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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) (Blu-ray film review).

September 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) (Blu-ray film review).

In many respects, ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ has a hard act to follow and that is ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ which doesn’t have a volume number. In some areas it is likely to fall down in and I guess having happy music throughout would be the biggest criticism. In the audio commentary, director […]

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Batman And Harley Quinn (2017) (Blu-ray film review).

September 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Batman And Harley Quinn (2017) (Blu-ray film review).

Harleen Quinzel aka Harley Quinn has now been part of the Batman universe for 25 years. Originating on ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ as little more than a walk-on part designed to complement another mad scheme from the Joker, Harley Quinn managed to find a fanbase and become a more prominent character within the world of […]

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Tomb Raider (trailer for the new reboot).

September 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tomb Raider (trailer for the new reboot).

Lara Croft (actress Alicia Vikander), the daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared. From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, the new Tomb Raider movie also stars Dominic West (Money Monster, 300), Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained) and […]

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The Comic Book Film Adaptation by Liam Burke (book review)

September 18, 2017 | By | 6 Replies More
The Comic Book Film Adaptation by Liam Burke  (book review)

Liam Burke’s book, ‘The Comic Book Film Adaptation’, is different to others on the subject I’ve read in recent months as he has been able to interview, albeit briefly, and quote from various sources. I think the prize one in the introduction is from Paul Levitz who explains the problem of which version of Batman, […]

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The Limehouse Golem (2017) : (a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

September 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Limehouse Golem (2017)    :  (a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

CAPSULE: A police detective stalks a serial killer in Victorian London and tries to connect it to a recent killing. The film feels like it was dipped in ‘Victorian atmosphere concentrate’. The movie takes itself very seriously indeed, but the viewer can look between the lines to see it as something of a romp. Peter […]

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Downsizing film trailer (Honey I Shrunk the Kids for the 21st century?)

September 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Downsizing film trailer (Honey I Shrunk the Kids for the 21st century?)

Downsizing is an upcoming science fiction comedy-drama directed by Alexander Payne, imagining, as a solution to over-population and its toll on the Earth’s limited resources, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall – and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small. People soon realise their existing money will make […]

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Stormy Monday (1988) (film review).

September 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Stormy Monday (1988) (film review).

‘Stormy Monday’ is a gangster film set in northern England, Tyneside to be precise. It’s ‘America Week’ and the local Council is sucking up to Mister Cosmo (Tommy Lee Jones), a businessman who plans some new development on the harbour-side. There are hints of corruption. The celebrations take place at the Royal Station Hotel. One […]

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Thor Ragnarok: latest trailer.

September 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Thor Ragnarok: latest trailer.

Here’s the latest trailer for the Thor: Ragnarok movie.

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Out Of The Dark Room by Max Richter (CD review).

September 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Out Of The Dark Room by Max Richter (CD review).

The work of German-born and British-bred minimalist composer Max Richter has always lent itself to the cinema. His debut album, the towering ‘Memoryhouse’, a landmark in modern classical music would find many of the tracks wending their way onto film trailers. Tracks such as ‘Sarajevo’ was matched to the trailer of ‘Prometheus’ while ‘November’ also […]

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Richard Anderson (1926-2017): memories by: GF Willmetts.

September 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Richard Anderson (1926-2017): memories by: GF Willmetts.

Reading this morning that actor Richard Anderson had died at the age of 91 is a reminder of how time is passing for actors from our childhood. Having read his book, ‘Richard Anderson: At Last…A Memoir’ last year, he was typical of old Hollywood of never having a bad word to say about anyone but […]

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