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Transformers : The Last Knight
UK certificate 12
148 mins

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Genre : Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi/Thriller

Directed by : Michael Bay

Starring : Mark Wahlberg/Laura Haddock/Gemma Chan

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Optimus Prime finding his home planet, Cybertron, is now a dead planet, comes to realize that he was responsible. However he finds a way to bring the planet back to life, but in order to do so he needs to find an artifact, and that artifact is on Earth.

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A sequel to far...Performances were ok but could not make for a bad storyline.
Ths movie for me seemed to be one long advert with the usual funky visual effects.
For sure the special and visual effects were tip draw but this does not make a movie if the plot is dire
I am not sure that Transformer fans will like this.

5.5/10







The Duel
UK certificate 15
105 mins

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Genre : Drama/Western

Directed by : Kieran Darcy-Smith

Starring : Liam Hemsworth/Woody Harrelson/Alice Braga

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A Texas Ranger investigates a series of unexplained deaths in a town called Helena.

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A gritty western drama with excellent performances and storyline.
However the movie wont be for everyone and some fans of Westerns might think this was just a drama.
The downside was the script which was a tad average,
Worth a watch

6.5/10








Villainess aka Ak-Nyeo

UK certificate 18
124 mins

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Genre : Action/Drama

Directed by : Byung-gil Jung

Starring : Kim Ok-bin/Kim Seo-Hyung/Sung Joon

Special Note : A Korean language film with English sub-titles

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Sook-hee is a trained assassin who was born to kill. She was just a little girl when the training started in Yanbian, China. After the death of her mentor, when the chance of starting a new life was given to her, she came to South Korea as a government agent. They promised her that she will be free after ten years of service. So she begins her new life as a theatre actress. But soon two men Joong-sang and Hyun-soo appear in her new life. And she started to find deep dark secrets about her past. Eventually she take matters into her own hands.

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Excellent performances all round in this gritty action drama.
Make no mistake this has some very strong bloody violance as well good action scenes.
The fight choreography and cinematography are top draw compliment by a good storyline.
I did not find the sub-titles a problem and did not distract to much...

Recommended

7/10



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Alone in Berlin

UK certificate 12
99 mins

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Genre : Drama

Directed by : Vincent Perez

Starring : Brendan Gleeson/Emma Thompson/Daniel Brühl

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Berlin, 1940. Working class couple Otto and Anna Quangel receive the news that their only son has lost his life in the battlefield
and decide to resist the Nazi regime in their very own way. Soon the Gestapo is hunting "the threat".

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A master class in acting but let down by an average script which could have done with "pumping up"..
The film is based on real events of the time and is depicted well in the production design.
Not for everyone then but I think that those that like a good drama will like this.

7/10









Ferrari : Race to Immortality

UK certificate 15
91 mins

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Genre : Documentary/Sport

Directed by : Daryl Goodrich

Starring : Mike Hawthorn/Peter Collins/Enzo Ferrari

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The 1950's - the iconic Scuderia Ferrari battle to stay on top in one of the deadliest decades in motor racing history. Cars and drivers were pushed to their limits, and the competition for the world championship meant racing on a knife edge where one mistake could take a life. At the centre of it all was Enzo Ferrari, a towering figure in motor racing who was driven to win at any cost. Amidst the stiff competition within his Ferrari team, two of its British stars, Peter Collins and Mike Hawthorn, put friendship first and the championship second. Ferrari: Race to Immortality tells the story of the loves and losses, triumphs and tragedy of Ferrari's most celebrated drivers in an era where they lived la dolce vita during the week and it was win or die on any given Sunday.

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The film is made up entirely of of archival footage from the late 1950s and excellent it is.
Well crafted documentary depicting well the lives of those in racing of the period.

Recommended

8/10










Trace aka Straight From Hell
UK certificate 18
90 mins

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Genre : Horror

Directed : Ryan Brookhart

Starring : August Roads/Nick Fink/Jerod Meagher

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A group of friends experimenting with EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) accidentally open a doorway allowing a powerful demon to enter our world.

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Oh dear another dire horror with little suspense and no gore.
The acting was average at best as was the screenplay...
Hardly any visual effects worth mentioning.

3.5/10



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Baby Driver
UK certificate 15
108 mins

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Genre : Action/Crime/Music/Thriller

Directed by : Edgar Wright

Starring : Ansel Elgort/Jon Bernthal/Jon Hamm

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After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

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Plenty of rock classic music compliments a good action movie,,
However the screenplay was somewhat average but was lifted with neat performances.

Worth a watch

7/10







Another Mother's Son
UK certificate 12
99 mins

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Genre : Drama/War

Directed by : Christopher Menaul

Starring : Jenny Seagrove/Joanna David/John Hannah

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Based on the true story of Louisa Gould, the drama is set during World War II on the Nazi-occupied island of Jersey. Lou took in an escaped Russian POW and hid him over the war's course. The tension mounts as it becomes clear that Churchill will not risk an assault to recapture the British soil, and the island-community spirit begins to fray under pressures of hunger, occupation and divided loyalty. Against this backdrop, Lou fights to preserve her family's sense of humanity and to protect the Russian boy as if he was her own.

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A well paced solid drama with excellent performances compliments good cinematography..
The screenplay was top draw to...
Not for everyone then but those that like drama will surely like this...

7/10








It Comes At Night
UK certificate 15
92 mins

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Genre : Horror/Mystery/Thriller

Directed by : Trey Edward Shults

Starring : Carmen Ejogo/Joel Edgerton/Mick O'Rourke

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A father will stop at nothing to protect his wife and son from a malevolent, mysterious presence terrorizing them right outside their doorstep.

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A tad average and I am still wondering where the H in horror went..
A pity ..started off well but just petted out after that.

5.5/10



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Spider-Man : Homecoming
UK certificate 12
128 mins

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Genre : Action/Adventure/Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Directed by : Jon Watts

Starring : Tom Holland/Michael Keaton/Robert Downey Jr.

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Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City, with fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man as a new threat, the Vulture, emerges.

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Well like the critics I had mix feelings about this movie...yes it is excellent for its special & visual effects
but is let down by a poor script. Considering the number of writers. eight in all one wonders how they managed it.
A part from that it was enjoyable enough particularly the action scenes.....

7/10







The Phoenix Rises aka Skypocalypse
UK certificate 15
85 mins

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Genre : Sci-Fi/Thriller

Directed by : Drew Hall

Starring : James Black/Adam Cardon/Catalina Soto-Aguilar

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Worlds collide when a team of brilliant scientists are recruited to work with a secretive government run program called the Phoenix Project and are challenged with creating defenses against a technologically powerful terrorist group.

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Oh dear a movie destroyed by nerve jangling audio, poor script and bad acting..
The visual effects were equally poor..
The DVD for UK was issued under Skypocalpyse name.

Avoid

1.5/10








The Wall
UK certificate 15
86 mins

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Genre : Drama/Thriller/Wall

Directed by : Doug Liman

Starring : Aaron Taylor-Johnson/John Cena/Laith Nakli

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An American sniper and his spotter engage in a deadly cat-and-mouse game with an Iraqi sniper.

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Most of the film is shot behind a wall..hence the title...
Ok acting particularly by the spotter was complemented by a reasonable storyline.
Not for everyone..

6/10



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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

UK certificate 12
131 mins

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Genre : Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi

Directed by : Luc Besson

Starring : Dane DeHaan/Cara Delevingne/Clive Owen

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In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are special operatives charged with keeping order throughout the human territories. On assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two undertake a mission to Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where species from across the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence, and cultures. At the center of Alpha is a mysterious dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

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A visual extravaganza complimented by good storyline line, direction, and excellent special effects.
Reminiscent of the "Fifth Element" in execution but lacked a good script and character building..
That said I was entertained through out..

Recommended

7.5/10








War for The Planet of the Apes
UK certificate 12
140 mins

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

Directed by : Matt Reeves

Starring : Andy Serkis/Woody Harrelson/Steve Zahn

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Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

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This movie received mix reviews but I enjoyed the ride.
Excellent visual and special effects complimented by good cinematography and storyline.
I thought the film was a tad long and the ending an anti climax...
That said I recommend.

7.5/10







Upside Down
UK certificate PG
107 mins

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Genre : Drama/Fantasy/Romance/Sci-Fi

Directed : Juan Solanas

Starring : Jim Sturgess/Timothy Spall/Kirsten Dunst

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Adam and Eden fell in love as teens despite the fact that they live on twinned worlds with gravities that pull in opposite directions. Ten years after a forced separation, Adam sets out on a dangerous quest to reconnect with his love.

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A charming romantic sci-fi outing with all round excellent performances.
The visual and special effects are of a good standard considering the budget.
Not for everyone then but those that like some romance may like this.

6.5/10



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Atomic Blonde
UK certificate 15
110 mins

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Genre : Action/Mystery/Thriller

Directed by : David Leitch

Starring : Charlize Theron/James McAvoy/Eddie Marsan

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An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

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Excellent performances in this enjoyable and stylish spy thriller with many twists and turns.
The fight choreography was top draw with realistic special effects and complimented a good musical score.
The only down side is that the storyline has little in the way of substance but that really is a knit pick.

Recommended

7.5/10








47 Metres Down
UK certificate 15
85 mns

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Genre : Horror/Thriller

Diredted by : Johannes Roberts

Starring : Mandy Moore/Claire Holt/Chris Johnson

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Two sisters on Mexican vacation are trapped in a shark observation cage at the bottom of the ocean,
with oxygen running low and great whites circling nearby,
they have less than an hour of air left to figure out how to get to the surface.

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Not a bad effort and better than similar films out there but it still had mixed reviews...
The special and visual effects were of a good standard as were the performances..
I enjoyed the film for what it is....
Watch it if you have spare time.

6/10







Black Mass
UK certificate 15
123 mins

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Genre : Biography/Crime/Drama

Directed by : Scott Cooper

Starring : Johnny Depp/Joel Edgerton/Benedict Cumberbatch

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The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.

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Where do I start with this one..well the storyline was not great which at times made the film a bit slow.
Howervber Depp's portrayal of Whitey Bulger was top draw...you could feel the menace in is actions and words.
So a brutal look of the period not as good as "The Departed"but worth a watch.


7/10



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The Dark Tower
UK certificate 12
95 mins

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Genre : Action/Adventure/Fantasy/Horror/Sci-Fi/Western

Directed by : Nikolaj Arcel

Starring : Matthew McConaughey/Idris Elba/Tom Taylor

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The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

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An adaption of the Steven King novels that got mixed reviews...
I have not read the books only seen the movie. I found it somewhat under whelming although the action and visual effects were good.
Additionally the film could have benefited from a more solid character development as it is a bit thin.
That said the movie was ok and King fans may like it.

6/10







The Hitman's Bodyguard
UK certificate 15
113 mins

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Genre : Action/Comedy

Directed by : Patrick Hughes

Starring : Ryan Reynolds/Samuel L. Jackson/Gary Oldman

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The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.

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I enjoyed this action comedy romp...
Much comedy and over the top fight scenes certainly made me laugh.
The lead performances were just right and lifted the storyline, although there were plenty of strong language.
The special and visual effects were top draw to...

Recommended

7.5/10







Diamond Geezers
UK certificate 18
83 mins

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Genre : Comedy

Directed by : Mark Jackson/Simon Kassianides

Starring : Mark Jackson/Simon Kassianides/Mustafa Shakir

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Dodger is sent to Los Angeles by his London Gangster father to retrieve his baby sister and the cash she stole and ran away with. Things don't go as planned, putting Dodger and his new crew (Eddie, a hipster bookie and Jones, an underground boxer) in the sights of Latino Gang bangers and West Hollywood's notorious slightly non-conformist local Mafia.

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Comic book style movie with some laughs but a tad week in execution...
East end of London meets LA
Ok if you have time to watch.

5.5/10



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Dunkirk
UK certificate 12
102 mins

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Genre : Action/Drama/History/Thriller/War

Directed by : Christopher Nolan

Starring : Kenneth Branagh/Tom Hardy/Fionn Whitehead

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The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.

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I was some what disappointed with this film for me it lacked character development and depth.
Sure enough the flying scenes were good as were the beach scenes, but some how they lacked a certain strength probably due to keeping it to the certification..
The special and visual effects were ok...not great but adequate.
That said worth a watch.

7/10







Even Lambs have Teeth
UK cerificate 18
75 mins

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Genre : Horror/Thriller

Directed by : Terry Miles

Starring : Kirsten Zien/Tiera Skovbye

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Two young women, Sloane and Katie, head out to rural America to work on an eco farm. They need the money so they can go on a shopping holiday to New York. They are offered a ride to the farm by some friendly local young men. Turns out the men's intentions aren't all friendly and they are soon held prisoner by them. They escape and plan their revenge. Meanwhile, the uncle of one of the girls, an FBI detective, suspects something is wrong and comes looking for them.

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This film is similar to "I spit on your grave"but not as well edited.
Much blood and gore however when the girls get going.
On for Horror fans

5/10



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American Made
UK certificate 15
111 mins

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Genre : Action/Biography/Comedy/Crime/Drama/Thriller

Directed by : Doug Liman

Starring : Tom Cruise/Domhnall Gleeson/Sarah Wright

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Barry Seal was just an ordinary pilot who worked for TWA before he was recruited by the CIA in 1978. His work in South America eventually caught the eye of the Medellín Cartel, associated with Pablo Escobar, who needed a man with his skill set. Barry became a drug trafficker, gun smuggler and money launderer. Soon acquiring the title, 'The gringo that always delivers'.

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A fun ride loosely based on a true story of Barry Seal in the 1970's.
Cruise puts in an excellent performance which compliments the special and visual effects.
I enjoyed this film although some of the scenes stretched the imagination..
The flying sequences were excellent...

Worth a watch

7/10







Our Brand is Crisis
UK certificate 15
108 mins

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Genre : Comedy/Drama

Directed by : David Gordon Green

Starring : Sandra Bullock/Billy Bob Thornton/Anthony Mackie

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In 2002, Bolivian politician Pedro Gallo hires American James Carville's political consulting firm, Greenberg Carville Shrum, to help him win the 2002 Bolivian presidential election. GCS brings in Jane Bodine to manage the campaign in Bolivia. Battling her arch nemesis, the opposition's political consultant Pat Candy.

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A look into the murky world of the political consultant and the dirty tricks employed.
Sandra Bollock puts in a good performance as does all the principles..
I enjoyed this film and it made a change from the usual fare...
However this wont be for everyone but if you like drama with a touch of humor, check it out.

6.5/10



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Jeepers Creepers 3
UK certificate 15
97 mins

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Genre : Horror/Mystery/Thriller

Directed by : Victor Salva

Starring : Stan Shaw/Gabrielle Haugh/Brandon Smith

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Taking place on the last day of the Creeper’s twenty-three-day feeding frenzy, as the skeptical Sergeant Tubbs teams up with a task force hellbent on destroying the Creeper for good. The Creeper fights back in gory glory as its enemies grow closer than ever before to learning the secret of its dark origins.

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An average outing in everyway...both in performances and visual effects.
Did not keep up the standard of the first two in this franchise....a pity.
The ending was dire to.
One for die hard horror fans

4.5/10








The Limehouse Golem
UK certificate 15
105 mins

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Genre : Horror/Mystery/Thriller

Directed by : Juan Carlos Medina

Starring : Bill Nighy/Douglas Booth/Olivia Cooke

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A series of murders has shaken the community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times - the mythical so-called Golem - must be responsible.

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A well crafted movie with some outstanding performances particularly from Bill Nighy...
Tends to be slow paced in places but I think that adds not distracts from the storyline.
If you like "Jack the Ripper" type films then you should like this.

Worth a watch

7/10








Shot Caller
UK certificate 15
116 mins

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Genre : Crime/Drama/Thriller

Directed by : Ric Roman Waugh

Starring : Nikolaj Coster-Waldau/Lake Bell/Jon Bernthal

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A newly-released prison gangster is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California.

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I enjoyed this movie with a good storyline, performances and top draw cinematography.
A brutal look into the way gangs work and who eventually becomes top dog..
The only down side is that some parts of the story were a tad disjointed.
I guess not for everyone but those that like a solid crime drama should like this.

Recommended

7.5/10



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Detroit
UK certificate 15
137 mins

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Genre : Crime/Drama/History/Thriller

Directed by : Kathryn Bigelow

Starring : John Boyega/Will Poulter/Jacob Latimore

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A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest race riots in United States history. The story is centred around the Algiers Motel incident, which occurred in Detroit, Michigan on July 25, 1967, during the racially charged 12th Street Riot. It involves the death of three black men and the brutal beatings of nine other people: seven black men and two white women.

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A powerfull dramatization of the riots in 1967 and the police brutality at the Algiers motel.
Make no mistake this is an in the face storyline well performed complimented by good direction and motown music..
The film had its share of negative reviews but I think it shows only to well the harsh reality of the time.

Not for everyone but if you like solid drama then you should like this.

Recommended

7.5/10








Beyond Skyline
UK certificate 15
105 mins

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Genre : Action/Adventure/Horror/Sci-Fi/Thriller

Directed by : Liam O'Donnell

Starring : Frank Grillo/Bojana Novakovic/Jonny Weston

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A tough-as-nails detective embarks on a relentless pursuit to free his son from a nightmarish alien warship.

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A good effort considering the budget with neat special and visual effects.
The performances wre ok too.but the storline and plot were average and could have been better.
One for Sci-fi horror nuts me thinks

6/10







Stratton
UK certificate 15
90 mins

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Genre : Action/Thriller

Directed by : Simon West

Starring : Dominic Cooper/Austin Stowell/Gemma Chan

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A British Special Boat Service commando tracks down an international terrorist cell.

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An average action movie with poor execution..
The accents were somewhat laughable but I can forgive that.
Maybe woths a watch If you dont have anything else to do.

5/10



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It
UK certificate 15
129 mins

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Genre : Drama/Horror/Thriller

Directed by : Andy Muschietti

Starring : Bill Skarsgård/Jaeden Lieberher/Finn Wolfhard

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In the Town of Derry, the local kids are disappearing one by one, leaving behind bloody remains. In a place known as 'The Barrens', a group of seven kids are united by their horrifying and strange encounters with an evil clown and their determination to kill It.

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I have not viewed the original so I cannot compare it with this remake.
The performances by the young cast were top draw as was the storyline and plot.
Not many scares but the CGI was satisfying as were the special effects.

Recommended

7.5/10







American Assassin
UK certificate 18
107 mins

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Genre : Action/Thriller

Directed by : Michael Cuesta

Starring : Dylan O'Brien/Michael Keaton/Sanaa Lathan

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After the death of his girlfriend at the hands of terrorists, Mitch Rapp is drawn into the world of counter terrorism, mentored by tough-as-nails former U.S. Navy S.E.A.L. Stan Hurley.

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I enjoyed this film, reminded me of "Strike Back" series...
Excellent action sequences with some stomach churning moments...
I felt the lead actor was somewhat light weight..but thats just a nit-pick
Those that like action shpuld like this film..

Worth a watch

6.5/10








The Man with the Iron Heart
UK certificate 15
115 mins

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Genre : Action/Biography/History/Thriller/War

Directed by : Cédric Jimenez

Starring : Jack O'Connell/Rosamund Pike/Noah Jupe

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1942: The Third Reich is at its peak. The Czech resistance in London decides to plan the most ambitious military operation of WWII: Anthropoid. Two young recruits in their late twenties, Jozef Gabcik and Jan Kubis, are sent to Prague to assassinate the most ruthless Nazi leader - Reich-protector Reinhard Heydrich, Head of the SS, the Gestapo, and the architect of the "Final Solution".

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A solid story which does not hold back at the atrocities carried out at the time.
I addition it gives a good insight in the internal workings of the SS
The prefomances were good as were the cinematography
Not for efveryone then but worth a watch if you are interested in the times.

7/10



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6 Below: Miracle On The Mountain

UK certificate 12
97 mins

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Genre : Adventure/Biography/Drama/Thriller

Directed by : Scott Waugh

Starring : Josh Hartnett/Mira Sorvino/Sarah Dumont

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An adrenaline seeking snowboarder gets lost in a massive winter storm in the back country of the High Sierras where he is pushed to the limits of human endurance and forced to battle his own personal demons as he fights for survival

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Based on a trus events an inspiring story of survival...
Performances were fine particular by Josh Hartnett as Eric LeMarque..
The cinematography was excellent giving a real sense of the weather and bleakness of the High Sierras
The only down side was the slow build up in the first half of the film...

6.5/10







Jungle
UK certificate 15
111 mins

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Genre : Action/Adventure/Biography/Drama/Thriller

Directed by : Greg McLean

Starring : Daniel Radcliffe/Alex Russell/Thomas Kretschmann

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In the pursuit of self-discovery and authentic experiences, the Israeli backpacker, Yossi Ghinsberg, meets a cryptic Austrian geologist in La Paz, Bolivia, and captivated by his engrossing stories of lost tribes, uncharted adventures and even gold, decides to follow him, circa 1981. Without delay and accompanied by the good friends, Kevin, an American photographer, and Marcus, a Swiss teacher, they join an expedition led by their seasoned trail-leader, deep into the emerald and impenetrable Amazonian rainforest. The men soon realize that the jungle is a difficult place to be.

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Yet another film based on true events....
The performances were excellent, complimented by superb cinematography of the jungle environment....
The Special and visual effects were good too.
Worth a watch

7/10








Rise Of The Footsoldier 3 : The Beginning aka The Pat Tate Story
UK certificate 18
99 mins

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Genre : Action/Crime/Drama/Horror/Thriller

Directed by : Zackary Adler

Starring : Craig Fairbrass/Terry Stone/Roland Manookian

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Notorious gangster, Pat Tate, rises through the ranks of Essex's criminal underworld. A prequel to the 'Rise of the Footsoldier' franchise.

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Ultra violent crime outing in the Footsoldier franchise.
Yet another film based loosely on true events...Bloody and gut wrenching and in the face storyline.
Those that liked the franchise may like this

6/10



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THIS WEEK'S FILMS ON DVD REVIEVED




Kingsman: The Golden Circle
UK certificate 15
135 mins

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Genre : Action/Adventure/Comedy

Directed by : Matthew Vaughn

Starring : Taron Egerton/Colin Firth/Mark Strong

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When an attack on the Kingsman headquarters takes place and a new villain rises, Eggsy and Merlin are forced to work together with the American agency known as the Statesman to save the world.

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A thoroughly entertaining fun ride with excellent performances and storyline.
Much mayhem and humour..."James Bond on laughing gas"

Recommended

7.5/10







Kill'em All
UK certificate 15
92 mins

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Genre : Action/Crime/Mystery/Thriller

Directed by : Peter Malota

Starring : Jean-Claude Van Damme/Autumn Reeser/Peter Stormare

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After a massive shootout, a mysterious stranger (Van Damme) arrives at a local hospital on the brink of death. Then, a foreign gang brazenly comes to the hospital to hunt him down. His nurse, the sole surviving witness to the follow-up shootout, must face an FBI interrogation that unlocks a plot of international intrigue and revenge.

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Mildly entertaining but not one of Van Damme's better films..
One wonders when he will retire.
I guess this film will be liked by his fans.

5/10






Revolt
UK certificate 15
87 mins

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Genre : Action/Sci-Fi/War

Directed by : Joe Miale

Starring : Lee Pace/Bérénice Marlohe/Jason Flemyng

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The story of humankind's last stand against a cataclysmic alien invasion. Set in the war-ravaged African countryside, a U.S. soldier and a French foreign aid worker team up to survive the alien onslaught. Their bond will be tested as they search for refuge across a crumbling world.

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A good Sci-Fi outing on a budget and I must say that makes a change.
The action and special effects were ok and complimented by a decent storyline.
One for Sci-Fi fans I think....

6/10



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