Cinema Review Archive: July 2007

Hostel Part II

More backpackers go missing in Slovakia in Eli Roth's horror sequel. Review by Kevin O'Reilly. Towards the end, this review contains major spoliers.

Persepolis

Noel Megahey pops over to France to catch the opening of Marjane Satrapi’s Cannes award-winning animated adaptation of her best-selling graphic novel, depicting her unconventional childhood in Iran.

Captivity

Horror film starring Elisha Cuthbert as a model who's drugged and wakes up as the prisoner of a homicidal psychopath. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Vacancy

Thriller starring Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson as a married couple who choose the wrong motel for an overnight stay. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer

Marvel Comics' team of superheroes returns to battle a powerful new enemy: an alien who has come to Earth to prepare our planet for destruction. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Ocean's Thirteen

George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and the rest of the gang return once again, this time to settle a personal score with despicable casino-owner Al Pacino. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Paradise Lost (Turistas)

Like Australia (Wolf Creek) and Slovakia (Hostel), Brazil also proves to be a deathtrap for Hollywood backpackers, as Josh Duhamel, Melissa George and company find out in this gory thriller. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Hitcher, The (2007)

Michael Bay-produced remake of the 1986 horror film about a homicidal hitchhiker. Sean Bean steps into Rutger Hauer's shoes to play the unstoppable killer. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.