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The Old Man & the Gun Movie Review

The story is based on the real life Forrest Tucker, a career criminal who was adept at robbing banks and escaping from prison. He continued to rob banks well into his senior years and that is where this story picks up. While fleeing a recent robbery, Forrest (Redford) meets Jewel (Sissy Spacek) and a relationship develops.   //   The two bond over coffee and conversation and it’s great to see an older couple (or any couple for that matter) charm each other without the ...

Win a DVD of the upcoming action thriller Reprisal!

A bank manager (Grillo) haunted by a violent robbery that took the life of a co-worker, teams up with his ex-cop neighbour (Willis), to bring down the assailant.   //   While the two men work together to figure out the thief's next move, the highly-trained criminal is one step ahead and barrelling down a path of bloodshed that leads to an explosive counterattack and brings all three men to breaking point. Reprisal will be releasing November 21! To enter this great competit...

The Girl in the Spider’s Web Movie Review

Gone is the intricate detective yarn, where detailed research and some kick ass computer hacking leads to finding the villain. In its place is a big dumb American style action piece. The kind where the most implausible and physics defying scenarios are played out to keep our hero out of major harm’s way. Damaged and slightly singed but not broken.   //   The Girl in the Spider's Web is based on the fourth novel of the Millennium Series and was written by David Lagerc...

Win a double pass to see The Old Man And The Gun starring Robert Redford!

THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.   //   Directed by David ...

Watch the new trailer for King of Thieves!

Posing as servicemen, they enter the deposit, neutralise the alarms, and proceed to drill a hole into the wall of the safe. Two days later, they manage to escape with allegedly over £200 million worth of stolen jewels and money.   //   When police are called to the scene and the investigation starts, the cracks between the misfit gang members begin to show as they row over how to share the goods and become increasingly distrustful of each other. Meanwhile, the crime ...

1% Movie Review

Second in charge Paddo (Ryan Corr) has looked after things while the club leader, Knuck (Matt Nable) finishes a 3 year prison sentence. In his absence Paddo has made some changes to the club, ones that are sure to cause conflict with the returning President.   //   These conflicts drive the story to extremes and the second half of the film is much more energetic than the first. The outlaw life portrayed here features a number of the cliches that come with the genre but ...

Check out the official trailer debut of The Mule!

Eastwood stars as Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. He does well—so well, in fact, that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl is assigned a handler. But he isn’t the only one keeping tabs on Earl; the mysterious new drug mule has also hit the radar of hard-charging DEA ...

Beast Movie Review

Moll (Jessie Buckley) is a girl with a past, one that is never completely explained. Her life is a dull one punctuated by vividly violent nightmares. She soon meets local Pascal (Johnny Flynn) in the small isolated island community they call home and sparks fly.   //   The film is geared to never letting you off the hook and its creepiness aids in both drawing you in and freaking you out. It establishes both these feelings very well. The story revolves around a series of ...

A Simple Favour Movie Review

These talks are stitched together via a sordid tale of insurance fraud and murder. There are some rather large plot holes and elements that make little sense but this is not meant to degrade the experience because this is a fine work of populist entertainment.   //   As such there are a substantial number of unifying moments that had the entire audience on the same page. This lead to a very desirable feeling of shared community. A dark room filled with lots of people who ...

The Happytime Murders Movie Review

Director Brian Henson (son of Jim) gets to scrap the good taste and limited children friendly world and indulge in something very much restricted viewer worthy. Casting Melissa McCarthy gives the film a perfect B movie atmosphere and lowers the expectations of the work having to be fine art. Dirty puppet jokes and bad human jokes, what could be better?   //   Setting the story in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles and following a down on his luck private dick scenario ...