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Anton van Beek  |  Dec 08, 2015  |  0 comments

Jason Statham tries his hand at some 'Capital-A' acting playing Nick Wild, a Las Vegas bodyguard and recovering gambling addict who sets out to help an old girlfriend (Dominik Garcia-Lorido) after she's assaulted by sadistic mobster (Milo Ventimiglia).

Anton van Beek  |  Dec 07, 2015  |  0 comments

Former lawman Wyatt Earp (Henry Fonda) takes up the mantle of sheriff in the town of Tombstone in an effort to bring his youngest brother's killers to justice. Along the way he strikes up an unlikely friendship with Doc Holliday (Victor Mature), the gambler who runs the town, and falls in love with Clementine (Cathy Downs), one of Doc's former girlfriends who has come looking for him.

Anton van Beek  |  Dec 06, 2015  |  0 comments

The original Pitch Perfect was one of 2012's biggest cinematic surprises, balancing its toe-tapping a cappella numbers with plenty of acerbic humour.

Anton van Beek  |  Dec 05, 2015  |  0 comments

Following a car crash that leaves his daughter Christiane (Edith Scob) facially disfigured, obsessive plastic surgeon Dr. Genessier (Pierre Brasseur) gets his assistant Louise (Alida Valli) to lure unwitting young women to his secluded chateau in order to use them as a source of skin grafts.

Anton van Beek & Steve May  |  Dec 04, 2015  |  0 comments

With all of the world-building taken care of in last year's slightly creaky Divergent, this 'Young Adult' sci-fi sequel can get down to the business of driving the narrative forward while exploring the characters in even greater detail.

Anton van Beek  |  Dec 03, 2015  |  0 comments

A case a cannibalism in a New York hospital leads to a group of investigators coming face-to-face with flesh-eating natives, ghastly ghouls and a mad scientist in this 1980 horror. A mash-up of two of the most popular strains of Italian horror cinema at the time (zombies and cannibals), Zombi Holocaust (aka Doctor Butcher, M.D.) is unquestionably a weak film. However, in delivering such a delirious mix of laughable dialogue, terrible acting and unconvincing gore, it's also a lot more fun than modern genre trash like Cockneys vs. Zombies or Ouija.

Anton van Beek  |  Oct 30, 2015  |  0 comments

Since it started airing back in 2005, the CW's fantasy-horror series has gone from strength-to-strength, becoming a must-watch for savvy genre fans. For those unfamilar with the show, Supernatural follows the adventures of brothers Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) as they travel the US in their iconic 1967 Chevrolet Impala hunting ghosts, monsters, demons and other things that go bump in the night. And while it may have started off as a way of doing 'homages' to popular horror films and urban legends, as Supernatural has progressed and become more confident in its abilities, the show has developed into something much more expansive, building its own mythology around the war between demons and angels, introducing fan-favourite characters Castiel (Mischa Collins) and Crowley (Mark Sheppard) into the mix to spice up the format.

Anton van Beek  |  Oct 22, 2015  |  0 comments

Two decades after the disastrous events of Jurassic Park, John Hammond's dream has become a reality and Isla Nublar is home to Jurassic World, a fully-functioning prehistoric theme park/biological preserve. But in order to stave off audience apathy regarding dinosaurs, the park's scientist team – led by Jurassic Park survivor Dr. Henry Wu (B. D. Wong) – have been working on cooking up a new, genetically-modified hybrid: the Indominus rex.

Anton van Beek  |  Oct 16, 2015  |  0 comments

Back in 2004 Anchor Bay gave UK-based fright-fans a real treat with its Hellraiser: Limited Edition 4-Disc Lament Configuration DVD boxset, which collected together the first three films in the long-running horror franchise alongside a bumper crop of bonus goodies. Now, a little over a decade later, Arrow Video has finally given those same fans a chance to ditch their DVDs and upgrade to hi-def with its own deluxe boxset.

Anton van Beek  |  Oct 09, 2015  |  0 comments

It's been 30 years since 'mad' Max Rockatansky last graced the silver screen with a new adventure. Judging from this two-hour filmic firecracker, time has done nothing to diminish the character nor the ambitions of his creator, 70-year-old Australian writer-director George Miller, who returns to the wastelands for a spectacular sequel/reboot of operatic proportions.

Anton van Beek  |  Sep 28, 2015  |  0 comments

After a series of duds stretching back several years, Will Smith rediscovers his mojo playing third-generation con artist Nicky Spurgeon in this likeable cinematic caper. Nicky's perfectly ordered life starts to get a little more tricky when he agrees to mentor inexperienced grifter Jess Barrett (Margot Robbie), only to start falling in love with her. But is their relationship real or just part of yet another con?

Anton van Beek  |  Sep 26, 2015  |  0 comments

Having already conquered the small screen, Gerry Anderson's iconic puppet show targeted cinemas with two feature film outings. Thunderbirds Are Go (1966) has International Rescue called in to oversee the launch of the Zero-X spacecraft due to fears of sabotage. Following this, Thunderbird 6 (1968) involves The Hood gaining control of a futuristic airship as part of yet another plan to acquire the secrets of the Thunderbird vehicles.

Anton van Beek  |  Sep 24, 2015  |  0 comments

Washed-up former hitman Jimmy Conlon (Liam Neeson) finds himself going head-to-head with his best friend, Irish mob boss Shawn Maguire (Ed Harris), when he kills Shawn's son in order to save the life of his own estranged son Mike (Joel Kinnaman). With the mob, corrupt cops and a hired killer hot on their trail, Jimmy and Mike must go on the run in order to stay alive…

Anton van Beek  |  Sep 20, 2015  |  0 comments

Ambitious young drummer Andrew Nayman (Miles Teller) thinks he's finally on the path to greatness when he's invited to join the top jazz ensemble at the elite music conservatory he attends. But in order to stay there, Andrew will have to prove himself to the band's ruthless instructor Terrence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), a man who will stop at nothing when it comes to pushing his students to the limit…

Anton van Beek  |  Sep 18, 2015  |  0 comments

Eight years ago black ops specialist Jim Terrier (Sean Penn) had to flee the Democratic Republic of the Congo after being involved in the assassination of the Minister of Mining. However, the past has finally caught up with Terrier and somebody from his old organisation appears to want him dead. Forced to go on the run across Europe, he tries to discover who is out to get him while unexpectedly reconnecting with the lover (Jasmine Trinca) he was forced to abandon all those years ago.