Jennifer Connelly

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  • Review: Alita: Battle Angel has one foot in the future, one in the past

    Movie Review | Ali Gray | 13th February 2019

    Does James Cameron's name attached to a movie mean anything anymore? With the skidmark of Terminator Genisys refusing to fade from the collective pop culture underpant, and the inevitable Avatar sequel debacle still a few merciful years away, we have a new Cameron project to mull over in the meantime. Alita: Battle Angel, a live-action sci-fi epic based on a popular Japanese anime, has been on JC's to-do list since the early 2000s but he's finally delegated it off his plate, handing over his dusty old screenplay to best pal Robert Rodriguez. I don't like the phrase 'sloppy seconds', but, well, I've said it now, it's out there, and in actual fact, in saying it I've basically answered the question I set out in the first line, so here we are, the review has begun, strap yourselves in everyone.

  • The Dilemma

    Movie Review | Ali | 23rd January 2011

    Like The Break-Up before it, The Dilemma is a deceptively straight-laced Vince Vaughn comedy that's just as concerned with exploring the dynamics of relationships as it is with crowd-pleasing gags and physical comedy. Also like The Break-Up before it, The Dilemma is quite enjoyable until its characters stop behaving like rational adults and start acting like they've just realised they've got a film to finish.

  • Darwin biopic Creation 'too controversial' to find US distributor

    Movie News | Ali | 12th September 2009

    Creation, the Charles Darwin biopic starring Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly, has been unable to find a distributor in America, with analysts claiming the subject of evolution is "too controversial". Allah give me strength!

  • He's Just Not That Into You

    Movie Review | Ali | 8th February 2009

    This shamefully sappy, overly-long romantic odyssey, based on a self-help book of the same name, promises to subvert rom-com clich´┐Ż and burst wide open the so-called 'rules' of dating etiquette. The movie opens with the shocking revelation that boys who push you down in the playground really like you. The rest of the film, des...

  • Hulk

    Movie Review | Ali | 2nd January 2005

    Admit it, you were a bit sceptical, weren't you? I mean, it's one thing converting a hugely popular comic book superhero into a successful movie, but a completely CGI Hulk as the main character? That'll cause a few problems, right? Hiring Ang Lee, director of The Ice Storm and Sense & Sensibility, also raised a few eyebrows -...