SA Movie & DVD Magazine

SA Movie & DVD Magazine is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): James O'Ehley
Rating Title/Year Author
The Last Sentinel (2007) James O'Ehley In one scene Wilson swims in what logically must be knee-deep water! EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2010
Forbidden World (1982) James O'Ehley At certain points you'd be forgiven for thinking that you're watching a soft-core flick. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2010
Galaxy of Terror (1981) James O'Ehley A certain James Cameron (you may have heard of him) worked as production designer on this cheap 1981 Alien rip-off, now on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2010
Live Free or Die Hard (2007) James O'Ehley It is is about as realistic as a Tom & Jerry cartoon, but then again, this is a Die Hard movie . . . EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2007
Across the Universe (2007) James O'Ehley A movie made by Beatles obsessives, for Beatles obsessives . . . EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2007
The Lookout (2007) James O'Ehley Nowadays it is actually refreshing to get a crime thriller that doesn't try to be Pulp Fiction . . . EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2007
The Simpsons Movie (2007) James O'Ehley Sure, watching The Simpsons Movie is like watching a longer-than-average episode of The Simpsons. And your problem is? EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2007
Transformers (2007) James O'Ehley Be sure to have some headache pills handy when you go see Transformers. While it may not necessarily be the best action movie of the year, it is definitely the loudest and you're sure to walk out of the cinemas with a throbbing headache . . . EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2007
Shrek the Third (2007) James O'Ehley In less than three weeks on the American cinema circuit Shrek the Third has grossed a whopping $258 million! No wonder a Shrek 4 "prequel" and a Puss in Boots (starring only you-know-who) spin-off is already in the works for 2010 . . . EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2007
No Reservations (2007) James O'Ehley Even though it is a romantic comedy, there is too much miserableness going round for the film to be truly enjoyable. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2007
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) James O'Ehley You sometimes need a flow chart to figure out who is doing what to whom and why in the third - and final (?) - Pirates of the Caribbean film . . . EDIT
Posted May 22, 2007
Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007) James O'Ehley While Mr. Bean's buffoonery and incessant mugging may grate on adult sensibilities, the truth is that kids will go gaga over his clownish antics. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2007
The Last Legion (2007) James O'Ehley Once you accept The Last Legion for what it is, namely a Saturday adventure matinee show aimed at impressionable 10-year-old boys, then you'll have a passable time at the cinema . . . Sort of. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2007
As It Is in Heaven (2004) James O'Ehley Not a movie for cynics. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2007
Marie Antoinette (2006) James O'Ehley Marie Antoinette - based on you know who's life - has been voted by us here at SA Movie & DVD as the movie most likely to disappoint audiences this year . . . EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2007
Catch a Fire (2006) James O'Ehley Actually serves as little else but agitprop for South Africa's ruling party . . . EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2007
Hollywoodland (2006) James O'Ehley Middle-aged angst - and not the mystery of Reeves' unsolved death - lies at the heart of Hollywoodland. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2007
Babel (2006) James O'Ehley When bad things happen to stupid people, are we supposed to care? EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2007
Flushed Away (2006) James O'Ehley Any movie designed for kids that wantonly throws around Kafka gags gets my vote. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2006
The Queen (2006) James O'Ehley Even if your sentiments runs to "the French got it right in 1789" variety when it comes to the British monarchy, The Queen makes for hypnotic viewing . . . EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2006
Blood Diamond (2006) James O'Ehley While DiCaprio doesn't always the accent right, he at least gets the character spot on. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2006
Click (2006) James O'Ehley What is surprising about Adam Sandler's latest comedy is that it still works despite its uneven tone and - while it is never laugh-out hilarious - makes nonetheless for passable entertainment . . . EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2006
Open Season (2006) James O'Ehley Decidedly average . . . EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2006
Conversations on a Sunday Afternoon (2005) James O'Ehley Hypnotic. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2006
Miami Vice (2006) James O'Ehley Overlong and dull. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2006
Cinderella Man (2005) James O'Ehley The film wallows in the poverty and degradation of Crowe and his family, which is a real downer for a supposed feel-good movie . . . EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2006
Into the Blue (2005) James O'Ehley Any excuse will do to ogle Jessica Alba's behind . . . EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2006
The Libertine (2005) James O'Ehley Historical accuracy is a liability instead of an asset in this painfully exact recreation of 1670s London . . . EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2006
Wah-Wah (2005) James O'Ehley Only occasionally successful . . . EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2006
Cars (2006) James O'Ehley Cars is - dare I say it? - a little on the dull side. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2006
Over the Hedge (2006) James O'Ehley An energetic, funny and clever computer-animated movie, just the sort of movie you'd expect the makers of Shrek to come up with . . . EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2006
Poseidon (2006) James O'Ehley Poseidon is all rather well-done and suspenseful - think Titanic, but without the boring romantic bits and you'll know what to expect of the movie. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2006
Dot the I (2003) James O'Ehley Dot the I is okay-ish until it drops one of those Sixth Sense-style plot twists which negates everything that has gone before it into audiences' laps . . . EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2006
Keeping Mum (2006) James O'Ehley This slight British comedy stars Rowan Atkinson of Mr Bean fame in a rather large role, instead of the cameos he usually gets to play in big screen movies . . . EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2006
American Dreamz (2006) James O'Ehley This comedy by the director of American Pie prefers farce to political satire and broad comedy to incisive social commentary. . . EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2006
The Wild (2006) James O'Ehley Disney's latest is an unoriginal mix of Finding Nemo and Madagascar, but the small children in the audience we saw it with simply didn't care . . . EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2006
Underworld: Evolution (2006) James O'Ehley There isn't much that is new or fresh about Underworld Evolution . . . EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2006
Match Point (2005) James O'Ehley Lugubriously slow and inert, Match Point simply drags without those customary Woody Allen one-liners . . . EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2006
Hostel (2006) James O'Ehley Hostel is depraved, sick and disgusting - which means teenagers should love it. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2006
The Fog (2005) James O'Ehley A mediocre remake of a 1980s horror movie of the same name which wasn't that good to begin with. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2006
Valiant (2005) James O'Ehley Will probably keep youngsters entertained for its short 76 minutes running time. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2006
Dark Water (2005) James O'Ehley The gore-free Dark Water tries hard to establish a creepy atmosphere, but instead winds up being slow moving with not much happening. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2006
Brokeback Mountain (2005) James O'Ehley The first quarter of Brokeback Mountain plays like a silent movie version of Waiting of Godot, but starring two Marlboro Men instead of Vladimir and Estragon . . . EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2006
Lord of War (2005) James O'Ehley Unlike most Hollywood movies being made today, Lord of War actually has something to say even though it goes about saying it clumsily . . . EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2006
Walk the Line (2005) James O'Ehley If the idea of sitting though a two-and-almost-a-half-hour long biographical movie about a Country singer doesn't exactly appeal, then think again. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2006
An Unfinished Life (2005) James O'Ehley The sort of 'safe' drama that seems tailor-made for an endless run on the so-called 'arty' circuit ... EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2006