Anton van Beek

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Anton van Beek  |  Aug 06, 2017  |  0 comments

1958's The 7th Voyage of Sinbad finds the legendary adventurer (Kerwin Matthews) planning to settle down and marry Princess Parisa (Kathryn Grant). Luckily for us things don't go to plan and a scheming magician (Torin Thatcher) shrinks Parisa down to the size of a Barbie doll, forcing Sinbad to set sail in search of a cure.

Anton van Beek  |  Aug 05, 2017  |  0 comments

When African-American Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) agrees to spend the weekend in the country with his white girlfriend Rose Armitage (Allison Williams), visiting her wealthy parents, he can't help but feel nervous about how they will react to his presence. Despite being welcomed with open arms by neurosurgeon Dean (Bradley Whitford) and psychiatrist Missy (Catherine Keener), Chris is still left feeling uneasy by the subdued behaviour of their black servants. The next day, things get even more uncomfortable when Chris finds himself the centre of attention at a rather unusual family gathering…

Anton van Beek  |  Aug 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Issue #276 of Home Cinema Choice is on sale today – and as usual it's packed with AV goodness...

Anton van Beek  |  Aug 04, 2017  |  0 comments

When Disney first announced its plans to create live-action versions of its classic animated movies, it was accompanied by much wailing and gnashing of teeth from film fans who wondered why they were bothering. But with the provocative Maleficent, witty Cinderella and spectacular Jungle Book, the studio has shown a willingness to tackle familiar stories in refreshingly new and surprising ways.

Anton van Beek  |  Aug 02, 2017  |  0 comments

From the Avengers to Transformers, Jedi Knights to the Knights of the Round Table, it often feels like every other film Hollywood puts out is either part of an established franchise or the first step in trying to create a brand-new one. But if you think this focus on sequels, spin-offs and shared universes is a fairly recent phenomenon, think again.

Anton van Beek  |  Aug 01, 2017  |  0 comments

For his fourth film as director, Ben Affleck has returned to where he started with an adaption of another Dennis Lehane novel. Sadly, unlike that superb first effort (2007's Gone Baby Gone), this Prohibition-era gangster film is an oddly flat and lifeless affair that is primarily undone by Affleck's choice of leading man – himself.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 31, 2017  |  0 comments

– 'Hey Johnny, what're you rebelling against?' – 'Whadda ya got?'

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 30, 2017  |  0 comments

A melting pot of mythology, romance, tragedy, social commentary and comedy, this 1991 film stars Jeff Bridges as cynical New York City radio shock-jock Jack Lucas, whose life falls apart when an unstable listener takes his latest hate-filled rant to heart and goes on a killing spree.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 29, 2017  |  0 comments

In the quarter of a century since Suzuki Koji's horror novel Ring was first published his story has spread as rapidly as the tale's cursed videotape. From film and TV adaptations to a multitude of sequels and even a crossover with the similarly long-haired ghoul from The Grudge, Koji's story keeps being reinvented for new audiences.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 28, 2017  |  0 comments

While foiling yet another of the villain's schemes to destroy Gotham City, Batman (Will Arnett) adds insult to injury by telling the Joker (Zach Galifianakis) that he isn't his greatest foe; the Caped Crusader prefers to promiscuously 'fight around'. Outraged by Batman's unwillingness to acknowledge the huge role he plays in his life, Joker plots his revenge.

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