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Tuesday, 25 October 2016
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 2.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 14.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545} There’s a hell of a lot of classic films based on the works of Stephen King. The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Shining, Christine, Misery, Children of the Corn, It, The Mist, Stand By Me, The Running Man…The list goes on. But Stephen King’s works have unfortunately lent themselves to ... Read More

Touched With Fire

Saturday, 22 October 2016
Mental illness is a really difficult subject to portray within film – skirting around the issue can end up causing offense and failing to include pivotal details, yet too much emphasis can somewhat trivialise the matter. ‘Touched With Fire’ is one of the few films that I’ve seen that thankfully depicts it in just the right way.Directed by Paul Dalio, who suffers from bipolar himself, ‘Touched With Fire’ is the story of two bipolar sufferers who meet each other within a psychiatric ... Read More

Long Way North

Friday, 21 October 2016
I love animated films. From Pixar to Studio Ghibli, there’s hundreds of great animations out there that prove that storytelling can be relevant and inspiring even when the characters aren’t real human beings (or human beings at all). With so many big budget studios around though now, it can make it particularly hard for the smaller, lesser-known animations to have such a great impact – which is why I felt it particularly important to watch ‘Long Way North’ as soon as it came ... Read More

Mount and Blade: Warband

Thursday, 20 October 2016
Mount and Blade: Warband may be a game you’ve heard at some point but it has finally made the jump from PC to Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The most surprising thing about this is that the game came out in 2010 on PC and it seems like no visual upgrades have occurred for the console versions meaning it incredibly underwhelming in the visual department. Apart from the, the whole game’s design feels far too random to be enjoyable and with so many other alternatives out there, it’s hard to ... Read More

When Marnie Was There

Tuesday, 18 October 2016
‘When Marnie Was There’ is Studio Ghibli’s newest animation and, as ever, it’s a delight to watch. Twelve-year-old Anna isn’t feeling so good at home as she suffers from asthma, and her attacks are getting quite bad in the busy city of Tokyo. She’s not feeling very good on the emotional side either – whether it’s her teenage hormones kicking in or something bigger we don’t know, but it’s obvious that there’s a lot of tension between her and her family.After a bad asthma ... Read More

Gears of War 4

Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Wanna start feeling old? Well it’s been half a decade since we stopped the Locust Horde in Gears of War 3 and the last time a real Gears of War title launched (Judgement doesn’t count). We’re are back now 25 years later on the Planet of Sera and a type of peace has been experience by the inhabitants, but obviously that won’t last much longer.Developed by The Coalition and out now on Xbox One, Gears of War 4 is an excellent return for the franchise. The campaign takes place 25 years ... Read More

Lenovo Z2 Plus

Monday, 17 October 2016
Lenovo's strategy of acquiring Motorola & Medion looks like it's paying off well , seeing the number of handsets coming out of their stable. While Motorola is still launching it's line up of Moto G series phones year on year , Lenovo has some brands like Zuk which are sold online only. The newest Zuk phone is not being branded as Zuk though , it comes out as Z2 Plus with Lenovo branding. Let's see what it's offering to the world.Design & Hardware  Most of the phones in the market ... Read More

Money Monster

Sunday, 16 October 2016
Since the dawn of cinema, there is one group of people that Hollywood has always made villains out of. Bankers. Bloody money-grabbin’ bankers. From the cruel Mr. Potter in It’s A Wonderful Life, through to Gordon Gekko in Wall Street and up to the troublingly true tales like The Big Short; bankers have always been portrayed as greedy and nasty fuckers. Because, for the most part, they are. If you’re a banker reading this and you’re thinking “I’m not a greedy and nasty fucker” then ... Read More

The Iron Giant: Signature Edition

Saturday, 15 October 2016
In 1999, a little animated film came and went with little fanfare. Failing to make back half of its budget, it was considered a failure. But in the years since, this film has gathered a cult following and has become widely regarded as a modern animated classic – as well as one of the best and, dare I say it, smartest children’s films ever made. It is of course The Iron Giant.In 2015, an extended and remastered version of the film was re-released theatrically to huge interest and hype – ... Read More

Shades of Blue: Season 1

Friday, 14 October 2016
In the great big world of TV, we absolutely do not need another cop show. It’s been one of the most crowded genres on television for as long as TV has been around. Go on, I bet you can name five examples without even thinking. Shades of Blue should have been shit. Another cop show, this time starring Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta? It should’ve been an instantly forgettable cliché-stuffed mess. It should’ve been the worst show of the year. It wasn’t.Out now on DVD, Shades of Blue’s ... Read More
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