Reel Reviews

X-Men: Apocalypse

Well written, well performed, the spectacle is amazing

The Ones Below - Movie Review

A very severe case of psychological nastiness.

Alice Through the Looking Glass - Movie Review

Alice is missing one key ingredient: fun

The Angry Birds Movie - Movie Review

If you are over the age of 7, fly away from this one.

The Witch - Blu-ray Review

A nasty display of atmospheric evil and restraint

Deadpool - Movie Review

Witness the vulgarity-spouting vigilantism of Deadpool

Krampus - Movie Review

A carnival of gore and laughs - now on sparkling blu-ray

The Revenant - Blu-ray Review

A fierce display of cinematic power and passion

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The People That Time Forgot (1977) - Blu-ray Review

The People That Time Forgot - Blu-ray ReviewWhen it comes to directing1970s fantasy/adventure films, Kevin Connor is definitely one of the genre’s mad geniuses.  After showing a very versatile set of skills in bringing dinosaurs back to life with aplomb in The Land that Time Forgot, he flexed hardcore alongside returning ...

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Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970) - Blu-ray Review

Cotton Comes to Harlem - Blu-ray ReviewAnyone's education in cinema involves stopping for a spell in New York City. While you are there, though, be sure to not skip out on the knowledge that can be gained by watching 1970's fascinating Cotton Comes to Harlem.  ...

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Hired to Kill (1990) - Blu-ray Review

Hired to Kill - Blu-ray ReviewOliver Reed.  George Kennedy.  Jose Ferre.  And action movie regular Brian Thompson (otherwise known as the alien bounty hunter in The X-Files).  What movie could possibly bring them together?  And for what reason?  Other than probably being unemployed at  ...

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Alice Through the Looking Glass - Movie Review

Alice Through the Looking Glass - Movie ReviewTime is a thief” utters Alice Through the Looking Glass’s star Mia Wasikowska. In some kind of weird self-aware pronouncement, she reminds us that somehow it’s been six years since Burton’s motley crew of Lewis Carroll-inspired characters convened for their epic  ...

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The Ones Below - Movie Review

The Ones Below - Movie ReviewWhile Hollywood can only offer up mediocre sequels this Memorial Day weekend, the debut feature from writer-director David Farr (screenwriter of Hanna and the excellent adaptation of John le Carré’s “The Night Manager” for AMC) offers viewers a very severe case ...

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The Witch - Blu-ray Review

The Witch - Movie ReviewLadies and Gentlemen, Robert Eggers has arrived.  The Witch is easily the most disturbing horror film I’ve seen in theaters in a long, long while. Writing and directing an impressive debut, the creative artist behind The Witch has done a lot of things right, including the research ...

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X-Men: Apocalypse - Movie Review

X-Men: Apocalypse - Movie ReviewBryan Singer’s entry into the super hero genre at the turn of this century should never be underestimated. It was in an era when Warners had well and truly screwed the pooch with the Batman franchise, the only Marvel movie on offer was Blade (and what an offering  ...

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The Nice Guys - Movie Review

The Nice Guys - Movie ReviewShane Black's The Nice Guys hits on so many different levels, it certainly won't come as a surprise if we look back at this as the exact moment the buddy cop flick was awakened from its 30-year slumber.  Sure, the genre has seen many come and go since Black's Lethal ...

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Victor Frankenstein (2015) - Blu-ray Review

Victor Frankenstein - Blu-ray ReviewIt seems the go to reason to revisit classic characters, if one is to ask creative folk, is revisiting their stories with a new perspective. Setting aside the realities of modern cinema, it’s with that assertion that I sat down to this, the umpteenth go around, of Mary Shelley’s  ...

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The Angry Birds Movie - Movie Review

Angry Birds - Movie ReviewWelcome to 2016’s initial summer line-up.  It is a wacky season where even popular mobile apps get their own movie.  Ready for August yet?  Thought you might be.  And with all these green pigs stealing eggs from wingless birds, well, it’s really not a fun place for  ...

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