Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (2012)/Rating: 1.5/5
Starring: Adelaide Clemens, Sean Bean, Carrie-Ann Moss, Radha Mitchell
Dark Tales of Japan (2004)/Rating: 1/5
Starring: Yamada Yu, Endo Shozo, Okada Yoshinori and more
Directed by: Ochiai Masayuki, Shimizu Takashi, Shiraishi Koji, Tsuruta Norio
Alex Cross (2012)/Rating: 2/5
Starring: Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Rachel Nichols, Edward Burns
Dredd (2012)/Rating: 3/5
Starring: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey
Forget the 1995 Sylvester Stallone movie (Judge Dredd). That was a joke compared to Karl Urban's version of Dredd. If you're a fan of the 2000AD comic series, you'll be quite happy with this one. If you're not, you're going to get a gritty, tight action film with an unemotional lead male. No, he never gets any romance from the female lead (or any others). This is how an action film should be. If nothing else, check it out for the use of slow motion effects. It's an effect that fits in with the plot rather than being tossed in to spice things up. Also, how often does your leading man only show his nose and jaw? Karl Urban's handsome face has never been so underutilized!
The Road (2009)/Rating: 3/5
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Kodi Smit-McPhee
This is a tough one. While this movie is completely soul-sucking, depressing and desolate, the performances by Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron and Kodi Smit-McPhee help lift it up just a bit. Set in a post apocalyptic world full of cannibals, a father and son are struggling to survive. It's bleak and cold. If they don't freeze or starve, there's illness and potential dangers lurking everywhere. Ultimately, this is a film about the lengths a father will go to in order to protect his child and how far hope can be stretched before it's destroyed.