Hannah Parker

REVIEW: Iron Fist (TV series)

REVIEW: Iron Fist (TV series)

It all began with a blind man who could fight like a warrior. Soon after, a woman with super strength and the potential for flight joined in. Later, a man with bullet proof skin came along. But now, a man with a fist of iron is making his presence known. This new Marvel instalment for […]

 Hannah Parker

REVIEW: Kong: Skull Island

REVIEW: Kong: Skull Island

How many times is this film going to be remade? At least one more time in this latest instalment by director, Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Undoubtedly, however, this won’t be the last. Although, after the success of the last King Kong directed by Peter Jackson, this one had some very large boots to fill.

There are a copious amount of differences between Vogt-Roberts Kong and Jacksons Kong; the main being that in this newest instalment, we see the giant ape as soon as the film begins. This, however, doesn’t particularly work. When watching a movie about such an infamous and mythical creature, you expect some sort of build-up to […]

 Hannah Parker

Hacksaw Ridge – Review

Hacksaw Ridge – Review

Mel Gibson is back in his director’s seat. Andrew Garfield has swapped his Spider-Man costume for a soldier’s uniform. Vince Vaughn has traded in comedy for action/drama. If these aren’t good enough reasons to see this new instalment of war movies based on true stories, nothing ever will be.

Mel Gibson (Braveheart) is known as one of the leaders in the film industry telling the stories of unlikely and unsung heroes. This is no exception. The story of a man named Desmond Doss is an inspirational one. He became known as the soldier that refused to take a weapon into battle due to his […]

 Hannah Parker

Manchester by the Sea – Review

Manchester by the Sea – Review

It’s award season. The Golden Globes have been given out. The BAFTA’s is just around the corner, and The Oscars is soon approaching. It’s not often that we see a musical expected to come up top, but La La Land (Damien Chazelle) seems to be grabbing all the right attention. However, we Brits love an underdog. That may be why some people are rooting for Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan). Spotlight (Tom McCarthy) surprisingly, and deservedly, ran away with the best picture award at The Oscars last year, but could the underdog win again?

The film is based around Lee Chandler (played by Casey Affleck); a depressed loner that works for minimum wage and lives by himself in no more than a room. We first meet him while he’s working as a janitor, and it is made clear from the start that he has no friends or family around. […]

 Hannah Parker

Cinemas and fans prepare for highly anticipated Rogue One

Cinemas and fans prepare for highly anticipated Rogue One

Ahead of the highly anticipated new Star Wars film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Cinemas and fans alike have been preparing for the latest instalment in the franchise.

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Can the film industry change perceptions?

Can the film industry change perceptions?

This sometimes cruel, sometimes unfair, and always unequal world took a turn for the worse in 2016. Britain left the EU due to protest votes from the majority white working class. The same happened in America, but this time on steroids, with Donald Trump elected as president. In times of turmoil, where do people feel […]

 Hannah Parker

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Can it live up to Harry Potter?

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Can it live up to Harry Potter?

As if we needed another reason to wish the Wizarding World was real, 2016 is happening. This year so far has seen Britain split in two. It’s seen America protesting over the most controversial presidential election so far. And it all began with the likes of David Bowie, Alan Rickman, and Prince passing away. People […]

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REVIEW: Luke Cage (TV Series)

REVIEW: Luke Cage (TV Series)

Rating: 3/5 stars He’s bulletproof. He’s huge. He packs a mean punch. He’s Luke Cage, and he has officially joined the Marvel Universe. After being introduced to the character in Jessica Jones as her romantic partner, fans were calling for him to have his own series. And that’s exactly what they’ve been given. Cheo Hadari […]

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Could the newest instalment of the franchise be the biggest hit of the year?

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Could the newest instalment of the franchise be the biggest hit of the year?

Last year Star Wars fans all over the world took that dusty box full of lightsabers, Darth Vader masks and Chewbacca dolls out of the loft. J. J. Abrams was bringing Han Solo and Princess Leia back into our lives after a ten year break. The Force Awakens wasn’t just the biggest thing to happen in cinema for 2015, but possibly ever. But what’s more exciting than one Star Wars film in the space of a year? Two, of course!

This December, Star Wars hits the cinema again with a whole new story, and a host of new characters. The film is set in a time between the end of the second trilogy (Revenge of the Sith), and the beginning of the first classic triumvirate (A New Hope). The main interest around the film is […]

 Hannah Parker

Marvel v DC: Will Doctor Strange be a success?

Marvel v DC: Will Doctor Strange be a success?

Marvel or DC? Superman or Captain America? Loki or The Joker? Which side are you on?

A war has begun in the world of superheroes. DC are on one side of no-mans land. Marvel are on the other. But, after the controversial Suicide Squad from DC took over August, October is certainly set to be Marvel month. Not only has the long-awaited TV series Luke Cage joined Daredevil and Jessica Jones on […]