Review | Life (2017)

Review | Life (2017)

  Is Life just another monster trapped on a spaceship film or can it offer something new? I saw the trailer for Life and let the film pass me by. It looked like another science fiction horror film in space much in [...]

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Retro Review | Hackers (1995)

Retro Review | Hackers (1995)

Mr Robot this ain't! John reviews the 1995 film Hackers starring Johnny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie. Background Hackers (1995) Normally I introduce a retro review with my memories of the film in question and how it integrated into my life. Unfortunately, Hackers [...]

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.2 | Review

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.2 | Review

Can Marvel make it two-times frickin' awesome, or is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 just a difficult second mixtape? The first 'Guardians of the Galaxy' movie proved to be an unprecedented success for Marvel. The studio worked their magic and brought [...]

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Retro Review | Soldier (1998)

Retro Review | Soldier (1998)

Kurt Russell stars in 1998's Soldier. An expensive action film that certainly doesn't look like one! Background In my opinion, director Paul Anderson got off to a cracking start. His directorial debut was the independent film Shopping, released in 1994. This obviously caught [...]

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Retro Review | The Guyver (1991)

Retro Review | The Guyver (1991)

The Guyver makes the transition from Japanese anime to live action in this 1991 low-budget American sci-fi film. Background Back in the early 1990’s, anime (Japanese animation) exploded onto the scene here in the UK with the VHS release of Akira from [...]

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Review | Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Review | Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Tom Cruise returns as Jack Reacher. Never Go Back? Maybe he should've Never Come Back! Background A few years ago, whilst browsing the section an internet forum regarding books, someone recommended reading the Jack Reacher novels by Lee Childs. After finding the first [...]

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T2: Trainspotting | A Nostalgic, Fun Romp | Review

T2: Trainspotting | A Nostalgic, Fun Romp | Review

Director Danny Boyle brings together the cast from 'Trainspotting' for a nostalgic sequel that fills in the last twenty years of the story. Like many of my generation, Danny Boyle's 1996 movie, Trainspotting, left an indelible impression. I first saw the film [...]

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