Ioan Gruffudd

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  • San Andreas

    Movie Review | Ali Gray | 27th May 2015

    The modern disaster movie is at an impasse, and no amount of hurling Dwayne Johnson at it will succeed. There isn't a disaster you can think of - whether it's from the pit of the Earth or the darkest realms of outer space - that can't be rendered by a room-full of under-fed, under-paid GFX nerds in California. The only limit, therefore, is imagination, and sadly, San Andreas is a movie that's barely capable of coherent or rational thought. Director Brad Peyton borrows a series of second-hand set-pieces from the Roland Emmerich playbook; with buildings collapsing left, right and centre, San Andreas doesn't so much evoke powerful 9/11 imagery as it recalls entire sequences from other, better movies.

  • Sanctum 3D

    Movie Review | Ali | 5th February 2011

    That James Cameron fella likes his underwater exploration, doesn't he? I'd be willing to bet bath time with JC would be an intrepid adventure to find the soap (rated 12A). First came The Abyss, then Titanic, then 3D Titanic doc Ghosts Of The Abyss and now Sanctum 3D, Cameron's exec-produced new waterbaby about a cave-diving expedition gone awry. Something tells me Avatar 2 might be a little bit soggy.

  • Fantastic Four

    Movie Review | Ben | 25th July 2005

    Fantastic Four is unlucky enough to be this summer's second super-hero origin story - following Batman Begins is a lot to live up to. Comparing like for like, it doesn't have a chance. Replace Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson and Katie Holmes with Ioan Gruffudd, Michael Chiklis, Jessica Alb...