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Silent Hill : Revelation
UK certificate 15


Genre : Horror/Thriller

Directed by : Michael J. Bassett

Starring : Adelaide Clemens/Kit Harrington/Sean Bean


Heather Mason and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn't fully understand, Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she's not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her forever....

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Well a disappointment ....Just seemed average compared to the first outing.
Special effects were good, but the storyline let the movie down.


5.5/10






Crawl
UK certificate 15


Genre : Crime/Thriller

Directed by : Paul China

Starring : George Shevtsov/Georgina Craig/Paul Holmes


A seedy bar-owner hires a mysterious Croatian to murder an acquaintance over an unpaid debt. The crime is carried out, but a planned double-crossing backfires and an innocent waitress suddenly becomes involved. Now a hostage in her own home, the young woman is driven to desperate measures for survival.

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Well not bad ..But...........Plot was full of holes, an uneven Storyline gave moments where nothing happened at all.
Could have been a lot better...That said there are some good scenes.

4.5/10





Maximum Conviction
UK certificate 18


Genre : Action/Adventure/Thriller

Directed by : Keoni Waxman

Starring : Steven Seagal/Steve Austin


When former black ops operative Cross (Seagal) and his partner Manning (Austin) are assigned to decommission an old prison, they must oversee the arrival of two mysterious female prisoners. Before long, an elite force of mercenaries assault the prison in search of the new arrivals. As the true identities of the women are revealed, Cross realizes he's caught in the middle of something far bigger than he had imagined.

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Enjoyable outing if somewhat flawed...Not the best Seagal film by any means.
For those that like a bit of action & these two guys..worth a watch

5/10




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Neighbor

UK certificate 18


Genre : Horror/Thriller

Directed by : Robert A. Masciantonio

Starring : America Olivo/Christian Campbell


A mysterious new girl arrives in posh suburban neighborhood and quickly sets out to terrorize the town. As she starts breaking into homes and torturing the occupants, they begin to realize that she isn't just another girl next door.

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Sick horror...Gory in the extreme with some gut wrenching moments.
Little in the way of a Storyline and quite frankly utterly pointless..
However it gets a 4-rating for the special effects.

4/10






Sick Nurses aka Suay Laak Sai
UK certificate 18


Genre : Crime/Horror

Directed by : Piraphan Laoyont

Starring : Chon Wachananon/Wichan Jarujinda

Special Note : Thai language Film with English sub-titles


At a Thai hospital, a doctor and his seven nubile nurses engage in the sale of bodies. Jealousy causes Tawan, one of the nurses, to threaten to blow the whistle on the practice, so the others murder her. The dealer in bodies doesn't arrange for delivery of Tawan's corpse for a full week. As midnight approaches on the seventh day after the murder, each of the remaining nurses as well as Dr. Taa, faces a supernatural revenger.

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A well made gruesome horror with some very inventive ways to kill....
Yes it has a Storyline & reasonable plot to-boot.

One for Horror fanatics I think..


5.5/10



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Memorial Day

UK certificate 15


Genre : Action/Drama/History/War

Directed by : Samuel Fischer

Starring : Jonathan Bennett/John Cromwell/James Cromwell


Memorial Day, 1993. When 13-year-old Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather, Bud, everyone tells Kyle to put it back. Luckily, he ignores them. Although Bud has never talked about the war, he finds himself striking a deal with his grandson: Kyle can pick any three souvenirs, and Bud will tell him the stories behind each one. Memorial Day not only takes us on a journey into Bud's complicated wartime past, but also into Kyle's wartime future. As the two men share parallel experiences in combat, they come to realize how that magical day on the porch shaped both of their lives.

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Once in a while a gem of a film comes along...Memorial Day is one.
Superb performances creating much depth in the characters & storyline....This film will tug at your emotions for sure, as it did mine.

Highly Recommended

8/10







The Goatman Murders
UK certificate 18


Genre : Horror

Directed by : Mike O'Mahony

Starring : Andrew Hall/Julie-Ann Hamolko/Brian Harrington


They wanted a trip they would never forget…
Two carloads of friends are heading to Florida, the only thing on their minds: sex, booze, drugs and rock and roll. Engine trouble leaves the group stranded in rural Maryland, home of the legendary Goatman.
One by one they encounter something in the woods, an abomination of nature, the beginning of a downward spiral into heinous acts of killing and depravity.

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They keep churning them out....The only thing that is any good is the gore....No storyline & poor performances.

Avoid

3/10




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Act of Valor....


Genre: Action / Adventure / Thriller

Directors: Mike McCoy, Scott Waugh


An unprecedented blend of real-life heroism and original filmmaking, Act of Valor stars a group of active-duty Navy SEALs in a powerful story of contemporary global anti-terrorism. Inspired by true events, the film combines stunning combat sequences, up-to-the minute battlefield technology and heart-pumping emotion for the ultimate action adventure. Act of Valor takes audiences deep into the secretive world of the most elite, highly trained group of warriors in the modern world. When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitment to country, team and their families back home. Each time they accomplish their mission, a new piece of intelligence reveals another shocking twist to the deadly terror plot, which stretches from Chechnya to the Philippines and from Ukraine to Somalia. The widening operation sends the SEALs across the globe as they track the terrorist ring to the U.S.-Mexico border, where they engage in an epic firefight with an outcome that has potentially unimaginable consequences for the future of America.....



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Dead End
UK certificate 18



Genre : Thriller

Directed by : Nicholas David Lean

Starring : Jamie Foreman/Wil Johnson


Carl Foster takes off on a well-deserved weekend break with his family knowing only too well that focus on work has impacted his relationship with his wife, young son, and teenage step-daughter. But after a short but restful break in the journey Carl awakens to find himself tied and bound in an old roadside diner, his family trussed and gagged next to him, and a disparate group of dirty, dishevelled, vagrant-like undesirables keeping them captive. Only time will reveal who they are and what they want, but things are not everything they might seem.

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A dark violent thriller which is let down my a very average storyline..pity


4/10






The Expatriate
UK certificate 15


Genre : Action/Thriller

Directed by : Philipp Stolzl

Starring Aaron Eckhardt/Olga Kurylenko/Liana Liberato


An ex-CIA agent and his estranged daughter are forced on the run when his employers erase all records of his existence, and mark them both for termination as part of a wide-reaching international conspiracy.

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A competent action thriller much in the style of the Bourne Series....A bit more grit however.


6.5/10






The Tall Man
UK certificate 15


Genre : Crime/Drama/Mystery/Thriller

Directed by : Pascal Laugier

Starring : Jessica Biel/Jodelle Ferland/William B. Davis


Since the children in the town have been going missing, people have said it's an entity known as 'The Tall Man' who has been taking them. Julia Denning ('Jessica Biel' ) is the local nurse whose husband died years earlier. She is soon personally involved as her child is taken. She tries to track down where the child is taken, but finds that there's more to what's happening than she knew. The towns-folk start to turn on her and the truth comes out. But there's still more to the story--who is 'The Tall Man'? And what is the truth behind the disappearances?

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A superb performance from Jessica Biel as Julia Denning....Compliments a neat thriller with good storyline with unexpected twists & turns...


7/10




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Hummingbird...


Genre: Action / Thriller

Director: Steven Knight


Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity -- transforming into an avenging angel in the process.




Fast & Furious 6...


Genre: Action / Crime / Thriller

Director: Justin Lin


Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian's (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin's empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete. Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again.




A Good Day to Die Hard...


Genre: Action / Crime / Thriller

Director: John Moore


John McClane learns that his son Jack, to whom he hasn't spoken in years, is in Russia and was arrested for killing someone. When the Russian prosecutor talks to Jack he claims to have information that could help convict a man named Komarov who is going to be tried. McClane arrives and proceeds to the Russian courthouse where Komarov's going to be tried. When he arrives there's an explosion that levels the courthouse. Jack takes Komarov and they escape, McClane shows up and Jack is not happy to see him. The men who bomb the courthouse chase Jack. McClane follows and helps Jack. Jack then picks him up then they go somewhere, where McClane discovers that Jack is a spy and he was suppose to get Komarov because it seems he has evidence against a corrupt Russian official who was behind the bombing. When he agrees to give them the evidence in exchange for his freedom and daughter's, the men find them. So McClane and Jack have to get the evidence and get out of Russia. When they go to meet the man's daughter, McClane senses something is not right.



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The Hobbit : An Unexpected Journey
UK certificate 12


Genre : Adventure/Fantasy

Directed by : Peter Jackson

Starring : Ian McKellen/Martin Freeman/Richard Armitage


Once upon a time, the Kingdom of Erebor in the Lonely Mountain was taken from the dwarfs by the evil dragon Smaug. One day, the young Hobbit Bilbo Baggins is unexpectedly visited by the wizard Gandalf the Grey and twelve homeless dwarfs led by their former king Thorin and decided to vanquish Smaug and recover Erebor and their treasure. Bilbo joins the company in an unexpected journey through dangerous lands of the Middle-Earth where they have to fight against Trolls, Orcs and other magic creatures. Bilbo also meets the Gollum and finds his lost magic ring.

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A spectacular adaption of the Tolkien Saga...very similar to Lord of the Rings in style & execution.
I thought the characters were less engaging than they were in Rings...at times my mind wondered, perhaps the pacing was not to my liking..

However I recommend this film to all.

8/10






The Marine 3 : Homefront
UK certificate 15


Genre : Action/Thriller

Directed by : Scott Wiper

Starring : Mike Mizanin/Neal McDonough/Jared Keeso


After returning to his hometown on leave, Sgt. Jake Carter learns that his sister has been abducted by a band of violent extremists. To save her, Carter launches a daring one-man assault on their base of operations... only to discover the group’s ruthless leader is plotting a deadly terrorist strike. With time running out, Carter realises he’s the only man who can stop the impending massacre--but this American hero may have to make the ultimate sacrifice to save thousands of innocent lives.

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Another helping in the Marine series....Usual sort of action & storyline.
Enjoyable & fans of Marine will like this.


5/10






The Man with the Iron Fists

UK certificate 18


Genre : Action

Directed by : RZA

Starring : Russell Crowe/Lucy Liu/Cung Le


In Jungle Village, the leader of the Lion's clan Gold Lion is summoned by the Governor and assigned to protect his gold that will be transported through the village. However he is betrayed and murdered by the greedy Silver Lion and Bronze Lion. Gold Lion's favorite son Zen Yi, a.k.a. The X-Blade, seeks revenge and heads to Jungle Village, but he is defeated by Brass Body and rescued by the local Blacksmith Thaddeus. Meanwhile the Gemini Female and the Gemini Male protect the Governor's gold, but they are vanquished by the army of Silver and Bronze Lion. The Blacksmith is abducted by the Lions and has his arms severed by Brass Body. However he is saved by the British Jack Knife, who is the emissary of the Emperor, and he manufactures iron arms for Thaddeus. Meanwhile the Governor sends the Jackal army to fight against the Lions and they hide the gold in the brothel of Madam Blossom. However, Madam Blossom and his girls form an army of black widows and together with Jack, Zen Yi and The Blacksmith, they fight against the Lions.

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Oh Dear...I think RZA better not give up is music career...The Direction was dire as was the Script.
Not even Russell Crowe & Lucy Liu could salvage this mess.
That said, the fight scenes & eventive deaths were good.


4/10




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Jack Reacher
UK certificate 15


Genre : Action/Crime/Thriller

Directed by : Christopher McQuarrie

Starring : Tom Cruise/Rosamund Pike/Richard Jenkins


In an innocent heartland city, five are shot dead by an expert sniper. The police quickly identify and arrest the culprit, and build a slam-dunk case. But the accused man claims he's innocent and says "Get Jack Reacher." Reacher himself sees the news report and turns up in the city. The defense is immensely relieved, but Reacher has come to bury the guy. Shocked at the accused's request, Reacher sets out to confirm for himself the absolute certainty of the man's guilt, but comes up with more than he bargained for.

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A neat action thriller well acted & with a good Storyline.....Good fun !!
Highly recommended


8/10






The Heist
UK certificate 12


Genre : Comedy/Crime

Directed by : Peter Hewitt

Starring : Christopher Walken/Morgan Freeman/William H. Macy


Three middle-age guards learn that their museum has sold a wing of art to a Danish museum. Each has a favorite in that collection, and none can imagine life without the peace and completion it brings. Though mere acquaintances, they plot a theft of the three pieces between the time they are packed and the time they're loaded onto a plane. First each must obtain a forgery; then, they have to smuggle the forgeries into the museum and find a way to make the switches. The heist is complicated by Roger's intrusive wife - he's promised her a trip to Florida for their anniversary - and George's proclivity for taking his clothes off when standing in front of the warrior statue he loves.

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A satirical comedy with a predictable storyline.....Good fun & for those that like the lead actors recommended.


6/10





No Tell Motel
UK certificate 18


Genre : Horror

Directed by : Brett Donowho

Starring : Chalie Howes/Johnny Hawkes


Stranded in the middle of nowhere, Megan Walsh and her friends are forced to spend the night in an abandoned roadside motel. Little do they know the crumbling structure is haunted by the spirits of vengeful little ghost named Angela. As the haunting turns violent and the group's number dwindles, Megan realizes that the key to her survival lies in uncovering the secrets of the motel's tortured past. And even that might not be enough to save her.

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Predicatable and well trodden horror story....Sad to say
Only watch if your utterly bored.

3.5/10




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Life of Pi

UK certificate PG


Genre : Adventure/Drama/Fantasy

Directed by : Ang Lee

Starring : Suraj Sharma/Irrfan Khan/Tabu


An aspiring Canadian author interviews the Indian storyteller Pi Patel to hear the firsthand account of his adventures. Pi recounts his upbringing in French-occupied India, where his father owned a zoo. When Pi's family business fails, they embark on a sea voyage to Canada to begin a new life. One night aboard their Japanese cargo ship in the middle of the ocean, a deadly storm hits and sinks nearly all that Pi holds dear. He survives in a lifeboat with several of their zoo animals, including a fearsome Bengal tiger. In a struggle to survive, Pi and the tiger forge an unexpected connection that gives him daily motivation to live.

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Stunning Special effects....Magical performances and Cinematography, together with masterfull direction, make for an unforgettable experience.
A must see film.

Highly Recommended

10/10






Bait
UK certificate 15


Genre : Action/Horror/Thriller

Directed by : Kimble Rendall

Starring : Xavier Samuel/Sharni Vinson/Adrian Pang


A group of people get trapped in a Supermarket after a Tsunami hits the coast of Queensland, Australia. But they soon find out that they have more to worry about than being in a flooded grocery store, there's a 12 foot shark swimming around them, and it's hungry

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Just when you thought that they had done all the shark stories, along comes this.
A surprisingly fun horror ride from Australia.....If somewhat average in its storyline...and in parts poorly executed.
Worth a watch.


5/10






The Collection
UK certificate 18


Genre : Action/Horror/Thriller

Directed by : Marcus Dunstan

Starring : Josh Stewart/Emma Fitzpatrick/Lee Tergesen


Arkin escapes with his life from the vicious grips of "The Collector" during an entrapment party where he adds beautiful Elena to his "Collection." Instead of recovering from the trauma, Arkin is suddenly abducted from the hospital by mercenaries hired by Elena's wealthy father. Arkin is blackmailed to team up with the mercenaries and track down The Collector's booby trapped warehouse and save Elena

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If you like gore, more gore & buckets of blood u will like this.
The Collector, the first in the series was better, but hey whats a body part or two between collections !

One for Horror Fans...


5.5/10




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End of Watch
UK certificate 15


Genre : Action/Crime/Drama/THriller

Directed by : David Ayer

Starring : Jake Gyllenhaal/Michael Pena



In South Central Los Angeles, street cops Brian and Mike are partners - balls-out cowboys patrolling the streets as Latino gangs are in a power struggle with Blacks. Brian and Mike get lucky a couple of times, making big drug and human-trafficking busts, so a Mexican cartel orders their deaths. We meet Mike's pregnant wife (whom he married out of high school) and watch Brian's search for a soul mate. There are internal squabbles within the ranks of the LAPD and lots of squad-car conversation. Can the lads escape the cartel's murderous reach?

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An excellent cop movie, spolit for me by the "found footage" stryle camera work...quite frankly camera shaking is unnecessary & is intrusive in parts of the film....
That said the lead performances are outstanding as is the Storyline.


7/10





The Facility
UK certificate 18


Genre : Horror/Sci-Fi

Directed by : Ian Clark

Starring : Aneurin Barnard/Oliver Coleman/Steve Evets


Among those who sign up to test ProSyntrex's latest drug Pro9 are Adam (Aneurin Barnard), Joni (Alex Reid), Carmen (Skye Lourie) and Jed (Oliver Coleman). The trial is highly secret, with no-one, including the staff who administer injections, aware of who is receiving the drug and who is in the placebo group. Shortly after the trial begins it becomes clear that something has gone wrong. There are unexplained disappearances, bizarre silhouettes and screaming from behind locked doors. Locked inside the facility, unaware of the true nature of events, the surviving patients and staff must band together to try and find a way out of the nightmare.

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A neat horror let down by lack of imagination.
Well acted with an average storyline.
Gore fans will like....


5.5/10







Richard The Lionheart

UK certificate 15


Genre : Action/Adventure

Directed by : Milla Stefano

Starring : Malcolm McDowell/Chandler Maness


On the brink of war with a merciless France, an aging King Henry II must hand over the honour of being the King of England, or risk losing his realm and life in battle. Young and petulant, his son Richard is not ready for such nobility; first his loyalty, honour and skill must be tested or else he and his country face destruction. Banished to the castle known as the Knight s Martyr Richard must prove his worth. Locked in a hellish prison, he must fight to the death against his enemies, all whilst demonstrating the virtues of a true knight, to prove that he has more than just royal blood in his veins, but the heart of a lion and the God given right to become King of England!

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Could have been a good movie...but the Storyline is confusing & performances average at best.
Cable TV film for insomniacs.


4/10




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Come Out & Play
UK certificate 18


Genre : Horror

Directed by : Makinov

Starring : Daniel Giménez Cacho/Ebon Moss-Bachrach/Vinessa Shaw


Beth (Vinessa Shaw) and Francis (Ebon Moss-Bachrach), a young married couple, are on holiday together when they venture to a beautiful, but highly remote, island. Beth is pregnant and the two are hoping to enjoy their last vacation before their baby is born. When they arrive, they notice that while there are plenty of children present, the adults all seem to be missing. Initially attributing this to the after effects of a recent festival, they quickly realize something far more sinister is afoot. The two will face terror and unsettling difficult decisions in their quest to make it off the island alive.

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This is a remake of the 1976 film " Who Can Kill a Child"....and I have to say not particularly good one...
The Direction was average & the storyline a tad weak with no real surprises.
That said the performances were good.


4.5/10





Officer Down
UK certificate 15


Genre : Crime/Drama

Directed by : Brian A. Miller

Starring : Stephen Dorff/Dominic Purcell/Annalynne McCord


David Cal Callahan (Stephen Dorff) is a dirty cop gone clean. A nasty murder soon drags him back into the destructive, drug fueled world he fought so hard to break away from. The more obsessed he gets and the closer he moves the the truth, the more deadly the case becomes. It s not a question of when things will turn dirty, but just how dirty they ll get.

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A neat cop film with a good Storyline...Performances were good...
Worth a watch.


5.5/10






The Final Rites aka Rites of Passage
UK certificate 15


Genre : Thriller

Directed by : W. Peter Iliff

Starring : Wes Bentley/Kate Maberly/Stephen Dorff


A group of anthropology students take a road trip to the family ranch of one of them for a weekend of drinking and taking drugs, the latter under the pretense of researching ancient rituals. They run in trouble, however, because the brother that lives on the seemingly abandoned premises displays disturbing behavior in his search for a "bride" and a stranger named Delgado turns up to enact revenge for a misdeed in the past by one of the students.

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Ohh dear another Teen Kill movie with the last 40mins using shaky camcorder style shots.
The Storyline was some what confusing the acting by some over the top.
Not for me.

3.5/10




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Django Unchained
UK certificate 18


Genre : Adventure/Western

Directed by : Quentin Tarantino

Starring : Jamie Foxx/Christoph Waltz/Leonardo DiCaprio/Kerry Washington


In 1858, a bounty hunter named Schultz seeks out a slave named Django and buys him because he needs him to find some men he is looking for. After finding them, Django wants to find his wife, Broomhilda who along with him were sold separately by his former owner for trying to escape. Schultz offers to help him if he chooses to stay with him and be his partner. Eventually they learn that she was sold to a plantation in Mississipi. Knowing they can't just go in and say they want her, they come up with a plan so that the owner will welcome them into his home and they can find a way.

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Superb !! Tarantino at his absolute best....This complimented by outstanding performances, and a trually top draw script..makes for a cinematic treat.
It is hilarious in places, often brutal in parts, and out & out racist in others....but it fits the period perfectly.

A must see movie

10/10






The Impossible

UK certificare 12


Genre : Drama/History/Thriller

Directed by : J. A. Bayona

Starring : Naomi Watts/Ewan McGregor


A regular family - Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three kids - travel to Thailand to spend Christmas. They get an upgrade to a villa on the coastline. After settling in and exchanging gifts, they go to the pool, like so many other tourists. A perfect paradise vacation until a distant noise becomes a roar. There is no time to escape from the tsunami; Maria and her eldest are swept one way, Henry and the youngest another. Who will survive, and what will become of them?

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This will tare at your emotional heart strings...Naomi Watts puts in an Oscar winning performance in this well scripted atmospheric story of one family's experience of the tsunami....
Have your tissues at the ready.

Highly Recommended


8.5/10






The Rise & Fall of a White Collar Hooligan 2
UK certificate 18


Genre : Crime

Directed by : Paul Tanter

Starring : Nick Nevern/Simon Phillips/Rita Ramnani


Mike Jacobs (Nick Nevern) was never entirely comfortable with the company he kept in London and now lives in Spain, safeguarded by the Witness Protection Programme after his evidence put several of his former associates behind bars. However, Mike's fatal weakness is his passion for the England football team and his problems begin when he is spotted attending a game. Soon his life is turned upside down as those he betrayed seek revenge through the kidnapping of his friend Katie (Rita Ramnani). With less than a week to gather the two million pound ransom required to save her, Mike's quest will take him back to London and into grave danger.

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A tough neatly scripted follow on from the first outing.....However a tad average in storyline...

Worth a watch

5/10




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The Last Stand

UK certificate 15


Genre : Action/Crime/Thriller

Directed by : Kim Jee-Woon

Starring : Arnold Schwarzenegger/Johnny Knoxville/Forest Whitaker


Sheriff Owens is a man who has resigned himself to a life of fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction after leaving his LAPD post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with failure and defeat after his partner was crippled. After a spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy, the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the hemisphere is hurtling toward the border at 200 mph in a specially outfitted car with a hostage and a fierce army of gang members. He is headed, it turns out, straight for Summerton Junction, where the whole of U.S. law enforcement will have their last opportunity to make a stand and intercept him before he slips across the border forever. At first reluctant to become involved, and then counted out because of the perceived ineptitude of his small town force, Owens ultimately accepts responsibility for the face off.

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A fun action movie with Arnie upto his usual hard ass performance...Fans will like this.
Take it for what it is....Fun

7.5/10







Halo 4 : Forward unto Dawn

UK certificate 15


Genre : Action/Sci-Fi/Thriller

Directed by : Stewart Hendler

Starring : Tom Green/Anna Popplewell/Enisha Brewster


In 2525, as mankind has begun to colonise space, a group of cadets are training to fight against human insurrectionists. One of these cadets, Thomas Lasky, has doubts about his abilities as a soldier and his convictions for this war. Whilst he struggles with himself, the planet is invaded by an unknown alien race. Reeling under the assault, Lasky and his squad mates are rescued by John-117, one of the UNSC's legendary SPARTAN-II super-soldiers. John must inspire Lasky to fulfill his potential as a soldier and a leader to fight against an enemy deadlier than any that humanity has faced before..

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A good introduction to the Halo Franchise.....You wont be disappointed...excellent action with a good storyline & performances.
I must admit Movies from games dont always work well...This does.

7.5/10






Stranded
UK certificate 15


Genre : Horror/Sci-Fi

Directed by : Roger Christian

Starring : Christian Slater/Amy Matysio/Brendan Fehr


Colonel Gerard K. Brauchman (Slater) leads a team of isolated astronauts on board the ARK moon base. When a meteor collides with their base, the astronauts find themselves in immediate danger spores from the meteorite can replicate, reproduce and mutate human cell structure, leaving everyone on board to fight for their lives.

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This movie disappoints .....Bad Storyline, Bad Special Effects & the performances were average..
A pity could have been much better..


3.5/10




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THIS WEEK'S FILMS ON DVD REVIEWED



Bullet to the Head

UK certificate 18


Genre : Action/Crime/Thriller

Directed by : Walter Hill

Starring : Sylvester Stallone/Sung Kang/Sarah Shahi


After watching their respective partners die, a New Orleans hitman and a Washington D.C. detective form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.

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Arnie last week, Sylvester this....
Not as good as Arnie's The Last Stand...but fun all the same...To my mind was let down by a cliche ridden script.
That said Stallone fans will like this...and I must admit I am one.


6.5/10





Flight
UK certificate 15


Genre : Drama

Directed by : Robert Zemeckis

Starring : Denzel Washington/Don Cheadle/Kelly Reilly


Whip Whitaker is a commuter airline pilot. While on a flight from Orlando to Atlanta something goes wrong and the plane starts to fly erratically. With little choice Whip crashes the plane and saves almost all on board. When he wakes up in the hospital, his friend from the airline union introduces him to a lawyer who tells him there's a chance he could face criminal charges because his blood test reveals that he is intoxicated with alcohol and cocaine. He denies being impaired, so while an investigation is underway, he is told to keep his act together. However, letting go of his addiction is not as easy as it seems...

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Washington at is very best...a formidable character study of a man and his addiction to Alcohol & Drugs..
The Storyline & Direction were excellent....You will be mesmerised by Washnigton's performance...

Highly recommended

8/10





Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2
UK certificate 18


Genre : Horror

Directed by : Robert Hall

Starring : Thomas Dekker/Owain Yeoman/Mimi Michaels


Tommy (Dekker), who's struggling with vivid memories of his encounter with the masked killer, has been abducted by Preston, who harbors a mysterious connection to ChromeSkull. Meanwhile, the technologically savvy slasher, who videotapes his victims as he's killing them, has set his sights on Jess (Michaels). After the young girl disappears, Detective King (Yeoman) races against time to find her and Tommy before it's too late and try to put an end to ChromeSkull's blood-soaked legacy.

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Gore & Death scenes..not much else....Very average storyline..
But if you like brutality & blood then this is for you.


4.5/10



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World War Z (2013)

Release Date: June


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

Director: Marc Forster


Brad Pitt, being heroic as always, refuses to leave his family behind in this first clip from his new movie World War Z.


United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.....






Elysium (2013)

Release Date: August


Genre: Action / Drama / Sci-Fi / Thriller

Director: Neill Blomkamp


In the year 2154 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes, a government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn't stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.....




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