Tag: action

Film Review

The Wolverine (2013)

*Yep, this review contains spoilers!* The new Wolverine movie was inspired by a Wolverine mini-series from 1982, drawn by Frank Miller and set in Japan. It’s one of the best Wolverine stories ever printed, and it has a timeless and artistic quality that keeps it forever fresh. In it, Wolverine […]

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The Wolverine (2013)

Of all the comic-book characters available for big screen treatment – which includes a fair number if you take into account both Marvel and DC Comics’ back catalogue – the lycanthropic Wolverine has featured relatively little apart from appearing in films starring various characters under the collective grouping of the […]

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The World’s End (2013)

Trying to fulfil an epic pub crawl with the ringleader being a bit of idiot sounds like an normal Saturday night, perhaps destined for disaster.  However, for British film fans, this is a night on the lash everyone has been looking forward to for the past six years – and […]

DVD Review

Burnt by the Sun II (2010-2011)

Burnt by the Sun II is a strange beast indeed. Back in 1995, the original Burnt by the Sun (Russia, 1994) won the Best Foreign Film Oscar, and it is indeed a masterpiece. Taking place in 1936, it is about General Kotov, a hero of the Russian Revolution – a […]

Film Review

The Berlin File (2013)

The writer/director of this South Korean action thriller, Ryu Seung-wan (who has four previous releases under his belt) admits his plot is a bit complicated; before continuing to say jokingly that it’s not his fault but that of the delicate political situation in his divided home country. He assures audiences […]

Film Review

World War Z (2013)

Brad is noble and alone in the war against speedy zombies What a great title! It sounds a bit flip, and also hip. And suggests an awful lot of wars if they’re numbered A to Z. But of course the Z is for “zombie.” And therein lies the first obvious […]

Film Review

Man of Steel (2013)

A savior, who fights In the big summer blockbuster, Man of Steel, the Superman origin story has been rethought. Hollywood blockbuster script writers draw on so many stories, it’s not surprising that this time the child from Krypton seems like Jesus. The plot hasn’t been changed but this aspect is just […]

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The East (2013)

The East is one of those frustrating movies. Frustrating in the way it seems to have a message dancing on the tip of its tongue, but doesn’t have the balls to blurt it out. Like two lovers awkwardly standing there unable to say “I love you”. Stripped of all its […]

Film Review

Man Of Steel (2012)

Okay, first of all, nobody goes any further without looking over this. It’s time for someone else to have a go at reinvigorating the big boy scout AKA Superman for the big screen. This time it’s Zack Snyder in the director’s chair, working from a script by David Goyer (from […]

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Man of Steel (2013)

The greater the ambition, the harder it is to fulfill it. And Man of Steel is one very ambitious movie. An important theme early in the movie is whether the world is ready for a phenomenon like Superman. Clark Kent, being in his mid-twenties, and his parents tend to think […]