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Dumb And Dumber To Review
Dumb And Dumber To Review
Dumb And Dumber To Review

Dumb And Dumber To Review

This film was never going to change people’s lives, nor the world. This is far from a film to bring unity to those warring, and it is certainly not one you want to watch with your mother. However, that is not to say that ...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb Review
Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb Review
Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb Review

Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb Review

To start off with a confession: I never expected to like this franchise. Judging by the trailer, Night at the Museum (the first one) it looked like the kind of film that Ben Stiller has done way too many of: binges on silly and...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
The Face Of Love Review
The Face Of Love Review
The Face Of Love Review

The Face Of Love Review

The Face of Love tells the story of Nikki (Annette Bening) whose husband Garrett (Ed Harris), the love of her life, drowns during a trip to Mexico just as they are celebrating 30 years of marriage. Five years later, Nikki seems...
 
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Nekromantik Blu-ray Review
Nekromantik Blu-ray Review
Nekromantik Blu-ray Review

Nekromantik Blu-ray Review

Forget the Italian Cannibal Ferox films, you would be hard pressed to find a film sicker than this 1987 West German film. Believe me when I say it is for a select few only. If sensual necrophilia with a rotten stinking corpse, ...
 

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The Imitation Game Soundtrack Review
The Imitation Game Soundtrack Review
The Imitation Game Soundtrack Review

The Imitation Game Soundtrack Review

Composer Alexandre Desplat is craving quite the name for himself with his mix of big and small movies he has scored. A name familiar now to awards voters, and slowly getting recognition in households. His work for The Imitation...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Review
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Review
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Review

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Review

And so it has come to this: The final instalment of the Hobbit trilogy – and perhaps for now the last visit to Middle-Earth for Peter Jackson and crew. The Dwarves have finally come home and now find themselves with various peo...
 

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Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Blu-ray Review
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Blu-ray Review
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Blu-ray Review

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Blu-ray Review

In this belated sequel/prequel to Robert Rodriguez’s 2005 cult classic there are three main story strands – the titular story takes up the bulk of the film but only after the other segments have had their initial set up and int...
 
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The Expendables 3 Blu-ray Review
The Expendables 3 Blu-ray Review
The Expendables 3 Blu-ray Review

The Expendables 3 Blu-ray Review

Barney Ross and his team of Expendables suffer a blow when they come up against former Expendables partner Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson). Ross decides to disband the team in favour of a younger group – with the full intention ...
 

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Diary Of A Lost Girl Blu-ray Review
Diary Of A Lost Girl Blu-ray Review
Diary Of A Lost Girl Blu-ray Review

Diary Of A Lost Girl Blu-ray Review

There are icons and there are icons. Louise Brooks is one, or should I say more readily her bobbed hair and perfect profile was iconic. But Louise Brooks was something much more than an iconic actress; she was an actress largel...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Penguins Of Madagascar Review
Penguins Of Madagascar Review
Penguins Of Madagascar Review

Penguins Of Madagascar Review

It isn’t the first time that characters who are merely on the side-lines of their franchise turn out to be the most popular. Not that I want to draw comparisons to Star Wars here but I have been secretly routing for Wedge Antil...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
The Theory Of Everything Review
The Theory Of Everything Review
The Theory Of Everything Review

The Theory Of Everything Review

Take the life-story of a famous scientist with a crippling disease as told in the autobiography of his ex-wife (Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking). Add a cast of hot young British actors, an award-wi...
 
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Interstellar Soundtrack Review
Interstellar Soundtrack Review
Interstellar Soundtrack Review

Interstellar Soundtrack Review

Hans Zimmer once again teams up with Christopher Nolan for another science fiction epic, this time with wormhole exploring Interstellar. Anyone familiar with the back catalogue between these two will know about The Dark knight ...
 

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Natural Born Killers  The Directors Cut Review
Natural Born Killers  The Directors Cut Review
Natural Born Killers  The Directors Cut Review

Natural Born Killers The Directors Cut Review

On its release in 1994, Natural Born Killers was surrounded in controversy for its violent and hard hitting subject matter. Directed by Oliver Stone and penned by Quentin Tarantino, Natural born killers depicts the killing spre...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Horrible Bosses 2
Horrible Bosses 2
Horrible Bosses 2

Horrible Bosses 2

In the sequel to the sleeper hit of 2011, we catch up with Nick, Kurt and Dale as they venture away from their worker ant lives in hopes of living out new, entrepreneurial dreams. Now their own bosses, they meet up with Bert Ha...
 

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The Thief Of Bagdad Review
The Thief Of Bagdad Review
The Thief Of Bagdad Review

The Thief Of Bagdad Review

Made in 1924, The Thief of Bagdad was a defining moment in both the career of it’s director Raoul Walsh and the films star, producer and uncredited director Douglas Fairbanks. As The Thief of Bagdad is released in the awa...
 
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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 ...
 
Disc Reviews
 
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...
 

Film Reviews
 
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...
 

Disc Reviews
 
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...
 

Disc Reviews
 
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 ...
 

Disc Reviews
 
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...
 

Disc Reviews
 
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 ...
 
Disc Reviews
 
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...