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Theatrical Releases: ‘Toy Story 3’

Fifteen years after the release of the groundbreaking Toy Story (1995) and eleven years after the release of the arguably superior Toy Story 2 (1999), Pixar are back with the next (and potentally final) instalment to […]

Film Review: ‘Predators’

★★★☆☆ It’s no surprise producer Robert Rodriguez and director Nimród Antal stressed that they wanted this film to be seen as a sequel only to the original Predator (1987) movie which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger. With their […]

Theatrical Releases: ‘The Collector’

As a horror fan, it is tempting to defend what has come to be called ‘Torture Porn’ if only because the sub-genre has dominated the horror market for the last six years, and also because the […]

DVD Review: ‘The Perfect Sleep’

★★☆☆☆ “Sorry if it seems kind of cliché, but the French dig this kind of visual…and I dig the French”. These are the telling, if bizarre, words from The Perfect Sleep’s (2009) unnamed protagonist, moments after […]

Blu-ray Review: ‘Donnie Darko’

★★★★★ When first released, Donnie Darko (2001) screened in a handful of cinemas across America for little over a month, crippled by a low budget, a lack of interest and the recent trauma of 9/11. Now, […]

Film Review: ‘Shrek Forever After: The Final Chapter’

★★☆☆☆ After the disappointment of Shrek the Third in 2007, there wasn’t much expectation for a fourth Shrek movie. Many felt that the franchise was tired and the anti-fairytale formula was exhausted. Nevertheless, DreamWorks Animation obviously […]

Film Review: ‘Inception’

★★★★☆ When we’re dreaming, time moves differently. We don’t notice while we’re sleeping, but it does; a second of real time can feel like minutes, or even hours, in dream-time. It’s a concept that’s taken to its […]

DVD Releases: ‘Youth in Revolt’

Based on the novel by C.D. Payne, Arteta’s direction sets the premise for an intelligent and witty take on the plight of the teen, and a strong supporting cast including Zach Galifianakis, Steve Buscemi and Justin […]

DVD Review: ‘The Dinner Party’

★☆☆☆☆ TV soap operas have often proved to be the perfect platform for young acting talent to cut their thespian teeth. Australia’s hugely successful soap export Neighbours helped to launch the acting careers of Alan Dale […]