Orange is the New Black Season 3

The third season of Orange is the New Black has drawn to a close and once again hasn’t disappointed. So many tumultuous ups and downs, so much drama and so much sexual tension. Season 3 pulls some of the focus from Piper (Taylor Schilling) and delves even more into the complicated and fascinating back stories of the other characters with some seriously well-done flashback sequences. … Continue reading Orange is the New Black Season 3

Dead Man’s Shoes

Dead Man’s Shoes is a shining example of low budget British film at its absolute best and Shane Meadows has become something of an icon with his gritty homegrown drama. Disaffected soldier Richard (Paddy Considine) returns to his hometown to exact sadistic revenge on the thugs responsible for brutalising his mentally-challenged younger brother Anthony (Toby Kebbell) years previously. What ensues is clever, dark and completely brutal … Continue reading Dead Man’s Shoes

My View on Video Games and Violence

Disclaimer: I don’t care if anyone’s offended by this article, I really don’t. I’m offended that a game I’ve always enjoyed is being blamed for violence so, suck on that! GTA 5 (or ‘V’ if you understand roman numerals, which I do not) was released on the 17th and of course the PC brigade have been bleating ever since about GTA encouraging violence. These are … Continue reading My View on Video Games and Violence

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

Kids and Video Nasties: The Media as a Scapegoat for Crime

When I was a kid I’d play Grand Theft Auto before I even knew what a prostitute was or how a gun worked. My favourite way to play the game was to use a cheat to deactivate the police and just run free killing people in imaginative ways with an array of weapons. My brother and I found a list of cheat codes online for … Continue reading Kids and Video Nasties: The Media as a Scapegoat for Crime

Cop Out

Who doesn’t love an action comedy about police getting up to no good? And who better to take the leading role than Bruce Willis, who seems to be a dab hand at combining comedy with kick ass action. Cop Out is a 2010 film directed by Kevin Smith and written by the Cullen brothers about a veteran cop who enlists the help of his partner when his collectable baseball card … Continue reading Cop Out

Lady Vengeance

Lady Vengeance (2005) is the final film of the Vengeance trilogy directed by Park Chan-wook, which includes worldwide classic Oldboy. A series of films that link together only by their themes of revenge, violence and salvation, the ‘Vengeance trilogy’ is not really a trilogy at all, it was simply dubbed this by critics who noticed the thematic links. While Lady Vengeance (also known as Sympathy for Lady Vengeance) is no patch … Continue reading Lady Vengeance

Walk all Over Me

With an exclusive interview with director Robert Cuffley coming very soon to Films and Things I decided to review his 2007 crime thriller Walk all Over Me. Walk all Over Me follows a small town girl called Alberta, who runs into lots of trouble when she decides to take on her room mate’s identity as a dominatrix to help pay the bills. Walk all Over Me is one of those little known films that … Continue reading Walk all Over Me

Headshot

headshot01Headshot is a brutal ‘neo-noir’ thriller about a cop turned hit man who finds his world quite literally turned upside down after a gunshot to the head.

 

 

 

 

 

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Broadchurch

Meet_the_cast_of_BroadchurchBroadchurch is a new murder mystery drama starring Olivia Colman and David Tennant. When an eleven year old boy is found dead on a beach in Dorset, the police try their best to solve the mystery of his suspicious death.

 

 

 

 

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