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Rogue One : A Star Wars Story
UK certificate 12
125 mins

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Genre : Action/Adventure/Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Directed by : Gareth Edwards

Starring : Felicity Jones/Diego Luna/Alan Tudyk

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A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy.

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Awesome special and visual effects make this film.....hugely entertaining.
Performances where ok as was the storyline,

Recommended

8/10









The Rift
UK certificate 15
90 mins

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Genre : Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Thriller

Directed by : Dejan Zecevic

Starring : Katarina Cas/Ken Foree/Monte Markham

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The satellite has vanished and the only clue is a trail leading to a small village nestled on the outskirts of forest line. As the team begins to investigate they quickly discover that something else came back from space, something not of this world. As their time runs out, the team must battle to unlock the terrifying truth behind the ill-fated mission.

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I was somewhat disappointed with this film...could have been much better.
Nonetheless an interesting storyline line.


5/10








Teleios aka Deep Space
UK certificate 15
90 mins

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Genre : Sci-Fi

Directed by : Ian Truitner

Starring : Sunny Mabrey/Lance Broadway

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A deep space mining vessel has been adrift for two years. It is suspected the crew brutally killed each other, but the reason for the bloodbath is unknown. A rescue crew is sent to find if there are any survivors, what happened and why.

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Another somewhat disappointing film, perhaps my expectations where set to high...."Event Horizon" it was not.
The cinematography was good as was the special effects....
Much talking sprinkled with a little action.

5/10



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Sulley
UK certificate 12
92 mins

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Genre : Adventure/Biography/Drama/History

Directed by : Clint Eastwood

Starring : Tom Hanks/Aaron Eckhart/Valerie Mahaffey

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he story of American pilot Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger, who heroically landed a troubled aircraft full of passengers on the Hudson River.

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Excellent drama with Tom Hanks at his best...
Nicely scripted and directed with some good visual effects.

Recommended

8/10








Cyborg X
UK certificate 18
86 min

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Genre : Action/Horror

Directed by : Kevin King

Starring : Danny Trejo/Eve Mauro/Rocky Myers

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After Cyborg X-Corp, a radical weapons manufacturer, is taken over by a Cyber Virus, a group of survivors must fight to save humanity from the army of Machines the Virus now controls.

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Not a bad film ...Plenty of blood and gore but a simple storyline and average performances.
Cheesy special effects complimented.
One for Horror addicts only.

5/10








The Chamber

UK certificate 15
87 mins

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Genre : Thriller

Directed by : Ben Parker

Starring : Johannes Kuhnke/Charlotte Salt/James McArdle

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The film revolves around a special ops unit who commandeer a commercial research vessel and it’s submersible to locate a mysterious item at the bottom of the Yellow Sea. When an explosion causes the sub to overturn and take on water, the crew begins to understand that not all of them will escape and a fight for survival ensues.

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I was pleasantly surprised much more entertaining than I had originally thought.
Slow burning yes, but a well crafted storyline keeps you watching.
Performances are good as are the special effects.

6/10



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Arsenal aka Southern Fury
UK certificate 18
93 mins

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Genre : Action/Crime/Thriller

Directed by : Steven Miller

Starring : Nicolas Cage/John Cusack/Adrian Grenier

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The Film tells the intertwining stories of the Lindel brothers, Mikey and JP, who had only each other to rely on growing up. As adults, JP found success as the owner of a construction company, while Mikey became a small-time mobster, mired in a life of petty crime. When Mikey is kidnapped and held for a ransom by ruthless crime boss Eddie King, JP turns to the brothers' old pal Sal, a plain clothes detective for help. In order to rescue his brother, JP must risk everything and unleash his vengeance against King's relentless army of gangsters.

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An average storyline and script is lifted by some good performances...
Often bloody and brutal with some slow motion scenes of bullets flying all over the place.
Not a bad effort but not memorable either..

5.5/10







The Void
UK certificate 18
91 mins

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Genre : Horror/Mystery/Sci-fi

Directed by : Steven Kostanski/Jeremy Gillespie

Starring : Aaron Poole/Kenneth Welsh/Kathleen Munroe

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When a mutating horde of parasitic creatures threatens to breach an isolated hospital, a lone police officer and a group of hospital staff band together to fortify themselves within its walls. But as they prepare for the fight of their lives, they will discover the real terror is already inside.

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This film reminded me of Carpenters "The Thing" in the way the creatures mutated.
If you like very strong bloody violence and gore this film is for you..
It was certainly entertaining in its way..

6.5/10








Uncanny aka Almost Human
UK certificate 15
91 mins

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Genre : Drama/Sci-fi/Thriller

Directed by : Matthew Leutwyler

Starring : Mark Webber/Lucy Griffiths/David Clayton Rogers

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The world's first "perfect" Artificial Intelligence begins to exhibit startling and unnerving emergent behavior when a reporter begins a relationship with the scientist who created it.

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Slow burning storyline is lifted by decent performances and the script, but in my view the ending is flawed..
Not unlike "Ex Machina" in its concept....However there is little in the way of special/visual effects.
One for Sci-fi addicts me thinks.

6/10



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Curse of the Phoenix aka Ghost Ship
UK certificate 15
87 mins

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Genre : Horror

Directed by : Robert Young

Starring : Joseph Sentance/Sheena May/Lizzie Stables

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A young man, Josh, is haunted by a strange apparition - The Wraithe. She believes Josh is her lost true love and tries to claim him for herself, putting Josh and any woman close to him, in mortal danger.

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A classic style ghost story, more a drama mystery than a horror film.
Average special effects lifted by a well crafted storyline and good performances.
Certainly entertaining in it's way.

6/10







2307: Winter's Dream aka The Winter Soldier

UK certificate 15
97 mins

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Genre : Sci-Fi

Directed by : Joey Curtis

Starring : Paul Sidhu/Arielle Holmes/Branden Coles

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In 2307, a future soldier is sent on a mission to hunt down the leader of the humanoid rebellion.

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An average Sci-Fi story with some good visual effects..
Performances were ok.........So in my view one for the genre only..
Don't be fooled with the hype about Mad Max and Riddick..It did did not come close.

5.5/10








We Still Steal the Old Way

UK certificate 18
94 mins

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Genre : Crime/Drama/Thriller

Directed by : Sacha Bennett

Starring : Ian Ogilvy/Billy Murray/Christopher Ellison

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The Archer Gang are back and doing a daring heist in London. Remanded in prison, they will try to break out their old friend Briggs.

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A gritty crime drama with some good visual effects..But a slow paced average storyline let it down.
Not as good as "We Still Kill the Old Way".,,,So one for those that cannot sleep.

5/10



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Passengers
UK certificate 12
111 mins

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Genre : Adventure/Drama/Romance/Sci-Fi

Directed by : Morten Tyldum

Starring : Chris Pratt/Jennifer Lawrence/Michael Sheen

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A spacecraft transporting thousands of people to a distant colony planet has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result, a single passenger is awakened 90 years before anyone else. Faced with the prospect of growing old and dying alone, he eventually decides to wake up a second passenger.

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I enjoyed this film as it makes a difference having a romantic element to sci-fi genre these days.
Superb visual and special effects are complimented by excellent cinematography.
Slow burning in the middle section distracts somewhat...but that is just nit picking.

Recommended

7.5/10



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Eliminators
UK certificate 15
91 mins

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Genre : Action/Thriller

Directed by : James Nunn

Starring : Scott Adkins/Stuart Bennett/James Cosmo

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A former US Federal Agent must abandon the witness protection program and come out of hiding when his London home is invaded in error due to a wrong address. When the event ends with multiple homicides, the news triggers those hunting him to send Europe's most dangerous assassin to kill him. Now on the run with his daughters life in jeopardy, a determined father must get her to safety before the people he's been hiding from tracks him down.

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A fast action thriller with good fight sequences...a better film by Scott Adkins.
I enjoyed this film which kept me entertained through out.

6.5/10








Lone Wolves aka Sole Survivor

UK certificate 15
87 mins

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Genre : Action/Sci-Fi

Directed by : Christopher Jacobs

Starring : Dan Purdey/Warren Otteraa/Alana Tranter

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After an apocalypse of questionable origin, Private James Conroy is living in an abandoned shack at the base of a radio tower. When Conroy finally contacts Garry Freeman, marooned in a space station, they have to learn to work together if they're going to save themselves, and maybe all of civilization.

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Miserable, dire rubbish only out done by music which competes with the spoken dialogue.
The special effects were ok for the budget..but that's about it
Avoid

2/10



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Assassin's Creed
UK certificate 12
110 mins

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Genre : Action/Adventure/Drama/Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Directed by : Justin Kurzel

Starring : Michael Fassbender/Marion Cotillard/Jeremy Irons

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Lynch discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. After gaining incredible knowledge and skills he’s poised to take on the oppressive Knights Templar in the present day.

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This film has the classic setting from Assassins Creed games but lacked a good script.
Performances were good as were some of the action sequences .
Entertaining ? yes, but could have been better.

6.5/10








Silence
UK certificate 15
154 mins

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Genre : Adventure/Drama/History

Directed by : Martin Scorsese

Starring : Adam Driver/Liam Neeson/Andrew Garfield

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In the 17th century two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and to spread the gospel of Christianity.

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A slow powerful drama depicting well the period in history...often brutal and violent.
At times to slow and I lost connection with the characters..
So not for all then and only for those that like strong drama..

6.5/10








Welcome to Willits aka Alien Hunter
UK certificate 15
80 mins

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Genre : Horror/Sci-Fi

Directed by : Trevor Ryan

Starring : Dolph Lundgren/Chris Zylka/Karrueche Tran

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Deep in the Northern California woods, in the heart of the notorious Emerald Triangle, lies a remote cabin. The residents struggle to fight off the repeated attacks and abductions by mysterious creatures that have plagued them for years. When a local pot farmer is caught up with a wayward group of campers the situation quickly escalates into total carnage.

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More slasher than Sci-Fi with much gore and blood.
Lundgren plays a TV star and that's it for him...
Some DVD covers would have you think otherwise...

4.5/10



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Hacksaw Ridge
UK certificate 15
134 mins

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Genre : Biography/Drama/History/War

Directed by : Mel Gibson

Starring : Hugo Weaving/Rachel Griffiths/Sean Lynch

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WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to win the Congressional Medal of Honor.

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Superb biography, a truly inspirational film, Mel Gibson back on top form..solid performances by the lead actors compliments.
A little slow to start with but that is to be expected in the storyline line.
The true horror of war is graphically depicted with excellent special effects..

Highly recommended

9/10








Bonded by Blood 2 : Essex Boys The Next Generation
UK certificate 18
88 mins

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Genre : Crime

Directed by : Greg Hall

Starring : Carla Howe/Terry Stone/Sam Strike

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In the shadow of the Range Rover murders, drugs, violence and revenge continue to reign in a criminal underworld even darker and deadlier than before as a new generation of Essex Boys begin to carve their bloody mark.

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An average journey into the criminal underworld..........Often brutal and bloody.
As with the majority of sequels it doesn't live up to the first outing.

4.5/10








The Marine 5: Battleground
UK certificate 15
86 mins

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Genre : Action

Directed by : James Nunn

Starring : Mike Mizanin/Maryse Ouellet Mizanin/Heath Miller

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While working as an EMT back stateside Jake Carter after responding to a distress call, finds himself caught up protecting a person of interest from a biker gang ruthlessly hunting them down.

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Yet another installment in the Marine series......Not bad.
Entertaining with good action sequences..but that's about it.
Average then and will, I think, only appeal to Marine fans

5.5/10



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Underworld : Blood Wars
UK certificate 15
88 mins

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Genre : Action/Adventure/Fantasy/Horror

Directed by : Anna Foerster

Starring : Kate Beckinsale/Charles Dance/James Faulkner

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Underworld: Blood Wars follows Vampire death dealer, Selene, as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David and his father Thomas, she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.

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Another sequeal in the franchise...and not bad.
The screenplay tends to let it down, that said, the special & visual effects are top draw and for me at least an entertaining experience.
One for Under world fans

6.5/10







Campus Code aka Timeshifters
UK certificate 15
83 mins

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Genre : Action/Sci-Fi

Directed by : Cathy Scorsese/Kenneth M. Waddell

Starring : Jesse McCartney/Alice Kremelberg/Conor Leslie

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The college experience - studying, dating, partying... but when one of their classmates disintegrates right before their eyes, Ari, Becca, Izzy, Greta and Arun must battle security, the Griefers and each other to uncover the incredible truth about themselves and this other-worldly campus before they are all eliminated.

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Oh dear another turkey....A confusing storyline and average performances makes for a film I would rather have not wasted my time on.
The special effects were average as well...
Clearly missable...

3.5/10








xXx : Return of Xander Cage
UK certificate 15
107 mins

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Genre : Action/Adventure/Thriller

Directed by : D.J. Caruso

Starring : Vin Diesel/Donnie Yen/Deepika Padukone

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Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box.

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Another sequel and not particularly good...
The storyline was poor as was the script and mindless visual effects completes the picture.
On for diesel vans only

5.5/10



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Jack Reacher 2 : Never Go Back
UK certificate 12
118 mins

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Genre : Action/Adventure/Crime/Thriller

Directed by : Edward Zwick

Starring : Tom Cruise/Cobie Smulders/Aldis Hodge

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Jack Reacher returns to the headquarters of his old unit, only to find out he's now accused of a 16-year-old homicide.

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Competent enough performances as one might expect, but let down by ohh so short action sequences,
That said I was entertained which is a plus.
Tom Cruise fans will like this.

6.5/10







Abduct
UK certificate 15
105 mins

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Genre : Mystery/Sci-Fi/Thriller

Directed by : Ilyas Kaduji

Starring : Sienna Guillory/William B. Davis/Mhairi Calvey

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A Texan paranormal radio host attempts to protect a young orphan woman from an onslaught of deadly alien and psychic phenomena, only to discover the world of the paranormal might be far more sinister and cohesive.

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Sounds exciting but does not deliver the thrills expected.
Much in the way of dialogue but little in the way of visuals effects.
The performances were variable to...
One for conspiracy theorists..

5.5/10








Virtual Revolution aka 2047 Virtual Reality
UK certificate 15
92 mins

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Genre : Sci-Fi

Directed by : Guy-Roger Duvert

Starring : Mike Dopud/Jane Badler/Emilien De Falco

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Paris 2047. Most of the population spend all their time online, connected into virtual worlds, and don't care anymore about reality. A shadow agent, Nash, working for one of the multinational companies behind these virtual worlds, is tracking down terrorists who threaten the system...

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Reminiscent of "Blade Runner" but nowhere as good...
Average action, storyline and performances.
Visual effects were good however
One for Sci-Fi addicts who have trouble sleeping.

6/10



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John Wick : Chapter 2
UK certificate 15
117 mins

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Genre : Action/Crime/Thriller

Directed by : Chad Stahelski

Starring : Keanu Reeves/Riccardo Scamarcio/Ian McShane

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John Wick is forced out of retirement by a former associate looking to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to aid him, Wick travels to Rome and does battle against some of the world’s most dangerous killers.

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Non-stop action with the usual laid back performance by Reeves.
Bloodier than the first outing with some excellent visual effects.
Recommended

7.5/10







The Great Wall
UK certificate 12
100 mins

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Genre : Action/Adventure/Fantasy/Thriller

Directed by : Yimou Zhang

Starring : Matt Damon/Tian Jing/Willem Dafoe

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European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.

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A neat storyline compliments good action sequences and performances.
Cinematography was excellent as were the special effects.
Worth a watch.

6.5/10








Vengeance: A Love Story
UK certificate 15
95 mins

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Genre : Action/Thriller

Directed by : Johnny Martin

Starring : Nicolas Cage/Anna Hutchison/Don Johnson

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Walking home with her 12-year-old daughter after midnight on the Fourth of July, Teena crosses paths with some local losers to be brutally gang raped with her daughter Bethie watching. Bethie is able to identify the rapists, but when the rapists hire a hot shot attorney who attacks Teena's character, Dromoor, a local police officer who was first on the scene when police were called, starts to take matters into his own hands.

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Not a bad movie but lacked punch...However Cage puts in a good performance for once...
Sometimes brutal with average special effects and script.
One for Cage fans me thinks..

5/10



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Aftermath
UK certificate 15
90 mins

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Genre : Drama/Thriller

Directed by : Elliott Lester

Starring : Arnold Schwarzenegger/Scoot McNairy/Maggie Grace

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A fatal plane crash changes the lives of Roman and Jake forever. Roman loses his wife and daughter in the accident, while Jake, his mind as he happens to be the air traffic controller, who fails to avert the nightmare. Rage and revenge engulfs Roman and Jake finds himself swamped with guilt and regret. Can the two make peace with the past?

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A big departure for Schwarzenegger in this drama and he does good..
A slow paced storyline keeps you entertained but be warned is at times bleak and depressing.
A documentary on the events can also be seen on Discovery channel's Air Investigation series.
Not for everyone then, but worth a watch for those who like solid drama.

6.5/10








Resident Evil : The Final Chapter
UK certificate 15
102 mins

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Genre : Action/Horror/Sci-Fi/Thriller

Directed by : Paul W.S. Anderson

Starring : Milla Jovovich/Iain Glen/Ali Larter

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Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.

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More of the same but badly edited...and a nonsensical plot.
Nonetheless entertaining in its way with some good special & visual effects.
A film for resident evil fans...me thinks

6/10








The Creature below
UK certificate 15
83 mins

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Genre : Horror/Sci-Fi

Directed by : Stewart Sparke

Starring : Johnny Vivash/Michaela Longden/Anna Dawson

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During a traumatic accident whilst on a deep-sea dive in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, Olive, a gifted, young marine-biologist discovers an unearthly creature. Loosing her dream job, Olive smuggles the creature home, intent on studying it in her basement, unbeknownst to her devoted boyfriend Matt. Whilst struggling to re-adjust to landlocked life and recover from her recent trauma, Olive begins to realize that she and the creature share a symbiotic bond that drives her to carry out its sinister will.

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Well a film on a tight budget....Poor CG and special effects abound.
A creature straight out of the 1950s horror movie....
The performances were OK but that is about it.

3.5/10



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Patriots Day

UK certificate 15
128 mins

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Genre : Crime/Drama/History/Thriller

Directed by : Peter Berg

Starring : Mark Wahlberg/Kevin Bacon/Michelle Monaghan

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On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city.

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Wahlberg puts in a top draw performance in this excellent adaption of true life event .
The only downside is the storyline lacked depth but I think that is a minor issue.
The direction and cinematography are superb and compliments fine performances.

Highly Recommended

8/10








Mine
UK certificate 15
107 mins

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Genre : Drama/Thriller/War

Directed by : Fabio Guaglione/Fabio Resinaro

Starring : Armie Hammer/Annabelle Wallis/Clint Dyer

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In the middle of the desert, an area filled with 33 million blast mines scattered everywhere, marine sniper Sergeant Mike Stevens is on a mission to locate and neutralize the leader of a terrorist cell. After three months and six days in the desert, one single moment of hesitation is enough to blow the entire mission, and now Sergeant Stevens is stranded in a hostile guerrilla territory all alone, and to make matters worse, with his left foot on an active mine.

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This film is not for all....slow burning drama with little in the way of action.
If you can get over the glaring errors regarding the military then you may like this movie.
I must admit I did find it a tad boring but that said it was well acted.

6.5/10







The Autopsy of Jane Doe
UK certificate 15
83 mins

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Genre : Horror/Mystery

Directed by : André Øvredal

Starring : Brian Cox/Emile Hirsch/Olwen Catherine Kelly

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Father and son coroners receive a mysterious homicide victim with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to identify the beautiful young "Jane Doe," they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying secrets.

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A liitle gem....Scary, Bloody horror which makes you jump..
Excellent Special and Visual effects.

Recommended

7.5/10



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Morgan
UK certificate 15
86 mins

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Genre : Horror/Sci-Fi/Thriller

Directed by : Luke Scott

Starring : Kate Mara/Anya Taylor-Joy/Toby Jones

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A corporate risk-management consultant must decide whether or not to terminate an artificially created humanoid being.

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Slow paced storyline with excellent performances complimented by good Special & Visual effects.
However this is not "Splice" or "Ex Machina" both of which in my view are better films
That said I found "Morgan" entertaining and I guess it will appeal to Sc-Fi fans who like a bit of horror thrown in.
The direction was good and so it should be as Luke Scott is son of Ridley Scott.

6.5/10








The Perfect Weapon

UK certificate 15
84 mins

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Genre : Action/Sci-Fi

Directed by : Titus Paar

Starring : Steven Seagal/Vernon Wells/Johnny Messner

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In the not so distant future, society is controlled by the powerful State and a dictator known as the Director. Condor works as a hitman for the State, but a reunion with someone he thought was dead forces him to consider who his enemies really are.

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Simply put... an awful film which could have been better.
Thankfully Seagal only gets 5 minutes worth of posing..
The fight seens were average as were the special effects.
Entirely misable

3.5/10







Security
UK certificate 15
88 mins

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Genre : Action

Directed by : Alain Desrochers

Starring : Antonio Banderas/Ben Kingsley/Gabriella Wright

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An ex-special services veteran (Antonio Banderas), down on his luck and desperate for work, takes a job as a security guard at a run-down mall in a rough area of town. On his first night on the job, he opens the doors up to a distraught and desperate young girl who has escaped and fled from a hijacking of the Police motorcade that was transporting her to testify as a trial witness in a briefcase. Hot on her heels is psychopathic hijacker (Ben Kingsley), alongside his resourceful henchmen, who will stop at nothing to extract and eliminate their witness.

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An entertaining film with a good storyline but let down somewhat by an average script.
"Die Hard" it was not although the fight scenes were fine..
I cannot help feeling that the casting could have been better...


6/10



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THIS WEEK'S FILMS ON DVD REVIEWED






Logan
UK certificate 15
131 mins

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Genre : Action/Drama/Sci-Fi/Thriller

Directed by : James Mangold

Starring : Patrick Stewart/Hugh Jackman/Dafne Keen

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Set in the future of 2024, Logan and Professor Charles Xavier must cope with the loss of the X-Men when a corporation lead by Nathaniel Essex is destroying the world leaving it to destruction, with Logan's healing abilities slowly fading away and Xavier's Alzheimer's forcing him to forget. Logan must defeat Nathaniel Essex with the help of a young girl named Laura Kinney, a female clone of Wolverine.

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Top draw performances from the leads complimented by a good storyline and plot.
Brutal and bloody at times with excellent action scenes.

Well worth a watch

7.5/10








Outlaws and Angels
UK certificate 18
115 mins

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Genre : Drama/Thriller/Western

Directed by : JT Mollner

Starring : Frances Fisher/Luke Wilson/Teri Polo

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A gang of cold-blooded outlaws narrowly escapes a blood-soaked bank robbery in a grimy frontier town. With a notorious bounty hunter hot on their trail, these nefarious criminals desperately need a place to hide out before night falls. Fate brings them to the home of the Tildons, a seemingly innocent family with two feisty daughters. As the men settle in, an impetuous game of cat and mouse plays out during the cold, black night. Come morning, nothing will ever be the same.

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An ultra violent and bloody gore fest of a western with little in the way of engagement with the characters.
One for those that like in the face violence and storyline.

6/10








Alternate Realities aka Quantum Leap
UK certificate 15
101 mins

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Genre : Drama/Sci-Fi/Thriller

Directed by : Amir Valinia

Starring : Tom Sizemore/Christopher Judge/Elle LaMont

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John Rotit is a happy, content man with a loving wife. Hours later, he's a rock star shooting up heroin. And after that...he's something far more sinister. John unwillingly flashes between three parallel lives in which he knowingly exists in each. He has no clue how or why this phenomenon is occurring, only that he wants it to stop. John's judgment becomes clouded as he'll do anything he can to end his flashes and remain in the one life where he's truly happy.

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A forgettable movie with average performances and storyline.
In fact it was a tad boring.,,,A pity because the idea was good.

5/10



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