Monthly Archives: April 2017

Review – War Dogs

War Dogs, the 2016 film by director Todd Phillips (Old School, Due Date, The Hangover Trilogy), is the true story of two twenty something Americans who managed to work their way into the world of arms trading during the late 2000’s. It is partly based on the book  Arms and the Dudes by Guy Lawson. Somewhat of a comedy drama,

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Review – ARQ

ARQ is a 2016 timeloop sci-fi thriller written and directed by Tony Elliott and distributed through Netflix Studios. Set in a dystopian future where food is now scarce and a company called Torus operates with huge levels of control, with the only resistance is through a group known as the Bloc. Its stars Robbie Amell as Renton, a former military weapon designer, who has

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Review – The Founder

The latest film by director John Lee Hancock (previously directed Saving Mr Banks and The Blind Side) is the 2016 biopic drama The Founder. The film is written by Robert D. Siegel whose most known work was 2008’s The Wrestler. The tells the story of Ray Kroc played by Michael Keaton, a middle aged milkshake machine salesman in 1950’s USA,

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Review – After Earth

After Earth is a 2013 science fiction drama starring Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith. The film is both written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan based on a story by Will Smith. The film is based in the future where humanity have fled planet Earth to live on Nova Prime having experienced environmental disasters. On Nova Prime a

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Review – Passengers

Passengers is the 2016 science fiction thriller directed by Morten Tyldum (best known for his Cumberbatch film The Imitation Game) and written by Jon Spaihts. Spaihts is one to watch given his previous films include Prometheus, and Doctor Strange (so he’s had some big profile work) and has the Tom Cruise Mummy film coming soon as well. The film stars

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Review – Battleship

4 years after it’s release in 2012, I have finally gotten around to watching Battleship. The film, with its origins in the Hasbro board game, is directed by Peter Berg (who also co-produced it) and was written by Jon and Erich Hoeber (whose previous work include Whiteout, Red and Red 2). In seeking to discover a planet akin to the

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Review – Broken City

Broken City is a thriller from 2013, directed by Allen Hughes and featuring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe in the lead roles. Wahlberg stars as Billy Taggert a former NYPD detective who lost his job following a shooting of a suspect. The investigation following the shooting sees an intervention by the mayor of the city – Nicholas Hostetler (Crowe) to ensure

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