Anton van Beek

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Anton van Beek  |  Jul 15, 2017  |  0 comments

From the earliest days of cinema, the Arthurian legend has proven to be irresistible to filmmakers. Key to this is the way in which the source material is open to such wildly disparate approaches on the silver screen, whether it's the medieval brutality of Lancelot du Lac, the animated antics of Disney's Sword in the Stone, Richard Harris singing his way around Camelot or the Monty Python gang's quest for the Holy Grail.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 14, 2017  |  0 comments

Late one night, 12-year-old Conor O'Malley (Lewis MacDougal) is visited by a giant tree-like Monster (voiced by Liam Neeson), who tells the boy that he will recount three true stories, but after that Conor must tell him a story about the terrible truth that haunts his nightmares. For his part, Conor becomes convinced that the Monster has been summoned to save his mother (Rogue One… star Felicity Jones), who is undergoing treatment for cancer.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 14, 2017  |  0 comments

At the height of World War II, a pair of fighter pilots – one American, the other Japanese – crash on an island in the South Pacific. The duo quickly resume their fight on the ground, only to be interrupted by a massive ape-like creature.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 13, 2017  |  0 comments

During its 120-year journey to the planet Homestead II, the colony ship Avalon encounters an asteroid field and suffers a system failure. This results in one of the spacecraft's 5,000 passengers, mechanical engineer Jim Preston (Chris Pratt), being awoken from his hibernation pod 90 years ahead of schedule.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 13, 2017  |  0 comments

Issue #275 of Home Cinema Choice is on sale today – and as usual it's packed with AV goodness...

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 12, 2017  |  0 comments

Based on true events, Clint Eastwood's latest directorial outing stars Tom Hanks as US Airways pilot Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger, who famously landed his plane on New York's Hudson river in 2009.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 10, 2017  |  0 comments

In an age of effects-led cinema appearing to prioritise spectacle over emotional involvement, it's a treat to revisit director Merian C. Cooper's classic monster movie; this 1933 fantasy proves it's perfectly possible to give audiences the best of both worlds.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 09, 2017  |  0 comments

Stripped of his role as official executioner after being falsely accused of wishing for the Shogun's death, Ogami Itto (Tomisaburo Wakayama) opts to spend the rest of his life wandering Japan as an assassin for hire, accompanied by his young son Daigoro (Tomikawa Akihiro) in a tooled-up baby cart.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 08, 2017  |  0 comments

Arriving on the planet Vulcan in the distant future the freshly regenerated Doctor (Patrick Troughton) finds himself struggling to convince a colony of humans that the Daleks they recovered from an ancient space capsule trapped in a mercury pool are not the benevolent robotic servants the pretend to be, but actually galaxy-conquering alien killers.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 07, 2017  |  0 comments

When a young boy's mother freaks out after catching him doing a jigsaw of a naked lady, he responds by hacking mummy to pieces with an axe. Flash forward several decades and a chainsaw-wielding maniac is slicing his way through the female students at a Boston college. Could these events be linked?

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