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Star Trek Beyond

If you plan on catching up with Kirk and crew you’d be wise to bring a sick bag. Justin Lin takes over directing duties from the departing JJ Abrams (what’s he been doing lately?) and the man’s a tad overenthu...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Independence Day: Resurgence

Twenty years ago the original Independence Day turned the summer blockbuster volume up to eleven. It’s taken a long time for another close encounter to rear its head but after all that time the wait is over as Independence Day:...
 
 
 
 
 
 

X-Men: Apocalypse

Comic book adaptations have been some of the most successful films in recent years and, with $3.8 billion in box office sales, the X-Men is one of the most lucrative. Even the critically-panned Wolverine made over $400 million....
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ratchet and Clank

There’s something oddly familiar about Ratchet and Clank. Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away, a young, almost supernaturally-talented mechanic-come-space pilot spends his days on a bleak desert planet, dreaming of a li...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Captain America: Civil War

Given we’ve had to endure one horribly stoic, dark and frankly boring superhero smackdown this year, yes we’re looking at you Batman Vs. Superman, Captain America: Civil War has little to live up to. But, as if to twist the kry...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book sees Disney’s continued march, re; cash-in, of turning all its classic animations into live action adaptations. With the likes of Alice In Wonderland, Maleficent and Cinderella already released to solid box offi...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Bruce Wayne takes on Clark Kent, The Dark Knight brawls it out with the Man of Steel, Batman vs Superman….however you phrase it, it’s an epic battle fans have been aching to see and it’s a long time coming. Director Zack Snyder...
 
 
 
 
 
 

London Has Fallen

London Has Fallen begins with the exact same plot as its predecessor Olympus Has Fallen, a terrorist cell plans to capture and execute the American president played by the chiselled Aaron Eckhart. The protagonist is our man Mik...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Deadpool

A Hollywood life is not always as glamourous as it seems. There have been many a hot actor, who have uglied-up themselves for a role in a desperate bid to get an Oscar in their hot little manicured hands. Take Charlize Theron, ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Revenant

Like the title itself The Revenant is a film that has come back from the dead a fair few times. At one point Park Chan-wook was going to direct with Samuel L. Jackson in the lead, then John Hillcoat circled the project and look...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

[FEAR NOT dear reader, there will be NO spoilers in the following review. In fact the plot of the film will not be touched on anymore than what you already know from trailers] There’s a reason that everywhere you look at the mo...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Peanuts Movie

It’s all about love in this 2015 rendition of Charlie Brown. Young, hapless, seemingly impossible love when The Little Red Haired Girl (Francesca Capaldi) moves into the neighbourhood stirring up a desperate, nervous longing in...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spectre

Since Sam Mendes set the bar precariously high in 2012, with the hugely popular and profitable Skyfall, the next installment was always going to have incredible hype around its release with audience expectations peaked and brea...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Martian

Space has always been cinema’s final frontier. With a long successful history of exploring the outer regions of our galaxy, Hollywood has engaged, humbled and awe-struck audiences the world over. Considering the recent cr...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pixels

Pixels feels like a missed opportunity. And a big one at that. Classic ’80s video games (somehow) manifest themselves in our three dimensional world and come down from outer space to challenge the people of Earth/America ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Maybe it was their urban Noir soundtracks. Maybe it was the effortless style of their chic, young stars. Maybe it was the sublime work of cinematographers such as Otto Heller. It’s hard to pin down that magic ingredient that ma...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fantastic Four

Created by Stan “The Man” Lee and Jack “King” Kirby back in 1961, the Fantastic Four were the first superheroes of Marvel’s “Silver Age”. They pioneered the company’s style, storytelling style and ideas for years, with many of ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation

One major issue with the modern day blockbuster is that disappointing ‘connect the dots’ feeling they can engender when the storyline takes a back seat to the impressive action sequences and is only used to loosely ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Inside Out

It’s important to call Inside Out by it’s full title; Pixar’s Inside Out. Because rarely, if ever, has their been a brand name in film that is so synonymous with quality. Some could argue Marvel but they’re still new to the gam...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jurassic World

If you’d asked the multiplex hoards a few years back whether they’d like the ol’ Raptor-pack back for some gallivanting round Isla Nublar, you’d bet they’d have burst into side-splitting laughter. ...