The Wolverine

Claws or no claws, I wouldn’t kick that out of bed! Hugh Jackman returns to the big screen as X-men mutant Wolverine in 2013 3D action blockbuster The Wolverine. When Wolverine saved the life of Yashida in the Nagasaki bombings in 1945 whilst being held captive in a prisoner of war camp, he never in a million years expected that he would be summoned to his death bed to say … Continue reading The Wolverine

House at the End of the Street

Academy award winning actress and all round fan favourite Jennifer Lawrence kicks some serious ass in this slick horror/thriller. Newly divorced Sarah (Elizabeth Shue) and her teenage daughter Elissa (Lawrence) move to an idyllic new house that’s price has been lowered due to the double murder that happened  in the house opposite four years previously. A deranged young girl murdered her parents late at night after an … Continue reading House at the End of the Street

The Seasoning House

Hard hitting, nail-bitingly tense and gloriously violent The Seasoning House is hard to stomach but well worth cringing your way through till the end. Teenage girls are kidnapped from their homes during the war and held hostage in ‘the seasoning house’, where they are prostituted to visiting soldiers. Angel (Rosie Day), a deaf and mute girl, has been given the job of caring for and preparing the … Continue reading The Seasoning House

Them (Ils)

Home invasion horror serves to make viewers paranoid about every little sound they hear from downstairs while they’re snuggled up in bed in the middle of the night. Them is a French/Romanian take on the home invasion horror, which has been a popular sub-genre for a while. Based on a true story, Them is about Lucas (Michael Cohen) and Clementine (Olivia Bonamy) who live happily in their giant country home … Continue reading Them (Ils)

Red 2

Frank Moses and the gang are back again in this follow up to the 2010 action comedy hit Red, but this time it’s, bigger, better and badass-er than before. Frank (Bruce Willis) and Marvin (John Malkovich) have to reunite the old team once again when they are falsely listed as participants in smuggling a sought after nuclear weapon into Russia bit by bit during the cold war. … Continue reading Red 2

The Returned (Les Revenants)

What would you do if the dead came back to life? Act like nothing happened? Freak out and run for the hills? Top yourself before the going gets too tough? But what if the walking dead were your loved ones, and looked exactly as they did when you saw them last? That is pretty much the premise of French TV drama The Returned (Les Revenants) which came … Continue reading The Returned (Les Revenants)

Bait

Sharks in a supermarket sounds like the punchline to some kind of terrible joke, but for the characters in Australia’s 2012 creature-horror Bait it’s very much a twisted reality. The food chain is tested when a tidal wave lands two huge man eating sharks in a supermarket. A group of survivors left balancing precariously on top of what used to be supermarket shelves have to find a … Continue reading Bait

Unbreakable

Writer and director of The Sixth Sense, M. Night Shyamalan, brings us another supernatural suspense thriller in the form of 2000 film Unbreakable.  Unbreakable is the story of a neighbourhood superhero, who’s power is discovered by a comic book fanatic when he is the unscathed soul survivor on a fatal train wreck. David Dunn (Bruce Willis) learns a lot about himself after he survives the train crash, and is forced to admit … Continue reading Unbreakable

Pacific Rim

What a movie! This film was made for the big screen. A breathtaking visual masterpiece from the genius that is Guillermo Del Toro, Pacific Rim is apocalyptic sci-fi at it’s finest. Pacific Rim is a fast paced visual feast and is one of the most striking 3D films to be released of recent months. The world is under threat from giant creatures that are seemingly indestructible, so humans … Continue reading Pacific Rim