Shiny Shelf
By Stephen Lavington on 22 June 2010 Comments Off

‘Sons of Anarchy’ takes a bold step in solving the perennial puzzle of how to create high stakes drama where power-plays can lead to life or death in the heavily regulated and policed, relatively safe setting of contemporary America.
The majority of shows faced with this problem take the obvious approach and choose their characters from [...]

By Eugene Jones on 24 February 2009 Comments Off

With ten weeks to JJ Abrams’ ‘Star Trek’ prequel, we take a quick look at the ten previous movies. In reverse order, naturally.

By Mark Clapham on 13 December 2008 Comments Off

Fantastic in both senses of the word.

By Mark Clapham on 10 September 2004 Comments Off

There are loose adaptations and there are faithful adaptations, and then there’s ‘Hellboy’, a film that seems to just rip Mike Mignola’s comic off the page and glue it on to the screen…

By Jim Smith on 02 March 2003 Comments Off

A summer blockbuster sufficiently early to arrive with the dawn of Spring, ‘Blade 2′ is both significantly more violent and appreciably less nasty than its predecessor.
With Guillermo del Toro of ‘Cronos’ and ‘The Devil’s Backbone’ fame behind the camera, the visuals have flair and a certain kind of grim glamour. The costumes too, are remarkably [...]

By Jim Smith on 05 January 2003 Comments Off

‘Nemesis’ is a distinctly under-whelming cinematic experience and one that, assuming the intention to make this the last ‘Next Generation’ film still holds, sadly stands no comparison with ‘The Undiscovered Country’ the last hurrah of Spock and co.

By Jon de Burgh Miller on 03 January 2003 Comments Off

From the moment the first scene begins, it’s immediately obvious that the man at the helm of this Enterprise voyage isn’t someone reared in a TV background. This is cinematic, big-budget Trek like we’ve never seen before..

By Stephen Lavington on 17 May 2002 Comments Off

It is hard to imagine the same director making two more disparate vampire movies than Cronos and Blade II.

By Mark Clapham on 15 May 2002 Comments Off

‘Blade II’ is a very, very violent film. Take that as either a warning or a recommendation, but bear it in mind.