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Anton van Beek  |  Apr 07, 2018  |  0 comments

Few writers have had as big an impact on the horror genre as Stephen King, and since the tail end of the 1970s US studios and television networks have fallen over themselves to translate his novels and short stories to the screen. We're now at the point where King has nearly 250 TV/movie writing credits to his name.

Anton van Beek  |  Apr 05, 2018  |  0 comments

Indicator's third Ray Harryhausen-themed boxset (following The Sinbad Trilogy and The Wonderful Worlds... Volume One) serves up three more of the stop-motion maestro's fantastic flicks

Anton van Beek  |  Apr 01, 2018  |  0 comments

Struggling to make ends meet after losing his construction job at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) devises a plan to rob the vault at his former employer with the aid of his sister Mellie (Riley Keough) and one-armed brother Clyde (Adam Driver). To pull off the robbery they'll also need incarcerated explosives expert Joe Bang (Daniel Craig), which necessitates first breaking him out of prison and then smuggling him back in without anybody noticing he was missing…

Anton van Beek  |  Mar 30, 2018  |  0 comments

Inspired by real events, American Made stars Tom Cruise as Barry Seal, a TWA pilot with a sideline in smuggling Cuban cigars, who was recruited by the CIA in the late 1970s to fly reconnaissance missions over Central America. During one mission, Seal is greeted by the Medellín Cartel who ask him to fly cocaine into the US for them, something the CIA is quite willing to turn a blind eye to as long as Barry also runs guns to the Nicaraguan Contras.

Anton van Beek  |  Mar 26, 2018  |  2 comments

When the boyfriend of unemployed writer Gloria (Anne Hathaway) finally gets tired of her feckless lifestyle and kicks her out of his Manhattan pad, she finds herself with nowhere left to go apart from back to her small hometown. There she reconnects with childhood friend Oscar (Jason Sudeikis) and starts working in the bar that he owns, which only serves to exacerbate her drinking problem.

Anton van Beek  |  Mar 26, 2018  |  0 comments

Given the appalling reception it received from critics when it belly-flopped into cinemas this Summer, you'd be forgiven for thinking that this bigscreen Baywatch remake must surely rank among the worst films ever made. You'd be wrong. True, it's not some kind of underrated masterpiece, but providing you're in the mood for some deliberately crude, cheesy and over-the-top hijinks, peppered with knowing winks to the original TV series, then Baywatch is more than capable of tickling your funnybone.

Anton van Beek  |  Mar 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Thriller fans are in for a treat with this boxset that brings together four very enjoyable – but also very different – examples of the film noir genre.

Anton van Beek  |  Mar 22, 2018  |  0 comments

The creepy doll from The Conjuring is back and the good news is that this new movie represents a vast step up in quality over the previous solo outing.

Anton van Beek  |  Mar 18, 2018  |  0 comments

When the dying driver of a crashed car tells the five motorists who stopped to help him about $350,000 in stolen cash that is buried near the Mexican border, it kicks off a madcap dash across the US by any means possible to recover the money.

Anton van Beek  |  Mar 16, 2018  |  1 comments

It begins with a small group of British soldiers walking through a seemingly deserted French town while pieces of paper declaring 'We surround you!' fall around them. Suddenly, shots ring out and they are sent running for their lives, scrambling over walls and through gardens until only one survivor, Tommy (Fionn Whitehead), emerges onto a beach alongside thousands of fellow troops waiting to be evacuated.

Anton van Beek  |  Mar 14, 2018  |  0 comments

'I'll see you again in 25 years,' said Laura Palmer to FBI Agent Dale Cooper in 1991 during what appeared to be the final ever episode of Twin Peaks. But she clearly knew what she was talking about, as here we are some 26 years later (okay, Laura was one year out) and co-writers David Lynch and Mark Frost have returned with 18 new episodes of the show.

Anton van Beek  |  Mar 12, 2018  |  0 comments

'Please make me a handsome Tokyo boy in my next life!' cries country girl Mitsuha, frustrated at her rural village existence. Clearly, nobody ever told her to be careful what you wish for, as Mitsuha wakes up one morning to find herself occupying the body of city boy Taki. Similarly, for reasons he can't fathom, Taki finds himself occupying Mitsuha's body.

Anton van Beek  |  Mar 08, 2018  |  0 comments

Hammer's fourth and final Mummy movie dispenses with the bandage-clad baddy altogether in favour of a buxom Egyptian queen preserved in a state of suspended animation as she awaits her rebirth.

Anton van Beek  |  Mar 04, 2018  |  0 comments

Following four years of incarceration in an asylum for the criminally insane, wheelchair-bound Nica (Fiona Dourif) has finally accepted that she murdered her family (see 2014's Curse of Chucky) and that Chucky was nothing more than a symbol of her psychosis. But when her doctor brings in an old Good Guy doll to aid with her therapy, it isn't long before the killing starts again.

Anton van Beek  |  Feb 26, 2018  |  0 comments

While the huge influence his Night of the Living Dead/Dawn of the Dead/Day of the Dead trilogy had on horror cinema ensures that the late George A. Romero will always be remembered as the 'father of the zombie film', his 40-year career as a filmmaker understandably dealt with more than just the undead.

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