The Secret Life Of Pets

The Secret Life Of Pets (Cert U) 1 Disc (Distributor: Universal) Running Time: 86 minutes approx. After fifty years of enlightening documentaries on the animals, Sir David Attenborough has yet to explore what happens when domestic pets are left unattended during the day. As the owner of a pug, my experience is that she sleeps, … Continue reading The Secret Life Of Pets

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

Bride Of Frankenstein

Bride Of Frankenstein US (1935) Dir. James Whale With the classic 1931 film version of Mary Shelley’s seminal tale ending on a fairly conclusive note with the death of the monster, the idea of a sequel to Frankenstein was a proposition of some temerity by Universal. To dig themselves out a metaphorical grave the scriptwriters … Continue reading Bride Of Frankenstein

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man US (1933) Dir. James Whale With Universal starting to gain a reputation as the masters of horror with the successes of Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931) and The Mummy (1932), they continued to add to this soon to be classic library with James Whale’s rather liberal adaptation of H.G Wells’s seminal novel The … Continue reading The Invisible Man

The Four

The Four (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Universal Pictures UK) Running time: 114 minutes approx. In Ancient China the state security division known as Department Six, fronted by Fourth Constable Han Long (Michael Tong) and supported by a group of female martial artists, are sent to investigate a coin cast stolen from the Imperial Mint. … Continue reading The Four

The Assassins

The Assassins (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Universal Pictures UK) Running time: 103 minutes approx. In the closing years of the Han Dynasty, warlord Cao Cao (Chow Yun Fat) has been given the title Lord of Wei by the Emperor Xian (Alec Su), and in return for the protection provided by Cao Cao’s army. Meanwhile, … Continue reading The Assassins

American Mary

American Mary (Cert 18) 1 Disc (Distributor: Universal) Running Time: 98 minutes approx. A brilliant but broke student surgeon Mary Mason (Katharine Isabelle) finds herself resorting to applying for work at a local strip bar run by the sleazy Billy Barker (Antonio Cupo). As luck would have it, her medical credentials sees Mary offered a … Continue reading American Mary

My Way

  My Way (Cert 18) 1 Disc (Distributor: Universal) Running time: 138 minutes approx. In Japan occupied Gyeong-seong (modern-day Seoul), a rivalry between two competitive runners begins, which continues over the years, across a number of battlefields other than the race track. Jun-Sik (Jang Dong-Gun) and his family serve the privileged Hasegawa family from Japan, … Continue reading My Way