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  • Blu-ray Review – Corman’s World:Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel (2011)

    Blu-ray Review – Corman’s World:Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel (2011)

    For years (and probably still by some) he’s been loathed by film snobs but loved and praised like a God by cinephiles Roger Corman. 400 films over six decades to his credit many may brush him off as another master shlockmeister, king of trash films, but those with an eye for films know Roger Corman…

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  • DVD Review – Boxing Day(2012)

    DVD Review – Boxing Day(2012)

    Throughout the years the average working man and woman have been lived, ruled, struggled by the capitalist dream (like now) but as always we fight back. Leo Tolstoy has provided literature world with many fine examples of the dream however there not the easiest to be adapted for film, however, British director Bernard Rose (Mr…

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  • DVD Review – The Divide (2011)

    DVD Review – The Divide (2011)

    Xavier Gens knows how to deliver the visceral terrifying experience, Frontier(s) was one of the most harrowing brutal journeys you’ll experience and one of the many reasons why New Wave French horror is so popular. Post-apocalyptic films many have tried many have failed  reasons we may not know why as we don’t or ever want…

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  • Blu-ray Review – Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

    Blu-ray Review – Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

    AIDS/HIV Virus has been with us for decades, once regarded as the Black man’s disease before becoming the gay man’s disease in the 1980’s. In Dallas Buyers Club (2013) the disease becomes the heterosexual man’s disease a film that highlights the prejudices sufferers faced. Most of all cementing in cinematic folklore, Matthew McConaughey as one…

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  • Film Review – Trishna (2011)

    Film Review – Trishna (2011)

    Attempting to adapt literature classics into films is sometimes like treading on eggshells. You have two routes, the safe route a straight forward word by word adaptation or you could go for the contemporary reworking transporting a story possibly to another timescale or at least another location.British film director Michael Winterbottom is no stranger to…

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  • Film Review – Coriolanus (2011)

    Film Review – Coriolanus (2011)

    2011 was the year of William Shakespeare, England’s greatest bard making his name felt in cinema. From the absurd  Julie Taymor The Tempest to the Romeo & Juliet inspired animation Gnomeo & Juliet, we even saw the bard’s integrity been scrutinised in Roland Emmerich’s Anonymous. 2012 William Shakespeare’s legacy will continue as the most adopted…

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  • Film Review – Les Miserables (2013)

    Film Review – Les Miserables (2013)

    when you create a film or a story there should always be a start, middle and the end. In Victor Hugo’s masterpiece Les Miserables a revolutionary love story provides that substance as does the musical stage version so what about the new anticipated film version? As Forrest Gump once said ‘Life is like a box of chocolates’…

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  • Film Review – Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

    Film Review – Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

    When a film franchise starts getting into the crazy numbers like movie 4,5,6 the credibility, originality and reasons for making the films seems to disappear at the sound of money.With Fast & Furious franchise it seems to the opposite effect having resuscitating life back into movie 5 probably thanks to mr franchise viagra Dwayne Johnson. Now all…

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  • Blu-ray Review – The Bourne Legacy(2013)

    Blu-ray Review – The Bourne Legacy(2013)

    There was never just one’, a great tagline and a good way to guide us into the world of Aaron Cross Treadstone’s latest guinea pig and the ‘other one’ in the world of Jason Bourne. The question is are you ready to step back into Jason’s world even with the departure of Matt Damon and…

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  • DVD Review – Tower Block (2012)

    DVD Review – Tower Block (2012)

    British cinema seems to have a dangerous love affair with the unpretentious high rise flat or sometimes known as the tower block. From Attack The Block, Dredd (a British creation), even The Raid (Indonesian directed by a Welshman) and now Tower Block a British thriller that sees residents of high rise flats find themselves targets of…

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