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28 Nov 2014 | Leave a Comment

Prepare to be really REALLY excited! JJ Abrams official trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens is here, and it’s rocks!

Can’t say anymore right now… Too busy jumping up and down with excitement! :D

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20 Nov 2014 | Leave a Comment

The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone

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14 Nov 2014 | Leave a Comment

The Wizard of Oz is celebrating its 75th birthday and to mark the occasion the family favourite has been digitally re-mastered to bring it up to speed for a modern audience. The classic film that once revolutionised colour in films is now available to watch in 3D for the first time ever.

The ultimate tale of courage, magic and friendship looks stunning in this collector’s edition. The picture is so sharp and clear that tiny details that once went unnoticed, such as the sparking of a shoe and the rich colour of the costumes, now dazzle on screen. It’s almost hard to believe that this film was shot in 1939.

The Wizard of Oz is arguably one of the most beloved and celebrated family movies of all time, but in case your memory needs refreshing the story follows Dorothy and her dog, Toto as they are transported to the magical land of Oz. They follow the yellow brick road to see the Wizard, who will help them to return home. Along the way they meet a scarecrow without a brain, a Tin Man without a heart and a cowardly lion who desperately wants courage.

The special edition Blu-Ray and DVD comes with two discs packed with bonus features. A feature-length documentary, The Making of The Wizard of Oz, takes us through the history of the film and how it was created. It includes interviews with cast members, deleted scenes and an exclusive peak into how this flick came to be the celebrated classic that it is today.

This 75th anniversary edition of The Wizard of Oz is the ideal film to watch if you want to relive your childhood years and to introduce the magical story to the next generation. Its digital remastering ensures that the sound of visuals are stunning and clear to adhere to modern movie-making standard. Now put your feet up and sing-along to this old-time classic.

The Wizard of Oz 3D – 75th Anniversary Edition available on Blu-ray and DVD right now!

8/10 – Relive your childhood! The ideal film to watch with the family over Christmas

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6 Nov 2014 | One Comment

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and the Company of Dwarves. The Dwarves of Erebor have reclaimed the vast wealth of their homeland, but now must face the consequences of having unleashed the terrifying Dragon, Smaug, upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

As he succumbs to dragon-sickness, the King Under the Mountain, Thorin Oakenshield, sacrifices friendship and honor in his search for the legendary Arkenstone. Unable to help Thorin see reason, Bilbo is driven to make a desperate and dangerous choice, not knowing that even greater perils lie ahead. An ancient enemy has returned to Middle-earth.  Sauron, the Dark Lord, has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide—unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends as five great armies go to war.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is released in UK cinemas 12 December 2014.

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4 Nov 2014 | Leave a Comment

You’ll have to wait till next Summer for the film, but Universal have just released the trailer I think a lot of kids (and big kids) have been waiting for… The delightfully excellent MINIONS from Despicable Me have got their own movie, to help tide you over until Despicable Me 3 in 2017!

 The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression.

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2 Nov 2014 | Leave a Comment

Debug is a new scifi/horror movie from multi-talented actor/writer/director David Hewlett (probably best know to Geektowners as Stargate’s Dr. Rodney McKay). The film follows a group of young ‘hacker’ convicts as they are sent on a last minute mission to clear up the computer systems on an abandoned space freighter. Whilst working through the various viruses on the system, the group encounter the ships AI (Jason Momoa), who has gone rogue, and will do anything to make sure he’s not deactivated, and stop at nothing to feel human.

The set up of the film is not massively dissimilar to your average teen haunted house horror. Except in this case, it’s a spaceship ‘haunted’ by a rogue AI. As the clip above shows, the group are a mix of the usual ropes, frat boy, cheerleader, nice guy, comedian, loner girl etc… And the guy supposed to be charge of the merry band of misfits is clearly up to no good.

There are some nice touches with the direction, and I rather like the way the HUD displays are used to give a claustrophobic feel to the characters, and the space sequences work well. The performances from the young cast is solid, and Momoa is suitably menacing as the AI… and actually manages to keep his shirt on for the entire film. Sorry ladies. ;)

Although the film does have tension, I would have liked to have seen the horror ratcheted up more, and had it more of a gorefest than it was. There are some gruesome deaths in the film, but it all felt a little timid. It could have done with being darker, and pushed a little further, but overall, still an enjoyable watch.

Debug is released on Blu-ray and DVD from the 3rd November, 2014

8/10 – Enjoyable, but could have pushed a bit further.