Cinema Review Archive: September 2004

Cellular

When Kim Basinger is abducted by a ruthless gang of criminals, her only hope of rescue is a stranger she manages to reach on his mobile phone. Chris Evans and William H Macy co-star in this action thriller. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Wicker Park

A remake of the French film L'Appartement, this psychological drama stars Josh Hartnett as a young man whose accidental sighting of an ex-lover drives him into an obsessive search for the love of his life. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Open Water

'Open Water' has been a sensation in the US, becoming the highest-grossing low-budget film since 'The Blair Witch Project'. Natski takes a dip to see what the fuss is all about.

Trauma

In this British thriller from the director of My Little Eye, Colin Firth plays the survivor of a car wreck trying to cope with the death of his wife. But is it just his wife he's lost or his sanity too? Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Punisher, The

First time director Jonathan Hensleigh offers up yet another comic book-to-film adaptation. This time around it's Marvel Comics' vigilante antihero Frank Castle who gets the big screen treatment. After his family is ruthlessly slaughtered by Howard Saint and company, Castle pursues and violently punishes them one-by-one. Tiffany Bradford reviews the US theatrical release of The Punisher.

Resident Evil: Apocalypse

Picking up where Resident Evil left off, a genetically-altered Alice wakes up to find Raccoon City now infected with the T-virus and sealed off from the outside world. She, along with a ragtag group of survivors must find a way out while avoiding zombies and a new threat in the form of the deadly Nemesis. Tiffany Bradford reviews the US theatrical release of Resident Evil: Apocalypse.

Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy

Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate star in this 1970s-set comedy about a macho San Diego news team who are threatened by the arrival of a beautiful female reporter. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Howl’s Moving Castle

Reporting from the 2004 Venice Film Festival DVDTimes reader and guest reviewer Eddie Shannon was lucky enough to attend the World Premiere of Studio Ghibli’s latest feature. Read on with envious eyes as he reviews Miyazaki’s latest masterpiece…

Terminal, The

Steven Spielberg's new comedy stars Tom Hanks as a traveller from Eastern Europe who is stranded inside a New York airport terminal when his country changes hands in a coup. Catherine Zeta Jones co-stars. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.