Friday 29 November 2013

2 Guns Short DVD Review

4 Stars as Washington and Wahlberg work their magic

Robert 'Bobby' Trench, (Denzel Washington, Man on Fire) and Michael 'Stig' Stigman, (Mark Wahlberg, The Fighter) are trying to build a reputation with the drug cartel run by Papi Greco, (Edward James Olmos, Battlestar Galactica 2004).
But Stig wants to rob a bank because it has some of papi's money in it as he wont give him the drugs they paid for.

$3 million can be a big incentive to forgive.

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Available to Buy on DVD and Blu-ray Dec 2nd

Thursday 28 November 2013

Saving Santa Cinema and DVD Release Short Review

3 stars for this festive animation for young viewers.Santa cover
Saving Santa is set in a future where the demands on Santa (Tim Conway - SpongeBob SquarePants) have increased and he has been forced to employ technology in order to ensure that he can reach everyone in one night.
Santa has a crack team of elves, whose job it is to invent the necessary items to assist him. He is now the proud owner of a hologram which disguises the location of the North Pole and a sleigh which still uses his flying reindeer, but can now time travel.
This is the tale of an elf named Bernard (Martin Freeman - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, who suddenly finds it is his responsibility to save Christmas.
Read the rest of the review over at Road Rash Reviews

Wednesday 27 November 2013

LEGO worth paying for

We've just been sent over the latest in the ongoing saga of "Moments worth paying for".  This time it's another great one.  Celebrating all the hard work that is put into building the upcoming LEGO movie.

THE LEGO MOVIE sees an ordinary LEGO minifigure (Chris Pratt), mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, recruited to join a quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant (Will Ferrell) from gluing the universe together. Also starring the talented voice work of Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson and Jonah Hill to name a few, THE LEGO MOVIE is biggest movie you’ll see next year!
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Monday 25 November 2013

Peter O’Toole joins star studded cast in British Independent Film ‘Katherine Of Alexandria’

  • All-star British cast includes Joss Ackland, Steven Berkoff, and Edward Fox 
  • Saint Katherine’s story to be told for the first time on screen
  • One of the biggest British independent films for decades
  • The cream of British cinema talent behind the camera

November 25, 2013: Multi-award winning actor Peter O’Toole joins a star-studded cast in one of the biggest British Independent productions for decades. The film tells the remarkable story of Katherine of Alexandria and her link to Constantine the Great. Katherine, the patron saint of scholars, was officially removed from the Catholic calendar in 1969 only to be reinstated in 2002 by Pope John Paul II.

Peter O’Toole, nominated for a total of eight Academy Awards, given an honorary Oscar, and winner of four Golden Globes, produces a fine performance as palace orator Gallus, alongside Romanian newcomer Nicole Keniheart who plays the persecuted Katherine.

Screen-writer and director Michael Redwood states: “My agenda was simple: painstaking research, to create an intelligent screenplay and to seek out Britain’s best performers for their unrivalled ability to help portray the story of this religious icon. The dialogue demanded some of the world’s most recognisable voices such as Peter O’Toole and Edward Fox, who were an inspiration to work with. Katherine’s voice also had to be most haunting in its delivery

The film stars Joss Ackland, C.B.E, (White Mischief, Lethal Weapon 2) playing Rufus, Steven Berkoff (Octopussy, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) as Liberius, Edward Fox, O.B.E, (The Day of the Jackal, Edward VIII) playing Emperor Constantius and Samantha Beckinsale (London’s Burning, Shelley), half-sister of Kate Beckinsale, as the Empress Vita. Katherine of Alexandria was directed by British filmmaker Michael Redwood and filmed at Paphos in Cyprus, and Hadrian’s Wall, Pinewood Studios and Elstree Studios in the UK. The movie is set for release early 2014.

Behind the camera, debut director Redwood surrounded himself with award winning talent. Oscar winner John Poyner is Sound Supervisor, Golden Globe winner Matt Howe is Surround Sound Mixer, Oscar winner John Schoonraad is Prosthetics Supervisor and award winning cinematographer Peter Taylor is on camera.

Over 2 billion Christians around the world are expected to celebrate St Katherine’s Day on 25th November, and there are approximately 1,100 buildings in her honour around the globe. Millions of people each year pay homage to the Saint at her monastery on Mount Sinai, Egypt, her final resting place. Despite this, so little is known about the intrigue surrounding this iconic woman.

It is commonly believed that Katherine was a Christian maiden of Alexandria in Egypt, possessing beauty, brains and noble birth. Redwood’s film portrays Katherine as a real woman, with feelings of torment and fear but a steadfast belief in her denouncement of Rome’s enforced pagan worship upon the masses. This would eventually lead to her being pitted against Rome’s finest scholars at an open trial in Alexandria, one of the film’s most dramatic scenes.

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Sunday 24 November 2013

How To Train Your Dragon 2

While Astrid, Snoutlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island's new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons.
How To Train Your Dragon 2 hits UK cinemas June 2014.

Saturday 23 November 2013

The Fifth Beatle Graphic Novel Short Review

4 stars all the way for this brilliant new addition to the unstoppable machine that is the Beatles.
Fifth Beatle Cover
The Fifth Beatle is a graphic novel from the well known and respected Dark Horse Comics, written by Vivek J. Tiwary (Greenday's American Idiot, The Addams Family) and beautifully illustrated by Andrew C. Robinson (Dusty Star) and Kyle Baker (Why I hate Saturn, Plastic Man), who is responsible for a special section in the middle of the book, paying homage to the Beatles comics of the 1960s.

As a fan of the Beatles, if you said to me "the fifth Beatle" my mind would automatically go to George Martin, their record producer, as I think would most peoples. So it was rather a surprise to discover that this is in fact the Brian Epstein story.

And a tragic and fascinating tale it is. As he explains in his afterword, Vivek J. Tiwary has devoted a good portion of his career to researching and uncovering the truth behind this flawed hero, responsible for the Beatles meteoric rise to fame.

Find out more over at Road Rash Reviews

Utopia Cinema Release Short Review

5 stars for this enlightening and disturbing documentary.
Utopia coverWritten, produced and presented by John Pilger, this is an in depth and highly controversial look into the treatment of the indigenous peoples of Australia and the attitudes which surround them.

John Pilger is an Australian journalist who has been campaigning for the rights of the Aboriginal population for many years.

In this documentary he lifts the lid on what is a very shocking legacy of abuse and mistreatment of the indigenous population by the government and the general population of one of the richest countries on Earth, which continues even to this day.

Read more about this shocking new film over at  Road Rash Reviews

Friday 22 November 2013

One Piece Collection 4 DVD Release Short Review

One Piece 4 cover4 stars for the next part of this fantastic anime series.
One Piece Collection 4 carries on (predictably) where One Piece Collection 3 finished, completing the Drum Island arc and set during the Alabasta saga (episodes 79-103).
The start of this collection sees the Straw Hat Pirates, still on the Grand Line and on board the Going Merry, engaged in a battle with the evil pirate Wapol and his band of misfits.

One Piece 4 WapolWith Wapol dispatched (for now), the crew must find a doctor for Nami, who has been struck down by a life threatening fever while in Little Garden. They spot a winter island in the distance, which they hope will have medical facilities. This turns out to be Drum Island, where they land and are immediately attacked by the militia.

 Find out more about this excellent adventure over at Road Rash Reviews

Tuesday 19 November 2013

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Moments Worth Paying For

Film search engine has recruited The Hunger Games: Catching Fire to support their on-going Moments Worth Paying For campaign with a fiery new trailer. Showcasing the vast array of visual effects and highly skilled stunt work in the film, the FindAnyFilm trailer shows the emotional impact these moments have on the audience, inspiring viewers to pay for the real deal.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will now be released in cinemas on November 21, 2013

Sunday 17 November 2013

LEGO gets a new poster

Still with a good few months to go before the film hits the silver screen, we have seen the latest poster as well as the final couple of character posters for the film.

The LEGO Movie follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. Emmet (Chris Pratt) is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which he is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
Building into cinemas February 14, 2014.

Saturday 16 November 2013

Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Blu-ray Short Review

TCM2 cover2 stars for this bizarre and slightly pointless Blu-ray conversion.

Now, I understand that the whole Texas Chainsaw machine has a huge cult following, but for the life of me, I just don't get it. Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is written by L.M. Kit Carson (Breathless, Chinese Boxes) and directed by Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist, Salem's Lot) and features the crazy cannibal family of Drayton Sawyer (Jim Siedow - Texas Chainsaw Massacre).

In this second installment, we start out with two young lads driving into Texas, drunk and shooting road signs. For a joke, they call the local radio station, to speak to the rock DJ, Stretch (Caroline Williams - Days Of Thunder, Halloween II). She overhears what appears to be a chainsaw attack, as the lads play chicken with the wrong truck.

Read what else we thought over at Road Rash Reviews

Wednesday 13 November 2013

Maleficent gets a trailer

From Disney comes “Maleficent”—the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.
Creaping into UK cinemas May 2014

Tuesday 12 November 2013

More Lego characters

The LEGO Movie follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. Emmet (Chris Pratt) is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which he is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
The greatest movie ever assembled, which is set to hit cinemas in 14th February 2014.

Monday 11 November 2013

Silent Night DVD Short Review

3 Stars of Gory Mid-West Town Revenge.
silentnightcoverCryer, Wisconsin is a town in decline since the Mill closed. People have left and those that remain are bitter (one very bitter) and jaded.
Nobody looks forward to tomorrow or getting up to work on Christmas Eve, especially Deputy Aubrey Bradimore, (Jaime King, Sin City) who is about to spend her first Christmas without her partner and is even more reluctant because Deputy Jordan, (Brendan Fehr, X Men: First Class) silentnightFrylightsis supposed to be on duty, but he is M.I.A. after finding a woman far more interesting than work.
silentnightsanta3But someone isn't happy with this turn of events, hence we hear screams as a man starts to shave. The trussed up woman continues to squirm as this huge man gets dressed up in a Santa mask and outfit but this one has a massive double headed axe.

See our full thoughts at Road Rash Reviews

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The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey 3D Blu-ray Short Review

If only, (Sighs Deeply) I could give this 1000 out of 5, I would.
5 Star film all the way.
Now with an extra 12 minutes.
Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings trilogy) is the god of making epics and this first episode of the Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien) is just showing the others how it is done.
(Take notice those thinking of doing the new Star Wars episodes)
3dhobbitgandalfGandalf (Ian McKellan - Lord of the Rings trilogy) turns up in Hobbiton and arrives at Bilbo's (Martin Freeman - Hot Fuzz) house.  Not getting the welcome he wanted he leaves a mark on the door indicating that this is the meeting place for the displaced Dwarfs of Erebor that wish to retake their ancestral home.

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Available to Buy on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray DVD Now

Sunday 10 November 2013

Burgundy worth paying for

To coincide with the upcoming release of ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES (in cinemas December 20th), Film search engine and Paramount Pictures UK are pleased to bring to you an exclusive trailer that sees Ron Burgundy share his pearls of wisdom to inspire audiences to choose official film!

Starring Will Ferrell in character as the legendary Ron Burgundy, the anchor man encourages viewers to play fair when it comes to their ‘evening’s entertainment’ and make sure it’s ‘the real thing’.

Robocop gets a new trailer and a poster

When the first trailer hit the internet back in September, I did a piece over here about my thoughts on the remake and the below, new, trailer hasn't made me any happier with the film.

In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy (Kinnaman) is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex's life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.
Hitting UK cinemas from February 7 2014

Saturday 9 November 2013

The People Under The Stairs Blu-ray Short Review

4 stars for this excellent nostalgia trip to the early nineties.
People CoverThe People Under The Stairs is written and directed by the fabulous Wes Craven (A Nightmare On Elm Street, The Hills Have Eyes) and was first released in 1991.

The film tells us the story of Fool (Brandon Adams - Moonwalker, Champions), a 13 year old boy from the ghetto, facing eviction from his home.

In a display of spectacularly poor judgement, Fool and his sisters friend Leroy (Ving Rhames - Pulp Fiction, Mission: Impossible) decide to try to rob the house of his landlord. It very quickly becomes apparent that his landlord's home, the Robeson Funeral Home, is not a place you want to be.

Find out more over at Road Rash Reviews

Tuesday 5 November 2013

Gravity is coming to cinemas

Human Experience Featurette

Experience the third dimension featurette:

IMAX featurette:

Academy Award® winners Sandra Bullock (“The Blind Side”) and George Clooney(“Syriana”) star in “Gravity,” a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. The film was directed by Oscar® nominee Alfonso CuarĂ³n (“Children of Men”).

Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (Clooney). But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalski completely alone—tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness.

The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth...and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left.

But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.
Heading into UK cinemas from November 7, 2013

Monday 4 November 2013

PIN DVD Release Short Review

2.5 stars for this tired and dated horror film.
PIN coverPIN was first released in 1988 (which becomes immediately apparent when you see the clothes and hairdos).
PIN is written and directed by Sandor Stern (The Amityville Horror) and co-written by Andrew Neiderman (The Devil's Advocate, The Maddening).

It tells the story of PIN, short for Pinocchio, who is an anatomical dummy, used by Dr. Linden (Terry O'Quinn - Lost, The X Files) to put his patients at ease and to instruct his children in delicate matters which he does not wish to broach himself. Using his superior ventriloquism skills, the doctor convinces Leon (David Hewlett - Cube, Stargate: Atlantis) and Ursula (Cynthia Preston - Whale Music, Convergence) that PIN is actually talking to them.

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