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

The Aladdin story has been the subject of numerous cinema adaptations including the 1940 classic The Thief of Baghdad, the much-loved animated 1992 version with the late Robin Williams and outrageously camp English pantomimes. The latest version, a musical directed by Guy Richie, is elaborate, colourful and energetic but tonally inconsistent and not always as funny or charming as it

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What’s on ‘Built For Speed’, Friday 11th January 2019

‘Built For Speed’ is back for 2019 and this week we have a packed show for you as we catch up with some of the big films released over the Christmas period including ‘Aquaman’ and ‘The Favourite’.  We’ll also tell you about the Interpol gig at the Palais last Friday.  There’ll be plenty of fine tunes including some Interpol faves,

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Film review: ‘AQUAMAN’, by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Even by superhero film standards the latest DC offering, Aquaman is ludicrous. With its convoluted plot, ridiculous characters, strange casting and outrageously over-the-top visuals, Aquaman is a little like the dream – or perhaps nightmare – someone might have after consuming a dodgy pizza before bed time but that’s not to say this garish, lumbering monstrosity of a film doesn’t

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Film review: ‘ WRINKLE IN TIME’, by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

A Wrinkle in Time is the long-awaited cinema adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s1962 children’s sci fi fantasy novel.   As director Ava DuVernay emphasised in a pre-movie address, the film is aimed at tweens and focused on their interests and concerns: identity confusion, bullies, first romance, the desire to see magic enter their dull suburban lives and the belief that their personal

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