Purple Revolver Movies Archive

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Dorian Gray: The Wayward Lord DVD review
(Mon 06 Sep 2010 11:03)
This story takes a long time to get going, and the mystery of Dorian Gray’s portrait is never explained, but there’s a real sense of time and place in the movie

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My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done film review
(Mon 06 Sep 2010 10:42)
A title not to be mistaken as being addressed to the filmmaker by his skeptical dad in reaction to this movie, but maybe should be, My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done manages to come off as both baffling and mystifying at

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Al Pacino's 'little friend' in Scarface up for auction
(Sat 04 Sep 2010 15:50)
You can say hello to Al Pacino's 'little friend,' the machine gun from the 1983 film Scarface, which is expected to fetch £100,000 at auction.

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Jonah Hex review
(Sat 04 Sep 2010 08:27)
Josh Brolin as the surly supernatural gunslinger is a very different kind of cowboy dodging bullets across the Wild West, or rather Deep South, settling old scores and new ones that may not have even arrived, in some as

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Shooting Robert King review
(Fri 03 Sep 2010 15:03)
Laced through with humour, revulsion, and the ever-present whiff of despair, Shooting Robert King gets you onto an emotional merry-go-round and keeps you revolving

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Four Lions DVD review
(Fri 03 Sep 2010 11:11)
Set further from the wilderness of the training camps portrayed on the news, Four Lions follows the farce of wannabe suicide bombers from Sheffield and their attempt to strike a blow in the heart of London for Muslims ev

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Tamara Drewe film premiere in London’s Leicester Square
(Thu 02 Sep 2010 12:37)
On Monday 6th September 2010 a slice of rural English countryside comes to the capital as the cast of highly anticipated comedy Tamara Drewe arrive in London’s Leicester Square for the UK Premiere

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City Island film review
(Thu 02 Sep 2010 12:14)
The concept behind City Island is that everyone has a secret but, unfortunately, when these secrets are revealed, they’re something we’ve seen a million times before

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Going the Distance film review
(Thu 02 Sep 2010 11:26)
Going the Distance is a romantic comedy, and the experience of watching it could be likened to one of the most boring conversations you’ve ever had in your life

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Quentin Tarantino writes movie reviews to judge better at Venice
(Thu 02 Sep 2010 11:16)
Quentin Tarantino has revealed he writes reviews of new movies at home after watching them so he can 'explore deeper into the work.'

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Cost of 3-D movies blamed for attendance at US box office
(Thu 02 Sep 2010 10:47)
US box office attendances have dropped to their lowest in five years this summer, despite a $100m (£64.9m) rise cinema receipts, figures have shown

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Mark Kermode takes book tour to Liverpool Playhouse
(Wed 01 Sep 2010 12:31)
Leading film critic Mark Kermode brings his It's Only a Movie book tour to Liverpool Playhouse this autumn

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The Last Exorcism film review: Lucifer Stalks The Bible Belt
(Wed 01 Sep 2010 11:35)
Tossing together mockumentary, evangelical fundamentalism and Rosemary's Baby, and spicing it up with a dash of devil worship, The Last Exorcism may also be the first of its kind in weirdly overhauling the horror genre

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Burning Bright thriller set for DVD release
(Tue 31 Aug 2010 20:41)
Burning Bright is about a young woman who becomes trapped in a house with a ravenous tiger during a hurricane, and must decide whether to sacrifice her younger brother to save her own skin.

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Mesrine: Killer Instinct and Public Enemy #1 film reviews
(Tue 31 Aug 2010 18:38)
Jacques Mesrine was a flamboyant French gangster whose life story is so spectacular that one film was not enough and so there are two; Mesrine: Killer Instinct, was the first and Mesrine: Public Enemy #1, is the sequel.

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Jonah Hill's new film Cyrus review
(Tue 31 Aug 2010 14:10)
A bad timing love triangle and intermittent emotional brawl, Cyrus swings between tragic moments and awkward laughs, with a likewise indecisive female object of desire who can't seem to make up her mind between two comp

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Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel film review
(Sat 28 Aug 2010 14:22)
The mention of Hugh Hefner conjures up visions of an aging Lothario in a silk smoking jacket, surrounded by bunnies, hosting extravaganzas in his ostentatious mansion

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Cyrus review
(Sat 28 Aug 2010 12:03)
Too talky for its own good, the movie plays out more like a series of psychodrama therapy sessions, than a story with solid dramatic momentum.

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Louis Armstrong biopic film review
(Fri 27 Aug 2010 15:11)
Louis is a film documenting the life and times of Louis Armstrong, the first jazz soloist to garner international acclaim and one of the greatest musical influences of the 20th Century. His road to stardom is a classic u

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Michael Douglas is 'greedy as Gordon Gekko'
(Thu 26 Aug 2010 12:19)
Legendary movie badass Michael Douglas has been dubbed 'greedy as Gordon Gekko' - the financial meglomaniac he plays in the Wall Street films.