Young audiences will soak up plenty of colour and relate to the bunch of goofy characters from prehistoric times. Briskly paced, the escapades of the surviving clan of cave dwellers also manage to provide a family-friendly message about filial duty, co-existence and self-discovery. Rashid Irani
The lengthy, dialogue-free opening sequence in which a sniper guns down five seemingly random passersby is tantalising. Rashid Irani
An un-involving remake of the 1984 political action-adventure of the same name, Red Dawn transposes the Cold War anxieties of the original film to the current era of gung-ho jingoism. Rashid Irani writes.
The nightmare of a child's kidnapping has been turned into a tangled thriller which fails to deliver on its potential. Rashid Irani reviews.
He was a surfing phenomenon. Barely 16-years-old when he successfully rode the giant waves dubbed Mavericks break along California's northern coast, Jay Moriarty drowned in a free-diving accident in the Maldives a day before his 23rd birthday in 2001. Rashid Irani writes.
An actor whose career has seen steep ups (blockbusters such as Armageddon) and downs (the crass Gigli), Ben Affleck has also snagged an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay (with Matt Damon) for Good Will Hunting, besides directing two Boston-set crime capers, Gone Baby Gone and The Town.
A south Korean import which boasts that it's "for the first time 100% CGI-SFX", Speckles: The Tarbosaurus is targeted at children who continue to be fascinated with dinosaurs. Rashid Irani writes.
This intriguing, but at times, heavy-handed financial thriller features one of the most despicable white-collar protagonists in recent memory.
First released back in 2003, the fifth feature from the massively popular animation studio, Pixar, is back on the big screen with even more glorious in 3D.
The plotline of The Bourne Legacy is madly confounding. The director of a US intelligence agency (Edward Norton, a dour new recruit to the series) orders the elimination of the elite Bourne-like spy (Renner) who is part of a covert government programme. Rashid Irani writes.
Made back in 1990 by the Dutch auteur Paul Verhoeven, the original Total Recall ranks alongside Blade Runner (1982) and Minority Report (2002) as one of the best adaptations of the work of cult sci-fi author Philip K Dick And yes it featured Arnold Schwarzenegger in one of his more memorable roles. Rashid Irani writes.
The third and reportedly final part in Christopher Nolan's Batman franchise offers what one has come to expect from the revamped series: a full-on pop-culture spectacle, awe-inspiring set pieces and loads of techno razzle-dazzle.
A smash hit in its home country, this French buddy comedy is released here in an English, dubbed version with accompanying subtitles. Rashid Irani writes.
It’s a productive week for debutant directors as well as for Chris Hemsworth, who stars in both the current first-film releases. In this outrageously original horror-comedy (made three years ago but delayed due to the production company’s financial woes), the Australian hunk portrays one of five college friends who head for a weekend getaway to — you know where.
The ultra-hip, alien-thwarting agents step out again after a ten-year absence. There’s a trippy time-travel twist at the core of the third installment of the sci-fi comedy series, besides a newly minted villain in the form of a one-armed intergalactic nasty. Rashid Irani writes.