24th Jun2013

‘World War Z’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Ludi Boeken, Matthew Fox, Fana Mokoena, David Morse, Peter Capaldi | Written by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard, Damon Lindelof | Directed by Marc Forster World War Z won’t win many if any awards but if there was a prize for a film being more […]

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24th Jun2013

‘Captain America (1990)’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Matt Salinger, Ronny Cox, Scott Paulin, Ned Beatty, Darren McGavin, Michael Nouri, Kim Gillingham, Melinda Dillon, Bill Mumy, Francesca Neri | Written by Stephen Tolkin | Directed by Albert Pyun Some twenty-odd years ago I was an unassuming teenager who used to spend most evenings trawling the shelves of my local video store looking […]

24th Jun2013

Rewind: ’1941′ Review

by Dan Clark

Well they can’t all be winners. After the phenomenal success of both Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind  Steven Spielberg was on top of the world.  He could do no wrong—or so they thought. For his third feature Spielberg directed the Pre-World War II comedy 1941. Taking place a few short days after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor it chronicles […]

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24th Jun2013

’12 Rounds 2: Reloaded’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Randy Orton, Cindy Busby, Brian Markinson, Chelsey Reist, Sean Rogerson, Jesse Hutch, Patrick Gilmore | Written by David Benullo | Directed by Roel Reiné I reviewed the original 12 Rounds, which starred the WWE’s John Cena way back in 2009 and now, some four years later, the clumsily titled 12 Rounds 2 is set […]

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24th Jun2013

‘Despicable Me 2′ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Ken Jeong, Russell Brand, Elsie Fisher, Moises Arias, Dana Gaier, Benjamin Bratt, Steve Coogan | Written by Ken Daurio, Cinco Paul | Directed by Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud Despicable Me was one of those films that came out at around about the same time as another very similar […]

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23rd Jun2013

EIFF 2013: ‘Frances Ha’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver, Michael Esper | Written by Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig | Directed by Noah Baumbach Review by Andrew MacArthur of Cinehouse Chances are the most charming film you will see at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival is Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha. The feature sees him team up with Greta […]

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23rd Jun2013

EIFF 2013: ‘Shooting Bigfoot’ Review

by Guest

Features: C. Thomas Biscardi, Wayne Burton, Rick Dyer | Directed by Morgan Matthews Review by Andrew MacArthur of Cinehouse Morgan Matthews’ Shooting Bigfoot is likely to be a firm fan favourite of this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival. Matthews’ feature is an amusing and occasionally dark look into the world of ‘bigfoot hunting’ with enough […]

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23rd Jun2013

EIFF 2013: ‘Before You Know It’ Review

by Guest

Directed by P J Raval Review by Andrew MacArthur of Cinehouse Despite all the big arrivals at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (we’ve had The Bling Ring, Monsters University, The East etc.), this year’s standout features have all been relatively low key documentaries. Whilst these documentaries may not have the star-power or budgets of this […]

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21st Jun2013

‘Maniac’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder, Liane Balaban, Morganne Slemp, Genevieve Alexandra, America Olivo, Sammi Rotibi, Sal Landi, Dan Hunter, Megan Duffy | Written by Alexander Aja, Gregory Levasseur | Directed by Franck Khalfoun After helming remakes of The Hills Have Eyes and Piranha, the gang behind the “trapped in a parking lot with a psycho” […]

21st Jun2013

‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: James Franco, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis, Zach Braff | Written by Mitchell Kapner, David Lindsay-Abaire | Directed by Sam Raimi Did you know that there’s a whole series of Wizard of Oz books? In addition to the story that was adapted into film in 1939, there are thirteen other books written by […]

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21st Jun2013

‘Stoker’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Nicole Kidman, Jacki Weaver | Written by Wentworth Miller | Directed by Park Chan-Wook Wealthy, privileged but unfortunately deceased Richard Stoker has left behind something of a strange legacy: a widow in the repressed but oddly sexual Evie; a fatherless daughter in India, a sharply intelligent and   emotionally distant eighteen year-old; and Charlie, the […]

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21st Jun2013

‘You’re Next’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, AJ Bowen, Wendy Glenn, Joe Swanberg, Amy Seimetz, Ti West, Rob Moran, Barbara Crampton | Written by Simon Barrett | Directed by Adam Wingard Having had a fairly hectic day at work, I was very much looking forward to attending the screening of You’re Next recently. Few things can loosen the […]

20th Jun2013

Rewind: ‘Close Encounter of the Third Kind’ Review

by Dan Clark

Breakout success is often subsequently followed by bewildering failure.  Look through any medium and you are sure to find the latent potential of a host of one-hit-wonders. Perhaps the pressure to perform was to great, or a fluke occurred granting them unforeseen fortune.  Some are able to take advantage of a solid early foundation. Steven […]

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20th Jun2013

EIFF 2013: ‘What Maisie Knew’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Onata Aprile, Julianne Moore, Steve Coogan, Joanna Vanderham , Alexander Skarsgard | Written by Nancy Doyne, Carroll Cartwright | Directed by Scott McGehee, David Siegel Review by Andrew MacArthur of The Peoples Movies Taking a classic piece of late-nineteenth century literature and adapting it in a contemporary fashion is a risky move that few filmmakers […]

20th Jun2013

EIFF 2013: ‘The East’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgard , Patricia Clarkson, Toby Kebbell, Shiloh Fernandez, Ellen Page, Toby Kebbell, Jason Ritter, Julia Ormond, Jamey Sheridan | Written by Zal Batmanglij, Brit Marling | Directed by Zal Batmanglij Review by Andrew MacArthur of The Peoples Movies You would think a film like The East that details the work of anarchic environmental […]

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18th Jun2013

‘Monsters University’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Alfred Molina, Nathan Fillion, Helen Mirren, Steve Buscemi, Peter Sohn, Sean Hayes, Dave Foley, Charlie Day, Tyler Labine, Aubrey Plaza, Bonnie Hunt, John Krasinski | Written by Dan Scanlon, Robert L. Baird, Daniel Gerson | Directed by Dan Scanlon As is traditional with Pixar features, Monsters University is preceded by a short film featuring […]

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17th Jun2013

Rewind: ‘Jaws’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary | Written by Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb | Directed by Steven Spielberg Today the summer blockbuster has become a staple in our society. The hype machine has grown larger and larger now with the anticipation for the next-big-thing building years prior to release. Millions have turned […]

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17th Jun2013

‘Parker’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis, Nick Nolte, Wendell Pierce, Clifton Collins Jr. | Written by John J. McLaughlin | Directed by Taylor Hackford Ah Statham. We’re on safe ground here folks. I’ve already fully elucidated The Stathe’s qualities in a previous outpouring of praise review so they hardly need reiterating here. But to […]

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16th Jun2013

‘Now You See Me’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fischer, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo, Mélanie Laurent, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman | Written by Boaz Yakin, Edward Ricourt, Ed Solomon | Directed by Louis Leterrier When I write my reviews, sometimes I like to write a brief list of all the things I feel I need to mention. These could be general […]

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16th Jun2013

‘Warm Bodies’ Review

by Catherina Gioino

Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry, John Malkovich, Dave Franco, Analeigh Tipton | Written and Directed by Jonathan Levine At first it was seen as the potential Twilight of zombie movies, and by that I mean it could have turned a much loved subject (like zombies or vampires) into much hated genre: the romantic horror, […]

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15th Jun2013

‘Man of Steel’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Michael Shannon, Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Antje Traue, Richard Schiff, Christopher Meloni | Written by David S. Goyer | Directed by Zach Snyder Man of Steel sees the troubled cinematic journey of Superman take a rather bold new direction. After years of developments, 2006’s Superman Returns […]

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14th Jun2013

‘A Haunted House’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Marlon Wayans, Marlene Forte, Essence Atkins, David Koechner, Dave Sheridan, Nick Swardson, Alanna Ubach, Cedric the Entertainer, J.B. Smoove | Written by Marlon Wayans, Rick Alvarez | Directed by Michael Tiddes This may be hard to believe but it has been thirteen years since the Wayans brothers’ box-office bonanza spoof Scary Movie hit cinemas, […]

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