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Blu-ray review: The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Blu-ray review: The Tale of Princess Kaguya

With Isao Takahata tackling his last ever Studio Ghibli feature and in the wake of Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki’s retirement, you’d be forgiven for thinking the worst when considering the future of the famed Japanese animation studio. But fear not. Because these talented individuals, are not gone without a trace. Their mark will forever be...

Blu-ray Review: The Voices

Blu-ray Review: The Voices

Marjane Satrapi’s The Voices is particularly difficult to categorise in the sense that it’s a mishmash of all sorts: comedy, drama, thriller and horror all stapled together in a surreal, edgy package starring Ryan Reynolds. With its emergence during last year’s Cannes Film Festival, The Voices offers a role to one-time hopeful Ryan Reynolds who, to his...

Toy review: Minions

Toy review: Minions

You’d be forgiven for not knowing who or what Minions are if you’ve not got kids or are beyond your teenage years. But then again, DreamWorks’ movie franchise still has the cuteness, appeal and entertainment value to tap in to the adult market, too. With the release of Minions in cinemas this month (the spin-off animation from the Despicable Me series), a...

Blu-ray review: Chappie

Blu-ray review: Chappie

You’ll notice, should you be a follower of director Neill Blomkamp’s career, how the start of Chappie – a tale about a self-aware robot — is awfully familiar to District 9. In fact, it all feels a little too similar, to tell the truth. The opening of Blomkamp’s third feature tries to unlock the memory of watching his 2009 hit, largely because...

Win A DVD Bundle of Paddington, The Shaun the Sheep Movie, Bing Storytime, and more!

Win A DVD Bundle of Paddington, The Shaun the Sheep Movie, Bing Storytime, and more!

To celebrate the Release of Bing Storytime… And Other Episodes out on DVD on Monday 15th June 2015, Studio Canal have offered you the chance to win one of three amazing children’s DVD bundles.  Each lucky winner will receive a DVD bundle including: ·         Paddington ·         Shaun the Sheep the Movie ·         Dino Train...

Blu-ray Review: Whiplash

Blu-ray Review: Whiplash

As one of 2014’s most discussed films on the festival circuit, Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash was, and still is, the talk of the town for its ferocious and compelling portrayal of a music teacher and his explosive academic relationship with one of his students. J.K. Simmons rules the roost as tyrannous conductor Fletcher at a prestigious music school, where he...

Shaun the Sheep Blu-ray review

Shaun the Sheep Blu-ray review

Aardman continue in their pursuit of expanding on their Wallace and Gromit franchise by spinning off with the loveable sheep from 1995’s A Close Shave, in Shaun the Sheep Movie. The Shaun the Sheep Movie is a particularly sweet and warm animated comedy that’ll melt the coldest hearts with its quaint and quintessentially British tone of sharing...

Blu-ray review: Big Hero 6

Blu-ray review: Big Hero 6

With Disney scooping their second Best Animation Oscar in as many years, following in the hugely successful steps of Frozen was always going to be tough. And while it didn’t pass $1 billion and break numerous records, Big Hero 6 did make over $650 million worldwide. Based on the Marvel Comics superhero team, Don Hall and Chris Williams co-direct a stylish...

Review – Avengers: Age of Ultron

Review – Avengers: Age of Ultron

For a different view on the film check out the reviews by Alan and Chris. The pressure’s really on Joss Whedon, writer-director of the hugely successful, billion dollar-breaking Avengers Assemble, with the hype machine reaching the comparable heights of this December’s Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. No one’s quite sure if...

Blu-ray review: Penguins of Madagascar

Blu-ray review: Penguins of Madagascar

Having risen up the ranks of popularity since 2005’s Madagascar, Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private have assumed the limelight for Penguins of Madagascarin a spin-off movie based around the hapless foursome. With an obvious yet very funny poke at March of the Penguins in its opening few minutes, this immediately feels like a sharp, witty animation that...