I’ll be totally honest, when I first heard that they were planning on making a series based on Thomas Harris’ Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter, I thought it sounded like a stupid idea. They’d already made a couple of very good (and two not so good) films based on the character, but was there really anything left that needed to be examined or told about the character (especially after the “revelations” of Hannibal Rising)?
But then I saw the first season, and I’ll admit to being convinced. It was a very good show. Due to one reason or another, I never got the chance to see Season Two – so I was very happy when the review discs dropped through my letter box.
However, is it a case of lightning striking twice, or should Hannibal have left it at the end of Season One?
Time for a competition! One lucky winner will get a copy of Bad Neighbours, starring Zac Efron & Seth Rogen, on Blu-Ray &, as if that wasn’t enough, the winner will also get a 7″ gourmet chocolate pizza!
OH YES! Don’t say I don’t offer anything! Read the rest of this entry »
Typical isn’t it? You wait years for a Hercules movie & suddenly there are two released! Renny Harlin delivers first, with The Legend of Hercules starring Kellan Lutz arriving on DVD & Blu-Ray before the other Hercules film even arrives in the cinema – but is it a case of a Greek legend or a Greek tragedy?
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But does Need For Speed suffer from Mario Bros. syndrome or can a good film be made from a game that doesn’t really have a plot?
Liam Neeson returns once again to the action thriller genre, the same genre that he enjoyed so much critical success with 2008s Taken.
But is Non-Stop a thriller that you need to see or just yet another supposedly good film that ultimately disappoints?
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Let’s find out, shall we?
As much as I love supporting independant film makers, as lets be fair without people trying to get into film directing the movie industry will stagnate, I am always slightly wary as a director with no one to curtail their excesses via budget or studio concerns can lead to a film that is a bit of a mess.
Of course, for every film like that there is one that will blow you away. But which is Martin Gooch’s Death, also known as “After Death” in the USA?
Back in 2010 I reviewed a film called Ninja, which I rather quite enjoyed. As I said at the time, it wasn’t wholly original but it was a hell of a lot of fun. Now four years later, I have received the sequel to review, but is it a case of second times a charm or should they have left it at the first film?
Lets find out.
Anybody who has read this site over the years will no doubt be aware that I have a thing for the horror genre. Yes, I’ll admit it, I am a BIG horror film fan. And one of the most enjoyable horror’s that I have seen in recent years was The Woman In Black. I thought it was a really well made film that didn’t rely too heavily on loud noises or jump scares & instead seemed to want to instil a sense of dread in the viewer, which I found a lot more effective than most attempts. And it was also great to see Hammer Studios once again releasing a quality horror film. Read the rest of this entry »
You know how you can be totally unaware of a film & then you get to see a trailer & you suddenly think “DAMN! How did I not know about this before?!?”? Well, that’s exactly how I felt when I had finished watching the trailer for The Human Race, a new film from British director Paul Hough. Read the rest of this entry »
I have to admit to being quite a big fan of true crime. I’m always watching crime documentaries on the TV and have seen some fantastic “true crime” genre films over the years – but for every Zodiac you can end up with a The Black Dahlia. OK, so The Black Dahlia is not terrible it’s not brilliant…
But I digress a little. Basically I am a fan of murder mysteries & true crime. So when The Frozen Ground landed on my doormat I was immediately hopeful that this true crime thriller was going to live up to the hype & be a good watch.
Which obviously raises the question….is it?
To celebrate the release of The Worlds End on DVD, Blu-Ray & Ultraviolet download this week I’ve been sent a rather cool infographic about the UK’s favourite location – the Great British Pub! Read the rest of this entry »
I meant to post this a long time ago, but better late than never here’s a trailer for Homefront starring Jason Statham & James Franco, which looks pretty damn good if you ask me. Read the rest of this entry »
To coincide with the upcoming release of THE LEGO MOVIE (in cinemas February 14th), Film search engine FindAnyFilm.com and Warner Bros. UK have teamed up to bring to you an exclusive trailer that shows just how many bricks go into making a great movie experience…literally! Read the rest of this entry »
So I have been a fan of Doctor Who my entire life. I have a place in my heart for them all and was very happy when the show returned & I could share the character with my daughters. And here we are – 50 years after he first appeared with a very special one off episode.
But the question is, was it worth all the hype?
The Wolverine was released on DVD & Blu-Ray in the UK Monday 18th of November. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t actually aware it was coming out yet until I walked into a local supermarket with my wife that morning as I had a day off work for Christmas Shopping.
So I thought I might treat myself to it, as I’ve always liked the X-Men films (even those that aren’t as popular with the general public). But then I noticed that this particular supermarket had an “exclusive” release that packaged it with X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Not really a problem, as the price was still cheap even on Blu-Ray, but as I already own X-Men Origins I didn’t really feel the need to get a second copy of it. So I left it. Read the rest of this entry »
Dear Lord, you’re fussy!
Joking aside, is the latest film from visionary director Guillermo del Toro actually a good film or is it just a cool trailer extended into a whole film?
Unless of course, that’s not your cup of tea, in which case this remake of the classic 1980’s film Silent Night, Deadly Night might be more to your tastes. But is it a case of familiar territory or does it manage to be a film that stands tall next to the original?
Tis the season to be jolly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la
However…if you are more “bah humbug” than “Merry Christmas” then I might just have the film for you……Silent Night, the remake of the notorious Silent Night, Deadly Night, is going to be released on Region 2 DVD on the 11th of November & to celebrate I have two copies of the DVD to offer to you lovely readers. And all you have to do is use the handy entry form below to send me the answer to the simple question before the closing date of the 22nd of November.
And if you’re the winner I will be your own personal Santa & make sure that you get it before Christmas Eve! Read the rest of this entry »
Casinos have always had that air of mystique and glamour attached to them. This is probably mainly due to the fact that not everyone can afford to go and play at a casino, so for many people knowing the names of games played in casinos was as close as they’d ever get to playing them. Thanks to online casino sites we can all play casino games now whenever we want – at home, on the bus, anywhere that you have internet access. And you can play for pennies too; there’s no need to sink all your savings into a weekend. Read the rest of this entry »