If you’re really honest with yourself, it was inevitable that the 1995 Japanese animated classic Ghost In The Shell was going to be re-made by the Hollywood machine. The only thing that’s surprising, is that it’s taken them 22 years to get there. The 1995 version named the year as 2029, in this new, updated,…Read more Ghost In The Shell (IMAX 3D) Review – The Animated Classic Comes To Life
We’re all thinking it, we all know it, a Godzilla movie isn’t a Godzilla movie unless there’s a man in a giant rubber suit smashing up parts of Japan. This is just fact. As good as Gareth Edwards 2014 attempt was, there was no giant rubber suit, there was no mega-trashing of Japan. Doesn’t count.…Read more Shin Godzilla Review – Ain’t No Godzilla Movie Without A Rubber Monster
Beauty and the Beast is one of those stories that you just assume you know. Of course you know Beauty and the Beast, how could you not? Originally penned by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont as La Belle et la Bete (sounds so much better in French), there have been many movies before, and now we…Read more Beauty And The Beast Review – Should You Be Their Guest?
Time was, you'd know what you were going to get with a SyFy movie. It'd be cheesy, probably a rip-off of another, more well-known movie. The CGI would be pretty ropey, as would the acting and the story line could go either way. Despite this, some of them you sit and watch and think, 'yeah,…Read more Atomica Review – Going Off Like A Damp Squib
Locked In syndrome is one of those things that must be absolutely horrendous to be involved with. You are locked in your body, unable to move, other than blinking in most instances. Despite this though, most people are completely unaffected, mentally. Taking on a film about this syndrome then, you can imagine you have to…Read more Shut In Blu-Ray Review – How Many Clichés Can You Shoehorn Into A Film?
It was, very obviously, only a matter of time before we started to see Hollywood, or Western, stars in Chinese films. The Chinese film industry has long harboured a desire to take on Hollywood at its own game and so will bringing in Hollywood big-shots like Matt Damon and Willem Defoe and Pedro Pascal, mean…Read more The Great Wall Review – It’s Matt Damon, He’s Come To Save Us!
I've been watching martial arts films for a long time. You used to be able to watch them, back in the day, without subtitles or any dubbing. They all came over from Thailand, Hong Kong, wherever and they'd be glorious to watch. Fast action, unreal stunts, moves from another planet. And, most importantly, directed in…Read more Headshot Review – Oh Hollywood, Look What You’ve Done