Goodbye First Love (Un amour de jeunesse)

Goodbye First Love (Un amour de jeunesse)

Goodbye First Love (Un amour de jeunesse) France (2011) Dir. Mia Hansen-Løve There is a scene late in this film where the two principals leave a cinema and in discussing the movie they just saw, the male complains “It’s so French! It’s talky, complacent.” It is therefore with some irony that this could be levied … Continue reading

Naruto Shippuden Movie 5: Blood Prison

Naruto Shippuden Movie 5: Blood Prison

Naruto Shippuden Movie 5: Blood Prison (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 98 minutes approx. Release Date: December 1st   We’ve reached film number eight in the Naruto catalogue but the fifth to carry the Shippuden suffix, which also makes up part of a five disc box set of the Shippuden movies to … Continue reading

WWE – True Giants

WWE – True Giants

WWE – True Giants (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray / 3 Discs DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 108 minutes approx Release Date: 1st December Pro-wrestling has always been the domain of the big man, be it in the old territory days when the occasional super sized worker would make for a special attraction to … Continue reading

Bayonetta (The Movie): Bloody Fate

Bayonetta (The Movie): Bloody Fate

Bayonetta (The Movie): Bloody Fate (Cert 18) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 86 minutes approx Release Date: November 24th      Just like Hollywood is covering up the dearth of fresh ideas for its films by raiding the comic book franchises and reboots of existing classics, anime is heading down a similar … Continue reading

Community

Community

Community UK (2012) Dir. Jason Ford I have to confess that the sole reason for watching this film was because the director Jason Ford is a local lad so I was interested to see his work. As this, his second feature, has been afforded an international release and gained national exposure at the annual Film … Continue reading

Ghost In The Shell: ARISE – Borders 1 & 2

Ghost In The Shell: ARISE – Borders 1 & 2

Ghost In The Shell: ARISE – Borders 1 & 2 (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 114 minutes approx Release Date: November 24th      Mamoru Oshii’s 1995 film Ghost In The Shell is pretty much a rite of passage for anyone sampling anime for the first time. As one of … Continue reading

Pot Luck (L’auberge espagnole)

Pot Luck (L’auberge espagnole)

Pot Luck (L’auberge espagnole) France (2002) Dir. Cédric Klapisch The European Union has been a central political talking point in this country of ours for many a year now but as ever most European citizens try to put politics aside in the name of harmony, creating cosy little multi-national relationships for themselves. This is the … Continue reading

Dragonball Season 5

Dragonball Season 5

Dragonball Season 5 (Episodes 123-153) (Cert 12) 4 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 755 minutes approx. Release Date: November 24th    It’s been quite a trek but we finally make it to the end of the journey for Son Goku and friends with this fifth and final volume in the first ever series of … Continue reading

Revenge: A Love Story (Fuk sau che chi sei)

Revenge: A Love Story (Fuk sau che chi sei)

Revenge: A Love Story (Fuk sau che chi sei) Hong Kong (2010) Dir. Wong Ching-Po In some ways a complete plot summary for this film feels a little unnecessary as the title really does say it all but the events behind it are quite extraordinary and warrant revision to make the title clearer just in … Continue reading