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Anton van Beek  |  Jul 19, 2012  |  0 comments

To celebrate the UK cinema release of The Dark Knight Rises, Virgin Media has teamed up with Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures to launch a dedicated Dark Knight app for its TiVo service.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 19, 2012  |  0 comments

David Cronenberg steps away from the world of body horror for a more ‘classy’ and cerebral kind of cinema with this study of the formative years of psychoanalysis. While this may disappoint some fans, those with a more open mind will find a fascinating movie powered by Keira Knightley’s ferocious performance as the disturbed young woman who falls under the spell of Michael Fassbender’s Carl Jung.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 18, 2012  |  0 comments

Based on Susan Hill’s best-selling novel, this period chiller stars Daniel Radcliffe as Arthur Kipps, a widowed lawyer sent to oversee the sale of an isolated coastal house that locals claim is haunted by a terrifying apparition. Of course, it doesn’t take long for Kipps to realise that there’s more to the story than mere superstition. But how can he escape the ghostly curse?

Richard Stevenson  |  Jul 18, 2012  |  0 comments

Fresh from scooping the industry equivalent of an Oscar for technical innovation at this year’s CES, Lexicon’s DD-8 power amplifier comes to the test bench flaunting the looks of a size-zero super-model – wistfully thin, lithe and lightweight, and sexily wrapped in cat-walk style designer clothes. Unlike most supermodels there is more than airspace between its rack-mountable ears, too. Using some clever proprietary amplifier technology, Lexicon’s DD-8 packs eight channels of 125W into that slimline chassis.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 17, 2012  |  0 comments

There’s no two ways about it, 2010 will be remembered as a vintage year for modern cinema. Toy Story 3, Winter’s Bone, The Social Network, Inception, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, Kick-Ass, Piranha 3D, The Illusionist, Buried, Mother and Easy A all broke cover at the UK box office that year, while the likes of True Grit and Black Swan were making a late bow in the US, ready to leap across the Atlantic in the New Year.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 17, 2012  |  0 comments

While it’s hardly the next Slap Shot, there’s still plenty of fun to be had with this crass comedy about a good-natured, but dim-witted oaf (Seann William Scott) whose brawling skills land him a spot as an ‘enforcer’ on an ice hockey team.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 17, 2012  |  0 comments

Woody Harrelson gives an astonishing central turn as a corrupt cop in this film set against the corruption scandals that rocked the LA police department in the 1990s. Indeed, it’s such a superb performance that you can’t help but wish it was anchored to a more interesting narrative than the rather predictable character study Rampart is content to serve up. At least the film’s visuals prove rather more arresting, something that shines through courtesy of the BD’s rich AVC 2.40:1 1080p transfer. Extras take the form of a 30-min Making of… documentary and a trio of interviews.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 16, 2012  |  0 comments

Newcomer 88 Films continues to unearth the gems in the Full Moon Pictures library with this latest release. Reuniting director Stuart Gordon with his Re-Animator stars Jeffrey Combes and Barbara Crampton, Castle Freak draws upon another Lovecraft story (The Outsider), only this time filtered through references to the Italian Giallo.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 16, 2012  |  0 comments

This morning the postman delivered HCC's advance review copy of the year's most eagerly-awaited Blu-ray release!

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 15, 2012  |  0 comments

This sequel to Guy Ritchie’s successful 2009 cinematic reinvention of Conan Doyle’s ‘consulting detective’ finds Holmes (Robert Downey Jr) and Watson (Jude Law) joining forces with Gypsy fortune-teller Simza (Noomi Rapace) to foil the nefarious plans of master criminal Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris).

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