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Hunger
UK Certificate 18


Genre : Horror/Thriller

Directed by : Steven Hentges

Starring : Lori Heuring/Linden Ashby/Joe Egender


Five strangers awaken to find themselves trapped in an underground dungeon. They soon realize they are the subjects of one man's sadistic experiment to test the depths of a human being's will to survive. As the days go by with no means of escape, their hunger increases as their humanity fades away.....


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A morbid psychological Horror & yes gruesome at times.
Quite nasty really....

4.5/10





Spartacus : Vengeance
UK Certificate 18


Genre : Action/Adventure/Drama

Directed by : various

Starring : Liam McIntyre/Lucy Lawless/Peter Mensah


On the heels of the bloody escape from the House of Batiatus that concluded Spartacus: Blood and Sand, the gladiator rebellion continues and begins to strike fear into the heart of the Roman Republic in Spartacus: Vengeance. Gaius Claudius Glaber and his Roman troops are sent to Capua to crush the growing band of freed slaves that Spartacus leads before it can inflict further damage. Spartacus is presented the choice of satisfying his personal need for vengeance against the man that condemned his wife to slavery and eventual death or making the larger sacrifices necessary to keep his budding army from breaking apart.

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Awsome...Top draw performances, well scripted & stunning special Effects.
Explicit sex & very Gory scenes compliments.

Highly Recommended

9/10





The Door
UK Certificate 15


Genre : Drama/Mystery/Sci-Fi/Thriller

Directed By : Anno Saul

Starring : Mads Mikkelsen/Jessica Schwarz/Valeria Eisenbart

Special Note : German Language Film with English sub-titles


A successful artist loses control of his life after his young daughter's death. A chance for a new start appears, but all is not what it seems.

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One of the few time travel films which offer solid drama....often moving with many storyline twists & turns which compliments some fine performances.

Recommended

7/10

Unfortunately the trailer is in German only.



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Total Racall (remake)
UK Certificate 12


Genre : Action/Sci-Fi/Thriller

Directed by : Len Wiseman

Starring : Colin Farrell/Kate Beckinsale/Bryan Cranston


Douglas Quaid is a factory worker with a beautiful wife living in a futuristic world where the majority of the earth has been rendered uninhabitable. For Quaid, Rekall (a process by which false memories are implanted into a subjects head) seems like just the "getaway" he needs. Quaid finds himself thrust into the midst of a global conspiracy when the procedure to implant a secret agent mission into his memory goes wrong - or does it?

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This version is not set on Mars but a futuristic Earth.....The Storyline is average but is lifted by awsome CGI effects & action sequences. Performances as expected from A list actors.

I prefer the original with Arnold Schwarzenger...The characters were much more engaging.

Anyway one for Sci-Fi & action addicts.


6.5/10




One from the Past & still available on DVD


Southern Comfort
UK Certificate 15
1981

Genre : Adventure/Drama/Thriller

Directed by : Walter Hill

Starring : Keith Carradine/Powers Boothe/Fred Ward


A squad of National Guards on an isolated weekend exercise in the Louisiana swamp must fight for their lives when they anger local Cajuns by stealing their canoes. Without live ammunition and in a strange country, their experience begins to mirror the Vietnam experience..

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An intense gritty fight for survival...Strong Storyline & Performances match the atmospheric cajun swamps.

Recommended

7.5/10



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G I Joe 2 : Retaliation


Genre: Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi

Director: Jon M. Chu



Framed for crimes against the country, the G.I. Joe team is terminated by the President's order, and the surviving team members face off against Zartan, his accomplices, and the world leaders he has under his influence.........





Oblivion


Genre: Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi

Director: Joseph Kosinski



One of the few remaining drone repairmen assigned to Earth, its surface devastated after decades of war with the alien Scavs, discovers a crashed spacecraft with contents that bring into question everything he believed about the war, and may even put the fate of mankind in his hands........






After Earth


Genre: Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi

Director: M. Night Shyamalan



One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai. When an asteroid storm damages Cypher and Kitai's craft, they crash-land on a now unfamiliar and dangerous Earth. As his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon. His whole life, Kitai has wanted nothing more than to be a soldier like his father. Today, he gets his chance........





Star Trek Into Darkness


Genre: Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi

Director: J.J. Abrams


When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.......



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The Day
UK Certificate 18


Genre : Drama/Sci-Fi/Thriller

Directed by : Douglas Aarniokoski

Starring : Shawn Ashmore/Ashley Bell/Michael Eklund


Set in the near future in a post-apocalyptic time, five survivors struggle to get through each day. They are on the move to find food and other survivors as well as a safe place to hold up for a while. They stumble across a dilapidated house in the country, so they check it out when things turn bad. The house is not as safe as they hoped, and there are other people who have morbid uses for them. Will they survive?

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A hard hitting often brutal storyline with some good performances..
It is not a zombie movie, more like two groups who have chosen different life styles..

Not for all then, however Sci-Fi/Horror addicts may like it.


6/10







St. George's Day
UK Certificate 18


Genre : Action/Crime/Thriller

Directed by : Frank Harper

Starring : Craig Fairbrass/Vincent Regan/Ashley Walters


Infamous London gangster cousins, Micky Mannock and Ray Collishaw, are at the top of the food chain, when their world is turned upside down as they lose a shipment of the Russian Mafia's cocaine in rough seas. Set in London, Amsterdam and Berlin, the story races across Europe at breakneck speed as Micky and Ray attempt to stay one step ahead of the Police. Can they pull off a daring diamond heist in time to put things right and retire to a "legitimate" way of life.

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A typical Eastender gangster movie...Gritty, Brutal & up front.
The Storyline is average, but for my money the performances were spot on.

Worth a look

6/10







UFO
UK Certificate 15


Genre : Sci-Fi

Directed by : Dominic Burns

Starring : Bianca Bree/Sean Brosnan/Simon Phillips


A violent earthquake is followed by strange lights in the sky. All power has been cut across the planet. As the clouds clear, a UFO appears, a UFO the size of a city.
The attack has yet to begin but with no electricity, humanity is helpless in the face of a vast alien army. The battle for earth is drawn gear and everyone will need to fight not just for their own survival but for that of the human race.


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A low budget confusing storyline with the usual constantly moving jirky camera work...Not to my taste.
To be honest I was disappointed & felt even with the constraints of the budget could have been much better.
I am not sure who was at fault...The Director or the Writer.
Less said the better on the performances.

The only real highlight was the CGI effects, near the end of the movie, & the trailer.....

So not for me...

3/10



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Codename: Geronimo
UK Certificate 15


Genre : Action/Crime/Drama/Thriller

Directed by : John Stockwell

Starring : Cam Gigandet/Anson Mount/Freddy Rodriguez


When the rumored whereabouts of Osama bin Laden are revealed, the CIA readies a team of seasoned U.S. Navy SEALs for the mission of a lifetime. Despite inconclusive evidence that bin Laden is inside the compound, and ignoring the possible ramifications of an unannounced attack on Pakistani soil, the Pentagon orders the attack. The SEAL Team bands together to complete their mission of justice in a riveting final showdown.

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A dramatisation of the SEALs action...Enjoyable stuff with neat action sequences.


6/10





Grabbers
UK Certificate 15


Genre : Comedy/Sci-Fi/Thriller

Directed by : Jon Wright

Starring : Richard Coyle/Ruth Bradley/Russell Tovey


The sleepy coastal community of Erin Island is about to receive some unexpected visitors. Vicious extra-terrestrial predators have landed and they’ve got a thirst on.... for blood. With razor sharp tentacles and an insatiable hunger, the alien creatures are about to indulge in a feeding frenzy the likes of which has never been seen before. With a storm fast approaching and with no means of escape, the townsfolk have one last shot at survival. Will the locals find enough Dutch courage to survive The Grabbers?

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Indeed ..apparently the Aliens hate Alcohol & if you stay drunk enough you wont be eaten lol

A neat well performed movie with good Storyline, Photography & Special Effects.
Ohhh and there are some comical moments.

6/10





The Imposter
UK Certificate 15


Genre : Biography/Documentary

Directed By : Bart Leyton

Starring ( Dramatised parts) : Adam O'Brian/Anna Ruben/Cathy Dresbach


In 1994, 13 year-old Nicholas Barclay disappears from his home in Texas. Three years later he is found in Spain, disorientated and quivering with fear.
His family is overjoyed to bring him home. But all is not what it seems. Whilst he bears many of the same distinguishing marks and tattoos, the boy looks decidedly different and now speaks with a strange accent. Why doesn't the family seem to notice these glaring inconsistencies? It's only when an investigator starts asking questions that this astonishing true story takes an even stranger turn.

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A stranger than fiction true-life story..sad in many ways...deceit on an awsome scale..
Direction is top draw.

Recommended

7.5/10



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Dredd
Uk Certificate 18


Genre : Action/Crime/Sci-Fi/Thriller

Directed by : Pete Travis

Starring : Karl Urban/Olivier Thurlby/Wood Harris


In a dystopian future Earth, the area between New York and Boston has become a crime-ridden urban mass of 800 million people known as Mega City. Keeping the peace are combination policemen-judges who make the arrests, determine guilt and then execute the sentence. Judge Dredd is among the best at what he does and he is assigned a rookie, Cassandra Anderson, who did not meet the minimum requirements for the job but who has one talent most do not: she is a mutant with psychic abilities. They soon find themselves inside Peach Trees, a 200 story building that houses among many others Ma-Ma a gangster who produces the drug of choice in Mega City, slo-mo. Ma-Ma shuts the building down determined that Dredd and Anderson will never again see the light of day.

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So much better than the Stallone Film....
In the Face, hard & Gritty gory action with awsome slo-mo special effects.
Great performances & Direction.
Yep and some Gatling Guns the like u have not seen before.

Highly Recommended

8/10





Lawless
UK Certificate 18


Genre : Crime/Drama

Directed by : John Hillcoat

Starring : Shia LaBeouf/Tom Hardy/Mia Wasikowska/Gary Oldman/Guy Pearce


In 1931, in Franklyn County, Virginia, Forrest Bondurant is a legend as immortal after surviving the war. Together with his brothers Howard and the coward Jack, the Bondurant family has a distillery and bootlegging business. When the corrupt District Attorney Mason Wardell arrives in Franklyn with the unscrupulous Special Deputy Charles Rakes, the Bondurant family refuses to pay the required bribe to the authorities. Rakes pursuits the brothers and unsuccessfully tries to find their distillery. Meanwhile Forrest hires the waitress Maggie, a woman with a hidden past in Chicago, and they fall in love with each other. Jack courts the preacher's daughter Bertha Minnix and deals a great load of alcoholic liquor with the powerful gangster Floyd Banner. Jack shows off in Franklyn attracting the attention of Rakes that finds the location of their distillery. When he kills the crippled Cricket Pate, the locals join forces to face the corrupt authorities.

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A violent look at the period...Good acting & engaging characters...
The storyline was ok, but I felt that more emphasis on the characters would have helped to create a top draw movie..
Nontheless I can recommend this film particularly to those that like the period.

7.5/10



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The Sweeny
UK Certificate 15


Genre : Action/Crime/Drama

Directed by : Nick Love

Starring : Ray Winston/Ben Drew/Hayley Atwell


Jack Reagan is a slobbish,old style cop whose unsubtle methods usually get results,to the annoyance of internal affairs officer Lewis,who would be even more annoyed if he knew that Reagan was having an affair with his young wife,policewoman Nancy. After Reagan disobeys orders and a shoot-out in central London following a bank hold-up ends in carnage he is stripped of office and briefly imprisoned. However,thanks to the loyalty of his young protege George Carter and a little string pulling from his superior Frank Haskins Reagan is released to bring down the villains in a gun battle at Gravesend marina,ensuring the continued existence of his department - the Sweeney.

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A gritty action movie with good performances & special Effects.
There are some plot holes but thats nit picking.

Is a one off rival of the 1970s TV series, but other than the characters bares little resemblance to it.

Recommended.

7/10





American Mary
UK Certificate 18


Genre : Horror/Thriller

Directed by : Jen & Sylvia Soska

Starring : Katherine Isabelle/Antonio Cupo/Tristan Risk


The story follows medical student, Mary Mason, as she becomes increasingly broke and disenchanted with the surgical world she once admired. The allure of easy money sends Mary into the world of underground surgeries which ends up leaving more marks on her than her so called 'freakish' clientele.

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A nicely acted performance by Katherine Isabelle as Mary...Gritty, Gory with a good storyline.
Soska sisters mature with this movie.

Recommended

7/10






Inside
UK Certificate 15


Genre : Horror

Directed by : Daryn Tufts

Starring : Luke Goss/Paul Rae


Miles Berret is ripped awake in his prison cell. Guards rush past Miles cell in the dark as he hears gunfire, screaming and then... the horrible, sickening screams of a man being torn apart. Something is loose in the prison, and it's killing everyone, one by one. Working with Anthony, the inmate who shares a common cell wall, Miles discovers that the thing outside the cell is connected to him - and it's coming. If he wants to survive the night, he must find a way out. But how...?

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A slow burner with little horror till the end....This could have been alot better but as it is below average.
A cable TV late night offering me thinks.

4/10



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Looper
UK Certificate 15


Genre : Action/Crime/Sci-Fi

Directed by : Rian Johnson

Starring : Bruce Willis/Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Emily Blunt


In the year 2044, a man working for a group of killers called "Loopers" (they work for the mob and kill people who are sent blindfolded back in time from the year 2074 by their bosses) recognizes a victim as himself. He hesitates resulting in the escape of his older self...

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An interesting concept which was well performed & directed.
The Storyline does require your concentration and I felt that the middle section of the movie was somewhat dull...
That said the special effects particularly the ending make up for that.
Recommended

7/10






Resident Evil : Retribution
UK Certificate 15


Genre : Action/Horror/Sci-Fi/Thriller

Directed by : Paul W.S. Anderson

Starring : Milla Jovovich/Michelle Rodriguez/Kevin Durand


Alice awakes at home with her daughter Becky and her husband. But soon she realizes that she is actually in an Umbrella Corporation's underground facility. Out of the blue, the computer security system shuts-down and Alice flees to the central control room of the facility. She meets Ada Wong, who works with Albert Wesker, and she learns that a five-man team has been sent by Wesker to rescue them. However, the Red Queen sends Jill Valentine and Rain to hunt them down.

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Dear me what a disappointment...I only wish Hollywood could come up with new ideas.
An average outing in the Franchise...Nothing much new although the Special Effects were good.
One for Franchise addicts.

5/10





Wrong Turn 5 : Bloodlines
UK Certificate 18


Genre : Horror/Thriller

Directed by : Declan O'Brien

Starring : Doug Bradley/Camilla Arfwedson


A small West Virginia town is hosting the legendary Mountain Man Festival on Halloween, where throngs of costumed party goers gather for a wild night of music and mischief. But an inbred family of hillbilly cannibals kill the fun when they trick and treat themselves to a group of visiting college students.

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This is a study in gore...If this movie was to score on that alone then 10/10.
As it is only the lead actors provide any real skill..the rest were let say learning there art with some way to go.
The Storyline was pitiful with only the special effects lifing it.

Not the worst in the Wrong Turn franchise, but not the best either.
One for Slasher Addicts only then.

4.5/10



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Taken 2
UK Certificate 15


Genre : Action/Crime/Thriller

Directed by : Olivier Megatron

Starring : Liam Neeson/Maggie Grace/Famke Janssen


The retired CIA agent Bryan Mills invites his teenage daughter Kim and his ex-wife Lenore, who has separated from her second husband, to spend a couple of days in Istanbul where he is working. Meanwhile, the patriarch of the community of the Albanese gang of human trafficking, Murad Krasniqi, seeks revenge for the death of his son and organizes another gang to kidnap Bryan and his family. Bryan and Lenore are abducted by the Albanese, but Kim escapes and is the only hope that Bryan has to escape and save Lenore..

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An enjoyable actioner with good performances.... The storyline was ok, but the direction was below average.
Not as good as the first outing then, but I can still recommend it to Action/Crime fans.


6.5/10






Death Race 3: Inferno

UK Certificate 18


Genre : Action/Sci-Fi/Thriller

Directed by : Roel Reini

Starring : Luke Goss/Ving Rhames/Danny Trejo


Convicted cop-killer Carl Lucas, aka Frankenstein, is a superstar driver in the brutal prison yard demolition derby known as Death Race. Only one victory away from winning freedom for himself and his pit crew, Lucas is plunged into an all-new competition more vicious than anything he has experienced before. Pitted against his most ruthless adversaries ever, Lucas fights to keep himself and his team alive in a race in South Africa's infernal Kalahari Desert. With powerful forces at work behind the scenes to ensure his defeat, will Lucas' determination to win at all costs mean the end of the road for him?

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Yet another outing in the Franchise...Just as Gory with good action sequences.
Not much else to say...


6/10







The Possession
UK Certificate 15


Genre : Horror/Thriller

Directed by : Ole Bornedal

Starring : Jeffrey Dean Morgan/Kyra Sedgwick


Clyde (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Kyra Sedgwick) see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.

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A slow pace, errie, & often scary atmospheric movie ..Well acted with a decent storyline....


6/10



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Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning
UK Certificate 18


Genre : Action/Sci-Fi/Thriller

Directed by : John Hyams

Starring : Scott Adkins/Jean-Claude Van Damme/Dolph Lundgren

Warning: Some scenes in this film use stroboscopic effects.

John awakens from a coma to discover his wife and daughter were slaughtered in a brutal home invasion. Haunted by images of the attack, he vows to kill the man responsible: Luc Deveraux. While John tries to piece his reality back together, things get more complicated when he is pursued by a relentless UniSol named Magnus. Meanwhile, Deveraux and surviving UniSol Andrew Scott are preparing to battle anarchy and build a new order ruled by Unisols without government oversight. They are weeding out the weak and constantly testing their strongest warriors in brutal, life-and-death combat. Luc has emerged operating the Unisol Church of Eventualism, taking in wayward Unisols whom the government has been secretly operating as remote-controlled sleeper agents. His mission is to liberate these Unisols from the implanted memories and the lies the government has inserted in them. As John gets closer to Deveraux and the rogue army of genetically enhanced warriors, he discovers more about himself and begins to call into question everything he believed to be true...

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Above average outing in this franchise...awsome action sequences as one might expect...let down somewhat by the storyline.
Worth a watch for action fans.

5.5/10






Pusher
UK Certificate 18


Genre : Action/Crime/Thriller

Directed by : Luis Prieto

Starring : Richard Coyle/Bronson Webb/Agyness Deyn


Frank is a big time drug pusher in London who lives a life of freedom and excess. However, Frank’s rollercoaster lifestyle soon derails when he racks up a £55,000 debt with a very dangerous drug lord who is threatening to kill him before the week is out. Violence and desperation soon take over as he tears through the streets of London to look for the cash to pay them back.
Surrounded by danger and chaos and with no one left to turn to, if Frank has any hope of surviving the week, he’ll have to take his fate into his own hands and get the cash by any means necessary.

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The performances were ok as were the special effects
But a rather average remake of the original...and I would therefore recommend watching that instead.


4.5/10






The Helpers
UK Certificate 18


Genre : Horror

Directed by : Chris Stokes

Starring : Kristen Quintrall/Dustin Harnish/Alfred Thomas


Seven friends from Sacramento California all decide to go on a documented trip to Las Vegas. All seems fun until they hit a detour/road block. A couple hours of lost driving later, both of the back tires on the truck are blown out! After some moments of confusion and arguing, the gang comes up with the plan that all the girls will stay inside the truck while all the guys walk down the road to find HELP. A couple miles down the road, the guys find a little gas station Diner/Motel, run by the most friendly, polite and "helpful" people. The guys think they're in luck when they're offered HELP by the super friendly gas station attendant, who just happens to be great with cars. It appears that their problems are solved, but boy are they wrong!

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A very average horror, similar to SAW but with less gore....
The storyline is also average....


4.5/10




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Skyfall
UK Certificate 12


Genre : Action/Adventure/Crime/Thriller

Directed by : Sam Mendes

Starring : Daniel Craig/Judi Dench/Javier Bardem


When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory (Ralph Fiennes), the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows - aided only by field agent, Eve (Naomie Harris) - following a trail to the mysterious Silva (Javier Bardem), whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves.

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As is usual with Bond films pretty spectacular....Strong Performances, Storyline, and excellent action scenes.

Highly Recommended

9/10




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Sinister
UK Certificate 15


Genre: Horror/Mystery/Thriller

Directed by : Scott Derrickson

Starring : Ethan Hawke/Juliet Rylance


True-crime writer Ellison Oswalt moves himself and his family into a house where an horrific crime took place earlier, but his family doesn't know. He is trying to find out more about the crime so he can write a new book about it to help his flailing career. He uses some "snuff" film footage he finds in the house to help in his research, but he soon finds more than he bargained for. There is a figure in each of the films, but who or what is it? As a result, his family start to suffer (as does he), and things take a turn for the worse. Will they survive?

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Scary as Hell....Yes....
Well performed Horror with good storyline....

Recommended

7.5/10



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Killing Them Softly
UK Certificate 18


Genre : Crime/Thriller

Directed by : Andrew Dominik

Starring : Brad Pitt/Richard Jenkins/James Gandolfini


Three amateurs stickup a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. Brad Pitt plays the hitman hired to track them down and restore order.

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Well acted, gritty & brutal crime thriller with a good Storyline...but nothing new.
One for crime addicts I think..

6.5/10






Alien Dawn
UK Certificate 15


Genre : Sci-Fi

Directed by : Neil Johnson

Starring : Rachelle Dimaria/Alex Bell


2012. The dawn of destruction. As giant alien machines enslave and feed off humanity, the few remaining survivors band together to form a armed militia that will be the last stand against total extinction.

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Oh dear.....what a turkey...Poor acting & plot with the only redeeming feature being the special effects..even they were average.

Give it a miss

2.5/10





The Corridor
UK Certificate 18


Genre : Horror/Sci-Fi/Thriller

Directed by : Evan Kelly

Starring : Stephen Chambers/James Gilbert/David Patrick Flemming


A group of high school friends reunite years later for a weekend of partying and catching up on old times. Isolated deep in the snow covered forest, they stumble upon a mysterious corridor of light. Like a drug, the corridor's energy consumes them, driving them to the point of madness. One by one, they turn on each other, taking their evil to the next level. Mayhem leads to murder as they race to outlast each other, and the corridor's supernatural powers.

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A neat horror, if somewhat slow.....to much talking I think..
Anyway worth a watch

5.5/10




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Argo
UK certificate 15



Genre : Drama/History/Thriller

Directed by : Ben Affleck

Starring : Ben Affleck/Bryan Cranston/Alan Arkin/John Goodman


In 1979, the American embassy in Iran was invaded by Iranian revolutionaries and several Americans were taken hostage. However, six managed to escape to the official residence of the Canadian Ambassador and the CIA was eventually ordered to get them out of the country. With few options, exfiltration expert Tony Mendez devised a daring plan: to create a phony Canadian film project looking to shoot in Iran and smuggle the Americans out as its production crew. With the help of some trusted Hollywood contacts, Mendez created the ruse and proceed to Iran as its associate producer. However, time was running out with the Iranian security forces closing in on the truth while both his charges and the White House had grave doubts about the operation themselves.

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Top draw Performances, Direction & Photography.....Superb.
My only criticism is the Storyline which is inaccurate to the events it relates to. The British & Canadians were integral part of the escape & film plot....but not in this ( Thats why it does not score a 10)
That said it is a dramatisation & some latitude is expected.

Recommended

8/10






El Gringo
UK certificate 18


Genre : Action/Drama

Directed by : Eduardo Rodriguez

Starring : Scott Adkins/Christian Slater


A man crossing into Mexico with a satchel of $2,000,000, and a bloody past, finds himself under sudden attack in the sleepy town of El Fronteras.

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Action...and more Action......The usual Adkins formular....
I liked this as it did not prentend to be anymore than that.
Enjoyable.

One for Action fans

6/10





Parasitic
UK certificate 15


Genre : Horror/Sci-Fi

Directed by : Tim Martin

Starring : Bianca Holland/Amanda Beck/Marcus Jordan


A group of friends are trapped inside of a nightclub with and unseen terror. Unable to escape, one at a time they fall victim to a ravenous, bloodthirsty beast. They must fight if they are going to survive and destroy the creature before it is let loose on the world…

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No No No...another turkey...Just plain awfull

Avoid

2/10



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The Package

UK certificate 15


Genre : Action

Directed by : Jesse Johnson

Starring : Steve Austin/Dolph Lundgren


All Tommy Wick has to do is deliver a "Package" to a rival crime lord, nicknamed 'The German'. It seems like a routine job, until another gang tries to hijack the precious cargo and Tommy has to fight every inch of the way to deliver it safely. The problem is, the "Package" isn't what Tommy was led to believe, and now he's in even deeper than he ever thought possible.

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oh um.....The usual action movie from Austin & Lundgren....well tried formula.
If you like previous outings you will like this.

5/10






Stitches
UK certificate 18


Genre : Comedy/Horror

Directed by : Connor McMahon

Starring : Ross Noble


Jaded Richard Grindle (Ross Noble) is the sleaziest clown working the children s party circuit in Ireland. Arriving late to one birthday, his timing is off, the bratty kids a nightmare and a prank goes horribly wrong - he falls on a kitchen knife and goes to that Big Top in the sky. Years later the same nasty kids attend another more grown up bash. Little do they know, thanks to a black magic clown cult, Stitches will be the uninvited guest of honour seeking revenge on those responsible for his untimely death.

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This film reminds me of something out of the eighties with laughs.....
Enjoyable nonsense.....with gore.

6/10







When The Lights Went Out
UK certificate 15


Genre: Drama/Horror/Thriller

Directed by : Pat Holden

Starring : Kate Ashfield/Steven Waddington


Yorkshire, 1974. Britain is in recession, the oil crisis and black outs loom large. The Maynard family move into their dream house, only to find a "presence" already living there. Len, Jenny and their daughter Sally must struggle to keep their already-fragile family together as they are attacked by poltergeists. Soon it becomes apparent that Sally is their main focus of attention. The house becomes a living nightmare. They must exorcise the evil spirits for them to survive.

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This film has its moments in a traditional horror drama.....Disconcerting moments & scares, and in the most part an engaging Storyline....sadly let down by the ending...


5/10



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Release Date: 15 March 2013 (UK)


Genres: Action / Adventure / Crime / Thriller

Director: Eran Creevy


Former criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London from his Icelandic hideaway when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong. This gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to catch the man he has always been after. As they face off, they start to uncover a deeper conspiracy they both need to solve in order to survive....




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