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Legend Review
Legend Review
Legend Review

Legend Review

Tom hardy goes double this time round in a portrayal of the Kray twins, two of the most infamous London gangsters from yesteryear. The focus of the plot sees Ronnie and Reggie already established as “business” owners, but much ...
 
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The Town That Dreaded Sundown Review
The Town That Dreaded Sundown Review
The Town That Dreaded Sundown Review

The Town That Dreaded Sundown Review

In 1972 director Charles B. Pierce made his first film, a B horror film called The Legend of Boggy Creek. This told the alleged true story of a small Arkansas community terrified by the sighting of a legendary ‘Big Foot’ type c...
 

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Angels One Five Review
Angels One Five Review
Angels One Five Review

Angels One Five Review

Tally-ho and chocks away. 1952’s Angels One Five was one of the first of the decade’s great and classic war films that emerged from Britain. After World War II the nation had grown tired of war and war films but als...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Containment Review
Containment Review
Containment Review

Containment Review

It’s important to cherish the little things. Sometimes the brightest gems pass through cinemas with far less attention than they deserve. David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows, my favourite film of 2015 so far, suffered this fate....
 

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Fast And Furious 7 Blu-ray Review
Fast And Furious 7 Blu-ray Review
Fast And Furious 7 Blu-ray Review

Fast And Furious 7 Blu-ray Review

Well there is no disputing the popularity of this series now that this film was the first in that series to break (or should that be “smash through”) the billion dollar mark at the box office.  Not only that but it is now in th...
 
Film Reviews
 
The Gift Soundtrack Review
The Gift Soundtrack Review
The Gift Soundtrack Review

The Gift Soundtrack Review

The score for Joel Edgerton’s effective thriller The Gift is as understated and sly as the characters within the film itself. Dany Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans have created a moody and atmospheric score that broods throughout co...
 

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Shopping Blu-ray Review
Shopping Blu-ray Review
Shopping Blu-ray Review

Shopping Blu-ray Review

Set in the near future – Billy (Jude Law) is free from some recent government hospitality only to find his reckless habits get the better of him. Notably stealing cars and ramming them through shop windows. Reteamed with his gi...
 
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Pickup On South Street Review
Pickup On South Street Review
Pickup On South Street Review

Pickup On South Street Review

Pickup on South Street is the fourth film Sam Fuller released by Eureka! on their Masters of Cinema label, giving some kind of marker as to the degree the label regards Fuller. He was a director of many classic low budget and i...
 

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Colors Blu-ray Review
Colors Blu-ray Review
Colors Blu-ray Review

Colors Blu-ray Review

Colors is a film that hasn’t aged well to the style of filming, fashion and music used, it is still decent film that stands out amongst Dennis Hopper’s collective of films he directed, despite the 27 years the story...
 
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Videodrome Blu-ray Review
Videodrome Blu-ray Review
Videodrome Blu-ray Review

Videodrome Blu-ray Review

Continuing with their (hopefully) ongoing high definition presentations of David Cronenberg’s early works, Arrow Video have pulled out all the stops with their latest instalment: Videodrome. Boasting some gorgeous packaging ado...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
Pressure Review
Pressure Review
Pressure Review

Pressure Review

Somewhere in the Indian Ocean, a ship is heading into a storm. On board are four deep sea saturation divers about to be lowered to the bottom of the sea in a diving bell. Two of them – Hurst (Alan McKenna) and Engel (Danny Hust...
 
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State Of Grace Blu-ray Review
State Of Grace Blu-ray Review
State Of Grace Blu-ray Review

State Of Grace Blu-ray Review

This largely forgotten, but masterful gangster film from 1990 gets a Blu-ray release after a slow rise up in popularity from VHS, DVD and online streaming. Terry Noonan (Sean Penn) returns to New York City after many years and ...
 

Film Reviews
 
Slow West Soundtrack Review
Slow West Soundtrack Review
Slow West Soundtrack Review

Slow West Soundtrack Review

Slow West is soundtrack of 25 songs but only 16 actual songs and the rest a mixture of sound bites from the film that connect to an actual song that will follow after. Easy to listen to musical and made with creativity for how ...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Review
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Review
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Review

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Review

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.  finally gets the big screen update that has been in the pipeline for such a long time. And thank god so many big releases of late have been a bit of a late down as this may afford this slick spy comedy ...
 

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Listen Up Philip Review
Listen Up Philip Review
Listen Up Philip Review

Listen Up Philip Review

Jason Schwartzman plays Philip Lewis Friedman a young New York writer who in his own words has written one acclaimed book and is “accomplished but not successful”. It soon becomes apparent in his dropping of a girlfriend who ar...
 
Film Reviews
 
Southpaw Soundtrack Review
Southpaw Soundtrack Review
Southpaw Soundtrack Review

Southpaw Soundtrack Review

Composer: James Horner The late James Horner has got quite a CV to his name, composing the scores for Braveheart, Aliens and Titanic to name a few. But, with the final score he wrote, he takes a departure from his usual motif t...
 

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Fantastic 4 Review
Fantastic 4 Review
Fantastic 4 Review

Fantastic 4 Review

It’s easy to jump on the band wagon, that’s why they’re there – we as a species find solace in community. This can be anything from a literal band, to a group of bullies continuously pestering and demora...
 
Film Reviews
 
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Soundtrack Review
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Soundtrack Review
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Soundtrack Review

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Soundtrack Review

Anyone familiar with the likes of the Ipcress File, the funk times and bizarre travels of the 60’s are likely to run with the feel of this one. Daniel Permberton delivers a jazzed up score that delivers a strong flavour of the ...
 

Film Reviews
 
Fantastic 4 Soundtrack Review
Fantastic 4 Soundtrack Review
Fantastic 4 Soundtrack Review

Fantastic 4 Soundtrack Review

We now come to the reboot (and looking very much like a re-imagining of the Fantastic Four franchise) – and it’s a double teaming of composers Marco Beltrami and Philip Glass we get for this one. You can’t help but feel that th...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Pixels Review
Pixels Review
Pixels Review

Pixels Review

After aliens get the wrong end of the stick about the contents of a time capsule sent into space and they challenge the earth to a mighty showdown: Their version of real life giant 80’s arcade game characters verses the Earth’s...
 

Disc Reviews
 
Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension
Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension
Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension

Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension

Buckaroo Banzai is the multi-talented (Musician, surgeon, martial arts master, dimension traveller) agent who must do battle with a bunch of rubber headed aliens after he invents a way to travel to the 8th dimension. Luckily Ba...
 
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Everly Review
Everly Review
Everly Review

Everly Review

Salma Hayek is Everly – a former mobsters gal who has found herself on the death list and hunted by what seems like an endless parade of hitmen and women – all intent on cashing in on her demise before the night is out. The fil...
 

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The Roberto Rossellini Ingrid Bergman Collection
The Roberto Rossellini Ingrid Bergman Collection
The Roberto Rossellini Ingrid Bergman Collection

The Roberto Rossellini Ingrid Bergman Collection

The affair that only lasted for a few years between Italian neo-realist director Roberto Rossellini and Swedish Hollywood mega-star Ingrid Bergman had a huge effect on cinema and significantly was the first post-war meeting bet...
 
Film Reviews
 
Mad Max: Fury Road Soundtrack Review
Mad Max: Fury Road Soundtrack Review
Mad Max: Fury Road Soundtrack Review

Mad Max: Fury Road Soundtrack Review

With George Miller’s critically acclaimed fourth Mad Max instalment now disappeared from theatres around the country; we have the soundtrack album in for review. In truth, we’ve had the review disc in for a while now, but as ca...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
The Gift Review
The Gift Review
The Gift Review

The Gift Review

“Everyone changes after high school” says Jason Bateman’s Simon, the protagonist of Joel Edgerton’s directorial debut, The Gift. Edgerton, known as both an actor and screenwriter, has taken the move into...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Review
Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Review
Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Review

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Review

Rogue Nation now marks the fifth film in the series headed up by Tom Cruise. We’re seen five very different directors come onboard, a variety of tech-savvy nerds and also leggy females as his IMF selected team members. We’ve al...
 

Disc Reviews
 
Good Kill Review
Good Kill Review
Good Kill Review

Good Kill Review

Major Thomas Egan (Ethan Hawke) spend his working day remote controlling drone strikes against enemy forces, and the rest of his day with his family At some point though Egan begins to question the moral issues relating to his ...
 
Film Reviews
 
Game Of Thrones Season 5 Soundtrack Review
Game Of Thrones Season 5 Soundtrack Review
Game Of Thrones Season 5 Soundtrack Review

Game Of Thrones Season 5 Soundtrack Review

Game of thrones came upon us again for a fifth time this year, and for a fifth time composer Ramin Djawadi has delivered superior results for a superior show. The show itself has is in a place where story lines barley have char...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
The Gallows Review
The Gallows Review
The Gallows Review

The Gallows Review

Found footage films have been around since Cannibal Holocaust, a decent but cheap way to make a film from the perspective of the main character, and their friends, who is filming the events of the film as it happens, it being c...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Maggie Review
Maggie Review
Maggie Review

Maggie Review

Arnold vs Zombies. Well it is one foe that he hasn’t tackled in his career. But hold your horses right there. Don’t even expect for a  moment that Arnold is going to go toe to toe with the undead 9Well maybe in a couple of brie...