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Tomorrowland

A film based on a Disney theme park land? That’s ridiculous you cry, but Pirates Of The Caribbean was not the most natural source for cinematic mining and yet here we sit expecting a fifth film in that franchise. Suffice to say...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road picks you up from the very first scene and never once lets you go; tossing you from side to side, gripping like a rabid dog, until it’s good and done with you, which only happens by the very last scene....
 
 
 
 
 
 

Avengers: Age Of Ultron

The task laid out before Avengers: Age Of Ultron is one worthy of any superhero; top, or at the very least equal, the third highest grossing film of all time. So while Thor has been off fighting Dark Elves, Captain America has ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

In the sea, out of the sea, up in space (or at least it seems like space, Mr Bubbles the talking Dolphin will have to confirm once he removes the nautical clan from his mouth) The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is a chaot...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jupiter Ascending

It is fair to say the Wachowskis have always fascinated, whether it be via their stupendous, game-changing sci-fi The Matrix (1999); its self-indulgent sequels (Reloaded, Revolutions); or the mind-bogglingly beautiful Cloud Atl...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Big Hero 6

The foundation for any lovable Disney film is its hero not quite fitting in. With Big Hero 6, they’ve found the key ingredient in Baymax; a doughy, well-mannered machine with the sole purpose of making things better. The unmist...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kingsman: The Secret Service is a big loud action romp, which is just what you’d expect from Matthew Vaughn, the man behind Kick Ass. This time, however, Vaughan has stepped it up a gear. Or two. The same hyper-real ultra...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wild

To carry an entire movie on your shoulders is a heavy burden for any actor but one that Reese Witherspoon ably picks up with the same determination as the ‘monster’ backpack she carries with her throughout Jean-Marc...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Exodus: Gods And Kings

Earlier this year we had Noah so, with the Old Testament being the must-adapt book of the moment, Exodus: Gods And Kings seems a logical step. Because while millions of people may read The Hunger Games and 50 Shades Of Grey the...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies sees Bilbo and his cohorts return to finish off the epic saga of Middle Earth; taking on a giant charismatic dragon, an all seeing and malevolently powerful fiery eye and an extremely u...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno

Picking up where the first film left off, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno finds our hero Kenshin (aka Battosai the Killer) happily domesticated with his friends Sanosuke, Kaoru and rescued opium siren Megumi. All is well in this...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Interstellar

Interstellar director Christopher Nolan is, like the protagonists in his latest film, something of a pioneer, a filmmaker who likes to carve his own path and ignore the studio rules as to what a film should adhere to. There are...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Cowabunga dudes! And just like that it’s the 90’s again only (arguably) better and minus the Saturday morning PJs. With a reckless attitude towards keeping their identity secret, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles find themselves...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Maze Runner

Big screen treatments of Young Adult franchises have soared in popularity over the last few years, if not in critical reception at least in box office takings. Yet this adaptation of James Dashner‘s trilogy packs more adv...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Guardians Of The Galaxy

Although seemingly geographically removed from the likes of Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor et al Guardians Of The Galaxy is undoubtedly a Marvel Movie. The formula that has served them so well up until now remains unchange...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Transformers: Age of Extinction

How has Transformers: Age Of Extinction come to be? The simple answer is; money, lots and lots and then even more money. Prior to Age Of Extinction’s release the Transformers franchise had already grossed an earth obliterating ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

How To Train Your Dragon 2

For any sequel, measuring up to the success of the first is always tricky but writer/director Dean DeBlois may just have a winning formula on his hands with How to Train Your Dragon 2. Set five years after the original movie Hi...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Edge of Tomorrow

When an insurmountable alien horde invade planet Earth and threaten to wipe out humanity itself, who else would be fighting our corner than perennially youthful action hero Tom Cruise. Along with an, it must be said, impressive...
 
 
 
 
 
 

X-Men: Days Of Future Past

There is a whiff of destiny about X-Men: Days Of Future Past and not just in the plot of the film. For while Marvel are assembling their Avengers for a second round and DC scrabble to justify a Justice League Of America movie s...