Film review: PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES, by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is yet another lumbering, plotless farce in what has to be one of the most undeservedly successful franchises in cinema history – first film excepted. These Pirate films should be rollicking campy adventures but they’re so waterlogged with cgi and so incoherently plotted that they lack both sense and charm. Also,

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Film review: KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD, by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

With funny, street smart, cartoonishly violent gangster movies like Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch Guy Ritchie was, in the 1990’s, being touted as Britain’s answer to Quentin Tarantino. Unfortunately, his recent, confusingly-plotted, over-the-top, near-indigestible offerings such as the Sherlock Holmes movies and the irritating Rock’n’Rolla have seen him become more like Britain’s answer to Michael Bay. Consequently,

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Film review: UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS, from ‘Built For Speed’

Believe it or not there’s another Underworld film about to hit our cinemas.  Audiences would be forgiven for thinking these outrageously silly, borderline unwatchable S and M vampire fantasies had been consigned to the Golden Raspberry hall of fame but apparently there’s enough fan interest to warrant a fifth film in this ‘vampires versus werewolves’ saga, namely Underworld: Blood Wars.

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