Film review KONG: SKULL ISLAND, from ‘Built For Speed’

The King Kong movies form one of cinema’s longest franchises, the classic original having burst onto screens in 1933. Since then there have been numerous trashy sequels only vaguely connected to the original and two Hollywood remakes including the ludicrously overlong Peter Jackson version in which all monster credibility died when the creatures failed to outrun Jack Black. Does the

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Film review: LOVE, THE COOPERS, from ‘Built For Speed’

In 2005 Love Actually set the benchmark for rom-coms featuring a large sprawling cast of name actors playing characters whose personal and professional lives intertwine in a quirky, amusing and sometimes bittersweet fashion. Love Actually was also a Christmas movie and successfully infused its romantic tales with the elation and pain of Christmas. Love, The Coopers attempts something similar with

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Film review: THE MONUMENTS MEN, from Built For Speed

Based on the non-fiction book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, Monuments Men dramatises the time during World War Two when art critics invaded Germany. Throughout the war, the Nazis had stolen copious art treasures including Michelangelo’s Madonna and Child, from galleries and private collections across Europe. For what are purported in

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Film review: MONSTERS UNIVERSITY, from Built For Speed

Monsters University is a prequel to the highly successful 2001 film Monsters Inc.  which was a clever and very endearing parody of both the corporate world and monster movies.  In that film monsters entered the human world to frighten kiddies in their beds and in a fine example of renewable energy, used the children’s screams to power the monster world.

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