12th Jul2013

‘The Assassination’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Reece Thompson, Mischa Barton, Bruce Willis, Michael Rapaport, Melonie Diaz | Written by Kevin Jakubowski, Tim Calpin | Directed by Brett Simon Boy, that cover is misleading. Full disclosure: The Assassination – originally Assassination of a High School President - isn’t a Bruce Willis actioner, he gets about ten minutes of screentime and the gun on the DVD is the only […]

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11th Jul2013

‘Hatchet III’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder, Zach Galligan, Caroline Williams, Parry Shen, Derek Mears, Rileah Vanderbilt, Sean Whalen, Jason Trost | Written by Adam Green | Directed by BJ McDonnell The final(?) film in the trilogy, Hatchet III loses the series’ director, Adam Green, replacing him with BJ McDonnell, who has previously carved out a career […]

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11th Jul2013

‘Hammer of the Gods’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Charlie Bewley, Clive Standen, James Cosmo, Elliot Cowan, Glynis Barber, Ivan Kaye, Michael Jibson, Guy Flanagan | Written by Matthew Read | Directed by Farren Blackburn I think it’s fair to say I don’t get on well with many of today’s historical movies and shows. I’m not a fan of Starz’s Spartacus series or […]

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09th Jul2013

‘The World’s End’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan, Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike | Written by Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg | Directed by Edgar Wright When was the last time you went to the cinema and properly and frequently belly-laughed your way through a film? Having sat through the relatively mirthless Hangover Part III, This is the […]

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09th Jul2013

‘Aftershock’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Nicolás Martínez, Eli Roth, Ariel Levy, Lorenza Izzo, Natasha Yarovenko, Andrea Osvárt | Written by Nicolás López, Guillermo Amoedo | Directed by Nicolás López Horror fanboy turned writer/director Eli Roth (Hostel) returns to the screen both behind and in-front of the camera, as co-writer and star of Aftershock. Billed as a horror movie, the film […]

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08th Jul2013

‘Pacific Rim’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Diego Klattenhoff, Charlie Day, Max Martini, Burn Gorman, Robert Kazinsky, Ron Perlman | Written by Guillermo del Toro, Travis Beacham | Directed by Guillermo del Toro What I like to do when I write a review of a film, is think of at least one half decent pun […]

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05th Jul2013

‘The Lone Ranger’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson, Ruth Wilson, Helena Bonham Carter, James Badge Dale, Barry Pepper | Written by Justin Haythe, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio | Directed by Gore Verbinski Name recognition goes a long way in today’s movie world. Anything with any resemblance of a fandom attached has the potential of […]

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05th Jul2013

EIFF 2013: ‘Magic Magic’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Juno Temple, Emily Browning , Michael Cera, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Agustín Silva | Written and Directed by Sebastian Silva Review by Andrew MacArthur of The Peoples Movies Sebastian Silva’s Magic Magic is perhaps one of the more enigmatic features of this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival, so enigmatic in fact, that many viewers may be left rather […]

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04th Jul2013

‘To Jennifer’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Chuck Pappas, Jessica Cameron, James Cullen Bressack, Jody Barton | Written by James Cullen Bressack, Chuck Pappas (additional dialogue) | Directed by James Cullen Bressack Pardon my language but… Fuck me! I’ve been a fan of James Cullen Bressack’s work for some time now, ever since that fateful day he sent me an email […]

04th Jul2013

EIFF 2013: ‘uwantme2killhim?’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Jamie Blackley, Toby Regbo, Jaime Winstone, Joanne Froggatt, Liz White, Mark Womack | Written by Mike Walden | Directed by Andrew Douglas Review by Andrew MacArthur of The Peoples Movies Viewers may initially be taken aback when seeing the credits of upcoming British feature uwantme2killhim? What appears as a low-key thriller actually has some big […]

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04th Jul2013

EIFF 2013: ‘A Long Way From Home’ Review

by Guest

Stars: James Fox, Brenda Fricker, Natalie Dormer, Paul Nicholls | Written and Directed by Virginia Gilbert Review by Andrew MacArthur of Cinehouse Virginia Gilbert directs A Long Way from Home, a graceful dramatic feature based on her own short story of the same. Gilbert provides us with a rich palette of fascinating characters and breathtaking locations in […]

04th Jul2013

‘White House Down’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, Joey King, James Woods | Written by James Vanderbilt | Directed by Roland Emmerich Once there was Tombstone  and Wyatt Earp, then there was Armageddon  and Deep Impact, and last year we had the dueling Snow White films with Mirror Mirror  and Snow White and the Huntsmen. It is the mirror movie […]

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04th Jul2013

‘Little Deaths’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Amy Joyce Hastings, Luke de Lacey, Kate Braithwaite, Tom Sawyer, Jodie Jameson | Written and Directed by Sean Hogan, Simon Rumley, Andrew Parkinson The anthology has a rich history in British film, from TV dramas such as Armchair Theatre and Hammer’s House of Horror to the classic Amicus anthologies such as Tales From the […]

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03rd Jul2013

EIFF 2013: ‘Struck By Lightning’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Rebel Wilson, Chris Colfer, Dermot Mulroney, Scott Bailey, Allison Janney, Frank Noel | Written by Chris Colfer | Directed by Brian Dannelly Review by Andrew MacArthur of The Peoples Movies Glee’s Chris Colfer makes the jump from television to cinema with Struck By Lightning, which he adapts from his own book Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips […]

02nd Jul2013

‘Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Features: Kevin Smith, Joss Whedon, Eli Roth, Seth Green, Paul Scheer, Seth Rogen, Harry Knowles, Stan Lee | Written by Jeremy Chilnick, Morgan Spurlock, Joss Whedon | Directed by Morgan Spurlock After dishing the dirt on fast food, terrorism, and advertising, documentarian Morgan Spurlock turns his camera to one of the biggest pop-culture events in […]

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02nd Jul2013

‘A Field In England’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Michael Smiley, Julian Barratt, Reece Shearsmith, Peter Ferdinando, Ryan Pope, Sara Dee, Richard Glover | Written by Ben Wheatley, Amy Jump | Directed by Ben Wheatley A Field In England, prolific low-budget and lo-fi filmmaker Ben Wheatley’s latest effort, continues the original and highly distinctive work he’s made thus far but pushes past boundaries and […]

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01st Jul2013

EIFF 2013: ‘The Conjuring’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston, Joey King | Written by Chad Hayes, Carey Hayes | Directed by James Wan Review by Andrew MacArthur of The Peoples Movies James Wan has fast become one of the most prominent directors in the world of horror cinema. With stellar features like Saw, Dead Silence and Insidious under his belt, […]

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29th Jun2013

‘The Sleeper’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Brittany Belland, Tiffany Arnold, Riana Ballo, Jason Jay Crabtree, Jessica Cameron, John Bloom, Ali Ferda, Luke Frost, Paul Moon | Written and Directed by Justin Russell As a collector of VHS, The Sleeper is one of those films that has been on my radar for quite some time. The film was released in a […]

28th Jun2013

EIFF 2013: ‘We Are the Freaks’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Jamie Blackley, Sean Teale , Michael Smiley, Danielle Bux | Written and Directed by Justin Edgar Review by Andrew MacArthur of Cinehouse Justin Edgar’s We Are the Freaks sets out to challenge the conventions of the traditional teen-comedy, and it mostly does so with a cheeky sense of humour and fond nostalgia for the nineties. […]

28th Jun2013

EIFF 2013: ‘Il Futuro’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Luigi Ciardo, Manuela Martelli, Rutger Hauer, Nicolas Vaporidis, Alessandro Giallocosta, Pino Calabrese | Written and Directed by Alicia Scherson Review by Andrew MacArthur of Cinehouse Alicia Scherson’s third feature-length film, Il Futuro, is a staggeringly impressive watch. Adapted from Chilean novel Una Novelita Lumpen by Roberto Bolano, Il Futuro is a thrilling tale of suspense, eroticism, […]

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28th Jun2013

‘This Is The End’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Michael Cera, Emma Watson, Mindy Kaling, David Krumholtz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Rihanna, Paul Rudd | Written and Directed by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen With the halcyon years of their Apatow –backed adventures behind them, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg bring us their meditation on an unknown […]

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28th Jun2013

‘Confine’ Review

by Mark Allen

Starring: Daisy Lowe, Alfie Allen, Eliza Bennett | Written and Directed by Tobias Tobbell Okay, let’s start at the beginning for once: Confine is just an awful name for about anything that’s designed to entertain. Is it about confinement, or being confined? Or maybe it’s an order to confine someone? Whatever way you look at it, that […]

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