Films > Film Reviews


Monday, April 27th 2015

Shallow, artificial and over-rated

Hot Tub Time Machine II

Friday, March 27th 2015

This film makes me angry.


Monday, March 2nd 2015

Chappie is a robot movie that adds up to more than the sum of its parts.

Jupiter Ascending

Thursday, January 29th 2015

Visually stunning action scenes


Wednesday, December 17th 2014

Sorry Johnny, but we don’t need another hero.

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

Thursday, November 27th 2014

Where does Gandalf keep his army? Up his wizard’s sleevey.


Wednesday, October 29th 2014

Don't just watch the fireworks this November, go and see Interstellar.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014

Cashabunga, dudes.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Thursday, September 4th 2014

You’ll love it. We did.

The Riot Club

Friday, August 29th 2014

This is Posh.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes // Review

Tuesday, July 1st 2014

This month we look at Dawn of the Planet of the Apes; the sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and the second film of the rebooted franchise.

Godzilla // Review

Monday, April 28th 2014

Why does Godzilla have two feet? Because six inches would look ridiculous.

The Amazing Spider-man 2 // Review

Thursday, April 17th 2014

Rather than sack the chef (director Marc Webb) they seem to have sent him on a cookery course – apparently the Whedon school of cookery, and maybe, just maybe, it’s paid off.

Life on the Limit // Review

Monday, March 17th 2014

Where F1 is the subject of Life On The Limit, the documentary itself could feature in a future film called ‘Storytelling on the Limit’.

300: Rise of an Empire // Review

Wednesday, March 12th 2014

Welcome to the re-match of the year: Sparta vs Persia

Robocop // Preview

Tuesday, February 11th 2014

Basically the reasons you should go see this are as obvious as an eleven year old trying to sneak a Robocop VHS out of Aylsham video shop.

The Wolf of Wall Street // Review

Monday, January 6th 2014

Who better than the guy who showed us gangsters being businessmen [Scorcese], to show us bankers being criminals?

The Hobbit 2: The Desolation of Smaug // Review

Wednesday, December 4th 2013

It’s time to catch up with Bilbo Baggins and his gang of burly, yet crockery-conscious dwarves

Hunger Games: Catching Fire // Review

Wednesday, November 6th 2013

Cue more fight or flight teenage quandaries and Jennifer Lawrence bringing sexy back to water proof anoraks.

Gravity // Film Review

Thursday, October 17th 2013

Make some space in your calendar and go and see Gravity.

Insidious 2 // Review

Monday, September 2nd 2013

Watch this film if you are a fan of the genre because it will be fun, but I don’t think you’ll be sleeping with the lights on.

Kick-Ass 2 // Review

Wednesday, July 31st 2013

See it if you like schoolgirls with swords, fast-paced fight scenes set to cool music or funny one-liners.

The World's End // Review

Wednesday, July 17th 2013

They return in The World’s End, the third instalment of Edgar Wright’s Three Flavours/Blood and Ice Cream trilogy.

Man of Steel // Film Preview

Thursday, June 6th 2013

He could cut Batman in half with his eyeballs, put Iron Man in an Iron Lung and hammer Wolverine into the ground like a nail

IMAX: Star Trek Into Darkness // Film Review

Thursday, May 2nd 2013

It’s the return of Kirk’s merry band of interracial, international, interstellar space cowboys...

Iron Man 3 // Review

Thursday, April 4th 2013

He’s a millionaire playboy with the kind of reputation that would make Charlie Sheen’s biography read like Cider with Rosie

Jack the Giant Slayer 3D // Review

Thursday, April 4th 2013

Before you can say “Fe Fi F-Oh Fu…” there’s more giants than you can shake an IMAX camera at, and they’re not happy.

A Good Day to Die Hard // Review

Thursday, April 4th 2013

When our ageing, bald hero does get neck-deep in the exact kind of shit that he’s increasingly too old for, don’t worry, McClane Jnr is there to drag him out...

Django Unchained // Review

Monday, January 7th 2013

"Does Tarantino go too far? Hell yeah, and that’s why it works!" - Smiley reviews Tarantino's latest

The Hobbit // Review

Wednesday, December 5th 2012

Peter was in, Guillermo was out, and before you could say, “are you Tolkien the piss?” it was shot, edited and split it into THREE films!

Skyfall // Review

Thursday, October 11th 2012

007, the suave secret agent with Britain in his heart, blood like ice and the collective libido of

Dredd 3D // Review

Wednesday, September 19th 2012

Nolan took the darkest side of the knight for his Batman trilogy and now we get Dredd - the lawman that puts the mental in judgemental.


Wednesday, August 8th 2012

Meet the beer swilling, pot smoking, stripper loving, foul mouthed, un-cuddly toy that is Ted.

The Dark Knight Rises

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

I like Bale’s Batman. He’s dark, vicious and the kind of superhero that would punch his mum and sister...

Men in Black: 3

Thursday, May 3rd 2012

"You won’t be disappointed, and if you are, simply look into the light here…" - Smiley reviews the latest MIB instalment...

The Avengers Assemble

Monday, April 2nd 2012

"Will it be a Hulking smash hit or a Thor point for Marvel? See it to find out."


Friday, February 10th 2012

A group of three teenage friends develop superpowers, and what starts off as an amazing discovery soon starts to corrupt them

The Muppets

Friday, February 10th 2012

Muppet Treasure Island starred TIM CURRY for Fozzie’s sake, giving some of the best acting the world has ever seen to, essentially, someone’s right hand!

The Grey

Friday, January 6th 2012

Liam Neeson heads up a group of oil rig workers whose plane crashes in Alaska.


Friday, January 6th 2012

Make it your new year’s resolution to get a bit of culture and start with this adaptation of a lesser known Shakespeare play...