Monthly Archives: November 2017

Russell Crowe teases possible ‘Master and Commander’ sequel

Posted by Matthew on November 27, 2017
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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is a perfect movie that never found its audience. It should have been the start of a sprawling franchise of adaptations of the twenty-plus book Aubrey-Maturin series but instead we’ve been stuck with just one fantastic movie from this series for the past 14 years.

But maybe not anymore.

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Review: Thor Ragnarok

Posted by Simon on November 10, 2017
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I really miss the sci-fi movies of my childhood. Big, colourful, often funny, always exhilarating; so much fuel for imaginary spaceship battles around my bedroom. I’m sure much of this comes from older eyes and wearier brains, but I find sci-fi these days to be too bland, too unwilling to risk shapes and ideas. The resurgence of Star Wars has taken big steps back to the fantasy side of sci-fi, and Guardians Of The Galaxy got close with its amazing ship design and snappy script, but I often felt myself seeking more of the fun.

Well, not any more. We’ve known for a while that Thor Ragnarok would be colourful and funny – director Taika Waititi’s What We Do In The Shadows is one of my all-time favourite comedies – but what I was not prepared for was Ragnarok having so much more. Far from being all-out comedy, it’s a meaty, gorgeous slice of sci-fi bliss.

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Disney’s new ‘Lion King’ film gets a stellar cast

Posted by Matthew on November 02, 2017
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The live action Disney remakes have been a bit of a mixed bag for me but this announcement should be enough to get anyone hyped.

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Stop What You Are Doing And Watch The Last Jedi’s International Trailer

Posted by Simon on November 01, 2017
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Like, now. Whatever it is, it can wait.

I was quite excited. Then very excited. And now I’m standing and clapping. STAR WARS.

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