Blowfish (Hetun)

Blowfish (Hetun) Taiwan (2011) Dir. Lee Chi-yuarn Xiao-Zhun (Vicci Pan) works as an elevator attendant at a high class department store in the city. Shy, quiet and obedient through her rigid work routine Xiao-Zhun lives a dull life with her lazy boyfriend (Hong Xiu Wu) who she discovers is cheating on her. Deciding she wants … Continue reading Blowfish (Hetun)

Blind Woman’s Curse (Kaidan nobori ryû)

Blind Woman’s Curse (Kaidan nobori ryû) Japan (1970) Dir. Teruo Ishii Led by their new female boss, Akemi (Meiko Kaji) the daughter of their recently murdered leader, the Tachibana clan attack the rival Gouda clan in revenge but during the fight Akemi’s blade accidentally strikes and blinds Gouda’s younger sister Aiko (Hoki Tokuda). Almost immediately … Continue reading Blind Woman’s Curse (Kaidan nobori ryû)

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 US (2013) Dirs. Cody Cameron, Kris Pearn After causing an almighty destructive food storm with his invention the FLDSMDFR, Flint Lockwood is approached by his idol, super inventor Chester V to work for his company Live Corp. Flint jumps at they offer, taking his friends – TV weather … Continue reading Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2

The Wizard Of Oz

The Wizard Of Oz US (1925) Dir. Larry Semon I’m sure some of you may be surprised to learn that the much beloved Judy Garland classic from 1939 was not the first film adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s celebrated novel The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz; in fact neither was this one, with a 13 minute version … Continue reading The Wizard Of Oz

Dragonball Season 2

Dragonball Season 2 (Episodes 29-57) (Cert 15) 4 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 706 minutes approx. There seems to be no resting for Son Goku, the pint sized protagonist of this sprawling epic series, as he chooses to spend his free time following the World Martial Arts tournament to resume his search for the … Continue reading Dragonball Season 2

Despicable Me 2

Despicable Me 2 US (2013) Dirs. Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud The Minions are back! Oh and so is Felonious Gru, the former super villain who has now gone legit, running a jelly making factory while bringing up the three orphaned girls Margo, Edith and Agnes. Gru might be on the straight and narrow but the … Continue reading Despicable Me 2

The Wind Rises

  The Wind Rises (Cert PG) 2 Discs DVD/BD Combo (Distributor: Studio Canal) Running time: 127 minutes You may not realise it but anime legend Hayao Miyazaki has something in common with equally legendary rock group The Who – both have been claiming to retire for many years now but never do. However unlike The … Continue reading The Wind Rises


Pluto (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 107 minutes approx. We all know that school is a fiercely competitive arena for some students, with those at the top desperate to stay at the top – especially if they come from an affluent family and move in circles where status is everything. … Continue reading Pluto

WWE United We Slam – The Best Of The Great American Bash

WWE United We Slam – The Best Of The Great American Bash (Cert 15) 3 Discs DVD/ 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time:  430 minutes approx. The title of this latest retrospective compilation is a shamelessly patriotic pun of epically awful proportions but thankfully the content isn’t as we trawl through fifteen years … Continue reading WWE United We Slam – The Best Of The Great American Bash

Steamboat Bill Jr.

Steamboat Bill Jr. US (1928) Dir. Charles Reisner The penultimate film where he would have complete creative control, this Buster Keaton outing is remembered largely for one very famous and often imitated stunt. Yet there is so much more to Steamboat Bill Jr that remains overlooked. As ever the story is kept simple and purely … Continue reading Steamboat Bill Jr.