Articles Posted in the " Sam Neill " Category

  • Escape Plan

    Stallone and Schwarzenegger together in the same film is never a bad thing, however it doesn’t exactly raise the bar in the action genre. The good thing about Escape Plan is that it never pretends to be anything more than what it is: two action legends beating the snot out of each other and blowing…



  • The Hunter

    Willem Dafoe is on rare form with this intensely atmospheric thriller set in the trackless Tasmanian mountains. But can the rest of the film live up to his performance? An aesthetic masterpiece with a commanding central character, The Hunter is nevertheless a little too diffuse to truly captivate.


  • Jurassic Park

    Touched by age and finally brave enough to sit through the taut kitchen scene without weeping (MIND THE LADLE!), I all but jumped at the chance to revisit Jurassic Park on the big screen. Re-touched, re-tooled and re-toothed, Steven Spielberg’s fourth greatest movie still stands a head and shoulders (and claws and tail) above its blockbusting competition.


  • Friday Drinking Game #13 – Jurassic Park

    Tis the end of the working week and time for a wee drink. How about getting obliterated whilst watching a cuddly little film about sharply toothen scaly quadrupeds? Oh right you did that last week. Well you didn’t do it playing with our rules! Take a gander at the completely random Friday drinking game for the Spielberg classic Jurassic Park.




  • Daybreakers

    Warning – don’t go and see this film expecting another Twilight. The vamps in Daybreakers belong firmly to the old school of demonesque bad guys who have overrun the earth and must be hunted down with machine guns, exploding crossbows and other such gore-porn paraphernalia. The action is set 10 years in the future, where the human population has been infected with vampirism and blood has become as big a business as Coca-Cola. It’s up to Ethan Hawke’s erstwhile hematologist to save the population from themselves, but mostly he just ends up shooting a lot of stuff.