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Danny Collins Review
Danny Collins Review
Danny Collins Review

Danny Collins Review

 Al Pacino is getting a bit of screen mojo back with this tale of a burnt out rock star who, er, seems to have lost his mojo. The titular Danny Collins is estranged from his family, engaged to a girl a third of his age and bore...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Tomorrowland Review
Tomorrowland Review
Tomorrowland Review

Tomorrowland Review

Tomorrowland is the latest in a short line of films this year set to test audience patience – in very Disney style balancing the adult and kid audience in the only way Disney seems to know how to – with as much product pl...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
Moomins On The Riviera Review
Moomins On The Riviera Review
Moomins On The Riviera Review

Moomins On The Riviera Review

Moomins hit the screens in their third outing. Through a series of events Moomin, Moominpapa, Moominmamma, Snorkmaiden and Littleme make the trip from Moominvalley to the Riveria, where they are mistaken for rich eccentrics. Sn...
 
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A Most Violent Year Blu-ray Review
A Most Violent Year Blu-ray Review
A Most Violent Year Blu-ray Review

A Most Violent Year Blu-ray Review

1981, New York. Abel Morales (Oscar Isaac) is a businessman who literally days after making a win or lose property deal finds his business and future under threat from a team of hijackers who are literally ripping his drivers f...
 

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Foxcatcher Blu-ray  Review
Foxcatcher Blu-ray  Review
Foxcatcher Blu-ray  Review

Foxcatcher Blu-ray Review

Director Bennett Miller (Capote, Moneyball) brings his latest masterful biographical drama Foxcatcher, to Blu-ray, here is the low down on what to expect. Starring Mark Ruffalo, Channing Tatum, and an almost completely unrecogn...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Mad Max Fury Road Review
Mad Max Fury Road Review
Mad Max Fury Road Review

Mad Max Fury Road Review

Director George Miller continues his post-apocalyptic future in this belated fourth movie (30 years after the last one hit cinemas). Lessons to be learnt perhaps were that fans generally loved and hold the second film in high e...
 

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Coffy Blu-ray Review
Coffy Blu-ray Review
Coffy Blu-ray Review

Coffy Blu-ray Review

Pam Grier kicks ass. Any film she has appeared in she is most indefatigably the hero. Quentin Tarantino picked up on this in his tribute to the 1970s exploitation crime films in Jackie Brown (1997) (said films tagline had the s...
 
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The Killing Of John Lennon Review
The Killing Of John Lennon Review
The Killing Of John Lennon Review

The Killing Of John Lennon Review

Writer/Director Andrew Piddington’s stylish and unflinching biographical film about Mark David Chapman’s last months up to and including the moment he became the assassin of one of the most famous people on the planet. The film...
 

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The Long Good Friday Blu-ray Review
The Long Good Friday Blu-ray Review
The Long Good Friday Blu-ray Review

The Long Good Friday Blu-ray Review

Bob Hoskins is at his best in this classic British gangster movie. The Long Good Friday sees him as the eponymous Harold Shand – A “businessman” who plans on joining commercial forces with the Americans with the intention of de...
 
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Toy Soldiers Blu-ray Review
Toy Soldiers Blu-ray Review
Toy Soldiers Blu-ray Review

Toy Soldiers Blu-ray Review

Billy Tepper (Sean Astin) is a rebellious youth and the ring leader of a group of 80s/90s era stereotypical students at a prestigious boarding school – His last chance at academic achievement after an adolescence filled with re...
 

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The Ten Commandments Blu-ray Review
The Ten Commandments Blu-ray Review
The Ten Commandments Blu-ray Review

The Ten Commandments Blu-ray Review

The Bible according to Cecil B De Mille. The epic film was created by D.W. Griffith but was given the Hollywood signature by De Mille. He had already made the story of Moses and the Ten Commandments in 1923 and this was his own...
 
Disc Reviews
 
Annie Review
Annie Review
Annie Review

Annie Review

With thirty two years between the original version and this Jay Z, Will and Jada (Pinkett) Smith produced version expectations were high that the updated version of Annie could be hugely different to the 1982 original but it ta...
 

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A Curious Life: The Story Of The Levellers Review
A Curious Life: The Story Of The Levellers Review
A Curious Life: The Story Of The Levellers Review

A Curious Life: The Story Of The Levellers Review

Jeremy Cunning ham has been the bass player for the Levellers since they started back in the late 1980’s. 25 years later and we are taking this close look at Cunningham and his place in the band, and how it has affected him for...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Avengers: Age Of Ultron Review
Avengers: Age Of Ultron Review
Avengers: Age Of Ultron Review

Avengers: Age Of Ultron Review

And so the pay off for Marvel Phase 2 (and we are not counting Ant-Man) arrives in Joss Whedon’s follow up from what he started.  Avengers Assemble saw a team of exceptionally talented defenders of the earth come together to fa...
 

Disc Reviews
 
The Relic Review
The Relic Review
The Relic Review

The Relic Review

Something is haunting the grounds at the Natural History Museum in Chicago – something big, with an appetite for human brains, and one hell of an asthmatic wheeze about the way that it breathes. So it’s down to police investiga...
 
Disc Reviews
 
Fierce Creatures Blu-ray Review
Fierce Creatures Blu-ray Review
Fierce Creatures Blu-ray Review

Fierce Creatures Blu-ray Review

The spiritual successor to A Fish Called Wanda sees the return of the main cast John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline and Michael Palin for another absurd comedy – this time set around the running of a Zoo that was recentl...
 

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Village Of The Damned Blu-ray Review
Village Of The Damned Blu-ray Review
Village Of The Damned Blu-ray Review

Village Of The Damned Blu-ray Review

The small town of Midwich is overcome by a strange force that sees everyone simultaneously pass out for a short period. Once they have woken – several of the towns women have found themselves pregnant. 9 months later they all g...
 
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Blood And Black Lace Blu-ray Review
Blood And Black Lace Blu-ray Review
Blood And Black Lace Blu-ray Review

Blood And Black Lace Blu-ray Review

Giallo fans are going to have a fucking ball! They need no reminding, but this Bava classic helped define the sub-horror genre in Italian cinema way back in 1964. And whilst effects work and censorship have chained over the yea...
 

Disc Reviews
 
The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies Blu-ray Review
The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies Blu-ray Review
The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies Blu-ray Review

The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies Blu-ray Review

The Hobbit finally comes full circle in this final part of the trilogy. The Hobbit has received criticism overall for the fact that it has been stretched out into three films – and all over some length as well.  And whilst the ...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
The Salvation Review
The Salvation Review
The Salvation Review

The Salvation Review

Jon is a Danish settler in the old west, who after years apart, has his family (wife and young son) join him and his brother. Sadly the carriage ride home is interrupted when the other two passengers decide to start taking libe...
 

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The Offence Review
The Offence Review
The Offence Review

The Offence Review

In 1967 Sean Connery played James Bond 007 for the 5th time and decided he wanted to call it a day with You Only Live Twice. He skipped a Bond film and was then invited back to play the successful secret agent again with 1971’s...
 
Disc Reviews
 
Midnight Run Blu-ray Review
Midnight Run Blu-ray Review
Midnight Run Blu-ray Review

Midnight Run Blu-ray Review

Martin Brest answered the Beverly Hills Cop success with this late 80’s buddy movie starring Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin. Foul mouthed bounty hunter Jack Walsh (De Niro) captures mild mannered laundryman Jonathan Mardukas...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
Cobain: Montage Of Heck Review
Cobain: Montage Of Heck Review
Cobain: Montage Of Heck Review

Cobain: Montage Of Heck Review

And at last some 21 years after the passing of tragic music legend Kurt Cobain do we now get this elongated look at his life from start to finish. Montage of Heck very carefully delivers view of Cobain’s life from his hypoer-ac...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Kidnapping Freddy Heineken Review
Kidnapping Freddy Heineken Review
Kidnapping Freddy Heineken Review

Kidnapping Freddy Heineken Review

Based off a true story Kidnapping Freddy Heineken does everything it says on the tin. The film takes place in 1983 when a group of radical young men plot to emulate the then cause celebre, The Baader Meinhof Gang and kidnap a w...
 

Disc Reviews
 
Predestination Review
Predestination Review
Predestination Review

Predestination Review

It’s rather unfortunate that Predestination shares its title with a term that Science Fiction aficionados will immediately recognise as an excuse to hunt for a specific variety of plot twist the second the movie starts! I was c...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
John Wick Review
John Wick Review
John Wick Review

John Wick Review

John Wick is a man suffering. Following the eventual death of his spouse to an unnamed disease, the silent type that this man is quietly deals with his loss and mourning. But, in one final act of love, his former lover organize...
 

Disc Reviews
 
Wooden Crosses Review
Wooden Crosses Review
Wooden Crosses Review

Wooden Crosses Review

In 1930 Lewis Milestone’s epic World War I film based off Erich Maria Remarque’s novel, All Quiet on the Western Front was released to much applause and praise from critics. The anti-war book and the film were based...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Fast And Furious 7 Review
Fast And Furious 7 Review
Fast And Furious 7 Review

Fast And Furious 7 Review

So it looks like we are getting Fast and Furious 7 here in the UK, not Furious 7. For some reason Universal insist on being anything but that with their film titles, so we get a different title than the states. Like any of it m...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
The Duff Review
The Duff Review
The Duff Review

The Duff Review

Have you seen She’s All That and the video for Taylor Swift’s 2009 hit You Belong With Me? If the answer is yes then you’ve pretty much seen The Duff. There’s absolutely no new ground being broken with this film and it is total...
 
Disc Reviews
 
Rollerball Blu-ray Review
Rollerball Blu-ray Review
Rollerball Blu-ray Review

Rollerball Blu-ray Review

Rollerball seems like an obvious choice for Arrow Video to produce amongst their collection of cult classics. In fact the announcement was met here with a resounding “Haven’t we had that on Blu-ray already?” And the answer is “...