Monday 30 June 2014

Non Stop Blu-ray Release Short Review

5 Star Neeson doing what he does best.

nonscoverThis a tense and compelling film that shows the flaws of man and the thoughts of those that think their country doesn't go far enough to protect them.
Liam Nesson joins director Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown) once again to bring you Non-Stop a film about the not so pleasant in flight entertainment.
nonsneesonBill Marks (Nesson) is a Air Marshal but he is a flawed one as he has a drink problem and those in the know, know about it.
Even though he is seasoned in his job he still hate the take off and he has to wrap a piece of ribbon around his hand to calm himself much to the amusement of Jen Summers, (Julianne Moore, The Big Lebowski ) the passenger in the window seat.
nonsmooreHe is contacted on his secure mobile and says it's a go, his job starts here, keeping the passengers safe from all those who may harm the plane or the passengers. After having a cigarette in the toilet he is contacted again this time it's not the office.
The effects here are good as you get to see the conversation without the camera always looking at the phone screen.

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Sunday 29 June 2014

Expecting VOD and DVD Short Review

4 stars for this heartwarming and funny film.Expecting cover
Expecting is written and directed by Jessie McCormack (The Antagonist, The Amateurs) and deals with the tricky topics of I.V.F. failure and adoption and the ways in which they can affect people, in a way that is both bold and funny.
Lizzie (Radha Mitchell - Silent Hill, Pitch Black) is desperate to have a baby with her husband Peter (Jon Dore - Mash Up, My Life As An Experiment), Expecting Lizzie and Peterbut after four rounds of I.V.F. it is becoming increasingly apparent that it just simply isn't going to work. The constant failure is causing all sorts of problems for the couple, who are under the care of Dr. Grayson (Mimi Kennedy - Due Date, Midnight In Paris), a marriage counsellor  with some very unorthodox but hilarious methods.
Expecting Andie and LizzieTo make matters worse for them, Lizzie's foul mouthed, fancy free and very single friend Andie (Michelle Monaghan -  Source Code, Due Date), falls pregnant from a one night stand. Feeling guilty about rubbing their noses in it, Andie decides to make the ultimate sacrifice and offers to give them her baby.
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Saturday 28 June 2014

One Piece Movie: Strong World Short Review

5 stars of glossy swashbuckling adventures.One Piece Strong World cover
One Piece Movie: Strong World is the tenth One Piece film and is written by Eiichiro Oda (the creator of the original Manga) himself, the first of the films that he actually wrote the story for. The film is directed by Munehisa Sakai
For those of you who are following One Piece using the releases from Manga UK, you will immediately notice a few things different, due to this film being slightly ahead of our timeline. Firstly (and most noteworthy), the Straw Hats are no longer aboard the Going Merry, they are now on the Thousand Sunny. One Piece Strong World Crawley DavidsonThere are also two new crew members that we are yet to meet in the series. These are Franky, a Speedo wearing robot who is a shipwright and handyman, and Brook, a skeleton with a big Afro who is the ship's musician.
It tells the story of Shiki, The golden Lion, a pirate who is in the process of hatching a dastardly scheme when he encounters our friends, Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates.
One Piece Strong World ShikiShiki first encounters the crew when they contact him to warn of an impending storm. Upon realizing that it was Nami who first detected the storm where his own navigators failed, he decides that he must have her for his crew and lures them to his flying island. Once there, he kidnaps Nami and scatters the others to different corners of the island, where they are forced to take on the might of the strange and abnormally large and powerful creatures which are it's inhabitants.
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Friday 27 June 2014

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Blur-ray Short Review

talcover5 Star Bank Robbing Comedy.

From the writer (Michael Cimino, Deer Hunter) that gave us first Silent Running then Magnum Force comes his directional debut, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot.
talpreacherHe brings us a tale of bungled heists and the resolve of the robbers and the bright ideas of the young.
  7 years ago a daring robbery took place, where an antitank gun was used to gain entry to the vault and remove a massive haul.

Now it's time for to collect the hidden stash, Thunderbolt, (Clint Eastwood, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Unforgiven, Gan Torino), now preaching in a small church in the middle of nowhere.
The saying "honour amongst thieves" does not apply here as his partners in crime have finally tracked him down, thinking that he has double crossed them.

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Monday 23 June 2014

Camp Dread DVD Short Review

2 stars of unfortunately predictable Slasher/ Horror flick.Camp Dread cover
Camp Dread is written and directed by Harrison Smith (The Fields, 6 Degrees of Hell) and tells the story of, a reality TV show, the auditions for which form the opening credits of the film.
Julian Barrett (Eric Roberts - The Dark Knight, The Expendables) is a washed up horror film writer and director, who had a series of hit films in the 1980's called Summer Camp.
Camp Dread Julian and RachelWith his career all but over, Julian comes up with a cunning plan, to re-unite the team from the original franchise to produce a reality TV show made on the original set of the Summer Camp films. Rachel Steele (Felissa Rose - Sleepaway Camp, Satan's Playground), the killer from the original films, now a trained shrink and John Hill (Brian Gallagher - Miss December, Who Is Jose Luck?) turn up in readiness to meet the contestants. Why on earth they would agree to do that I have no idea, as they clearly all hate each other, but hey, lets go along with it for now.
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Sunday 22 June 2014

Tinkerbell and the Pirate Fairy Short Review

4 stars for this delightful and beautifully animated children's film.Tinkerbell cover
Tinkerbell and the Pirate Fairy is brought to us by Disney and directed by Peggy Holmes (Secret of the Wings). It is the fifth film in the Tinkerbell series and continues the tale of the fairies of Pixie Hollow, a part of Never Land and the Peter Pan world.
The ability of a fairy to fly depends upon yellow Pixie dust, which can be produced using blue Pixie dust. When Zarina (Christina Hendricks - Detachment, Mad Men), a pixie dust keeper, gets it into her head that she can create different colours of Pixie dust with different effects, Tinkerbell pink pixie dustshe sets in motion a series of events which threaten the production of the precious dust in Pixie Hollow.
Disgraced, Zarina leaves, only to return a year later during the annual Four Seasons Festival, to put to sleep all of the attending Fairies and steal the blue Pixie dust for her own ends. Luckily Tinkerbell (Mae Whitman - Independence Day, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) and her friends realize what is happening and avoid being put to sleep themselves.
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Thursday 19 June 2014

Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, The Complete Series Short Review

4 Star Sword, Sorcery and Renkankei-kikou fun.

asrhcoverThe story starts where most stories end as Akatsuki Ousawa has killed the Last Dark Lord. In the land of Alayzard, a place that young males and females are occasionally whisked too through a portal from Earth. Alayzard is a land of Swords, magic and Renkankei-kik, (Chi, the training of the bodies inherent powers).

But the Dark Lord had a dying wish and that wish was that Akatsuki would be the guardian of his only heir Myuu his daughter. He agrees and returns to Earth via a portal.
asrhakatsukiasrhmyuuThose that do return from Alayzard do so with new powers and they are housed and trained by BABEL. Akatsuki is different from all the others at the complex as he did not train in any magic whilst in Alayzard, but in stead trained his body in Renkankei-kikou the manipulation of his bodies Chi.
He smuggles Myuu in a holdall into the High school claiming that she is his long lost sister, that he found in Alayzard.
This is where we see the main running theme of this series 'Breasts'. As Myuu has trouble finding undergarments that fit her properly, But our Rogue hero the pervert comes in handy as he spends a lot of time groping and fondling said breasts. Much to the annoyance of the other females in the class B and the vice-president of the student council, Haruka Nagase who takes an instant dislike to this arrogant pervert.

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Monday 16 June 2014

Porky's Blu-ray Short Review

4 stars of naughty eighties campus shenanigans.Porky's cover
Originally released in 1982, Porky's is written and directed by Bob Clarke (A Christmas Story, Baby Geniuses), a cult classic which was arguably the fore-runner of films like American Pie and The Hangover.
Set in 1954, Porky's tells the story of a group of college students, intent on helping their unfortunate friend Pee Wee (Dan Monahan - The Night Flier, Baby Geniuses) who is trying desperately to get himself laid.
Porky's peepholesPee Wee and his friends are engaged in an ongoing battle with their teachers, coaches, other students on campus and the world in general. One of their favourite pastimes is to hide behind the shower heads in the wall of the ladies locker room, so that they can can watch the action.
Of course, they eventually get caught, when Balbricker (Nancy Parsons - Sudden Impact, Steel Magnolias) the ladies sports coach, manages to capture Tommy (Wyatt Knight - Porky's II, The Next Day) by the "tally-whacker", Porky's Balbrickerleading to one of the funniest scenes I have ever seen as she tries to explain to the head master, with the other two male coaches laughing their socks off in the background.
Along side all of this are the constant attempts by Coach Brackett (Boyd Gaines - Fame, Funny Games) to find out why every body refers to ladies coach Honeywell (Kim Cattrall - Sex and The City, Big Trouble In Little China) as "Lassie".
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Saturday 14 June 2014

Nashville Dual Format Release Short Review

nashcover4 Stars of life in Nashville 1975 style.
From the mighty director Robert Altman, (The Long Goodbye, Mash, Gosford Park) comes the tale of five days in the heart of country music, Nashville.
Where those who aspire to be famous in the Grand Ole Opera must travel to and those that already have it must maintain it.
nashhenrySet at the time when the Vietnam War is still in the minds of all America and with the strong overtones of a new governmental election campaign (Hal Philip Walker), we see a van with megaphones and the unseen speaker giving a speech for the "Replacement Party". As Country singing star Henry Gibson (Haven Hamilton, Blues Brothers) tries to lay down his latest single in the recording studio, he is never quite satisfied with other peoples efforts.
nashbarbaraThe people in the background like Delbert Reese, (Ned Beatty, Deliverance) are trying to hold it all together, as the stars are flaky, as is Barbara Jean. (Ronee Blakley, The Driver) She's a massive star but she isn't functioning quite right, her body as frail as her mind. Delbert's wife Linnea spends her time teaching her two young children sign language and avoiding the young handsome Tom (Keith Caradine, The Long Riders), who repeatedly phones her and tries to get her to meet him.

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Available to Buy on Dual Format on the 16th June.

Thursday 12 June 2014

Bleach Series 13 Part 2 Short Review

5 stars of ongoing hostilities between Soul Society and the Arrancar.Bleach 13 2 Cover
Bleach Series 13 Part 2 carries on Fall Of The Arrancar and is set during the Fake Karakura Town arc (See Bleach Series 13 Part 1)
After the shock arrival of Wonderweiss and his revelations that the Espada are in fact still alive, the captains of the Thirteen Court Guard Squads must now also come to terms with the other new arrivals on the battlefield, the Visoreds.
Bleach 13 2 The VisoredsThis unfortunate group were all originally members of the Gotei 13, who fell prey to Aizen's hollowfication experiments one hundred years previously. Happily for the good guys, this puts them on their side, as the battle recommences with the Visoreds looking to take out their former Lieutenant, Aizen and his associates, the Espada.
Bleach 13 2 Coyote StarkkLisa and Hiyori step up to assist Hitsugaya in his battle with Tier Harribel, Love and Rose take on Coyote Starrk and Lilynette, and Hachigen enters the battle against Baraggan (the self-proclaimed king of Hueco Mundo) with Suì-Fēng and Ōmaeda. 
As the battles heat  up and everyone is forced to start using their "big guns", it becomes apparent that, not only are Aizen's allies not as fond of him as previously thought, but also that he holds little or no respect or feelings for them in return.
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Sunday 8 June 2014

Cuban Fury Short Blu-ray Review

4 Star Hilarious Fast Foot from the Heart Fun.
From the relative newcomer to film James Griffiths, (Episodes (7)) brings a film of dashed dreams, a life of living in a rut and a fire that is born in the heart of every Salsa dancing God.
cfcoverA 13year old boy with fire in his heals has a dream, along with his sister as his partner is to win the national championship in salsa dancing, after winning all the regional's it comes to the night of the finals. A young Sam (Isabella Stienbarth) is there except for young Bruce, (Ben Radcliffe) who is running the streets to get there but is caught by a group of bullies who tease and beat him until he is defeated and he phones his mentor Ron Parfitt, (Ian McShane, Snow White and the Huntsman) and tells him that "Salsa is for pussies!" and that is the end of that.
cfiancfnickWe jump 22 years and now find Bruce, (Nick Frost, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul) now a man that has settled into a humdrum job as well as filling out his waistline.
cfrashidacfchrisoThoughts of salsa are far, far away as any chance of a love life as he lives out his non existence at work, all the time being hounded by the office alpha male Drew, (Chris O'Dowd, The Boat that Rocked), who believes that he can get into the pants of their beautiful new American boss Julia, (Rashida Jones, Social Network).

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Available to Buy on DVD and Blu-ray 9th June.