Blade of the Immortal

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Hiroaki Samura’s Blade of the Immortal began life as a Manga series in 1993, where it was published in Gekkan Afternoon magazine and ran for almost 20 years. With sales of over 7.5 million and numerous prestigious awards to its name, it quickly attracted international acclaim. Spanning two worlds, audacious action, spectacular scenery and…

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Justice League

⭐⭐ The eagerly anticipated coming together of DC world’s most famous creations finally arrived in cinemas this week. Originally helmed by Zack Snyder, Joss Whedon took the reins after Snyder departed due to a personal loss. Both leave their mark on a film that fails to live up to its hype and ends up a…

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Paddington 2

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Ben Whishaw swaps James Bond for Michael Bond’s Paddington Bear in the sequel to 2014s hugely successful Paddington, simply named Paddington 2. Simply named, but ingeniously signalled by Paddington himself in the film’s opening. In search of the perfect gift for his Aunt Lucy, Paddington discovers an old pop-up book in Mr Gruber’s antique…

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Murder on the Orient Express

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Agatha Christie has sold somewhere in the region of three billion books. Yes, three billion. I’ve not read any. There have been numerous adaptations of Murder on the Orient Express for the silver and the golden screen. I’ve not seen any. Yes, I know. I’m embarrassed for myself too. But this is a good thing.…

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Thor: Ragnarok

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Exploding onto the screen in a kaleidoscope of colour and Electro-Pop, synthetic, funk music, Thor: Ragnarok grabs you by the ponytail and takes you on an adventure that’ll leave you wanting more and questioning whether you’ve just watched an outright comedy rather than an action film with funny moments. Director Taika Waititi and writers Eric…

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Geostorm

⭐⭐⭐ Storming into cinemas in the wake of some horrific, domestic natural disasters, Geostorm arrives with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer to remind us that we need to look after our planet or it’ll find a way to destroy us all. Gerard Butler is Jake Lawson,

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle

⭐⭐⭐⭐ “How do I look?” Enquires a dapper Harry (Colin Firth as British as ever) in his sharp suit and new custom eye (literally – he only has one) glasses. “Like some faggot looking for an eye fucking”, drawls a redneck itching for a fight. The first Kingsman film wasn’t exactly subtle, and you’ll be…

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American Assassin

⭐⭐⭐ The late Vince Flynn wrote thirteen Mitch Rapp novels until his untimely death at the age of 47.  The series was continued by his friend, and fellow author, Kyle Mills who is still writing them to this day. American Assassin seems a sensible place to start a potential new franchise as, although it was written as…

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