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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...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Songs of the Sea

Heartache and loss spur Songs of the Sea into action when one family’s happiness is shattered following mother, Bronaugh’s, disappearance immediately after giving birth to daughter Saoirse. Time doesn’t appear to have healed ol...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Goonies 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Made at the height of Amblin Entertainment’s powers, after the likes of E.T. and Gremlins had set the benchmark, The Goonies is the ultimate kid’s own adventure. Like the best of Pixar Amblin had that innate ability to appeal t...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Moomins on the Riviera

Finland’s squishy, lovable family of Hippopotamus are ever so enchanting on this sea voyage adventure.  Driven by the lure of the high-life, Snorkmaiden (Stephanie Winiecki) convinces a besotted Moomin (Russell Tovey) and his c...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The SpongeBob Movie: A Sponge Out of Water

Are you ready kids? Aye, aye captain. It’s a crazy ride for our favourite Bikini bottom gang. Plankton (Mr. Lawrence) is at it again. Krab’s tiny nemesis has cooked up a plan to steal the famous Krabby Patty formula and it’s Sp...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Trash

It would be churlish indeed to denigrate Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry and Notting Hill screenwriter Richard Curtis for turning in such a family-friendly and pat-happy movie as Trash – especially in these troubled ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Shaun The Sheep: The Movie

Believe it or not Shaun The Sheep is twenty years old this year having made his debut in Wallace & Gromit adventure A Close Shave back in 1995. Not bad for a character whose only line of dialogue is essentially a well-place...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Exodus: Gods And Kings

Exodus: Gods And Kings cements the return of the Biblical epic. For years it looked as though the sub-genre of Bible story adaptations was done and dusted, gone were things like The Ten Commandments while even Mel Gibson’s The ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Hobbit Trilogy

There was a time when The Hobbit trilogy was a trilogy. There was a time when The Hobbit Trilogy was not meant to be directed by Peter Jackson. But with the departure of slated director Guillermo del Toro someone saw an opportu...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Black Sea

Occasionally stepping away from his documentary films Black Sea director Kevin Macdonald has always been at his best when dealing in high-stakes drama. Crucially, and Black Sea is no exception, he is a filmmaker who likes to pu...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Picking up just after where Catching Fire left off, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 should come with the warning: if you haven’t seen anything up to this point you’re not welcome. That being said if you have seen the films ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Boxtrolls

Upsetting many by claiming a spot on the Best Animated Film Oscar nominations 2015 over Lego: The Movie, The Boxtrolls presents an underdog story not dissimilar to that of its Oscar credentials. But where Lego made computer ani...
 
 
 
 
 
 

How To Train Your Dragon 2

Disputing Pixar’s dominance over animated films How To Train Your Dragon was hands down one of the most exciting and enjoyable family films in recent memory. With the first film’s success comes the inevitable sequel but does Ho...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Super Mario Bros.

Back in the early nineties, Nintendo ruled the world, having a massive impact on pop-culture. With their mascot Mario already a massive icon, with a strong run of games from the original Donkey Kong onwards, and already markete...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Sweden and its neighbours may be known at the moment for their dark, brooding mysteries so you might think it a mystery in itself why, Headhunters and Jackpot aside, the rich vein of black comedies that abound in the Nordic Noi...
 
 
 
 
 
 

RPG: Real Playing Game

A concept that does keep cropping up in science fiction is the concepts of some sort of tournament or game where the goal is to be the last one left alive. While the roots of this can be found in classic pulp adventures like Th...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Having battled the lackluster Lizard, not to mention skeptical critics, in the first film The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings into cinemas with no small amount of a point to prove. Whilst some questioned re-booting a franchise so s...