Film review: ENDER’S GAME, from Built For Speed

Nick’s rating: ***. Genre: Action/ Adventure/ Science Fiction. Classification: TBA Director(s): Gavin Hood. Release date: 5th Dec 2013. Running time: 114 mins. Based on controversial author Orson Scott Card’s famed 1985 science fiction novel, Ender’s Game is one of the most hotly anticipated film adaptations of recent times.  I have not read the book so my review comes from the

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Film review: PACIFIC RIM, from Built For Speed

Only if you mated a Great Dane with a Blue Whale could you create a bigger dog than Pacific Rim.  What could have been an exciting high-tech twist on global apocalypse films and old-school, Japanese-style monster movies turns out to be a moronic, clichéd, emotionally empty dud. Not only is this film dumb, devoid of tension and visually incoherent, it

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Film review: STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS, from Built For Speed

There’s four reasons why the original Star Trek TV series has such enduring popularity: there’s the superbly cheesy 60’s pop-art production design, the exploration of moral and philosophical issues that clearly fascinated creator Gene Roddenberry, the fact that it makes nerdy scientists look like heroes but mainly it’s the wonderful characters.  Chief among these is  Capt. James Tiberius Kirk who,

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Film review: CLOUD ATLAS, from Built For Speed

Ambitious, epic, infuriating, silly and remarkable all in one, Cloud Atlas is the brave attempt by Andy and Lana Wachowski and Tom Tykwer to a adapt David Mitchell’s brain-boggling novel to the big screen. Like Slaughterhouse Five this film jumps back and forth in time from one unusual scenario to another. We go from Jim Sturgess as a morally and

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