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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...
 
Disc Reviews
 
X-Men Days Of Future Past: The Rogue Cut Review
X-Men Days Of Future Past: The Rogue Cut Review
X-Men Days Of Future Past: The Rogue Cut Review

X-Men Days Of Future Past: The Rogue Cut Review

So the future is once again bleak and devoid of hope for humanity – Well the mutant side of humanity anyway, as they have all but been hunted down. Having said that – how this future has worked out for the “Normal humans” doesn...
 

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The Voices Review
The Voices Review
The Voices Review

The Voices Review

Jerry (Ryan Reynolds) is a recovering schizophrenic working on the factory floor, packing bathtubs. He is upbeat, fairly bright and enthusiastic about just about everything it seems. But sadly Jerry has not been taking is presc...
 
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Soundtrack Review Round Up
Soundtrack Review Round Up
Soundtrack Review Round Up

Soundtrack Review Round Up

Woman in Gold Is a well crafted and beautifully arranged soundtrack that has the typical characteristics of Hans Zimmer, flexing a mixture of grand orchestral pieces, diving and in to dark and dramatic elements with Fleeing Vie...
 

Disc Reviews
 
Falstaff: Chimes At Midnight Review
Falstaff: Chimes At Midnight Review
Falstaff: Chimes At Midnight Review

Falstaff: Chimes At Midnight Review

By the 1950s Orson Welles was feeling as if he was gaining more artistic freedom. After the success of Citizen Kane in 1941 this wunderkind director was perceived by Hollywood as a maverick with risky and ambitious ideas, despi...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Ant-Man Review
Ant-Man Review
Ant-Man Review

Ant-Man Review

Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) after a falling out with SHIELD operatives in the late 80s decides to recoil his Pym Technology away through fear of it landing in the wrong hands. In present day – recently released ex-con Scott Lang...
 

Film Reviews
 
The Sound Of Music 50th Anniversary Soundtrack Review
The Sound Of Music 50th Anniversary Soundtrack Review
The Sound Of Music 50th Anniversary Soundtrack Review

The Sound Of Music 50th Anniversary Soundtrack Review

“The hills are alive with the sound of music”. Or so the song goes. The Sound of Music is a staple – its popularity still endures, unlike other such great classic and hugely popular Broadway musicals turned into epic features i...
 
Disc Reviews
 
Chappie Blu-ray Review
Chappie Blu-ray Review
Chappie Blu-ray Review

Chappie Blu-ray Review

Robotics reaches a new breakthrough thanks to tech-wiz Deon Wilson (Dev Patel) who has designed a new walking and talking robotic peacekeeper to aid in crime prevention. But his recent development plans to introduce sentient th...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
Touch Of Evil Review
Touch Of Evil Review
Touch Of Evil Review

Touch Of Evil Review

Seems five years can’t pass without a return to the big screen of one of cinema’s greatest masters. The BFI then are having a look at the ever popular Orson Welles.  His Citizen Kane may have recently been de-throned from the A...
 
Disc Reviews
 
Hawk The Slayer Blu-ray Review
Hawk The Slayer Blu-ray Review
Hawk The Slayer Blu-ray Review

Hawk The Slayer Blu-ray Review

Here we have a very sweet new Blu-Ray release as part of Network’s ’The British Film’ collection. Writer/Director Terry Marcel’s 1980 sword & sorcery classic (and I know some folks might balk at the use of that particular ‘...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
Comet Review
Comet Review
Comet Review

Comet Review

Romantic films of late have become intelligent, the typical Boy mets girl, girls meets boy, is has developed so that film-wise the storylines depend on their audiences being a little more astute with how the storyline will play...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Ted 2 Review
Ted 2 Review
Ted 2 Review

Ted 2 Review

The thunder buddies are back – but the focus has skewed slightly to one side this time round. Mark Wahlberg takes sort of a back seat to Ted himself as this time round its Ted who has a few problems to fix in his own life. Ted ...
 

Disc Reviews
 
The Return Of The Pink Panther Review
The Return Of The Pink Panther Review
The Return Of The Pink Panther Review

The Return Of The Pink Panther Review

This is the fourth of the Pink Panther film series, and the third to feature Peter Sellars in the role of Inspector Clouseau. One again, in an extended opening sequence – the Pink Panther diamond is stolen off its perch. And on...
 
Disc Reviews
 
The Third Man 4K Review
The Third Man 4K Review
The Third Man 4K Review

The Third Man 4K Review

Still heralded as one of Britain’s best films – The Third Man deservingly get’s the 4K restoration treatment in this new release for theatrical/home entertainment. A war time thriller set in Vienna. Joseph Cotton plays a down o...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
Magic Mike XXL Review
Magic Mike XXL Review
Magic Mike XXL Review

Magic Mike XXL Review

This is a sequel that was warranted. The people were crying out for a follow up to Magic Mike. Where did the story go? What happened next? Did he become less magical? These are the questions that this necessary sequel aims to s...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Terminator Genisys Review
Terminator Genisys Review
Terminator Genisys Review

Terminator Genisys Review

Kyle Reese is sent back from the future to protect the mother (Sarah Connor played by Emilia Clarke) of the leader of the resistance (Jason Clarke) only to discover himself trapped in an alternate timeline to what we know from ...
 

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Too Much Johnson Review

A man (Joseph Cotton) woos and seduces a married woman (Arlene Francis) but is caught by her husband (Edgar Barrier). He chases the man out the window and across the rooftops of Manhattan and does so for the entirety of the pic...
 
Disc Reviews
 
The Immortal Story Review
The Immortal Story Review
The Immortal Story Review

The Immortal Story Review

Orson Welles was the consummate artist – he sometimes hit it right and sometimes missed the mark. What he found throughout his career was the difficulty acquiring funding, even in the years following the huge critical accolades...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
Magician: The Astonishing Life And Work Of Orson Welles Review
Magician: The Astonishing Life And Work Of Orson Welles Review
Magician: The Astonishing Life And Work Of Orson Welles Review

Magician: The Astonishing Life And Work Of Orson Welles Review

We are long overdue on a documentary on Orson Welles and Magician perhaps answers the question of why. Quite simply there is far too much detail in this one man’s career to cover in full satisfying effect in one feature. 90 min...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Lauda: The Untold Story Review
Lauda: The Untold Story Review
Lauda: The Untold Story Review

Lauda: The Untold Story Review

With the success of Rush a couple of years back (which included a terrific performance by Daniel Brühl as racing legend Nikki Lauda) fresh on people’s minds – this documentary sets out to delve deeper into the former champion’s...
 

Disc Reviews
 
AWOL & Black Eagle Blu-ray Review
AWOL & Black Eagle Blu-ray Review
AWOL & Black Eagle Blu-ray Review

AWOL & Black Eagle Blu-ray Review

For this review you get – true to Van Damme form – Twice the Van-Damme/ Twice the Van Damage. So we’ll deal with these in the order they were made. First up is actually a bit of a cheat. Black Eagle – which is more of a S...
 
Disc Reviews
 
Tokyo Tribe Review
Tokyo Tribe Review
Tokyo Tribe Review

Tokyo Tribe Review

A gangsta-rap-manga-West-Side-Story opera would be the best way to describe this nauseated and violent film bogged down in its own excesses. Based off a manga comic series and directed by Sion Sono, this is a highly stylised fi...
 

Film Reviews
 
Soundtrack Review Round-Up
Soundtrack Review Round-Up
Soundtrack Review Round-Up

Soundtrack Review Round-Up

  The Vikings Season 3 Trevor Morris picks up where he left off and continues the good work on The Vikings. This epic 36 track CD covers the bredth of season 3. This is all largely incidental music (orchestrated). A nice b...
 
Disc Reviews
 
Hazard Review
Hazard Review
Hazard Review

Hazard Review

Despite a zero budget and a horrible SHOT ON VIDEO look, the writing and cast are at least entertaining enough in this fairly disposable Hazard! We are in reality TV land with this flick as a group of media pranksters find them...
 

Disc Reviews
 
It Follows Review
It Follows Review
It Follows Review

It Follows Review

It Follows made quite the bang this year upon its release. A retro-feel horror film with a simple idea at its core brought to life with some impressive visual direction and a synth score soundtrack. Maika Monroe (The Guest) tak...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Accidental Love Review
Accidental Love Review
Accidental Love Review

Accidental Love Review

The title of Stephen Greene’s political farce/romantic comedy is telling in many ways. For one thing, the production process in itself wasn’t without accident, or rather incident. Halted repeatedly for funding reasons, director...