A Good Day To Die Hard Feb17

A Good Day To Die Ha...

The infamous John McClane (Bruce Willis) returns for his fifth time on the silver screen some six years after his last outing. I give it a 2.5 out of 5.

Skyfall Nov21


  There have been many faces of James Bond over the years and Daniel Craig is the latest one, having starred as 007 in Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale before that. I think of the prior actors Timothy Dalton, Roger Moore and Sean Connery are the ones which stick in my mind as they were in films I watched during my early teens. Though of course Pierce Brosnan was in several movies but that was when I was finishing school or at university so inevitably my memory of those years is dominated more by other things. Now the new face has his third movie (with several more slated apparently) in Skyfall. Plot As the quintessential action hero...

Total Recall Oct01

Total Recall

Following on from seeing Dredd and several other remake / reboot movies over the last few months I decided I had to go and see the 2012 version of Total Recall. The Arnie version is practically comical now if you watch it back with one liners littered throughout the script, so when I saw this trailer and got the impression it was trying to take the concept a little more seriously it had me intrigued.

Dredd 3D Sep25

Dredd 3D

There have been so many “reboot” films lately that when I originally heard there would be a new Dredd film I groaned a little, then thought that actually perhaps the Stallone one could do with being knocked off that spot. If I’m honest the fact that you saw his face in the 1995 film (yes, it was almost 20 years ago) meant that the film was more a riding on the name of the lead actor and other stars than the character. So my friend Pete and I decided we wanted to give it a shot, so off to the Savoy we toddled.

The Dark Knight Rises Sep05

The Dark Knight Rise...

The third, and final, part of Christopher Nolan’s rebooted Batman films had to contend with Avengers Assemble in the media but as I had enjoyed the previous two films I looked forward to seeing it at my local Savoy cinema here in Nottingham.

Read on for my commentary on the plot, Bale’s return to a strong performance and my reservations about the ending.

Iron Sky May24

Iron Sky

It was my birthday yesterday, and what greater treat could there be than going for a steak with friends followed by a crazy movie … and this was certainly out there. Literally. Nazi’s on the moon out there. More of a film for those who are movie buffs, the scene paying homage to Downfall was particularly amusing but blatant however there were a lot more to pick up on.

Read on for a more detailed review.

The Raid: Redemption May20

The Raid: Redemption

Having absolutely no idea what this film was about before going to the cinema I turned up with friends expecting an action movie which would be fun, but no high expectations. What I came out with was an absolute adrenalin rush that lasted probably just as long as the film! Overall I really enjoyed this film, it is going directly onto my Blu Ray purchase list for the future.

Read on for a more detailed review.