Film review: ‘VENOM’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built for Speed’

Venom, the latest addition to the Marvel Comics cinematic universe probably won’t be well known to non-comic fans although the main creature briefly appeared in Spider-Man 3. Venom is in fact an alien parasite that hitches a ride to earth aboard a spacecraft and arrives with nefarious intentions for us puny humans. Essentially a slimy goo monster, the creature can

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Film review: THE RAID 2: BERANDAL, from Built For Speed

I haven’t seen Gareth Evans’ (the Welsh film director not the former Labor politician) first Raid film -a martial arts epic set in a Jakarta apartment building over-run by ferocious criminals – but as far as I’m aware it is not essential to have seen that film to follow the plot of the sequel The Raid 2: Berandal.  The Raid

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