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Dead Man Down

Dead Man Down marks the first in a slurry of revenge thrillers about to grace our screens.  Films such as The Prisoners and Into The Furnace promise dark tales of people avenging loved ones.  Much of this new found hunger for d...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hard Rush

Some action thrillers try to get by solely on slickness. They seem to think that if they have enough shoot-outs, drugs and fight scenes, then it means they don’t need to worry too much about the other things that make up a film...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fast & Furious 6

How has Fast & Furious 6 come into existence you might ask?  A franchise that started waaay back in 2001 with a film which was essentially a remake of 1991’s adrenaline junky classic Point Break; swap the surfboards for fas...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Iron Man 3

A glance at any Iron Man 3 poster will reveal the badge of honour that proudly states: “From The Studio That Brought You Avengers Assemble”.  Given that film’s record-breaking box office haul it’s clearly worth shouting about. ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rebellion

Mathieu Kassovitz first came to the world’s attention in 1995 when his second feature film La Haine captured the public mood and laid bare the tension and mistrust between impoverished urban youth and the French police. Angry, ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Olympus Has Fallen

Olympus Has Fallen is everything you might expect from a film that stars Gerard Butler single-handedly defending the White House against a small army of terrorists; there’s gratuitous violence, cringe-inducing amounts of cheese...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Oblivion

Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski knows how to shoot a film that makes your eyes pop.  For his debut feature, TRON: Legacy, he tapped into the nostalgia of an ‘80s cult classic and delivered one of the most staggering visual de...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mad Max Collection

Director George Miller started something unstoppable when he unleashed Mad Max on audiences back in 1979.  Everything from computer games, music videos – famously 2Pac’s California Love and Puretone’s Addicted To Bass – as well...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Stolen

The last time Stolen director Simon West teamed with Nicolas Cage the two created one of the ‘90s best action films Con Air.  But does Stolen soar to “put the bunny back in the box” levels of brilliance or does it crash and bur...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Escape

Norwegian cinema has been consistent over the last few years with generous, genre-abundant offerings to the silver screen.  We have had a taste of Norwegian horror with Rare Exports, fantasy with Troll Hunter and Thale, the cri...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Parker

Parker’s Jason Statham has come a long way from Guy Ritchie’s cockney for hire to Hollywood’s hard man of choice.  The Transporter, Crank and Expendables films have all seen Statham launch and establish successful franchises.  ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hansel & Gretel : Witch Hunters

Don’t judge a book by its cover. Or so the old adage goes. It must be said, however, Tommy Wirkola‘s Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters never even looked much on paper; and regrettably, the finished film is unlikely...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Foxy Brown

After 39 years of roaming the standard definition-wilderness, Foxy Brown is finally given the chance to strut its stuff in sparkling HD. Certainly, it’s a culture clash of some irony – releasing a film famed for its...
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Good Day To Die Hard

Given the influence of the original 1988 Die Hard film it would be a fair question to ask where A Good Day To Die Hard could go?  So seminal was John McClane’s first outing that it’s still inspiring action movies more than 25 y...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bullet To The Head

Fittingly, Bullet To The Head begins in a burnt-out, sepia palette. And while wholly insignificant in narrative terms, it’s almost as though Walter Hill is visibly winking from behind the camera lens – as if to say ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Last Stand

The Last Stand marks the return to the big screen for one of Hollywood’s biggest stars; Arnold Schwarzenegger.  The former Governor of California, at one point in his illustrious career, was the highest paid actor on the planet...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Numbers Station

It’s always slightly unfortunate when the first moments you spend with a new film are spent remembering something similar. It’s even more unfortunate, when the similarities emanate from a film starring the same acto...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Gangster Squad DVD Review

Gangster Squad is Hollywood bread and butter.  The film industry, which sits on the periphery of Gangster Squad’s landscape, as we now know it, was founded on gangsters and westerns.  It is apt then, that Gangster Squad strives...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Alex Cross

The third film based on James Patterson’s detective Alex Cross, after Kiss The Girls and Along Came A Spider, sees Tyler Perry take over the title role from Morgan Freeman.  On the one hand the younger incarnation of Cross gett...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Collection

2009’s The Collector, the directorial debut of Marcus Dunstan and co-written with his screenplay partner Patrick Melton (the duo having worked on the last four entries in the Saw saga, the Feast trilogy and Piranha 3DD for Jon ...