Ross Mchugh

Independent Cinemas – How They Survive Against The Multiplex Giants

Independent Cinemas – How They Survive Against The Multiplex Giants

With budget cuts for the arts being made by Newcastle City Council, and with the presence of the big name multiplex cinemas in the area, it is often wondered how smaller independent cinemas are able to survive in the current climate. Today the majority of people who go to watch a movie will want to see […]

 Ross Mchugh

Film Review: Need For Speed – The Engine's Running, But There's Nobody Behind The Wheel

Film Review: Need For Speed – The Engine's Running, But There's Nobody Behind The Wheel

Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper and Imogen Poots star in this video game adaptation that features plenty of street racing but becomes painfully predictable. In his first chance in a starring role since the finale of Breaking Bad, Paul plays Tobey Marshall, a street racer who owns a garage in upstate New York, who often enters […]

 Ross Mchugh

Chris Evans And Scarlett Johansson Return In Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Chris Evans And Scarlett Johansson Return In Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Chris Evans returns to the big screen as Steve Rogers in Captain America: The First Avenger, the sequel to the popular 2011 film based on Marvel Comic’s patriotic superhero. Set two years after the events of the Avengers, Rogers is struggling to adapt to life in the modern world while living in Washington, DC. However, […]

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Need for Speed – Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul Stars In The Racing Game Adaptation

Need for Speed – Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul Stars In The Racing Game Adaptation

Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul stars in this adrenaline-fuelled Gatins brothers adaptation of the popular Electronic Arts (EA) series of racing games, which hits screens on 14th March. Paul plays Tobey Marshall, a well-known street racer, who is sent to jail for two years for a crime that he, predictably, didn’t commit – a crime that saw […]

 Ross Mchugh

Review: Ride Along – Kevin Hart Shines Despite Low Laughs

Review: Ride Along – Kevin Hart Shines Despite Low Laughs

Kevin Hart and Ice Cube star in Ride Along, which is a cop-buddy comedy that the advertisements make to look better than the film actually is. Hart plays Ben Barber, a Call Of Duty game fanatic who is in a relationship with Angela Payton (Tika Sumpter) and dreams about being a full time cop in […]

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Ride Along – Kevin Hart and Ice Cube Take On Atlanta

Ride Along – Kevin Hart and Ice Cube Take On Atlanta

Comedian Kevin Hart and Ice Cube join forces in this comedy that sees prospective brothers-in-law take a 24-hour long ride around the streets of Atlanta. Ben Barber (Hart) is a fast talking high school security guard who is in a relationship with Angela Payton (Tika Sumpter) and wants to marry her. However, in order to […]

 Ross Mchugh

Review: The Monuments Men – Light On The Action, Heavy On The Heart-Warming

Review: The Monuments Men – Light On The Action, Heavy On The Heart-Warming

Despite an all-star cast, featuring many of Hollywood’s A-list superstars, The Monuments Men fails to live up to the billing of a film that has an interesting story as its heart and a cast to match. Based on a true story, Academy Award winner George Clooney stars as Lt. Frank Stokes, an art historian who […]

 Ross Mchugh

Review: RoboCop – They Have The Technology, But They Can't Quite Rebuild It

Review: RoboCop – They Have The Technology, But They Can't Quite Rebuild It

  Director José Padhila’s remake of the popular and critically acclaimed RoboCop provides the film with updated technological advances and a new look for RoboCop himself, but ultimately falls short of expectations because it will always be compared to its predecessor. That’s not saying that the film itself was bad, in fact it was a […]

 Ross Mchugh

Dead Or Alive, The New RoboCop Film Comes Out This Week

Dead Or Alive, The New RoboCop Film Comes Out This Week

Joel Kinnaman leads a star-studded cast as RoboCop makes its first appearance on the big screen since 1993. Set in 2028, Kinnaman plays Alex Murphy; a Detroit based police officer who is injured in an explosion and becomes RoboCop, a half human, half robot who fights crime in the city. The company OmniCorp had already […]