Baby Driver: A Pedal-To-The-Metal Musical Thrill Ride

It’s not often that you take your seat in a packed cinema of eager film fans and within 10 minutes find yourself hearing audible cries of delight praising the movie’s director by name, but that’s just what happened with Baby Driver. Oh Edgar, you truly have created a gem of a summer flick. The fact that…

Emily Is Away Too: A Gut Punch Of Nostalgia

While the video game industry’s big hitters gathered at E3 this past week to show off the cinematic visuals of the likes of God Of War or the grand open-world playground of Days Gone, let’s not forget about the little guys. Indie developers on the smallest scale – literally one or two-person teams relentlessly working…

The Mummy: Could The Dark Universe Actually Work?

The whole idea of a shared cinematic universe is getting sort of out of hand. Marvel kicked it off – and at least it’s working there; DC are desperate to make theirs work. But it’s not just your classic comic book superheroes who are buddying up for adventures, Hollywood’s at it as a whole. The…

Wonder Woman: Thanks For Giving Us Hope, DC

Let’s ignore all this nonsense about who’s directed Wonder Woman and how their career stacks up against the likes of Jurassic World’s Colin Trevorrow, Rogue One’s Gareth Edwards and Avengers: Infinity War’s Russo Brothers, because that’s just what it is – nonsense. Patty Jenkins directed an Oscar winner, she’s freaking awesome, she deserved this gig…

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Triple 9: Crooked Cops And Disillusioned Drifters

Corrupt cops have been a go-to topic for screenwriters in Hollywood for decades now, turning up some true classics in the process. Just think of LA Confidential and Training Day – contrasting in style, but two of the best thrillers to come out in the last 20 years. John Hillcoat’s Triple 9 isn’t quite up…

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Allegiant: Can Nobody Do Their Job?!

We all know that big movie studios tend to get a bad rap for being cold-hearted corporations with their eyes set purely on the money, so it’s nice to see that Lionsgate has shown a little compassion and decided to let an entire crew of Divergent fans produce the third installment in the Shailene Woodley-fronted…

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X-Men: Apocalypse – A Mutant Misstep

The X-Men franchise had become dull and monotonous, the Wolverine standalone failed to offer anything new, or exciting, while the main run stalled with The Last Stand. But then came the light, the 1962-set First Class brought a fresh take to Professor X and Magneto – turning back the clock to their first meeting. If First…

Flaked: The Ups And Downs Of The Sun-Kissed Netflix Original

Nobody’s quite sure how it happened but Netflix’s slate of original programming has built up the quite reputation. No longer a little try-hard hidden in the shadows of Hollywood, it’s an out and out production behemoth steamrolling competitors on the strength of the likes of Orange Is The New Black and House Of Cards. They…