Film review: ‘THE BEAST’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Loosely inspired by Henry James’ novella The Beast In The Jungle, the beguiling, occasionally disturbing, sometimes funny and at times brain boggling French-Canadian science fiction film, The Beast sits beside Slaughterhouse Five and Cloud Atlas in the ‘fascinating head scratcher’ sub-genre.  This is one of those films where characters shift through different realities appearing at different times and in different

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Film review: ‘THE GARFIELD MOVIE’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Before the Ninja Turtles and The Simpsons, Garfield the cat became an unlikely cultural icon.  The droll, gluttonous, lasagna gobbling, pathologically lazy feline who hates Mondays, first appeared in the late 70’s and has been a beloved character for both children and adults ever since.  Garfield’s misadventures have been adapted for various animated films, most notably in 2004’s Garfield: The

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