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Spirited Away Blu-ray Review
Spirited Away Blu-ray Review
Spirited Away Blu-ray Review

Spirited Away Blu-ray Review

If you’re looking to buy master animator, Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away on Blu-ray it’s not because you don’t know the story. However, just in case you do need a quick recap. This fantasy adventure is about Chihiro, a ten year...
 
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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Restoration - Blu-Ray Review
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Restoration - Blu-Ray Review
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Restoration - Blu-Ray Review

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Restoration – Blu-Ray Review

Apologies if the beginning of this review reads more like some maniacal history blog, than a review; however, as is often the case with this type of Blu-Ray restoration; one feels some historical context is essential. Attempts ...
 

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Chuck Steel In Raging Balls Of Steel Juctice
Chuck Steel In Raging Balls Of Steel Juctice
Chuck Steel In Raging Balls Of Steel Juctice

Chuck Steel In Raging Balls Of Steel Juctice

Availible now on DVD and VOD: Raging Balls of Steel Justice previewed at the London Frightfest in 2013. 15 glorious minutes of high octane claymation action. It was only a matter of time before we got the “Cop on the edge/ ultr...
 
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The Book Of Life Soundtrack Review
The Book Of Life Soundtrack Review
The Book Of Life Soundtrack Review

The Book Of Life Soundtrack Review

It’s mainstream anime time again and this time it’s the sounds of culture south of the border in The Book of Life. This is largely a song compilation of the soundtrack from various featured artists with film composer Gustavo Sa...
 

Film Reviews
 
Henry Mancini: The Classic Soundtrack Collection
Henry Mancini: The Classic Soundtrack Collection
Henry Mancini: The Classic Soundtrack Collection

Henry Mancini: The Classic Soundtrack Collection

Henry Mancini gets the boxset treatment with this nicely packaged 18 soundtrack set. There are 9 CDs in all – each comprising of two soundtracks each. Each CD comes in a cardboard case (Each side of the case has the appropriate...
 
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22 Jump Street Blu-ray Review
22 Jump Street Blu-ray Review
22 Jump Street Blu-ray Review

22 Jump Street Blu-ray Review

Who would have thought that first film would have worked so well? It did – largely thanks to the directing duo of Miller and Lord, but also the on-screen chemistry of Hill and Tatum. Two down and out former students who have fa...
 

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Romance Review
Romance Review
Romance Review

Romance Review

Earlier this year the Lars Von Trier double films Nymphomaniac caused something of a stir for its explicit sexual content including erect penises and visible vaginas. This stepped beyond the realms of boobs and pubic hair which...
 
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The Code Review
The Code Review
The Code Review

The Code Review

On a secret night-time joyride, the car of two teenagers collides with a lorry. Both of them are badly injured but no one calls for help. Why? Based on this question Australian political thriller The Code spins an intricate sto...
 

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Tony Benn: Will And Testament Review
Tony Benn: Will And Testament Review
Tony Benn: Will And Testament Review

Tony Benn: Will And Testament Review

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn (3 April 1925 – 14 March 2014) has variously been described as “the most dangerous man in Britain”, “one of the country’s most extraordinary and controversial MPs” and “a national treasure”. Skip Kite...
 
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Taxi Blu-ray Review
Taxi Blu-ray Review
Taxi Blu-ray Review

Taxi Blu-ray Review

I remember a late night TV show in the late 90s/early 00s called ‘OutTHERE’ hosted by Emily Booth and Anna Svenska that depicted scenes from what it assumed that we the British audience would perceive as an assortment ‘insane a...
 

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X-Men: Days of Future Past Blu-ray Review
X-Men: Days of Future Past Blu-ray Review
X-Men: Days of Future Past Blu-ray Review

X-Men: Days of Future Past Blu-ray Review

Bryan Singer makes a return to the X-men universe and this time brings the franchise full circle in this seventh film so far. Both original cast of characters and their younger versions are brought together in a narrative that ...
 
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Withnail & I Blu-ray Review
Withnail & I Blu-ray Review
Withnail & I Blu-ray Review

Withnail & I Blu-ray Review

For a film that is today regarded as one of the greatest home grown comedies ever made – even rivaling the likes of Monty Python – it might seem odd that Withnail & I suffered a lukewarm box office performance upon its orig...
 

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Begin Again Review
Begin Again Review
Begin Again Review

Begin Again Review

Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo team up with the Once guy for more melancholy indie-folk-acoustic guitar-romance drama. Where Once hit a chord (Editor: oh Jesus!!!) with the indie crowd, Begin Again aims to open up that spectr...
 
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The Killing Fields: 30th Anniversary Edition - Blu-ray Review
The Killing Fields: 30th Anniversary Edition - Blu-ray Review
The Killing Fields: 30th Anniversary Edition - Blu-ray Review

The Killing Fields: 30th Anniversary Edition – Blu-ray Review

Thirty years after Roland Joffé’s powerful drama hit theatres, wrenched hearts the world over, and won BAFTAs and Oscars aplenty; we have an all new Blu-ray edition from STUDIOCANAL on the way. If you have never seen the movie ...
 

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Blacula – The Complete Collection Review
Blacula – The Complete Collection Review
Blacula – The Complete Collection Review

Blacula – The Complete Collection Review

If ever two syllables from two words were joined together to create a magic cinema title this would be it. A potted history lesson: in the late 1960s the Civil Rights Movement gave more rights to the sizeable black population i...
 
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Youth Of The Beast Review
Youth Of The Beast Review
Youth Of The Beast Review

Youth Of The Beast Review

Japanese cinema is very genre based with each genre having a sub-genre. One such popular one that emerged in the 1960s was the so-called Yakuza film usually involving a hit-man facing some kind of life challenge. This particula...
 

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Super Mario Bros Blu-ray Review
Super Mario Bros Blu-ray Review
Super Mario Bros Blu-ray Review

Super Mario Bros Blu-ray Review

Some 21 years after it failed to find a significant cinema audience, Rocky Morton & Annabel Jankel’s much maligned and possibly misunderstood movie adaptation of the Nintendo smash hit game, comes to high definition Blu-ray...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Set Fire To The Stars Review
Set Fire To The Stars Review
Set Fire To The Stars Review

Set Fire To The Stars Review

Not everyone loves poetry, but there is something magical about the delivery of the lines and the setting of the scenes in Set Fire To The Stars that might actually make a few fans of the anti-prose. To get to grips with the fi...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
Interstellar Review
Interstellar Review
Interstellar Review

Interstellar Review

In the not too distant future, the earth is beginning to die. The surface is constantly under threat from dust, crops are failing to grow and we as a species are focused more on survival than actually living. Progress has taken...
 
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The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Extended Edition Blu-ray Review
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Extended Edition Blu-ray Review
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Extended Edition Blu-ray Review

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Extended Edition Blu-ray Review

The second installment in the Hobbit trilogy gets the extended edition treatment here. The story takes our band of travelers to the home of a man-bear, into the dangerous and hypnotic Mirkwood forest, to the realm of elves once...
 

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I Clowns Review
I Clowns Review
I Clowns Review

I Clowns Review

Clowns are like marmite – you either love them or hate ‘em. I suspect more people don’t like them than do. Is it because I am an adult (of sorts) and do remember going to the circus as a child and loving clown...
 
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Chef Review
Chef Review
Chef Review

Chef Review

Jon Faverau plays Carl Casper a fine dining chef who is walking the line between former protégé art genius and sell out set-menu maker. In a swift turn of events it becomes clear that the choices he thought he had as a head che...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
The Babadook Review
The Babadook Review
The Babadook Review

The Babadook Review

Well there is always one isn’t there.  Every now and again a film sets alight the imagination of the press and garners one of those posters crammed full of singular words to the positive effect (speak of the experience of the f...
 
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Felony Review
Felony Review
Felony Review

Felony Review

Actor Joel Edgerton has penned this Australian cop drama which he also stars in as Detective Mal Toohey, a well regarded police officer who after a few too many drinks with the boys one night celebrating decides to drive home a...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
Fury Review
Fury Review
Fury Review

Fury Review

April 1045 – WWII is in its last violent stretch. A tank patrol lead by Sergeant “War Daddy” Collier (Brad Pitt) are missing a member of their team after years of hardened battle. Upon stocking up on supplies they are handed yo...
 
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Le Jour Se Lève Blu-ray Review
Le Jour Se Lève Blu-ray Review
Le Jour Se Lève Blu-ray Review

Le Jour Se Lève Blu-ray Review

The 1930s has often labelled as the golden age of French cinema and on viewing a film of this quality it is clear to see why. Many of the best French films of the decade starred the enigmatic Jean Gabin. Were he alive today he ...
 

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The Island Of Dr. Moreau Blu-ray Review
The Island Of Dr. Moreau Blu-ray Review
The Island Of Dr. Moreau Blu-ray Review

The Island Of Dr. Moreau Blu-ray Review

The Island of Dr. Moreau is a 1970s remake of one of the classic horror films from the golden age of the Hollywood horror film. It was called The Island of Lost Souls (1932) and starred Charles Laughton as Moreau and Bela Lugos...
 
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Bad Milo Review
Bad Milo Review
Bad Milo Review

Bad Milo Review

As the Halloween season draws even closer, the horror films just keep on coming! 2014 has been a good year for the genre and Bad Milo is no exception. Duncan is stressed. His job is stressful, the pressure from his mother for g...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
Gone Girl Review
Gone Girl Review
Gone Girl Review

Gone Girl Review

At the time of writing this article, David Fincher’s latest movie ‘Gone Girl’ has enjoyed 2 weeks at the summit of the UK Box Office (a feat of some majesty considering its audience decimating 18 certificate). It has become qui...
 
Disc Reviews
 
Moby Dick Review
Moby Dick Review
Moby Dick Review

Moby Dick Review

Encore Movie Network’s ambitions may not quite match Captain Ahab’s obsession with the white whale but the crew obviously had big plans for this three-hour miniseries. Almost everyone in the ensemble of actors looks familiar an...