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Centennial

The ‘70s were the age of the TV mini-series, and the undoubted king of the mini-series was Richard Chamberlain. While Chamberlain is better known in the UK for Shogun and The Thorne Birds, Centennial is still widely regarded as...
 
 
 
 
 
 

George and the Dragon

As we find ourselves in awards season with countless Oscar-bait films vying for our attention, sometimes we need a break from all the prestige to just unwind with some good old-fashioned trash. Thankfully, Kaleidoscope Home Ent...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wonder Woman 1984

2017’s Wonder Woman was a breath of fresh air to the superhero genre for so many reasons. First and foremost we got a female superhero, one that didn’t rely on her male counterparts to get the job done but actively led them int...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Erik The Viking

Just five years before his iconic performance as Andy Dufresne in 1994’s The Shawshank Redemption, Tim Robbins delivered his most bizarre work in Terry Jones’ madcap Viking spoof Erik the Viking. Released for the first time on ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Goonies

35 years since its release, Richard Donner’s beloved 80s adventure romp The Goonies has made its way to 4K UHD Blu-ray. Does this fresh release from Warner Bros Home Entertainment breathe new life into the cult classic, or does...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sherlock Holmes & Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

In the wake of Robert Downey Jr.’s departure from the Marvel Cinematic Universe after ten films of service, rumours are beginning to circulate once again around the possibility of a continuation of Guy Ritchie’s excellent Sherl...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Deep

Following the triumphant release of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws in 1975, Hollywood looked to repeat the film’s success with many similar releases in the years that followed. In 1977, director Peter Yates gave the world a cinematic ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Flash Gordon (1980)

Hard as it is to believe, it’s been 40 years since the Queen-fuelled Technicolor spectacular that is Flash Gordon first hit the big screens. Based on the 1930s comic strip of the same name, over the last 80 years, Flash Gordon’...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Moby Dick

One of the all-time epics, Moby Dick is the latest film to be given a blu-ray makeover, with a fully-restored version available to buy this November.  Based on the bestselling book by Herman Melville, scripted by Ray Bradbury, ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ralph Breaks The Internet

Why have Disney brought up every major franchise going? From Marvel to LucasFilm Disney have swallowed them all up, why? Yes, well done to make more money, but based on this evidence to also allow all those products occupy, dom...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mission Impossible: Fallout

There was a time when it came to certain franchises you knew what you were getting. Take James Bond for example, you went for the gadgets, the quips, the exotic locations and Bond being, well, Bond. But, in order to stay fresh,...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 Shape Of Water

The Shape Of Water director Guillermo del Toro is often cited as a ‘horror’ filmmaker. But to label him as such is an oversight. Yes, for much of his career he has used horror as a device to articulate his unique aesthetic and ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Dark Tower

They said it was unfilmable. The Dark Tower, Stephen King’s opus, the series of novels that is at the centre of the King-universe of almost all his stories. They said it would never get out of development hell with Ron Howard d...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Lost City Of Z

“Mankind awaits our discoveries.” And such is the pressure Percy Fawcett places upon himself and his team of explorers as they set out to find The Lost City Of Z. Or Eldorado, or The City Of Gold. But this is no ‘80s cartoon ad...