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Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation Review

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

This film is everything that The Man from UNCLE wasn’t last week. Its grounded in the franchise that its grown out of and has a clear respect for the original source even if much of the audience won’t have seen the 60s original. We kick off with an action sequence that has more to do […]

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Ant-man Review

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

I was a little nervous about Ant-man. While I tend to avoid reviews I’d seen some comments about it having a lighter tone than other Marvel films with more comedy in a bad way. I didn’t need to be nervous. There are funny moments in Ant-man but this remains a Marvel film in the same […]

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Role Playing the Movies

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Obviously there are RPGs that are licenced from movies.  Others often borrow (and sometimes outright steal) from movies, TVs and books then file off the serial numbers.  I’ve a couple of posts on borrowing inspiration from particular movies in the past and I always intend to write more so to chivvy myself along I’ve decided […]

Skyfall

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Well it’s hard to write about this bond film without spoilers so I’ll try to keep this short. Bond returns to the form of Casino Royale for me with the latest film.  Stripped back to the bare essentials of Bond against the villain (and his many minions). The opening car chase/bike chase/gun fight/fist fight does […]

Safe

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Safe is a film that tells you pretty much everything you need to know in the title.  It’s like one of those dishes that used to turn up on Great British Menu where an ingredients done Three Ways.  It’s a Safely handled action film, in which Statham’s character has to keep a girl Safe and […]

Safe House Movie Review

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Ten years ago The Bourne Identity and its sequels redefined action spy thrillers.   The Bourne Identity is beef bourguignon. Safe House looks like Bourne.  Safe House smells like Bourne.  Safe House even tastes like Bourne.  But Safe House is missing that meaty Bourne texture.  Yes ladies and gentlemen Safe House is The Quorn Identity. Weston […]

Underworld: Awakening Movie Review

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

If you know the original Underworld you’ve a pretty good idea what you’re getting here: Vampires, Werewolves, action, a palette of blacks & blue, a certain amount of gore, a British character actor of a certain age, a gut shaking thump to the soundtrack and, of course, Kate Beckinsale in that outfit. Yet for each […]

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

While Sherlock Holmes: A game of Shadows won’t be my favourite film of the year (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is still the lead contender for that) it’s one of my favourite action films of the year. One critic I saw pretty much said it was more of the same as Sherlock Holmes from 2010 as […]

Johnny English Reborn Review

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Johnny English Reborn is mildly amusing throughout occasionally managing to actually be funny.  More polished than the first Johnny English film and with far less reliance, thankfully, on toilet humour. The supporting cast do a good job of being the straight guy to Rowan Atkinson’s English.  Only the characters played by Tim McInnerny, Daniel Kaluuya’s […]

The Guard Film Review

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

The Guards is a film that isn’t bad but doesn’t really manage to be more than a pleasant diversion while it was probably hoping to be a cult classic.       The characters, setting and story have the potential to be interesting: an unorthodox, slightly corrupt Irish policeman, Sergeant Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleeson) in […]

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