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: THE HATEFUL EIGHT, from ‘Built For Speed’

Since the superb Jackie Brown, Quentin Tarantino’s films haven’t been entirely convincing. Kill Bill, Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained all had inventive, exciting and funny moments but the storylines were an unsatisfying jumble of ideas tainted by questionable morality. Tarantino’s latest film, The Hateful Eight, is an improvement but still suffers some of the same problems; there’s a number of

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Film review: TURBO from Built For Speed

Regardless of the studio creating them, a lot of big-budget animated films are starting to look very similar.  The well-worn plot template sees an innocent, loveable character with an ability to drive or fly quickly, aspire to break free of their staid conservative environment and against all odds and warnings from friends and family, compete in a dangerous high-stakes race. 

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