Foxcatcher

Foxcatcher

Foxcatcher (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Entertainment One) Running Time: 134 minutes approx. Release Date – May 18th If there was ever a caveat that accompanied the slogan “Based on a true story” it is that sometimes it is hard to believe these incidents actually took place. When presented via the medium of film, they are … Continue reading

WWE Wrestlemania 31

WWE Wrestlemania 31

WWE Wrestlemania 31 (Cert 15) 3 Discs DVD/ 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time:  233 minutes approx. Release Date: June 1st  For the second year in a row the spectre of the fans rejection of the main event match up loomed heavy over the biggest WWE show of the year. In 2014 the … Continue reading

One Piece: Film Z

One Piece: Film Z

One Piece: Film Z (Cert 12) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 108 minutes approx. Release Date: May 25th      Avast me hearties, it is time once again to set sail on the Seven Seas with the guys and gals of One Piece for their twelfth feature length outing. The film opens … Continue reading

The Terror Live (Deu tae-ro ra-i-beu)

The Terror Live (Deu tae-ro ra-i-beu)

The Terror Live (Deu tae-ro ra-i-beu) Korea (2013) Dir. Kim Byeong-woo Live TV is both a curse and a blessing due to its inherent unpredictability, especially for news broadcasters. But imagine if your whole world was literally about to come crashing down around as the whole country watches on? Popular prime time TV news anchor … Continue reading

Parasyte: Part 1 (Kiseijuu)

Parasyte: Part 1 (Kiseijuu)

Parasyte: Part 1 (Kiseijuu) Japan (2014) Dir. Takashi Yamazaki If ever a live action adaptation of a successful anime has a difficult handicap to overcome, it is not so much whether it can successfully honour the bespoke visual aspects during translation but the expectations of the existing fans of the franchise, and how they are … Continue reading

Tai Chi II aka Tai Chi Boxer (Tai ji quan)

Tai Chi II aka Tai Chi Boxer (Tai ji quan)

Tai Chi II aka Tai Chi Boxer (Tai ji quan) Hong Kong (1996) Dir. Yuen Woo-Ping In case you are wondering what happened to Tai Chi I, well it doesn’t exactly exist…sort of. It was supposed to be a follow up of sorts to Yuen Woo-Ping’s 1993 film Tai Chi Master starring Jet Li (originally … Continue reading

The Theory Of Everything

The Theory Of Everything

The Theory Of Everything (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Universal) Running Time: 123 minutes approx. Release Date – May 11th At the 2015 Oscars something quite rare occurred: two films vying for the top honours in the major categories were British; and they were both biopics celebrating two very different but equally brilliant British men. … Continue reading

Open Hearts (Elsker dig for evigt)

Open Hearts (Elsker dig for evigt)

Open Hearts (Elsker dig for evigt) Denmark (2002) Dir. Susanne Bier If Denmark has gained a reputation over the past few years for their grim, moody crime thrillers or tightly wound political dramas via TV then its cinema output is on hand to remind us they are just as capable of gritty, realistic domestic dramas … Continue reading

Bleach Series 15 Part 1

Bleach Series 15 Part 1

Bleach Series 15 Part 1 (Episodes 317-329) (Cert 12) 3 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment/Kaze UK) Running time: 302 minutes approx. Release Date: May 25th     This latest set from one of anime’s most popular franchises marks the beginning of a new story arc for our Soul Reaping heroes. While it is not a creation of … Continue reading

11:00 AM (Yeolhansi)

11:00 AM (Yeolhansi)

11:00 AM (Yeolhansi) Korea (2013) Dir. Kim Hyun-seok Sci-fi is not a genre Korean cinema has tackled on a grand scale. Of the few select films released under this banner the closest appear to be Doomsday Book, Sector 7 and maybe Save The Green Planet, possibly even The Host too although that is more a … Continue reading