Madame DuBarry

Madame DuBarry (Cert PG) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Eureka) Running Time: 114 minutes approx. Ernst Lubitsch is a name synonymous with sophisticated comedies of 1930’s and 1940’s Hollywood which saw him directing the likes of Great Garbo, Maurice Chevalier, James Stewart and Carole Lombard. But in his native Germany he learned his craft flitting between … Continue reading Madame DuBarry

Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders (Valerie a týden divu)

Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders (Valerie a týden divu) Czechoslovakia (1970) Dir. Jaromil Jires Forgive me for stealing an opening line from an Elvis Costello song but I just don’t know where to begin… Coming of age stories in film have resulted in some unique and esoteric interpretations depending on the country the film … Continue reading Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders (Valerie a týden divu)

Bleach Series 14 Part 1

Bleach Series 14 Part 1 (Episodes 292-303) (Cert 12) 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment/Kaze UK) Running time: 289 minutes approx. It’s been arguably the longest battle in the history of Bleach and it shows no signs of abating just yet. Yes, the Arrancar vs Soul Reapers clash rages on and when we left the story … Continue reading Bleach Series 14 Part 1

Under The Skin

Under The Skin UK (2014) Dir. Jonathan Glazer Film is a polarising medium and opinions often run the gamut from love to hate, indifference to repulsion, bafflement to enlightenment. One subgenre of film which seems to exist purely to divide opinion is the arthouse film which can create a sense of exclusivity for even the … Continue reading Under The Skin

The Snow White Murder Case (Shirayuki hime satsujin jiken)

The Snow White Murder Case (Shirayuki hime satsujin jiken) Japan (2014) Dir. Yoshihiro Nakamura Known for his typically spiralling and seemingly discordant comedy dramas, such as Fish Story, Golden Slumbers and The Foreign Duck, The Native Duck And God In A Coin Locker, which miraculously coalesce by the end of the film, director Yoshihiro Nakamura … Continue reading The Snow White Murder Case (Shirayuki hime satsujin jiken)

WWE – Battleground 2014

WWE – Battleground 2014 (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray / DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 163 minutes approx. The inaugural Battleground show appeared in late 2013 and wasn’t a huge success, due to being tucked in between two other PPVs in quick succession and being poorly booked as the result of being a pure … Continue reading WWE – Battleground 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Sony) Running Time: 136 minutes approx Despite mixed reviews the The Amazing Spider-Man reboot in 2012 was successful enough to please the money men at Columbia studios so little time was inevitably wasted in announcing a sequel to the world. Andrew Garfield returns as the friendly … Continue reading The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Chico & Rita

Chico & Rita Spain (2010) Dirs. Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal & Tono Errando Hopefully the days of people ignorantly dismissing animation as just for kids are long gone as films made for the adult audience via this medium have proven to be just as rich as if they were live action tales. In the case … Continue reading Chico & Rita

Battle For The Planet Of The Apes

Battle For The Planet Of The Apes US (1973) Dir. J. Lee Thompson And so we come to the final film in a series that many believed was done and dusted after the first! In contrast to the other films Battle For The Planet Of The Apes is told in flashback as the Lawgiver (a … Continue reading Battle For The Planet Of The Apes

WWE – Money In The Bank 2014

WWE – Money In The Bank 2014 (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray / DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 171 minutes approx. A precedent was set at this year’s annual insanity showcase when the vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship was contested in a multi-man ladder match at this event, usually reserved for determining the next … Continue reading WWE – Money In The Bank 2014