One Piece: Film Z

One Piece: Film Z (Cert 12) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 108 minutes approx.     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 with "Black Arm" Zephyr, now … Continue reading One Piece: Film Z

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 The Terror Live (Deu tae-ro ra-i-beu)

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

The Theory Of Everything

The Theory Of Everything (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Universal) Running Time: 123 minutes approx. 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. One was The Imitation Game … Continue reading The Theory Of Everything

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 Open Hearts (Elsker dig for evigt)

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.  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 Bleach creator Tite Kubo, don’t … Continue reading Bleach Series 15 Part 1

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 11:00 AM (Yeolhansi)

WWE – It’s Good To Be The King – The Jerry Lawler Story

WWE - It’s Good To Be The King - The Jerry Lawler Story (Cert 15) 2 Disc Blu-ray / 3 Disc DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 82 minutes approx. There are probably scores of newer and younger wrestling fans who may not fully understand or appreciate why an aging announcer and part-time wrestler should … Continue reading WWE – It’s Good To Be The King – The Jerry Lawler Story

Stray Dogs (Jiao you)

Stray Dogs (Jiao you) Taiwan (2013) Dir. Tsai Ming Liang Patience, it is said, is a virtue. Some filmmakers apparently like to challenge this with minimalist films made up of lingering scenes and silent longueurs that will have many reaching for the fast forward button on their DVD remote controls. Taiwan’s Tsai Ming Liang is … Continue reading Stray Dogs (Jiao you)

Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein

Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein US (1948) Dir. Charles T. Barton Laurel & Hardy saw off many challengers to their crown as the greatest Comedy Double Act of all time, such as Wheeler & Woolsey and Olsen & Johnson, but it wasn’t until former burlesque radio comedians named Bud Abbott and Lou Costello made their … Continue reading Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein