Film & TV

 Danielle Blakeley

Get Out – Preview

Get Out – Preview

Jordan Peele will be making his directorial debut in the horror-thriller genre with his new film Get Out.

Set in the present, this movie has boldly set itself up to approach deep-rooted issues of race and prejudice. The racially-driven plot sees African-American boyfriend, Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and white partner, Rose (Allison Williams), attending a weekend getaway in order to meet Rose’s parents. The trip finds them in a white dominated suburb where mysterious […]

 Danielle Blakeley

Fifty Shades Darker – Review

Fifty Shades Darker – Review

The well-anticipated Mr dark and mysterious recently topped the box office film charts, but it wasn’t quite the troubled billionaire protagonist that people were expecting. The Lego Batman Movie raked in £7.9 million on its opening weekend, meaning capes and comedy beat Christian Grey and his raunchy sequel to the top spot. Fifty Shades Darker earned a slightly lower £7.56 million, nearly half the amount of its Valentine’s Day predecessor, ranking it in second place.

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson reprised their roles as billionaire bad boy, Christian Grey and inexperienced ‘misfit,’ Anastasia Steele, but continued to struggle with on screen chemistry in this disappointing sequel. The movie begins with the “not a hearts and flowers kind of” Christian, giving Anastasia… flowers, in a bid to swoon her back to […]

 Katie Nicholson

Review: Moonlight – A powerful piece of cinema that will stay long in the memory

Review: Moonlight – A powerful piece of cinema that will stay long in the memory

Moonlight is not a film about Hollywood made for Hollywood, it is not a film made for the academy awards, it is not a film made with accolades in mind; it is so much more than that.

As the second feature film from ‘Medicine For Melancholy’ director Barry Jenkins, Moonlight is a coming-of-age drama about a young man’s continuing struggle to understand just who he is. Adapted from Tarell Alvin McCraney’s unproduced play ‘In Moonlight, Black Boys Look Blue’, Moonlight dares to delve into a world that is so unfamiliar to the […]

 Ryan Young

Review: La La Land

Review: La La Land

A month on from the release of La La Land and as expected it is sweeping up the awards. Eloquent delivery, masterful writing and a powerful tale of 'what could have been'.

Picture the scene: you’re stuck in traffic on the motorway, the sun is shining and you’ve got the music going. So, what do you do? The obvious, of course. You get out of your car with a good 30-50 other people in perfect sync and belt out probably the next big classic of musical numbers. […]

 Lewis Wild

Preview: Jackman Set To Play Wolverine One Last Time in Logan

Preview: Jackman Set To Play Wolverine One Last Time in Logan

Hugh Jackman is extending the claws one final time in his penultimate role as Wolverine.

The film is set in the future and follows a Wolverine with diminished healing abilities and struggling with age. Professor X has set him one last mission, to protect a girl who is like Logan. The trailers have teased that the girl could possibly be “X-23” Logan’s “daughter” who is a clone of himself and […]

 Paul Farrell

Disney’s Ducktales set for 2017 reboot

Disney’s Ducktales set for 2017 reboot

The revival of the classic disney 90’s show Ducktales, sees Donald’s nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie solve a mystery or re-write history. Back in the 90’s Disney had a huge line up of classics, with the little mermaid, beauty and the beast, aladdin and the lion king, but what people may have forgot about the […]

 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 […]

 Katie Nicholson

Split – Review

Split – Review

It is safe to say that M. Night Shyamalan is a big name in the supernatural film world. For better or for worse, the director tends to create a buzz whenever film-lovers spot a trailer donning his unmistakable surname.

Yet any praise for his latest release, Split, should not be aimed at Shyamalan, but its star James McAvoy. Though widely known for his role as Charles Xavier in the latest X-Men franchise, McAvoy caught critics’ attention in 2013 when he played a corrupt, drug-addicted policeman with an array of mental health issues in Jon […]

 Paul Farrell

New Aardman ‘Early Man’ movie preview

New Aardman ‘Early Man’ movie preview

Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park prepares a return to claymation with new Aardman film, Early Man. Aardman is preparing a return to their stop motion roots with their newest film Early Man set to launch next year. The plot synopsis is as follows: “set at the dawn of time, Early man follows the story of […]

 Jordan Davidson

5 Modern Westerns That Prove The Genre Is Still Going Strong

5 Modern Westerns That Prove The Genre Is Still Going Strong

Has Westworld left you thirsting for some more cowboy action? Need something to tide you over while you await the sequel to Red Dead Redemption? Well you’re in luck, while we can’t promise cyborgs we can certainly promise that the Western genre is far from dead and still has a lot of unique stories to offer. […]