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Riddick

Vin Diesel has never been “out” of action movies, what with the regular paycheck of the Fast And Furious franchise.  Yet it’s been nearly a decade since he last portrayed the character that first got him major...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Nary a day goes by without some new fantasy, teen romance series of novels setting the studios hearts a flutter with the hope that they’ve landed the new Twilight and guaranteed teen hysteria. Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s B...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Elysium

Elysium is not the first film about a space craft launched into the stratosphere to preserve the quality of human life, as anyone who saw Christian Alvart’s Pandorum in 2009 will confirm. A film about social discrimination betw...
 
 
 
 
 
 

2 Guns

Aah, the tried and trusted buddy action comedy, a staple of the summer blockbuster season. Throw in a pair of mismatched and flawed heroes, pit them against a scenery chewing bad guy and a host of plot twisting complications, b...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kick-Ass 2

Kick-Ass 2 continues the story of self-made superhero Dave Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and the potty-mouthed assassin Mindy Macready (Chloe Grace Moretz), A.K.A Hit-Girl, as they try to adapt to a normal life at high school...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Wolverine

Wolverine is a comic character who’s popularity has continued to grow steadily for many years, ever since his first appearance in The Incredible Hulk #180.  His fame has gotten to the point where he’s starring in at...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pacific Rim

For too long now Pacific Rim’s Guillermo del Toro has been absent from the director’s chair.  Not since 2008’s Hellboy II: The Golden Army has his fantastical, childlike imagination graced us with far-off tales of magic, monste...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bula Quo

Once upon a time, the summer movie season was all about fun films to make one smile in the intermittent British sunshine. Then it all changed, got bigger, flashier and something was missing- fun. It may have taken over a quarte...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hummingbird

A tough and uncompromising look at life on the streets of London after dark for homeless ex-servicemen, from the writer of Eastern Promises and the cinematographer of The Mission and The Killing Fields – are not words one...
 
 
 
 
 
 

This Is The End

The world is going to end any minute now. By the time you’re done with this review it could already be over. At least that’s what Hollywood believes. Over the past few years it has churned out countless predictions for how huma...
 
 
 
 
 
 

World War Z Review

It can’t be summer without a relatively brain-free apocalyptic blockbuster tentpole, so Brad Pitt has spent the past two years producing his answer to fun and action-filled disaster flicks like Armageddon and Independence...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Man Of Steel

Clark Kent, Kal-El, Supes, Superman.  Call him what you want, the Man Of Steel is the pinnacle of the superhero genre. So it is something of a surprise that, with the tidal wave of superhero films flooding out of Hollywood, we’...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fast And Furious 6

There is something of an internal conflict happening after seeing Fast & Furious 6. Brain and heart are having a punch-up of Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee proportions. Brain can’t quite fathom how heart can possibly think the ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Liability

A swaggering, immature waster and petty criminal, Adam (Jack O’Connell) is the titular ‘liability.’  After crashing his gangster stepfather Peter’s (Peter Mullan) car, Adam is forced to take on a little job to pay for the damag...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Star Trek Into Darkness (3D)

***Spoiler Free*** Before this review boldly goes where few others are likely to go given the near universal wave of critical love the film is currently surfing, it’s important to note that Jar Jar Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkne...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dead Man Down

Slick crime boss Alphonse (Terrence Howard) isn’t having the best of days.  Someone is playing mind games with him, sending him cryptic threats, and now his most trusted men are turning up dead.  During a violent shoot-out with...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Iron Man 3

Just have a think on how far superhero films have come since the first Iron Man. Not even Nick Fury saw it coming. In 2008, Marvel hadn’t had a credible release for years while DC was darkening the genre with Christopher Nolan’...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Olympus Has Fallen

When the most secure, impregnable building in the Free World, the White House, is attacked and easily captured by an army of ruthless North Korean terrorists and the U.S. President (constipated Robert Redford-impersonator Aaron...