buffay. Read More ...

 

The Loved Ones: DVD & Netflix Reviews on Web WombatThe Loved Ones : DVD Review

I had forgotten several things about The Loved Ones in the five or six years since I had last seen it. One thing was how bloody and bat-shit crazy it is; another thing is how oddly made for a horror movie the song Not Pretty Enough is. Read More ...

 

Several Reasons You Should Be Watching Highlander Right Now : DVDs and Netflix on Web WombatSeveral Reasons You Should Be Watching Highlander Right Now : DVD Review

Making a case for the 1986 cult sci-fi/fantasy classic. Looking at the characters, scripts, dialogue, music and memorable scenes from the popular series. Read More ...

 

Blood Diner : DVD & Netflix Reviews on Web WombatBlood Diner : DVD Review

From the word go, Blood Diner is a bizarre, gory, super dodgy bloodfest. It follows two brothers who seek to complete their uncle’s work after he is shot in a police shootout. The work in question is your basic collect-bits-of-immoral-women-for-a-blood-buffet-to-resurrect-an-Egyptian-goddess thing, you know the drill. Read More ...

 

Mr Baseball : DVD Review on Web WombatMr Baseball : DVD Review

Mr. Baseball is a movie that will not be remembered for anything outstanding. It combines the fun of a sports movie with learning a lot about attitude and how that shapes your world. It didn’t win awards or make a big splash at the box office, but what it is good at is telling a story in an extraordinary way. Read More ...

 

The First Ten Simpsons “Treehouse of Horror” Specials, Ranked : DVD & Netflix Reviews on Web WombatFirst Ten Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Specials : DVD Review

We revisited the golden age of the popular cartoon sitcom, via their creepiest and kookiest special episodes and rank them into the top 10. Read More ...

 

Some Like It Hot : DVD Review on Web WombatSome Like It Hot : Netflix Review

It’s a film where a couple of no-goodnik musician lads find out just how hard it is to be a woman (in 1929, no less); Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon play Joe and Jerry respectively. In fairness to Jerry, Joe is the real d-bag of the operation; he bets their money on horses, treats woman woefully and doesn’t hesitate to fudge truths. Jerry is dragged along in these shenanigans, and will be the first to wonder why he keeps trusting Joe in these escapades. The boys inadvertently witness a mafia shoot-out and have to leave town; by the grace of God, they hear of a couple of jobs for musicians in a faraway state. The catch? It’s for female musicians. Case closed, right? Don’t count on it. Read More ...

 

Private Parts : DVD & Netflix Reviews on Web WombatPrivate Parts : DVD Review

Full disclosure: I am not a Howard Stern fan. He never appealed to me, mostly because his show wasn’t broadcast in my part of the country, but even his shows have never interested me. If anything, his brand of humor just gave me little more than mild amusement. I chose to watch this movie based on the suggestion of a reviewer who said that even if you don’t like him, this movie has more to it than just rehashing of his radio bits. He was right; I found myself completely engaged in the story. It focuses on more of how he got his start and how he grew into the self proclaimed “king of all media”. Read More ...

 

Micro Monsters : DVD Review on Web WombatMicro Monsters : Netflix Review

Somehow, when you’re feeling a bit miserable, and you need something to watch that will utterly engross you, one always thinks of David Attenborough. His epic 2001 project Blue Planet has long been one of my absolute favourites, and Attenborough’s oaky timbre and adorable love of nature are deeply soothing to a chaotic mind. This 2013 doco is all about bugs, so if you’re squeamish or arachnophobic, I would not recommend it. Micro Monsters follows the lives of various types of arthropods, including insects and arachnids. Read More ...

 

Close Encounters of the Third Kind : DVD & Netflix Reviews on Web WombatClose Encounters of the Third Kind : DVD Review

I remember loving this move as a kid and wanted to give it another look. Looking at its history, the 1977 release of this film gave the studio a desperately-needed financial boon, reportedly grossing $288 million worldwide. It also has been reported to have been the rebirth of the science fiction genre. All of those facts were lost on the nine year-old me who just remembers that this movie was spectacular.... Read More ...

 

Baffled! : DVD Review on Web WombatBaffled! : DVD Review

If you told me to watch a 1970s film about a psychic racecar driver, I might be trepidatious. But if you then told me that psychic racecar driver was Leonard Nimoy, you will have at least piqued my interest. Luckily, Baffled! was worth my curiosity.. Read More ...

 

The To Do List : DVD & Netflix Reviews on Web WombatThe To Do List : DVD Review

I can see reasons both for and against The To Do List's underrated, or shall I say slightly tanked, status. On the one hand, look at the cast: Aubrey Plaza, Bill Hader, Connie Britton, Andy Samberg ... but on the other hand, I think this film challenges a lot of the oddly puritanical mores that America holds, and America - indeed, anyone with closely-held and, let's say Christian, beliefs about virginity, sex and women - doesn't like to be told it's wrong. Read More ...

 

Top Five : DVD Review on Web WombatTop Five : DVD Review

Chris Rock is again showing off his writing abilities in this film about a comedian who is tired of doing funny movies and wants to do something with substance. I really enjoy his stand-up and, as a writer, you can see his touches of reality and honest moments. What I like about him is he lets everyone in; he is cross-cultural in his writing and has a brilliant take on the world around him. I didn’t grow up in Brooklyn, but I don’t need to have to enjoy his stories. He also has a charm as a guy who you want to hang out with. Having dinner with him would be a hazard, because of choking from laughing. Read More ...

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles : DVD & Netflix Reviews on Web WombatTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles : DVD Review

As a movie reviewer, I know that people take liberties with stories in order to put a new spin on it to make it their own. I’m fine with that- it allows you to explore different possibilities with the characters. It was Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. who encouraged changes to his story because different mediums mean that different technology needs to be used. There is a great article that talks about the changes to his story in his own words. Why am I telling you this? Because I want to tell you I didn’t care for the film and I want you to understand my full meaning and where this poor review comes from. Read More ...

 

Black Sunday : DVD Review on Web WombatBlack Sunday : DVD Review

When a film opens with a witch burning, where the two central victims have spiked masks driven into their faces, you know it’s going to be a creatively wild ride. Mario Bava’s 1960 vampire story, based loosely on Gogol’s “Viy”, is a sleek and classic horror story that relies more on creepiness and shadow-play than gore (apart from a few choice moments.). Read More ...

 

Scream King : Remembering Wes : DVD & Netflix Reviews on Web WombatScream King: Remembering Wes : DVD Review

Like most members of the horror community, last night I found myself mopiley debating which Wes Craven film to watch and, although it's never easy choosing from the expansive oeuvre of a master filmmaker, it seemed appropriate that I start with the film that best represented my own personal introduction to Mr Craven: Scream. So that’s what I’m going to focus on today (SPOILERS FOR A MOVIE THAT’S ALMOST TWENTY YEARS OLD AND YOU’VE TOTALLY ALREADY SEEN IF YOU BOTHERED TO CLICK ON THIS.) Read More ...

 

Horns : DVD Review on Web Wombat Horns : DVD Review

Movies that dabble in the supernatural sometimes fall into the problem of trying to justify or over-explain themselves. Horns doesn't bother trying to get you to understand. The viewer learns about the mystery right along with the main character. The story moves at a quick pace, so you just have to join in on the fun or step out of the way. Read More ...

 

Fletch : DVD and Netflix Reviews on Web Wombat Fletch : DVD Review

When I was a kid I loved this film. The sarcastic tone and the boldness of the main character gave me a model of someone I wanted to be; I even wrote down some of the best lines from the film and tried to incorporate the same humor into my everyday speech. Yes, I was an odd kid and a film nerd from way back. Read More ...

 

The Life and Times of Dinah Washington : DVD Review on Web Wombat The Life and Times of Dinah Washington : DVD Review

Before Beyonce reigned supreme, there was a Queen. More specifically, The Queen: Ruth Lee Jones, better known as Dinah Washington. This documentary is a brief overview, but really digs into the kind of woman Dinah was, why people loved (and hated) her, and how and why her music touched people the way it did. I went looking for a documentary about the singer, who died in 1963, because I have been so in love with her voice for so long; I adore a number of soul/blues women (Aretha, Bessie, Sarah Vaughan, Billie) but Dinah always comes out at the top of my list. There’s just something about that voice; I can’t go a day without it. Read More ...

 

The ABCs of Death : DVD and Netflix Reviews on Web Wombat The ABCs of Death : DVD Review

I have had the distinct displeasure of sitting though a two hour experiment in giving twenty-six different directors a letter of the alphabet and having them pick a word related to death and then make a short film around that word. I am all for independent film-making and this doesseem like something that I could enjoy, but three hits out of twenty-six attempts is not a good return on investment. Read More ...

 

Kill Me Three Times : DVD Review on Web Wombat Kill Me Three Times : DVD Review

This film is broken into three different chapters surrounding one treacherous day: the narrator is Charlie Wolfe (Simon Pegg) and he is the continuous thread that brings all aspects of this story together. This complex web of deceit and lies is also a cautionary tale that if you have evil in your heart, you will suffer the wrath of karma. Everyone in the film is guilty of some sin, some more ominous than others. Even the good guys do things that are questionable, but it all boils down to what motivates their actions. Read More ...

 

The Two Ronnies: The Picnic & By The Sea : DVD / Netflix Reviews on Web Wombat The Two Ronnies: The Picnic & By The Sea : DVD Review

I can’t. I just can’t. Okay, I can see how this might’ve been cheeky-funny at the time (1982), but I justcan’t with this. If you’ve ever seen anything British made before 1990, you’ve seen these Two Ronnies (Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett) specials already, but let’s power on regardless. Read More ...

 

The Town That Dreaded Sundown : DVD Review on Web Wombat The Town That Dreaded Sundown : DVD Review

A sense of documentary realism can often be a powerful element of a horror narrative. Ambrose Bierce’s ghost stories, written in the terse prose of a newspaper report demonstrated this as far back as the 19th century, and in recent years, the found footage craze has tried to pick up and run with it as far as it can go. The Town That Dreaded Sundown, a semi-independent film from 1976, tries to evoke this by posing itself as a sort of historical documentary re-enactment of a crime. Read More ...

 

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage : DVD / Netflix Reviews on Web Wombat The Bird With The Crystal Plumage : DVD Review

It has been depressing watching Italian horror director Dario Argento’s decline over the last... three decades? Geez. The once renowned creator of Suspiria and Deep Red has churned out ugly cheap schlock like Mother of Tears and Dracula 3D, but it’s still a thrill to see him in his glorious early years, debuting in this 1970s gripping little murder mystery, The Bird With The Crystal Plumage. Read More ...

 

The Skeleton Twins: DVD Review on Web Wombat The Skeleton Twins : DVD Review

Milo (Bill Hader) and Maggie (Kristen Wiig) are brother and sister, but haven't spoken for ten years. On the same day, in different parts of the country, they come close to dying: Milo slits his wrists and Maggie is about to take an overdose of pills when she gets a call that her brother has been admitted to a hospital. Maggie invites Milo to stay with her and her husband (Luke Wilson). They provide a great place to let Milo collect himself. Ten years ago, he had a relationship with someone and it changed both of their lives. Read More ...

 

Would I Lie To You Seasons 6 & 7: DVD / Netflix Reviews on Web Wombat Would I Lie To You? Volumes 3 & 4: DVD Review

For those that don’t know, Would I Lie To You is a British panel show. Hosted by comedian and impressionist Rob Brydon (The Trip), there are two teams, led by comedians Lee Mack and David Mitchell (Peep Show). Essentially, the teams must tell stories as fact, or vice versa, and the opposing team must discern their dis/honesty. It’s pretty run-of-the-mill stuff TV-wise, but a far better concept than many a panel show that often gets to telly. Plus, it has David Mitchell in it, which is all I ever really want to see anyway. Read More ...

 

The Warriors: DVD Review on Web Wombat The Warriors : DVD Review

I was taking a walk down memory lane when I watched The Warriors. The last time I enjoyed this film was when I was in high school, about six years after it came out. When I was younger I had a lower bar for entertaining films. This movie lived in the bubble of nostalgia and I held it high regard. Walks down memory lane can be dangerous because they can pop those bubbles if the movie doesn’t happen to live up to your recollection of it, though... Read More ...

 

The Physician:  DVD Review on Web Wombat DVD Review: The Physician

In the 11th century, an English boy, Rob Cole (Tom Payne) becomes an apprentice to a local barber (Stellan Skarsgard). Medicine back then was leeches and dubious tonics made from horse urine. One day they run into a physician from the east who performs miracles; Rob becomes fascinated with the skills and asks if he can study in Persia as well. Read More ...

 

An Honest Liar: DVD Review on Web Wombat DVD Review : An Honest Liar

An Honest Liar is the story of James Randi: stage performer and fighter of flim-flam. Modeling his life on Harry Houdini, he performed as an escape artist and stage magician and, in his later years. he devoted his time to the investigation of the paranormal. This documentary, at 90 minutes, can't capture the genius and wonder that is James Randi but it will whet your appetite to some of the accomplishments of this man, who has provided a way to test people who have been reported to have supernatural powers in a way that will prove that the powers are real. Read More ...

 

Titanic Band of Courage : DVD Review on Web Wombat DVD Review: Titanic: Band of Courage

I’ve long had a fascination with shipwrecks. I’m not sure why; they’re a surprisingly regular occurrence, and the reasons for these accidents are often mundane. There’s something about the ghostly remains; something that was once filled with living people, now sitting flat on the ocean floor, being eaten by barnacles. It’s a terrifying sight, and the ocean is a scary, unknowable beast. The Titanic sank April 14, 1912 and it’s been a source of great interest for people ever since. Read More ...

 

Weird Science: DVD Review on Web Wombat DVD Review : Weird Science

Although reviews were mixed at the time, patron saint of 80s teens John Hughes was onto a winner for me with Weird Science. The deeply goofy film has a simple enough concept- "nerds do magic, find love, save the day" - but does wonders thanks to the three central performances. Weird Science follows Gary (80s golden boy Anthony Michael Hall) and Wyatt (Ilan Mitchell-Smith) as they traverse the rocky paths of high school life: they’re unpopular virgins, and since that is literally the Worst Thing you can be in this world (Shermer, Illinois of course), they decide to 'create' a woman. Read More ...

 

That Sugar Film : DVD Review on Web Wombat DVD Review: That Sugar Film

I have a real thing with my teeth. I’ve always hated them, and they’re always been a bit banged-up, though I don’t know which came first. I do, however, know that many of my teeth and health problems of my current days can be directly traced back, in one long white line, to my life-long consumption of sugar. Read More ...

 

Hector and the Search for Happiness Review on Web Wombat DVD Review : Hector and the Search for Happiness

Some movies are good from the very first time you see them; some are so-so on first look, but on a second viewing you get more attached to the film. This falls into the second category. This film popped up on Netflix and I wanted to give it a second chance because Simon Pegg is a performer whose body of work has more hits than misses. This time I could focus on the characters and watch it with a different point of view. This movie is about an emotionally repressed man becoming a more mature individual. Read More ...

 

The Cobbler - Netflix Review on Web Wombat DVD Review: The Cobbler

Watching Netflix, you have the freedom to just pick something and, if you don't care for it, you can easily stop and move onto something else. It’s harder to keep the attention of the audience, but The Cobbler does a great job of keeping your attention and gives you a rising tension as things progress that makes it impossible to stop once you start. It's pleasantly predictable in parts and some parts take you completely by surprise. Read More ...

 

True Detective Season 1 Review on Web Wombat DVD Review : True Detective Season 1

Sometimes a person needs to have a good story which is dark and heartbreaking, socking and in the end inspiring. The end of this season gives the characters closure but at a cost even they didn't see coming. This doesn't end in a normal happy ending. The conclusion to this story leave the characters and viewers room to think about things and what life and death really mean. Read More ...

 

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes : Classic Review on Web Wombat Classics Review: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

There’s good reason Marilyn Monroe has become, since her death in 1962, an emblem of Hollywood charm and beauty. Even when she was alive, she became the yardstick to which starlets were measured. Read More ...

 

Can't Hardly Wait - 90S Classics Review on Web Wombat 90s Classics Review : Can't Hardly Wait

There’s a million movies about the things that Can’t Hardly Wait covers - losing your virginity, graduating high school, getting the girl of your dreams, getting dumped - but no-one does it with quite as much good humour, self-awareness and big-ups to the Little Guy. Read More ...

 

Rosewater - Netflix Review on Web Wombat Netflix Review: Rosewater

Maziar Bahari, an Iranian-Canadian journalist travels back to Iran to cover the 2009 election. He has to make a choice: report the story the Iranian government approves, of a fair election and a country united behind Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, or cover the reality of an election that didn't sit well with the population. By covering the truth he becomes a target for political reprisals. Read More ...

 

Withnail & I - Classics Review on Web Wombat Classics Review : Withnail & I

Not all actors are lucky enough for their debut film roles to become classics, but for the leads of Withnail and I - Paul McGann (the eighth Doctor Who, The Monocled Mutineer) and Richard E Grant (SpiceWorld, Posh Nosh, How To Get Ahead in Advertising) - they hit gold straight out of the gate... Read More ...

 

Jack Reacher - Netflix Review on Web Wombat Netflix Review: Jack Reacher

An expert sniper kills five people who are just going about their day. The killer is caught with a mountain of evidence proving he did it. He asks for Jack Reacher, an ex-Army MP who lives completely off the grid Read More ...

 

The Big Lebowski - Netflix Review on Web Wombat Netflix Review : The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski is just as good today as it was in 1998. I’m not going to become a Dudeist or anything, but I can appreciate its connections and composure in the best modern day noir film I have seen... Read More ...

 

The Last Samurai - Netflix Review on Web WombatNetflix Review: The Last Samurai

One of the better epic war movies is The Last Samurai. It works on several levels; there are struggles between the past and the future, social structures and personal demons.  Read More ...

 

Gods Not Dead - DVD Review on Web WombatDVD Review : God's Not Dead

The Christian demographic of the movie-watching population is a largely untapped resource.. Read More ...

 

Dredd - DVD Review on Web Wombat DVD Review: Dredd

The story is an excellent, self contained piece of film making that allows you to follow the story, even if you're not familiar with the comic book.  Read More ...

 

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - DVD Review on Web WombatDVD Review : The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Considering that Bill Nighy can make even a “ladies and germs” joke seem utterly adorable, it’s safe to say the makers have another hit on their hands. Read More ...

 

Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters - DVD Review on Web Wombat DVD Review: Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters

Big Guns - check, foul language - check, mind blowing special effects - check, nudity - check, gore - heck , fantasy setting - check. Yep the juvenile check list is complete.  Read More ...

 

Batman Returns - DVD Review on Web WombatDVD Review : Batman Returns

The history of Batman films need to be viewed not as their own entity, but as a stepping stone towards the hero films we see today. The key is just to sit back and enjoy the carnival ride. Read More ...

 

Take This Waltz - DVD Review on Web Wombat DVD Review: Take This Waltz

Margot loves Lou but feels like their relationship is lacking something. She tries to ignore Daniel but can't resist his passion.  Read More ...

 

The Interview DVD ReviewNetflix: The Interview

After learning that North Korea's Kim Jong Un (Randall Park) is a huge fan of the show, they successfully set up an interview with him, hoping to legitimize the show. Read More ...

 

Jack Ryan - DVD DVD Review: Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit

New Jersey bartender Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) knows what's important: his friends, his family, his car, his church, his sexual conquests -- and porn.  Read More ...

 

Johnny English Reborn DVD ReviewNetflix: Johnny English Reborn

MI7 agent Johnny English (Rowan Atkinson) has failed an important mission and has gone away to meditate and recover in a Tibetan monastery! Read More ...

 

Don Jon - DVD DVD Review: Don Jon

New Jersey bartender Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) knows what's important: his friends, his family, his car, his church, his sexual conquests -- and porn.  Read More ...

 

Anchorman 2 DVD ReviewNetflix: Anchorman 2 - Extended Cut

Longer, crazier, rated R, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: Super-Sized contains 763 new jokes! Read More ...

 

Knights of Badassom - DVD DVD Review: Knights of Badassom

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Re-released on Blu Ray, the miniseries features the 1st Marine Division's battles in the Pacific, such as Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, and Okinawa, as well as Basilone's involvement in the Battle of Iwo Jima. Read More ...

 

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After the mysterious disappearance of a nurse at a remote private clinic, Kathy takes up the vacant role at Roget Clinic, a private hospital for the clinically comatose in a remote seaside town. Before long it becomes apparent that a patient has telepathic powers and his affections for Kathy turn into a deadly. Read More ...

 

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The special hour long Q & A with Kevin Smith, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Zack Snyder covers a lot of ground. Most importantly, Synder explains his theory behind Superman killing General Zod. It's a surprisingly thoughtful and logical response. Read More ...

 

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Feeling pressured to become more sexually experienced before she goes to college, Brandy Klark makes a list of things to accomplish before hitting campus in the during the Summer. Read More ...

 

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Despite her illness, Marion still sings with the local old folks choir, dubbed ‘The OAPZ” by conductor and high school music teacher (Gemma Arterton) – OAP stands for Old Age Pensioner, the “Z” is to give them street cred. Read More ...

 

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When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. Read More ...

 

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Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident. Read More ...

 

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In the Fog is a 2012 drama film directed by Sergei Loznitsa. The film competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and won the Golden Apricot at the 2012 Yerevan International Film Festival, Armenia, for Best Feature Film. Read More ...

 

  

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