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How to get into nightclubs when you can’t enter anywhere without being invited. What we Do in the Shadows review

There’s one word that comes to mind after watching What we Do in the Shadows; genius.  The vampire genre has grown incredibly tired. Everything that could be done with it has been a hundred times over; or so I thought. But in 2015 along came Flight of the Concords creators Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement who brought us the hilarious mockumentary that the vampire sub-genre has … Continue reading How to get into nightclubs when you can’t enter anywhere without being invited. What we Do in the Shadows review

Game of Thrones: what’s all the fuss about?

I’m sure a lot of people will hate me for this post, and that’s fine; please feel free to let me know in the comments! I recently moved in with my boyfriend, who is a big fan of Game of Thrones despite not yet seeing the two most recent series. Because I’m such a great girlfriend I agreed to start watching from the first series … Continue reading Game of Thrones: what’s all the fuss about?

Outlander: ‘Sassenach’

The first episode of Amazon-original series Outlander kicks off to a flying start with stunning scenery that puts BBC’s Poldark to shame. After being apart for five years during the war, Claire Randall and her husband embark on a ‘second honeymoon’ in Scotland to reconnect and celebrate the end of the second world war. But things take a turn for the worst when Claire (Caitriona … Continue reading Outlander: ‘Sassenach’

Painless

Painless (originally called Insensibles) is a fantasy horror film set in Catalonia which tells two stories that interlink. One is set during the Spanish civil war as an asylum rehabilitates a group of children with an ‘illness’ that means they are unable to feel pain. The second is set in the present day as a neurosurgeon who survives a car accident discovers by fluke that … Continue reading Painless

Jimmy

There’s something heartwarming about family drama’s like Jimmy. They make you laugh and cry at the same time but are ultimately great feel-good movies. Jimmy (Ian Colletti) is a mentally challenged teenager who regularly interacts with supernatural beings only he can see, whom he calls ‘watchers’. Struggling with his ability to see things others can’t Jimmy lands himself in trouble after overhearing something he shouldn’t and … Continue reading Jimmy

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

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

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

In this continuation of the popular German  folk fairy tale Hansel and Gretel, the titular children are all grown up and are ridding the world of witches one medieval town by another. They’re kind of like medieval pest control but with more weapons and no cute little van with a giant plastic cockroach on top. This American-German fantasy action film which stars British actress Gemma Arterton (gosh so … Continue reading Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

Silent Hill: Revelation

Silent Hill: Revelation is the sequel to video game adaption Silent Hill. This time we’re given a rather tenuous story line that concludes the previous film and moves us on into the future. Sharon, the little girl who got stuck in Silent Hill with her mother during the first film, is now known as Heather and is back living with her bereaved father. The film conjures a tenuous and somewhat unbelievable (if … Continue reading Silent Hill: Revelation