Tag: film

FILM: Captive (12a)

Dir Jerry Jameson Starring:  David Oyelowo, Kate Mara, Michael K. Williams, Mimi Rogers , Leonor Varela Reviewed by Matt Adcock – read: Matt’s interview with David Oyelowo “I have a demon inside me” Brian Nichols How far do you have to go before you’re considered ‘beyond redemption’? That’s a key question at the heart of Captive, the impressive fact […]

Jurassic World (12a)

Director: Colin Trevorrow Starring: BD Wong, Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Irrfan Khan, Judy Greer, Omar Sy, Ty Simpkins, Vincent D’Onofrio Reviewed by Matt Adcock “You just went and made a new dinosaur? Probably not a good idea…” Can it really be twenty-two years since the events of Jurassic Park, which saw Isla Nublar become […]

Kingsman: The Secret Service (15)

Director: Matthew Vaughn Cast Starring: Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine, Mark Strong, Taron Egerton, Sofia Boutella “Manners. Maketh. Man… Do you know what that means? Then let me teach you a lesson…” Full disclosure – I’ve been a huge fan of Mark Millar’s ‘The Secret Service’ since it came out in the classic CLiNT magazine back in […]

American Sniper (15)

Director: Clint Eastwood Cast: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Ben Reed, Elise Robertson, Keir O’Donnell, Marnette Patterson, Jake McDorman “There are 3 types of people in this world. Sheep, wolf and sheepdogs. If hatred appeared at the door of a sheep they would not know how to protect themselves. The predators use violence to […]

Chef (15)

Reviewed by Matt Adcock Director: Jon Favreau Cast: Jon Favreau, Emjay Anthony, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Sofía Vergara, Robert Downey Jr., Oliver Platt, Dustin Hoffman Quote: “I get to touch people’s lives with what I do and I love it and I want to share this with you.” On the menu today… Starter: Decent anticipation […]

Edge of Tomorrow (12a)

Reviewed by Matt Adcock Director: Doug Liman Cast: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riley, Jonas Armstrong Quote: “Come find me when you wake up!” Plot: Hotshot but cowardly military PR specialist Major Bill Cage (Tom Cruise delivering over and above the call of duty) – is a spin doctor who can certainly ‘sell’ […]

This is Sparta

For Threads 300th post, they asked Carl Beech to tell us just why he loves the epic testosterone-fuelled film 300… The Battle of Thermopylae is the stuff of legend. It’s around 480BC and 300 Spartan warriors face an invasion force of 300,000 Persians. Against the odds they determine to hold them off at a narrow […]