Film review ‘FAST AND FURIOUS: HOBBS AND SHAW’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

As if eight inexplicably popular movies, in the mind-numbing Fast and Furious franchise weren’t enough, the series, like a mutant beast, has sprouted another limb in the form of the ludicrous but not particularly fun spinoff, Hobbs and Shaw. This film is as punishingly loud, soulless, chaotic and utterly preposterous as previous instalments in the franchise, even though it moves

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Film review: ‘AVENGERS: ENDGAME’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

After 11 years and a seemingly endless procession of ear drum and eyeball pummelling films, the first phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes to a close with the three-hour behemoth Avengers: Endgame. This collision of superhero action flick, high-tech sci-fi film, Tolkienesque fantasy epic and pompous Wagnerian myth has so far received reviews verging on the orgasmic with some

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What’s on ‘Built For Speed’ Friday 29th March 2019

This week on ‘Built For Speed’ we review U’s’ director Jordan Peele’s much-anticipated follow-up to horror sensation ‘Get Out’.  We’ll also take a look at believe it or not, a superhero film but a slightly different one to the normal po-faced, Wagnerian CGI-overloaded Marvel efforts, it’s ‘Shazam’.  Our theatre correspondent CJ will also tell us about the live musical extravaganza ‘Muriel’s

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