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Captain America

Film Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Leon Nicholson takes a look at Captain America: The Winter Soldier starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Anthony Mackie. Available on Blu-ray and DVD from August 18th, 2014. One of the problems with superhero flicks are the inevitable origins movie. There have been some excellent films including Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins, Jon [...]

Hands Of The Ripper

80 Years Of Hammer: Hands Of The Ripper (1971)

80 Years Of Hammer continues with Dawn Dabell looking at Hands Of The Ripper starring Angharad Rees, Dora Bryan and Eric Porter. The year 1971 has cropped up several times already in this feature, with pieces on the not-so-great Lust For A Vampire and the fantastic Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde. Here, we take a [...]

MUPPETS MOST WANTED

Film Review: Muppets Most Wanted

Jonathon Dabell takes a look at Muppets Most Wanted featuring Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey. Available on DVD and Blu-Ray from Monday August 11, 2014. The Muppets are something of a cultural phenomenon, having been created as far back as the 1950s by Jim Henson. They became particularly popular in the ‘70s when their variety [...]

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80 Years Of Hammer: The Camp On Blood Island (1958)

80 Years Of Hammer shifts its focus from their famous filmography of horror – gothic horror in particular – and turns its attention to the war genre. This week’s selection sees Tim Wickens looking at The Camp On Blood Island (1958) starring Andre Morell and Carl Möhner. Long before Full Metal Jacket (1987) tried to [...]

the prof

Shootin’ Westerns: The Professionals (1966)

Shootin’ Westerns continues with Jonathon Dabell looking at The Professionals starring Lee Marvin, Burt Lancaster, Jack Palance and Woody Strode. After the lukewarm reception of his epic attempt to film Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim the previous year, director Richard Brooks returned to a more rugged and muscular style of movie in 1966 with The Professionals. [...]

Captain America

Film Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Leon Nicholson takes a look at Captain America: The Winter Soldier starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Anthony Mackie. Available on Blu-ray and DVD from August 18th, 2014. One of the problems with superhero flicks are the inevitable origins movie. There have been some excellent films including Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins, Jon [...]

Hands Of The Ripper

80 Years Of Hammer: Hands Of The Ripper (1971)

80 Years Of Hammer continues with Dawn Dabell looking at Hands Of The Ripper starring Angharad Rees, Dora Bryan and Eric Porter. The year 1971 has cropped up several times already in this feature, with pieces on the not-so-great Lust For A Vampire and the fantastic Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde. Here, we take a [...]