Film Reviews

A Hologram For The King – Review

A Hologram For The King received relatively little publicity, and yet I suspect there are a number of factors that will draw a respectable crowd to the theatre to see it in the coming weeks. There’s the presence of Tom Hanks in the lead role, and the fact that it’s based on a Dave Eggers novel—both...

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Mr. Right – Review

One of the best things about the rise of streaming is that a lot of small films that might not merit wide releases quickly become available to large audiences. Such is the case with Mr. Right, an action comedy that had a limited release this month, but which is already available on some On Demand...

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Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice – Review

I have to admit, I went into Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice with pretty low expectations. I thought Zack Snyder’s Man Of Steel was an unmitigated disaster, and I also wasn’t a fan of the semi-rehashing of Christopher Nolan’s Batman in Ben Affleck’s skin and Snyder’s world. Nevertheless, I wanted...

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Branded to Kill – Arrow Blu Ray

Branded to Kill – Arrow Blu Ray

The 60s were the highpoint of ‘cool’ in movies – before flares and then big hair ruined it all. The decade was also the peak of ‘weird’. Mostly 60s cool tends not to be that weird, think Bullitt, À Bout de Souffle or Alfie. 1967's Branded to Kill is a key exception. Goro Hanada is a hitman...

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Grimm – Series 3

Grimm – Series 3

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any Grimm-er, they just did. Be prepared to see monsters and ghouls like you’ve never seen them before in the third series of the gripping American supernatural drama, Grimm.   Nick Burkhart (David Giuntoli) isn’t your ordinary policeman. By day...

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The Fault in Our Stars – Review

The Fault in Our Stars – Review

The adaptation of cult literary phenomenon The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green, has sent many a teenage girl flocking to cinemas across the world to watch their favourite love story play out on screen. As a twenty-something who has not had opportunity to read the novel yet, I was pleasantly surprised by this...

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Planes 2: Fire and Rescue – A Review

Planes 2: Fire and Rescue – A Review

Feel-good tunes, colourful characters and slick graphics ensure Planes 2 is certainly worth a watch. Balancing jokes aimed at adults as well as the kids, this is fun for the whole family. Planes 2 is set in the skies above the world of Disney’s Cars. If you have seen Planes (1) then you’ll be...

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The Stag – review

The Stag – review

Irish film The Stag tries to give the well-worn stag do genre (or bachelor weekend genre in the USA) a twist, but in most respects follows tried and tested methods. Whatever its faults, I found myself laughing out loud quite a lot. The idea is that Fionnan (Hugh O'Connor) is a 'metrosexual man', too...

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 – Review

How to Train Your Dragon 2 – Review

I make no secret of my love for animation and there have been many spirited debates around the office about the merits of Classic Disney versus Pixar. DreamWorks, the studio behind Shrek, has had a fair few duds in recent years but the How To Train Your Dragon franchise is not one of them. The latest film in the...

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The Woody Allen Library

The Woody Allen Library

Woody Allen's career has lasted an age. He started selling jokes while still at school and has written and directed a film every year since 1982 (yes, there is one in the pipeline for next year). So, calling this collection The Woody Allen Library is a little misleading as it 'only' covers seven of the films he...

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