Voyage of the Dawn Treader – review
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 12-01-2010
[caption id="attachment_2481" align="aligncenter" width="620" caption="The dawn treader cast were in a good mood"][/caption] Thanks to the kindness of the World Evangelical Alliance I was privileged to go to the Royal World Premier of Voyage of the Dawn Treader last night in Leicester Square. It was a very glitzy event - with the surreal combination of artificial snow and real snow falling on the huge construction they had built in Leicester Square complete with Narnian Lamp Post and stage. It was a strange feeling to be on the red carpet and…
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Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 08-04-2009
In a Summer that has seen more dog films than I can remember. My top dog films this season are: 1. Hotel for Dogs 2. Bolt 3. Beverly Hills Chihuahua 4. Marley and Me Why does Marley and Me come last? Well I don't think the film makers knew where to pitch it. It could have been a romantic comedy along the lines of the excellent Knocked Up or it could have been a romantic kids movie along the lines of equally excellent Enchanted or it could have been a…
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Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 07-04-2009
1. Bolt its hard to fault Pixar - I don't think they are the masters of Computer Generated Animation and i don't think they have made a duff movie yet. This is a winning combination of a cute canine hero, a plot involving getting lost (see finding nemo), some lovable character (Rhino the pet hamster in his hamster ball) and some great high speed set pieces. The colours are great so kids of all ages will love watching this . The film is a cross between the best of the…
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Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 05-21-2009
This is a fantastic prequel. It is like the old Star Trek but on Warp factor 7. JJ Abrams does what he does best - pace, action, pathos without what he does worst - never ending plots (see Lost and Alias). He does a great job with a cast of relative unknowns - with the exception of Simon Pegg (why can't scotty be a scott?) Zachary Quinto is hard to separate from Sylar from heroes - but he does really look the part as Spock. The action is fast and…
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Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 04-05-2009
So we put on our 3-D specs and we were transported into another dimension. For the first 20 minutes of the Monsters versus Aliens film you are amazed at the clarity of the digital 3-D presentation - when a geeky computer operator plays Ping Pong and the ball leaps out at you or a meteorite crashes down on Susan you are hooked. Monster vs Aliens is a great kids movie with enough jokes for parents that make it a really great family movie. Unlike some movies where the jokes are…
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Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 09-20-2008
It's been a while since Ben Affleck has been in a good film. Good Will Hunting - was a great way to make a debut Changing Lanes - was an interesting piece Sum of all Fears - was pretty poor Pearl Harbour - was awful Dare Devil- was worse than it should have been But when he gets behind the camera he produces a better film than any of the ones he has been in. Gone baby Gone is an engaging film - it starts really well... how about this…
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Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 08-15-2008
Here's my pick of the best kids movies on DVD in 2008. I am thinking of primary school aged children. There's a similar list for 2007 and i have just made a 2009 list. 1. Wall-e Irresistably good movie - even my two year old loves it - Wall-e was one of her first words! OK so there's not a lot of dialogue for the first 40 minutes of the movie. But Pixar have a great way of helping you connect with inanimate objects. There are some great ideas in…
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Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 06-25-2008
Don't read this if you don't know anything about this movie. It's best watched in ignorance. Sometimes a film that is a great concept doesn't really work in reality - Sliding Doors, 300, Sin City - visually arresting or philosophically clever but overall they don't work. But I think Cloverfield does work - its a little bit like the excellent NIKE advert below: 99 % of the movie is shot from the perspective of the first person - you see events unfold through the eyes of one of the partipants…
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Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 05-12-2008
Just been to a very interesting evening at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity. Jason Gardener was presenting an overview of his new book Mend the Gap. The big question it raised was that if you look at the best selling films of the last few years: Harry Potter, Star Wars and Lord of the Rings - they all feature Warrior Sages that pass on their wisdom to the next generation. Take Gandalf the White, Obi Wan Kenobi or Dumbledoor. Yet if you look at the average youthworker job description…
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Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 10-15-2007
So here is my second straight movie about 18th century theatrical illusionists. Timed to hit the cinemas at the same time as The Prestige this movie features another great cast. On paper this was a good cast: the normally excellent Edward Norton (Fight Club, American History X) and the very competent Paul Giamatti (Sideways, Cinderella Man) and Jessica Beal (NEXT). The postives: 1. Some atmospheric locations. 2. A pretty good german accent from Norton. 3. The mystique of the eighteenth century illusionists is an intriguing angle for a film. The…
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