DVD and Blu-Ray

DVD Review: Hitman: Agent 47 (MA15+) (USA, 2015)

January 21, 2016

Hollywood hasn’t had the greatest track record when it comes to translating video games into films. There’s been but a handful that have been worth watching, the Resident Evil series, Lara Croft Tomb Raider and cult classic Mortal Kombat all rank amongst the good ones. With Hitman: Agent 47 this is actually a reboot and has nothing to do with the 2007 film Hitman (starring Timothy Olyphant in the lead) other than originating from the same game. With this film endeavouring to take a little bit more from the source material to fuel the story which adds a notch to its belt above its predecessor. But more importantly, does this bomb, or does it have enough juice in it to reinvigorate the franchise?... Continue Reading

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DVD Review: San Andreas (USA, 2015)

September 30, 2015

San Andreas is a fault line that extends through a large majority of California and is overdue for a BIG earthquake. “It’s not a matter of if but when” is the premonition that Lawrence (Paul Giamatti) a professor of seismology gives his class at Caltech, and after years of research into the prediction of earthquakes, his results finally take a significant turn. But of course, like any good disaster film, he is too late.... Continue Reading

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Our five favourite moments of Empire Season One

September 8, 2015

TV series Empire caused quite a stir with it’s first season, quickly becoming one of the most talked about shows of the year and establishing itself as a firm player amongst the likes of network big guns like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. Created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong with stand-out performances from veterans Terrance Howard and Taraji P. Henson, Empire has gone on to become one of the most anticipated shows with the second season scheduled to start this month. If you haven’t caught up by now, the perfect opportunity has just hit stores in the form of the complete season one on DVD. To celebrate the release, and in anticipation of the second season here are our five favourite moments from the dramatic, head-turning season that was. ... Continue Reading

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