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Anton van Beek  |  Aug 04, 2015  |  0 comments

What should have been a joyous event celebrating the engagement of Dr. Henry Jekyll (Udo Kier) and Miss Fanny Osbourne (Marina Pierro) is transformed into a deadly orgy of sex and violence when a depraved maniac starts assaulting the guests.

Mark Craven  |  Aug 02, 2015  |  0 comments

This sci-fi/thriller and directorial debut from Alex Garland (who previously penned the scripts for 28 Days Later, Sunshine and Dredd), focuses on slowly-built tension rather than wall-to-wall action, but is all the better for it. Imbued with a pervasive sense of things-not-being-quite-what-they-seem, Ex_Machina compels you to focus your attention until it reaches its unnerving conclusion.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 31, 2015  |  0 comments

Boy genius Hiro Hamada is content to while away his talents building robots to compete in illegal brawls until his older brother Tadashi invites him along to see the work he's been doing at the 'Nerd Lab' at San Fransokyo Tech. There he introduces Hiro to fellow students Go-Go, Honey Lemon and Wasabi, as well as Baymax, a cuddly nursing robot he has been working on.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 29, 2015  |  0 comments

A masked killer starts knocking off beautiful models at a haute couture fashion house in Mario Bava's eye-popping 1964 proto-slasher Blood and Black Lace (aka Six Women for the Murderer).

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 27, 2015  |  0 comments

If we didn't know better, we'd swear that Peter Jackson was deliberately aping the Star Wars saga with his mammoth blockbuster franchise. As with George Lucas's space opera, Jackson's fantasy series kicked off with a well-received trilogy that helped revolutionise the film industry, before returning after a lengthy gap with a trio of unsatisfying prequels that seem more concerned with the technology used to create them than the story they tell.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 25, 2015  |  0 comments

The Long Good Friday stars Bob Hoskins as Harold Shand, an old-fashioned East End gangster who aspires to become a legitimate businessman. With the financial support of the American Mafia he dreams of renovating London's derelict Docklands, but not even Shand can keep things on track when his business is targeted by the IRA.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 21, 2015  |  0 comments

Fairy tales have been the stock-in-trade at Disney since the studio's earliest days. So it's somewhat bizarre that it financed and distributed this bigscreen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's dark and subversive Broadway musical, where a bunch of familiar fairy tale characters learn that happy-endings aren't all they're cracked up to be.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 19, 2015  |  0 comments

In Christopher Nolan's latest smash, a secret NASA expedition heads to another galaxy in an effort to find a new home for humanity after a devastating crop blight threatens to leave the Earth uninhabitable within a few generations. Following signals sent by earlier probes, the astronauts have a trio of potentially suitable planets to investigate, but the fact that they orbit a supermassive black hole means that time will pass differently for the crew than it does for those they left behind on Earth...

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 17, 2015  |  0 comments

When a young agent is killed in action, his superior Harry Hart (Colin Firth) visits his widow and young son to offer his condolences and give them a number to call if they ever need a favour. Years later, the boy, now a young man called Eggsy (Taron Egerton) does just that after he's arrested by the police following a spot of joy riding. Freeing him from jail, Harry takes Eggsy under his wing and offers him a chance to live up to his potential by competing for a vacant position in a top-secret team of super spies: the Kingsmen.

Anton van Beek  |  Jun 28, 2015  |  0 comments

Thanks to the likes of How to Train Your Dragon 2, Big Hero 6, The Boxtrolls and The LEGO Movie, 2014 will be remembered as a bumper year for animated films. And while it didn't enjoy the same kind of box office success, The Book of Life is just as deserving of praise as those others.

Anton van Beek  |  Jun 22, 2015  |  0 comments

Following in the footsteps of Transformers, G.I. Joe and Battleship, Ouija is the latest movie based on a toy or game produced by Hasbro. Yet while those flicks have some hi-octane merits, Ouija is about as undemanding (and unoriginal) a tale as has ever been committed to film.

Anton van Beek  |  Jun 10, 2015  |  0 comments

When Superman's clumsy clone Bizarro makes his own Justice League using equally inept clones of Batman, Wonder Woman et al, the real versions face their toughest (and silliest) challenge yet. Fun for LEGO and DC Comics fans of all ages, this CG animation look pretty super on Blu-ray and comes equipped with a suitably dynamic DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack.

Anton van Beek  |  Jun 06, 2015  |  0 comments

The title of this Blu-ray boxset may be lacking in inspiration, but the same certainly can't be said of the quartet of films it contains…

Anton van Beek  |  Jun 03, 2015  |  0 comments

In the 'not too distant future' of 2018 the world is ruled over by giant corporations and the population is gripped by a popular and bloodthirsty new mix of roller derby and gladiatorial combat called rollerball. However, when champion player Jonathan E. (James Caan) threatens to become too popular and powerful, the secret cabal that runs the sport decides it's time to make an example of him.

Anton van Beek  |  May 30, 2015  |  0 comments

In a distant future where humanity has spread across the galaxy, the Earth has become a sacred site, with the ruling Gaia Coalition refusing to let anybody return to the planet. But notorious space pirate Captain Harlock has other plans for the planet…