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Film & TV

The Dark Tower – Film Review

Director: Nikolaj Arcel Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey and Tom Taylor Release Date: 18 Aug It is almost impressive that director Nikolaj Arcel can use seven books worth of source material to create an hour and a half…

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Spider-Man: Homecoming – Film Review

Director: Jon Watts Starring:  Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Jacob Batalon and Michael Keaton Release Date: Jul 5 When Marvel announced that Spider-Man would be joining the MCU, you could be forgiven for wondering…

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Baby Driver – Film Review

Director: Edgar Wright Starring: Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Eiza González and Jamie Foxx Release Date: 28 June About five years ago, someone with far too much time on their hands re-cut the trailer for…

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Norman – Film Review

Director: Joseph Cedar Starring: Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi and Michael Sheen Release Date: Out Now As the opening credits roll for Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer, one witnesses companies, such as…

Video Game Reviews

Rise of the Tomb Raider – Review

-Reviewed on Xbox one- The sequel to Crystal Dynamics 2013 stellar Tomb raider game, Rise of the Tomb Raider sees Lara take up her father’s research to attempt locating a supernatural artefact that grants immortality. The game is…

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Cardboard Gangsters – Film Review

Director: Mark O’ Connor Starring: John Connors, Kierston Wareing and Paul Alwright Release Date: 16 Jun The continual poverty-fetishisation in Irish gangster films is something that bears discussion. For too long now have the working class suffered a…

Video Game Reviews

Mass Effect: Andromeda – Review

Mass Effect Andromeda was a game I had looked forward to for years. I loved the original trilogy, even the poor ending choices were not enough to spoil what was ultimately an excellent adventure which I put a…

Film & TV

The Journey – Film Review

Director: Nick Hamm Starring: Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, Freddie Highmore and John Hurt Release Date: 5 May The Journey begins in 2006, as the St Andrews Agreement is being negotiated between British/Irish governments and Northern Ireland’s political parties…

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The Promise – Film Review

Director: Terry George Starring: Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon and Christian Bale Release Date: Out Now With a seemingly endless procession of Holocaust related films in the Hollywood archive, it’s a little astonishing that The Promise marks the first…