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Tickling Giants (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

March 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tickling Giants (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

CAPSULE: Dr. Bassem Youssef was a heart surgeon in Cairo who was fascinated by ‘The Daily Show’ and its host Jon Stewart. He quit medicine and started his own satirical daily show, patterning himself after Stewart, but in a country where extremists can be deadly. This documentary, heavily laced with humour and satire, tells the […]

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Early Man (trailer).

March 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Early Man (trailer).

Shot in Aardman’s distinctive style, Early Man is the new prehistoric animated comedy movie from Nick Park. Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and his friend Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord […]

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Kong: Skull Island (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

March 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Kong: Skull Island (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

‘Kong: Skull Island’ has its share of excitement and effective acting, but the film does not fit with any other ‘Kong’ film ever made as prequel, sequel or coquel. The script is creative where it needs to be and funny where it needs to be. If you think you wouldn’t like a live-action film about […]

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Mindhorn … the return of the buy-tonic man? (movie trailer).

March 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Mindhorn … the return of the buy-tonic man? (movie trailer).

Washed-up TV thespian Richard Thorncroft (played by real-life actor Julian Barratt) peaked with hit 1980s detective show Mindhorn, playing a bionic Isle-of-Man sleuth with a robotic eye that allowed him to literally “see the truth”. Decades later, when a deranged Manx serial killer demands Mindhorn as his nemesis, Thorncroft returns for one last chance to […]

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Voice From the Stone (horror trailer with Emilia Clarke).

March 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Voice From the Stone (horror trailer with Emilia Clarke).

Here’s an edgy new horror movie, Voice From the Stone, set in Italy in a remote castle in ’50s Tuscany – the movie tells the story of Verena (Game Of Thrones’ Khaleesi, aka Emilia Clarke), a young nurse hired to help a mute young heir locked away in an ancient pile. But the more she observes […]

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Despicable Me 3 (first trailer).

March 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Despicable Me 3 (first trailer).

Time to get Gru-some with the next animated movie in the Despicable Me series? It’s a Gru-some two-some as Gru meets up with his evil twin brother and gets on with some serious backsliding as far as the ol’ villainy is concerned. Time to go dark?

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Wonder Woman, princess of the Amazons (new trailer).

March 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Wonder Woman, princess of the Amazons (new trailer).

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside […]

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Alien Covenant: how androids are made.

March 11, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Alien Covenant: how androids are made.

The Alien Covenant movie is coming so here’s a little advert on getting your very own Walter synthetic, the next-gen version of the David A.I. from the last Alien flick, Prometheus. Hey, they all look like Michael Fassbender to me.

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Brimstone (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

March 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Brimstone (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Told in four chapters, this is the grim and painful story of a woman dominated by men on the American frontier. The story is presented in Grand Guignol style with a feeling that writer/director Martin Koolhoven is behind it all winking at the audience. Take this film seriously and it is little but a pointlessly […]

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Seoul Station (trailer).

March 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Seoul Station (trailer).

Directed by Yeon Sang-ho who also directed Train to Busan, Seoul Station is a new animated prequel to the zombie horror anime. In cinemas from Friday 17th March, including: Picturehouse Hackney – Fri 17th – 8pm. Pictureville Bradford – Sat 18th – 8pm. Southampton Harbour Lights – Sat 18th – 8pm. DOY Brighton – Sat […]

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