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Fast and Furious 7

As always, I like to put myself in the audience mind-set when reviewing a film, but for this franchise there's no need, I enjoy Fast and Furious just as I love fast cars, both driving them and watching them being driven at speed. I love...Show More Summary

A Most Wanted Man

John le Carré wrote the novel which is the basis of this film. You should remember that the last Carré novel that was adapted for film was Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and that turned out to be a damned fine thriller. Could this film live...Show More Summary

We Are Monster

I watched We Are Monster at the start of my first day at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014, and it set the day off to a dark and troubled start. Not because the film was bad, but because of the subject matter and the way the story is told. Show More Summary

Next Asian unmakeable remake, Audition

After the remake of Oldboy it seems that Hollywood has the belief it can remake more Asian horror/thrillers that previously were believed to be un-remake-able. I know that isn't even a word, but it should be. The news has arrived, and has piqued my interest back to the keyboard, that Audition is to be remade. Show More Summary

Old Bond writers return, change again

Bond 24, the film to follow the successful Skyfall (Filmstalker review), is set to gain two new writers. Except they aren't new to the Bond franchise, they're writers who just left it after the last film, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade....Show More Summary

Grace of Monaco

If you know anything about classic Hollywood you will know of the gorgeous and talented Grace Kelly. However you may not know of how she married the Prince of Monaco and became an actual Princess, not just the one that she had become in Hollywood, idolised by audiences. Show More Summary

Edge of Tomorrow

Although I'd seen the trailer and knew the concept of the film, I really had no idea of how the film was going to portray the idea of the tagline “live, die, repeat”. The idea of every day repeating in a science fiction film, and one...Show More Summary

Godzilla sequel, surprised? Come on now.

There's a sequel being talked about for Godzilla already after a big opening, apparently the biggest of 2014 to date, and while many are talking about it as though it was a surprise, it really wasn't was it? Looking at one of my local...Show More Summary

Code Black trailer shows powerful documentary

I'm a huge fan of the Channel 4 documentary series, or reality series depending on how you look at it, called 24 Hours in A&E. The programme uses fixed cameras around one of the busiest and most well respected accident and emergencyShow More Summary

New Lucy trailer reveals everything?

I was looking forward to Lucy, another action and science fiction film blend written and directed by Luc Besson, and starring Scarlett Johansson, sounded like a lot of fun and some of the early shots from the film looked like a lot of fun. Show More Summary

Monsters: Dark Continent trailer, Monsters sequel

I had heard ages ago about a sequel to the very enjoyable and cleverly made Monsters (Filmstalker review), the film written and directed by Gareth Edwards who just delivered the new Godzilla film. Now it's time for the sequel to be seen as a trailer arrives for the film. Show More Summary

Point Break and The Mummy lose key members, follow revisit path

There's a certain way that the development of well-known remakes goes, and they always stall and stutter. When they're particularly big and well known films, nay even deemed classics or a cult film, they always seem to start off bigShow More Summary

[REC] 4: Apocalypse trailer arrives

I am a fan of the [REC] series, especially what the second film managed to do to the plot line of the first delivering such a clever turn to events and giving a unique way forward for the franchise. The third film leapt back in timeShow More Summary

Mikkelsen's dual revenge film trailers

I caught two trailers featuring Mads Mikkelsen, probably the coolest named actor there is, never mind the fact that he's a damn fine actor to boot. Both are revenge films but both are handled very differently both in story and in the way the treatment for the trailer has been delivered. Show More Summary

Grace of Monaco denounced by Royal family

The film Grace of Monaco has been getting some less favourable attention of late because the American distributor, Harvey Weinstein, wants the director to re-edit the film for that market, something akin to Waterstones or Amazon wanting a novelist to makes changes to their novel before they sell it. Show More Summary

Safety Not Guaranteed

I'd heard a lot of hype about Safety Not Guaranteed when it first came out, reviews were leaping all over it and initial review quotes I was seeing were praising it highly. It's interesting what some distance and time do to feelingsShow More Summary

Terminator: Genesis teases details

Terminator: Genesis has really started to tease the fans and not just with casting but with an idea of how it is going to connect with the original films. One of my big fears about the film was how it was if it was going to simply tell the story from the beginning with a new, younger and PG-13 friendly cast. Show More Summary

Grace of Monaco to be dropped by Weinstein?

Grace of Monaco, a film that looks at a small period of history in Grace Kelly's life where, as the Princess of Monaco, she was involved in the political debate between her husband, Prince Rainer III of Monaco and the French President...Show More Summary

Lockerbie Pan Am 103 film being made

When I first read that there was a script being developed and a film planned within the next few years I was surprised. Not that it's too soon, far from it in fact, it actually feels like there's been a little too much time passed and perhaps Lockerbie and those affected by the events don't want to go back. Show More Summary

Die Hard 6 rumours abound

The rumours concerning Die Hard 6 are beginning and they are good. Good in that they are enjoyable and fun to read, and if they came through would be a great thing for fans of the franchise, especially if they weren't fans of the last two. Show More Summary

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