Attack On Titan: The Movie Part 2: End of the World

Attack On Titan: The Movie Part 2: End of the World (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Animatsu Entertainment) Running Time: 87 minutes approx. It’s time to complete the live action adaptation of THE anime/manga sensation of the past five years, and after the rather patchy first film which took a lot of liberties with the … Continue reading Attack On Titan: The Movie Part 2: End of the World

Police Story: Lockdown

Police Story: Lockdown (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment) Running Time: 110 minutes approx. Jackie Chan is a legend, there is no argument, and after his tireless, physically torturous forty plus year contribution to cinema, he deserves the opportunity to slow down on the action front. Lockdown, the latest entry into Chan’s most … Continue reading Police Story: Lockdown

Inside Men – Director’s Cut (Nae-bu-ja-deul)

Inside Men - Director’s Cut (Nae-bu-ja-deul) Korea (2015) Dir. Woo Min-ho Connections are handy to have in life. They can help you up the ladder of success, get you out of trouble or make the impossible possible. Conversely, when the brown stuff is en route to the fan, being connected to the source of the … Continue reading Inside Men – Director’s Cut (Nae-bu-ja-deul)

Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Bladeworks Part 2

Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Bladeworks Part 2 (Episode 13-25) (Cert 15) 3 Discs DVD/4 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 308 minutes approx. Before you begin this second half of this latest retelling of the Fate/Stay Night saga, you may once again need to revisit the first volume to refresh your memory with a comprehensive reminder … Continue reading Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Bladeworks Part 2

The Child (L’enfant)

The Child (L'enfant) Belgium (2005) Dir. Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne The Dardenne Brothers seem to have found their niche in gritty social dramas in which the central protagonist is one at odds against the system in one form or another. This bleak 2005 effort follows a similar path but for a different reason, at time … Continue reading The Child (L’enfant)

The Hypnotist (Hypnotisören)

The Hypnotist (Hypnotisören) Sweden (2012) Dir. Lasse Hallström If there was a multiple genocide case in the UK I can’t imagine Scotland Yard would engage the services of Paul McKenna or Derren Brown to help them solve the case as Detective Inspector Joona Linna does in his debut outing. Then again, the eponymous hypnotist is … Continue reading The Hypnotist (Hypnotisören)

Anomalisa

Anomalisa (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Curzon Artificial Eye) Running Time: 90 minutes approx. Because this is a film aimed at adults starring stop motion puppets, I’m sure many people will immediately think Team America. This is an erroneous assumption to make, not in the least as it will leave them very disappointed to find … Continue reading Anomalisa

WWE – Extreme Rules 2016

WWE – Extreme Rules 2016 (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray / DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 169 minutes approx. As we observed with the release of the Payback show last month, the running order of the WWE’s PPV calendar was changed up a little, moving that show into the post Wrestlemania slot formerly occupied … Continue reading WWE – Extreme Rules 2016

Love & Peace

Love & Peace (Cert PG) 1 Disc (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 118 minutes approx. Japanese maverick Sion Sono had a busy 2015, making no less than SIX films of varying subjects and styles, including the violent satire Tag and this almost unimaginable for Sono family friendly tokusatsu (special effects) fantasy movie, in which … Continue reading Love & Peace

I’m No Angel

I'm No Angel US (1933) Dir. Wesley Ruggles One of the most recognisable stars of the 1930’s in Hollywood, and one of the more unlikely sex symbols of the era by today’s standards was a 40 year-old bold-as-brass Brooklyn born peddler of innuendo and sass who upset the censors as much as she delighted the … Continue reading I’m No Angel