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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...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Passengers

There is a strange sense of parallel universes that play out between Passengers journey to the big screen and the story of the film itself. In 2007 Jon Spaihts’ screenplay was on The Black List – a list of Hollywood’s mos...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

We thought JK Rowling’s world of wizarding and witchcraft had run its course with The Boy Who Lived aka Harry Potter living happily ever after. But with that franchise raking in close to $8 billion at the global box office ther...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kubo And The Two Strings

Year after year, Laika just keep raising the bar. The stop-frame animation studio made their name with the mould-breaking, instant classic Coraline. But just when you had these guys pegged as the Gothic Aardman, they suddenly g...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Good Dinosaur

Like the hero of the film itself The Good Dinosaur has not had an easy journey. First announced by Pixar in 2009 the film was meant to be released in 2013 but with the third act of the film proving troublesome, directors leavin...