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Mark Craven  |  Feb 06, 2018  |  0 comments

It's been 21 years since Trainspotting cemented the reputation of director Danny Boyle and made leading man Ewan McGregor a star. Now we get a sequel, and the lengthy gap between instalments certainly works in its favour – the passage of time giving this eventual reunion of Trainspotting's four major players (Renton, Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie) plenty of narrative scope and tension.

Mark Craven  |  Nov 02, 2017  |  0 comments

It's safe to say 1991's Terminator 2: Judgment Day caused a stir when it landed in cinemas, flaunting a massive budget and groundbreaking CGI. The resulting audience stampede saw it challenge box office records, cement James Cameron's status as Hollywood royalty and have it crowned by some as that rarest of things – a sequel superior to its forebear.

Mark Craven  |  Feb 20, 2017  |  0 comments

This quartet of movies (based upon Suzanne Collins' trilogy of books) steamrollered through multiplexes between 2012 and 2015, earned studio Lionsgate a fortune and turned lead actress Jennifer Lawrence into a megastar.

John Archer  |  Jan 22, 2019  |  0 comments
Hakuna Matata! Walt Disney brings one of its best-loved animated classics to Ultra HD Blu-ray. But is it really worth the upgrade?
Mark Craven  |  Mar 12, 2017  |  0 comments

When the residents of mining town Rose Creek are faced with either selling their land to – or dying at the hands of – murderous landowner Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), widower Emma (Haley Bennett) heads out to approach warrant officer Sam Chisholm (Denzel Washington) for help. Swayed by her plight and a big bag of money, Chisholm rounds up six further courageous gunslingers and sets about righting some wrongs, Wild West-style.

John Archer  |  Aug 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Universal has cashed in on the recent cinematic release of its big-budget Mummy reboot by rolling out its previous Brendan Fraser Mummy trilogy (1999's The Mummy, 2001's The Mummy Returns and 2008's The Mummy: Curse of the Dragon Emperor) on 4K Blu-ray. Which reminds us that while the first film was a genuine hoot, the second was rather a mess, while the third was as much fun as snogging a desiccated corpse.

Mark Craven, John Archer  |  Jan 28, 2019  |  0 comments
'Did you not see the new Predator? It's evolving.' So says lead character Quinn McKenna (Boyd Holbrook) in this long-awaited sequel directed by Shane Black and co-written with Fred Dekker. The line refers to the bigger, badder trophy-hunting beastie running amok in smalltown USA, but is also an upfront admission that this movie might not be what fans were expecting.
John Archer  |  Jul 03, 2016  |  0 comments

However badly your day might be going, it’s probably a veritable party compared with what frontiersman Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) endures during The Revenant’s two-and-a-half-hour running time.

John Archer  |  Mar 23, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re one of those people who take your Marvel superheroes a bit too seriously, you might not like Thor: Ragnarok.

Steve May  |  Apr 03, 2018  |  0 comments

Bay-baiting has become something of a sport when it comes to the clanking titan that is the Transformers franchise, but for all its faults the series is nothing if not visually audacious. Transformers hasn't just pushed the VFX envelope, it's nuked it clean into orbit. And here, in remastered 4K form, the often astonishing work of ILM and assorted visual effects shops is given a spectacular platform to impress.

Richard Stevenson  |  Feb 08, 2018  |  0 comments

The latest and fifth instalment in the long-running Transformers franchise re-imagines the Arthurian legend with giant robots, opens with a medieval battle sequence and heads rapidly downhill from there. It's 2 hours and 27 minutes long with what feels like 2 hours 25 minutes of relentless action. There might have been a plot, but it gets entirely lost in the unremitting battles, hackneyed characters and puddle-shallow dialogue.

Steve Withers  |  Jan 29, 2019  |  0 comments
Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man spin-off serves up an uneven mishmash of science-fiction, body horror and goofy comedy – but does so on a truly superheroic 4K platter...
John Archer  |  Feb 28, 2018  |  0 comments

If you're expecting the latest …Planet Of The Apes to be an all-out, action-packed war film, you're out of luck. Instead you get the new trilogy's most intimate focus yet on lead ape Caesar. And for the most part, we're just fine with that. Okay, so this narrow focus sometimes leaves the film's human antagonists feeling a touch under-developed. However, the result is still an emotionally rewarding and visually stunning film if you buy into what it's trying to do.

Mark Craven  |  Mar 28, 2018  |  0 comments

Westworld stretches the term 'original series', as for this sci-fi Western HBO has simply reimagined the 1973 Michael Crichton flick of the same name. Yet it's successfully taken that film's premise (a Wild West-themed 'park' populated with androids), flipped it so the audience focus is mainly on the A.I. rather than attendees, and expanded it into a layered narrative spanning this first 10-episode season and at least a second run due to air in 2018. Even if the Yul Brynner movie didn't float your boat, this is worth a watch.

John Archer & Anton van Beek  |  Dec 23, 2016  |  0 comments

After marrying up the two divergent film franchise timelines with 2014's superb X-Men: Days of Future Past, returning director Bryan Singer and writer Simon Kinberg set about continuing the adventures of the younger Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and his fellow super-powered mutants.

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