Purple Revolver Movies Archive

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The Fighter review
(Tue 08 Feb 2011 17:37)
Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale step into the ring for David O. Russel's knockout boxing flick The Fighter.

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Kaboom movie review
(Sat 05 Feb 2011 14:58)
This is a teen movie and, while it's possible that that specific age group might find it mildly entertaining, it's really nothing more than a superficial romp with a bunch of students who imagine there's a conspiracy as

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Sanctum movie review
(Wed 02 Feb 2011 21:25)
This film is billed as an action thriller, but action in a claustrophobic cave is pretty limited and thrills only come when there's tension.

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An Education Review feat Carey Mulligan and Alfred Molina
(Tue 01 Feb 2011 18:18)
This film has a lot to say about British society in the 60s. It comments on classism, sexism and liberalism, and sends a clear message that we should never rely on anyone but ourselves. For the sake of neatness, we'll c

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The Rite movie review
(Sat 29 Jan 2011 20:42)
More suited to Sunday school sermonizing than supernatural cinema, The Rite is a cautionary exorcism outing into targeting doubters in the theaters along with any up on the screen.

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The Other Woman movie review
(Sat 29 Jan 2011 20:25)
The 'other women' of the world have enough bad press already and really need something to make them a little more sympathetic but, unfortunately for them, this isn't a view that Natalie Portman shares.

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Rattled movie review
(Sat 29 Jan 2011 19:56)
The milk and honey was flowing a little too slowly for some Israelites in the 1980s and, as if one Exodus wasn't enough, they left their homeland and made their way to America, curious to see if they could do better.

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Clint Eastwood: Hereafter - I'll never stop making movies
(Thu 27 Jan 2011 15:20)
Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood is determined to keep directing films despite reaching the grand old age of 80.

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Aftershock movie review
(Wed 26 Jan 2011 22:40)
Although we are used to seeing Made in China on most things we buy, and we all know who just bought up the US national debt, cinema fayre has so far been excluded from the Asian shopping cart.

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The Mechanic movie review
(Sat 22 Jan 2011 20:00)
A remake of the 1972 Charles Bronson killer spree that kick started the whole hitman genre still riddled with bullets today, this Mechanic faces the same dilemma as comics-based movies.

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The Dilemma movie review
(Wed 12 Jan 2011 21:34)
For those of you unfamiliar with this ditty, it's a chant used in playgrounds when someone has sneaked to the teacher and told.

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The Green Hornet movie review
(Wed 12 Jan 2011 21:04)
The buzz around The Green Hornet in no way resembles the many previous incarnations

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Repo Chick movie review
(Wed 12 Jan 2011 20:55)
Billed as a 'nonsequel' to the director's 1984 classic Repo Man - in case anyone gets the wrong idea and more about that later.

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The Next Three Days film review
(Fri 07 Jan 2011 11:33)
The second big release right now to focus on the incarceration of innocents and the suggestion of a flawed US criminal justice system where only the extreme defiant determination of family ties frees them

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How Do You Know movie review
(Wed 05 Jan 2011 14:23)
This is one of those romantic comedies when you know within the first five minutes how it's going to end

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Country Strong movie review
(Wed 05 Jan 2011 14:05)
Country Strong is less show than tell, artificial in the extreme, this make-believe musical can best be described as a, well, bad hear day

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Meet the Parents: Little Fockers movie review
(Mon 03 Jan 2011 12:58)
I can't remember much about the first two Focker films, which isn't a particularly good sign, but I know for sure I will never forget the third, and not because I was entertained

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Blue Valentine movie review
(Tue 28 Dec 2010 18:21)
A sort of male version of a chick flick, Blue Valentine relishes gender role reversal in love, pitting Michelle Williams' fickle compulsive sexual appetite against Ryan Gosling's sentimental, goofy puppy dog infatuation

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Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work review
(Tue 21 Dec 2010 16:39)
At the grand old age of 75, Joan Rivers is still working her ass off, still knocking them dead with her stand-up, and still utterly convinced that she has never truly succeeded at anything.

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Burlesque movie review
(Fri 17 Dec 2010 10:06)
If you're thinking pasties and poles when mulling about the movie Burlesque and issues around truth in advertising, forget about it