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Shanghai Movie Review

shanghai_movie_review_1_thumb.jpg Shanghai is an epic looking thriller that follows the story of Paul Soames played by John Cusack as a Naval Intelligence Office who winds up in Shanghai to visit his friend Conner. When Soames arrives, he finds Conner has been murdered, and he wants to know why. Picking up where Conner left off, Paul looks to find out who killed his friend and why using his journalist persona as cover. Along the way Paul befriends local crime boss Anthony Lan-Ting played by Chow Yun Fat and his wife Anna played by Gong Li, and finds that not everything is as it seems with the close but distant couple, who have major sway in the city
Buried Movie Review

buried-movie-review-1-thumb.jpg Buried is the work of spanish director Rodrigo Cortes and stars Ryan Reynolds in the title role as Paul Conroy a truck driver from the US working in Iraq who manages to find himself trapped in a coffin, tied up and completely unsure of how he got there or why he is there. Buried is a pretty unique movie that makes the most of its low budget premise. The whole movie is filmed enterily in the coffin with just a few props to keep the story ticking over, like a Blackberry phone, a lighter some glowsticks and of course the main character
Pirates of Silicon Valley Movie Review

pirates_of_silicon_valley_review_thumb.jpg Pirates of Silicon Valley is a movie I completely missed first time round, and it's only recently through a recommendation that I actually got round to seeing it. Pirates of Silicon Valley is a 1999 TV docudrama based on the book Fire in the Valley and follows the early story of two groups of computing pioneers in Bill Gates, Steve Balmer and Paul Allen, who went on to form that little company Microsoft. And Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak who went on to form an almost unheard off company called Apple
limitless Movie Review

limitless-movie-review-1-thumb.jpg Limitless is one of those movies that really got under promoted, wrongly promoted or I just damn well missed all the hype when it was released, and yes, surprisingly it is actually pretty damn good. Limitless stars Bradley Cooper as Eddie a down on his luck writer, living in a dump that he can't afford rent on and is just about to get ditched by his girlfriend Lindy, played by Abbie Cornish
X-Men First Class, Our Idiot Brother and What’s your Number – Movie Trailers

xmen_first_class_movie_trailer_thumb.jpg It's been a while since we did a round up of the latest movie trailers here at Movies Illustrated so without further ado we're bringing you 3 trailers for 3 very different movies. First up we have the trailer for the latest movie in the X-Men franchise, X-Men First Class
Rubber – Movie Review

rubber_movie_review_thumb.jpg Let me start by saying this, Rubber is one of those movies that is so random, bizarre and original that it's hard to even review, or in this case rather pointless. You see Rubber is one of those movies that is something you should watch just because its so unique, but I'm not saying your going to like it. Rubber follows the story of a car tire that comes to life and trundles along killing anything that gets in it's way, mostly by use of it's special power, vibrating insanely
Posted on - April 2nd, 2011 | Tags: , , , ,
Super 8 Movie Trailer – J.J. Abrams and Spielberg collaborate on new sci fi flick

super_8_1_thumb.jpg Super 8 is set in 1979 in Ohio where a group of kids are filming their own zombie movie on a remote railway. When a truck crashes with a train the kids witness something that isn't human emerge from the wreckage. Super 8 is a collaboration between a J.J. Abrams who wrote the story and is directing, and Steven Speilberg who is producing Super 8 alongside Abrams
Posted on - March 20th, 2011 | Tags: , , , , ,
Inside Job – Movie Review

inside_job_movie_review_thumb.jpg Inside Job is a documentary by Charles Ferguson that goes into great detail regarding the global financial meltdown of 2008 which was the result of various changes in the financial sector that ultimately had worldwide impact. For anyone that is currently feeling the pinch or living in the recession this movie is a must watch documentary that shows how a few people got rich at the expense of everyone else
Posted on - March 6th, 2011 | Tags: , , , ,
Movie Trailer Round-up – Insidious, Apollo 18 and Gantz

gantz_1_thumb.jpg This week we're doing some catching up on a few cool movie trailers. From upcoming horror movies Insidious, to Sci Fi thriller Apollo 18 and the Japanese live action adaptation of manga and anime series Gantz. First up is insidious which comes from the makers of Paranormal Activity and Saw and is a none too original horror movie about a cursed child
Posted on - February 20th, 2011 | Tags: , , , , ,
The Green Hornet Movie Review

the_green_hornet_1_thumb.jpg Of the two superhero movies to be released in 2011, The Green Hornet and The Green Lantern, the hornet has struck first. The Green Hornet Stars Seth Rogan as Britt Reid or the Green Hornet who is the 28 year old good for nothing lay about son of James Reid the owner of The Daily Sentinel newspaper. When Reid dies from a presumed wasp sting his son finds an ally in former maid and engineer Kato played by Jay Chou. The two out of boredom and financial freedom decide to behead a memorial statue of James Reid out of their shared hatred of him and stumble into being criminal vigilantes
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