Friday, 17 March 2017 23:38

Kong: Skull Island Review

In a cinematic landscape where iconic characters and beloved stories are boiled down to properties that can be milked for every ounce of franchise potential, it’s no surprise to see King Kong resurrected. The giant ape has been a big screen icon since his big screen bow in 1933 and now he’s back and definitely bigger than ever - if not exactly better – in Kong: Skull Island. Though the film manages to capture the scale and presence of an impressively rendered Kong, it fails to bring anything new to the table and leaves its heavyweight cast with very little to do.

Thursday, 03 March 2016 23:23

High-Rise Review

Based on J.G. Ballard's 1975 novel of the same name, Ben Wheatley's High-Rise is, naturally, a bleak, violent exploration of class and consumerism, shot through with a rich streak of jet-black humour. Even forty years on, Ballard's novel is as relevant as it ever was, especially as the divide between the rich and the poor is currently a hot button issue and consumerism seems to grow and grow every year.

Tuesday, 05 November 2013 22:03

Thor: The Dark World

Marvel have achieved incredible things with their 'cinematic universe', in terms of consistency, efficiency and sheer entertainment value, particularly with Joss Whedon's spectacular team-up effort The Avengers which broke box office records and left many a fanboy's mind suitably blown. This year's Iron Man 3 allayed fears that solo outings would feel like small potatoes in the wake of that super collaboration and now it's Thor's turn to carry the franchise on his broad shoulders with his own sequel Thor: The Dark World.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:19

Thor: The Dark World UK Trailer

After releasing a teaser earlier in the summer and a poster last week, Marvel have released a new UK trailer for Thor: The Dark World with some extra footage. The film picks up after the events of The Avengers and sees Thor pitted against Malakith (Christopher Eccleston), an enemy so powerful he's a threat to both Earth and the Nine Realms. 

Sunday, 29 April 2012 21:49

The Avengers Review

Ever since Samuel L Jackson donned the eye patch of Nick Fury and appeared after the credits in 2008's Iron Man, the world has been eagerly anticipating the moment that the 'Avengers Initiative' Fury talked about would make it to the big screen. Four years, four films and countless minutes sitting through end credits later and writer/director Joss Whedon has brought Iron Man, The Hulk, Thor and Captain America together for the biggest superhero event movie so far.