Category Archives: Films

Blu-Ray Review: Stronger (USA, 2018) is a hero’s story that tugs at your heartstrings

Stronger is the second film to be released about the Boston Marathon bombing. While Patriot’s Day focused on the manhunt for the terrorists, Stronger is about the victims of the tragedy and one man’s story in particular. This film is ultimately an inspirational look at a man who was left a double amputee and how he rebuilt his life in the aftermath.... Continue Reading

13 of the Coolest Film, TV & Gaming Trailers You May Have Missed at SDCC 2018

With San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) wrapped up for this year, there’s no doubt each year’s conference rules the entertainment universe with its mind blowing announcements from films, TV shows and the latest and upcoming games. So without further ado, let’s recap some of the biggest announcements you may have missed this year.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Funny Cow (UK, 2018) sees Maxine Peake delivers heart and humour

I’m going to throw out a hot take – It’s tough to be a woman in comedy these days. Late night talk shows and weekly round ups are still dominated by male comics, you try to put out a new-take on an old concept with an all-female cast and unearth the wrath of legions of loyalist fans behind keyboards. You try to unearth why the numbers are so skewed and are met with that classic comeback- “women aren’t funny”. And that is in 2018. So, imagine, then, how tough it was for women in the 1970s.... Continue Reading

Win a double in-season pass to see Funny Cow, starring Maxine Peake, in cinemas

Starring the brilliant Maxine Peake, Funny Cow charts the rise to stardom of a female comedienne through the 1970’s and 1980’s and is set against the backdrop of working men’s clubs and the stand-up comedy circuit in the North of England. From her troubled childhood to her turbulent adult relationships, Funny Cow uses the raw material of her life experiences to bring her unique style of comedy to the stage.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Whitney (UK/USA, 2018) is a bittersweet love letter celebrating the enigmatic star’s rise & tragic downfall

Whitney may not be the most necessary film but it’s certainly an entertaining one. This documentary comes hot on the heels of Whitney: Can I Be Me, but where this latest offering differs is in its unprecedented access to Whitney Houston’s family and friends. The result is an intimate and bittersweet portrait of her meteoric success and her equally tragic downfall.... Continue Reading

Robin Hood, The Man of Many Remakes

Robin Hood, a man of English folklore and legend, a master archer, swordsman and outlaw. Stories depict him having been of noble birth (born Robin of Locksley), going off to fight in the Crusades, returning to England to find his lands taken by the Sheriff of Nottingham. With Prince John wanting to usurp the throne from the absent King Richard, utilising the Sheriff to buy out allies for John’s plan to take over. His plans are thwarted by Robin, robbing from the rich Nottingham to give back to the people.... Continue Reading