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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 ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ant-Man

At some point it is inevitable that Marvel’s run of genuinely enjoyable and hugely successful blockbusters is going to come to an end. When Edgar Wright left Ant-Man, a film he and co-writer Joe Cornish had been working on for ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Terminator Genisys

Another big sci-fi action franchise gets a reboot… kind of. The thing about the Terminator franchise in regards to its continuity is that, since changing history, alternate timelines and such are in the core concept of the seri...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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. ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spring

Spring is one of those examples of the romantic horror. Romance and horror might not seem like perfect bedfellows but they’re as old as Dracula and increasingly bring out the best of both worlds. Normally lending itself natural...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 Signal

Indi Sci-Fi is never an easy trick to pull off but in some ways The Signal does manage it. Despite its relatively low budget co-writer and director William Eubank demonstrates a visual flair that is often staggering and always ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Chappie

Having stunned with his debut District 9, Chappie director Neil Blomkamp’s sophomore film Elysium had grand ideas but a difficult narrative thread. So for his robot-come-to-life latest Chappie it makes sense for Blomkamp to ret...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ex Machina

For those following the career of Alex Garland closely there will be a sense of dread (pun intended) about seeing Ex Machina. Not dread for fear of it being bad but the worry that, given his track record, he may get in your hea...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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...
 
 
 
 
 
 

I Origins

Not a prequel to any Pad, Pod, Phone or Robot, I Origins is the latest offering from the minds that brought us Another Earth. Forgoing flashy set pieces and eye-popping CGI, writer-director Mike Cahill concocts a film that plan...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Forty-six years after the original Franklin J. Schaffner film we arrive at Matt Reeve’s latest incarnation, hot on the heels of Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction(a film recently memorably described on Tw...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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...