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Jason Bourne Review
Jason Bourne Review
Jason Bourne Review

Jason Bourne Review

It’s been close to a decade since we last saw Matt Damon in the role. He insisted (and probably quite rightly) that he wasn’t going to come back without director Paul Greengrass. And we do get both back, and both are wanting to...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Star Trek Beyond Review
Star Trek Beyond Review
Star Trek Beyond Review

Star Trek Beyond Review

Star Trek hits its 50th anniversary this year and thankfully they have a good Star trek film with which to celebrate. JJ Abrams has left the Director’s chair, although clearly never letting go of any franchise he gets his claws...
 

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Cocoon Blu-ray review
Cocoon Blu-ray review
Cocoon Blu-ray review

Cocoon Blu-ray review

Following in the wake of the 1970s, the Star Wars phenomenon and the likes of wunderkind directors Steven Spielberg the science-fiction film genre headed in a direction targeted at family audiences that would also appeal to adu...
 
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Queen of Earth Blu-ray review
Queen of Earth Blu-ray review
Queen of Earth Blu-ray review

Queen of Earth Blu-ray review

Alex Ross Perry is a director who has been feted by Eureka! who, despite only having made a couple of low budget indie films went out on a limb with Listen Up Philip released last year and released it on their Masters of Cinema...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
Ghostbusters Review
Ghostbusters Review
Ghostbusters Review

Ghostbusters Review

We can talk about the online trolls, the backlash to the announcement two years ago, the venomous hate that seeped out of Twitter and cascaded around everything surrounding this release. We can mention how the world is unfair a...
 
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The Ox Bow Incident Blu-ray review
The Ox Bow Incident Blu-ray review
The Ox Bow Incident Blu-ray review

The Ox Bow Incident Blu-ray review

Westerns had, and for some still have a simplistic moral of good guys against bad guys and the frontier with its rules of engagement (or lack of) where the gun rules. These are still rules that hold sway in the USA today. Just ...
 

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That Cold Day in the Park Blu-ray review
That Cold Day in the Park Blu-ray review
That Cold Day in the Park Blu-ray review

That Cold Day in the Park Blu-ray review

A recent release by Eureka! in their Masters of Cinema series is a relatively little known and dare I say smaller offering from cinema maestro Robert Altman. That Cold Day in the Park was a film made in 1969 and its style is ve...
 
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Highlander 30th Anniversary Blu-ray

Highlander comes to Blu-ray again, this time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the films release – but also to provide us with a 4K restoration of the film. Highlander in its tenure spawned no less than 4 sequels, an animate...
 

Film Reviews
 
Sound Track Review Round-up
Sound Track Review Round-up
Sound Track Review Round-up

Sound Track Review Round-up

Independence Day: Resurgence  Sadly David Arnold does not return from the first film to conutine scoring duties on this 20 year in the wai sequel. Instead we get Thomas Wander and Harold Kloser taking over. And if anything they...
 
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Enemy Mine Blu-ray Review

Wolfgang Peterson is one of the few directors to work within the studio system who worked across a broad scope of genre films. But back in the 80’s he made his way step by step out of Europe. Das Boot garnered him some serious ...
 

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Richard III Blu-ray Review
Richard III Blu-ray Review
Richard III Blu-ray Review

Richard III Blu-ray Review

Richard Loncraine and Ian McKellen’s 1930’s set adaptation of Shakespeare’s villainous classic (probably in the best form it’s ever come on film) arrives on Blu-ray. It has been restored and comes with a fair amount of suppleme...
 
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Triple 9  Review
Triple 9  Review
Triple 9  Review

Triple 9  Review

The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus, Captain America’s Falcon Anthony Mackie, Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul, The Hunger Game’s Woody Harrleson and Titanic’s Kate Winslet. And it’s a heist movie of sorts? Sounds like a blast! Of course...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
The Nice Guys Review
The Nice Guys Review
The Nice Guys Review

The Nice Guys Review

Shane Black is back in style once again – and not like anyone had any doubts that he could pull off an R-rated mismatched buddy movie with investigative powers. Yes here he is back in the same old well again – and as usual maki...
 
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Journey to the Shore Blu-ray review
Journey to the Shore Blu-ray review
Journey to the Shore Blu-ray review

Journey to the Shore Blu-ray review

Japanese director Kyoshi Kurosawa (no relation to the more famous Akira Kurosawa) has made something of a career with ghost stories. While his earlier films such as Cure (1997), the genuinely scary Pulse (2001) and Retribution ...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
X-Men: Apocalpyse Review
X-Men: Apocalpyse Review
X-Men: Apocalpyse Review

X-Men: Apocalpyse Review

“I think we can all agree that the third film in any franchise is the worst” utters Jean Gray, a direct stab at X-Men: The Last Stand, the much maligned third film from when director Bryan Singer first bowed out fro...
 
Disc Reviews
 
Creed Blu-ray Review
Creed Blu-ray Review
Creed Blu-ray Review

Creed Blu-ray Review

  Rocky fans jaws hit the floor in disbelief when Stallone had to nerve to announce a “spin-off” movie based on the son of Rocky’s first opponent Apollo Creed. And this wasn’t too long after he seemed to have closed the bo...
 

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Three Amigos Blu-ray Review
Three Amigos Blu-ray Review
Three Amigos Blu-ray Review

Three Amigos Blu-ray Review

101 have picked up the distribution rights to this 80’s comedy classic.  And by that we mean the audience loved it that saw it, it picked up points on video and DVD and has since gone on to become a well loved classic that maga...
 
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Spotlight Review
Spotlight Review
Spotlight Review

Spotlight Review

The film managed to take the Screenplay and best picture award. Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams head up the cast about the exposure by Spotlight (a section of a leading Boston newspaper) that exposed truths behi...
 

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The Sign Of Four And The Hound Of The Baskervilles Blu-ray Reviews
The Sign Of Four And The Hound Of The Baskervilles Blu-ray Reviews
The Sign Of Four And The Hound Of The Baskervilles Blu-ray Reviews

The Sign Of Four And The Hound Of The Baskervilles Blu-ray Reviews

Second Sight are releasing two Sherlock Holmes films in both Blu-ray and DVD formats. The two films released, among many adaptations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s eponymous and iconic hero detective are two 1983 TV movies T...
 
Disc Reviews
 
The Wonder Years Deluxe Edition Review
The Wonder Years Deluxe Edition Review
The Wonder Years Deluxe Edition Review

The Wonder Years Deluxe Edition Review

The Wonder years complete boxset comes to DVD this month – and it’s a whopper! 26 discs make up for this 6 season deluxe edition. All 115 episodes are present and correct, the entire music back catalogue from the original broad...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
Captain America: Civil War Review
Captain America: Civil War Review
Captain America: Civil War Review

Captain America: Civil War Review

Into Phase 3 we plunge with the third of the Captain America movies, a very lose adaptation of the Civil War comic series. The heart of that conflict (Cap vs. Iron Man) is installed here in a modified story structure, but the e...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Green Room Review
Green Room Review
Green Room Review

Green Room Review

Director Jeremy Saulnier delivers another solid effort after the much acclaimed Blue Ruin a couple of years back. Green Room is another nail biting tension brewer that gives way to shocking and sudden visceral violence. A small...
 

Film Reviews
 
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice Soundtrack Review
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice Soundtrack Review
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice Soundtrack Review

Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice Soundtrack Review

There hasn’t been many subtle things about Hans Zimmer’s work in recent years. Chart back to the trailer blazing and blaring notes from inception, and then his recent fad for Taiko drums and it’s all be a thunderous headache of...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
The Jungle Book Review
The Jungle Book Review
The Jungle Book Review

The Jungle Book Review

The king of the swingers strolls back into town, but this time in live action form.  Much like Ken Brannah’s live action update of “Disney’s” Cinderella, this one cuts it very close to the cloth.  Sure there are less sing-songs...
 

Disc Reviews
 
Snow White: A Tale Of Terror Review
Snow White: A Tale Of Terror Review
Snow White: A Tale Of Terror Review

Snow White: A Tale Of Terror Review

We have still yet to get a great live action Snow White movie made.  In recent years we had to suffer two very poor adaptations in one year. One a colourful, but a bit whimsical version with Lilly Collins going up against a ver...
 
Disc Reviews
 
The Secret Of My Success Review
The Secret Of My Success Review
The Secret Of My Success Review

The Secret Of My Success Review

Michael J Fox was on a hot streak in the 80s and it’s been a while since The Secret Of My Success has been on the subject of any debate. But it’s being pushed out onto DVD once again (sans extras) and in all honestly it was del...
 

Disc Reviews
 
American Horror Project Volume 1 Review
American Horror Project Volume 1 Review
American Horror Project Volume 1 Review

American Horror Project Volume 1 Review

The first in Arrow Video’s collection of old long forgotten horror films being unearthed and worth re-visiting titled the American Horror Project Volume 1 is a collection of three such films, all from the 1970s. They are: Malat...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Midnight Special Review
Midnight Special Review
Midnight Special Review

Midnight Special Review

Jeff Nichols’ has a knack for bringing the weird and wonderful together, and Midnight Special is no different. His homage to the sci fi films of old comes with the director’s signature style, which we’ve come ...
 

Disc Reviews
 
All Quiet On The Western Front Review
All Quiet On The Western Front Review
All Quiet On The Western Front Review

All Quiet On The Western Front Review

When Lewis Milestone adapted Erich Maria Remarque’s novel ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ for Carl Laemmle and Universal in 1930, for many World War I still held fresh memories. The film stood at roughly the ...
 
Disc Reviews
 
Battlestar Galactica DVD Review
Battlestar Galactica DVD Review
Battlestar Galactica DVD Review

Battlestar Galactica DVD Review

This is the pilot movie of the original series from the 1970s starring Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict and Lorne Greene. It can’t be emphasised enough just how powerful the main theme music is for the original and it still sounds ...