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Godzilla: King Of Monsters

Godzilla: King Of Monsters is the latest in a string of attempts by other studios to keep up with the franchise behemoth that is Disney. For while the House Of Mouse marches on with the likes of all things Marvel and Star Wars ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Red Heat

Ivan Danko (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a Russian cop sent to the US to extradite a vicious gangland drug-dealer (Ed O’Ross). But when Danko and his prisoner are ambushed by Viktor’s friends, the Russian escapes, a veteran Chicag...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Creed II

Creed II is the 8th film in the Rocky franchise. That’s pretty impressive for a franchise that essentially follows the same structure in almost every one of its installments. Underdog boxer puts everything on the line to take o...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Final Score

It’s Die Hard in a football stadium when ex-soldier, Mike Knox (Dave Bautista) finds himself trapped at Upton Park, where Eastern block terrorists are looking for the leader of a failed revolution, hidden somewhere in the 35,00...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upgrade

Go and watch the trailer for Upgrade and then try to act that you are not stupidly excited to see the end product. From its stunning action sequences to its tongue-in-cheek humour Upgrade should be a B-Movie that breaks free of...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tomb Raider

Jason Bourne has a lot to answer for. He changed the action genre of the ‘90s, all quipping one-liners and tough guys scared of nothing, to emotionally driven characters rather than stereotypes who took life and death as seriou...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Commuter

That The Commuter stars Liam Neeson and is mostly set on a train you would be forgiven for assuming this is an action cousin to Jason Statham franchise The Transporter, albeit at a more ‘wrong leaves on the track’ kind of pace....
 
 
 
 
 
 

Justice League

It’s too easy to take swipes at DC’s filmic superhero output compared to all things Marvel. They are different beasts and therefore should not really be compared. In fact DC’s biggest failings are born out of its biggest succes...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Before seeing Kingsman: The Golden Circle you should know two things. One; the violence is toned down, a little. Two; the innuendos and crass humour have been turned up. With that in mind though it’s fair to say Kingsman: The G...
 
 
 
 
 
 

American Assassin

In recent memory action films have changed. Gone are the days of the wise-cracking heroes like John McClane or even Arnie quipping their way through a hail of bullets dispatching bad guys. It would be easy to blame Liam Neeson ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Terminator 2: Judgement Day

It’s a funny old world. Back in 1991 Terminator 2 was just another Arnie action movie. Twenty-six years later, it’s acknowledged as a sci-fi classic. Set ten-years after the events of T2, Sarah Conner (Linda Hamilton) is now in...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Atomic Blonde

It’s no secret that there simply aren’t enough female-led films made. The fact that this year’s Wonder Woman was so heralded in the industry not only shines a light of hope but also illustrates how much the male-dominated narra...
 
 
 
 
 
 

War Of The Planet For The Apes

There is a point around midway through the latest apes trilogy, roughly two thirds of the way through Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, where you realise you are no longer rooting for the humans to win. It’s a stroke of genius be...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wonder Woman

There is a moment in Wonder Woman that perfectly sums up the appeal of this latest entry into the saturated market of super heroes. In true hero super-slo-mo Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) rises above the parapet of a World War I tre...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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...