Film review: INTERSTELLAR, from Built For Speed

Along with David Fincher, Chris Nolan (The Dark Knight Trilogy, Memento, Inception) has been the most exciting Hollywood filmmaker of the last decade.  James Cameron may have made a bundle with Avatar but Fincher and Nolan have given us something darker, more cerebral and ultimately more satisfying.  Consequently, Chris Nolan’s latest film, space epic Interstellar, has been the subject of

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Film review: TRANSCENDENCE, from Built For Speed

Films with a sinister, all-powerful, self-aware computer threatening to obliterate the human race have almost become a genre unto themselves.  There was the creepy HAL trying to scuttle the Jupiter mission in 2001: A Space Odyssey, Skynet triggering the apocalypse in The Terminator, Colossus threatening nuclear annihilation in Colossus: The Forbin Project and the female-voiced computer taunting Shia Labeouf in

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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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