Sci-fi & fantasy

Dragon Dynasty – Review

Dragon Dynasty – Review

Dragon Dynasty was released back in 2006 as a TV film, which is our first clue that it may not be up to the standards of a Hollywood blockbuster. However, if you want to see some great dragon action then watch away. The story, written by Berkeley Anderson and directed by Matt Codd, finds Marco Polo and...

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Marvel Avengers Assemble – Review

Marvel Avengers Assemble – Review

What happens when you take a bunch of Marvel superheroes, throw in a famous villain and get man-of-the-moment director Joss Whedon to mix them together? The answer is 142 minutes of gripping adventure, hilarious banter and pure entertainment, of the kind that doesn't come around very often. Marvel Avengers...

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The Hunger Games – Review

The Hunger Games – Review

The science fiction genre of late has been filled with attempts that barely exceed our expectations. Luckily The Hunger Games, with its clever commentary on reality TV and the desensitization of violence, might just be the film we've been waiting for. Directed by Gary Ross, fans and new audiences can expect an...

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Troll Hunter – Review

Troll Hunter – Review

Troll Hunter. Those two words effectively tell you everything you need to know about the plot and the protagonist of this particular monster flick. But it's more than that. Every once in a while, a film will arrive on the scene that strikes you as something a little different from the endless supply of comic...

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Immortals – Review

Immortals – Review

Gods, titans and human beings - what happens when they all start fighting with each other? The answer lies somewhere in the middle of a battle of epic proportions and absolute carnage. "All men's souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine". You just know that any film...

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The Wild Hunt – Review

The Wild Hunt – Review

The realms of fantasy and reality dramatically collide in this tense and violent live-action role play generated film, set in the 21st century. Throughout The Wild Hunt, we see two worlds come together simultaneously, creating much suspense and mystery... The Wild Hunt centres around a huge game of...

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Mr. Nobody – DVD Review

Mr. Nobody – DVD Review

Mr. Nobody, starring Jared Leto and Diane Kruger is something of a rarity, in that even when you have little idea about what exactly is going on, it’s still very much enjoyable. It was one of my main criticisms of Christopher Nolan’s Inception – not enough people understood it. Yet for all its...

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Red Riding Hood – Review

Red Riding Hood – Review

It is, perhaps, plausible that a film directed by Catherine Hardwicke, produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and starring Amanda Seyfried might have made for a half-way decent adaptation of the classic fairytale, Little Red Riding Hood. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, something has gone horribly, horrible...

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The Adjustment Bureau – Review

The Adjustment Bureau – Review

The Adjustment Bureau stars Matt Damon. He runs around a lot, as we have come to expect since his Bourne movies. He also falls in love, which marks a departure as his characters tend to be in too much of a rush for emotional entanglements. As well as physical and romantic action, the plot asks all sorts of...

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Paul – DVD Review

Paul – DVD Review

Here at TFR, we love us some Paul. It's a funny film with a great cast that really captures the essence of the sci-fi fan and the would-be geek novelist. So how does the DVD complete the experience? Rather nicely, to put it frankly - this is a DVD worthy of the Nick/Frost super-team, as the film comes either...

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