Sanctum

To me, Spelunkers are a completely alien species. I am totally bemused as to why anyone would want to spend time in the dark, under miles of rock, battling cold, and damp and crushing claustrophobia. And in movies at least, it always seems to go really badly wrong. Sanctum is a case in point –…

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Fool’s Gold

Fool’s Gold wants to be an adventure-cum-romantic comedy yarn about a Caribbean hunt for buried treasure that rekindles the romance of a mismatched husband and wife. Problem is, the plot is somewhat plodding, the romance is so-so and the comedy is mostly made up of pratfalls and funny voices (they are accompanied on their journey…

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The Ruins

The Ruins starts with the typical premise of standard¬†slasher-horror-fayre; a group of nice, naive, corn-fed American tourists wander off the beaten track and into the arms of particularly gruesome and bloody danger. The difference though is that the predatory threat here is not a mad-eyed axemurderer, but a land-locked island of mobile, talkative,¬†carnivorous plants. It…

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