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Free Fire

You never quite know what you’re going to get from Free Fire director Ben Wheatley. From the kitchen sink drama of Down Terrace, the hallucinogenic A Field In England, the nightmarish Kill List and the social commentary of High...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ghost In The Shell

Based on a manga and cult favourite anime Ghost In The Shell should be a slam dunk of a live action adaption. Especially given it stars Hollywood’s biggest grossing actress Scarlett Johansson and is directed by the visual prowe...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Logan

Hugh Jackman was never meant to be Logan, or his more popular alisa Wolverine for that matter. He was supposed to be played by Dougray Scott. Let that sink in for a moment. Let the horror and dread fill you at 17 years of Dougr...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The LEGO Batman Movie

Remember the best thing about The LEGO Movie? No, not Everything Is Awesome (but, yes, that was awesome) but the real scene stealer? Chris Pratt did an able job of carrying the movie it was Will Arnett’s perfect gravel voiced p...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ip Man: The Final Fight

Since the first Ip Man film in 2008, starring Donnie Yen, the story of Bruce Lee’s tutor has captivated Hong Kong film-makers. While that first film – and its sequels – used Ip as a vehicle for kick-ass action, many...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Drunken Master

Frequently ranked as one of the greatest martial arts films of all time, Drunken Master revolutionised modern action cinema. It also introduced the world to martial arts superstar Jackie Chan, who burst onto the scene in 1978 w...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Call Of Heroes

Some films are so gloriously nostalgic, so wonderfully referential, such fabulous fun that you find yourself grinning like a loon from opening to closing credits. Call Of Heroes is one of those films. The setting is China’s War...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Suicide Squad

There is a moment in one of the documentaries accompanying the Extended Cut Edition of Suicide Squad that perfectly sums up where things went wrong with the film. The feature in question is called “Chasing The Real”. Therein li...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Assault on Precinct 13

Within the first few seconds of Assault on Precinct 13, you know you’re in the company of John Carpenter. As his foreboding synth score pounds over the opening credits, the film is immediately unmistakably Carpenter. Amazing, t...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Legend Of Tarzan

You’d think that having played a key part in the later stages of the Harry Potter films director David Yates would have had enough of orphans who have the fate of a ‘nation’ resting on their shoulders. But clearly the lure of o...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice

Boring. Over-inflated. Self-important. Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice has endured a lot of abuse since it lumbered onto the big screen back in June. But the release of the Ultimate Edition on DVD, Blu-Ray, and UV, gives fan...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Batman: The Killing Joke

Even if you haven’t read the graphic novel of Batman: The Killing Joke you will be familiar with it. Because Alan Moore’s seminal Batman story, first published in 1988, has, in one way or another, influenced almost every Batman...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Highlander

Highlander is one of those films that has, either in spite or because of it’s bizarre and kitsch ways, always held a cult following. The original 1986 film spawned a franchise that turned into a TV show that has repeatedly harb...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ride Along 2

As movies go, Ride Along 2 isn’t a thought-provoking piece of cinematic viewing. It won’t stretch your mind or keep you on your toes but it will provided that quick hit of entertain. Kevin Hart and Ice Cube make the ultimate co...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

So here we are, the grand finale to The Hunger Games, the reason you’ve sat through close to  eight hours of Katniss journeying all the way to the capital to put President Snow in his place. There’s no doubt that getting here h...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Black Mass

As with any ‘based on true story’ film you expect a certain degree of artistic license to be taken with true crime story Black Mass. But, when the protagonist in question is one James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, who spent 12 years on the ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is the second act of the Maze Runner trilogy adaptations. Ask any writer and they’ll tell you that the second act is always a tricky one. It’s the point where things have to get a little down and ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Southpaw

Based on the publicity photos alone the last person you’d ever want to step into a boxing ring with would be Southpaw’s star Jake Gyllenhaal. He’s by no means the first actor to go through a physical transformation for a role b...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mad Max: Fury Road

Define Hollywood Courage: The same filmmaker revisiting a franchise thirty years after the less than impressive last instalment and recasting it’s original, at the time, iconic star. George Miller apparently had the inspiration...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fast & Furious 7

Fast & Furious 7 is the fifth highest grossing movie of all time. Yes, you read that right, not the fifth highest grossing Fast & Furious movie but the fifth highest grossing movie ever. How did we get here? To the poin...