Ryan Easby

Review: Shazam

Review: Shazam

You know, I went into Shazam with zero expectations. Like, it’s Shazam for gods sakes. But, after DC managed to completely screw up Superman and Batman, this was really all they had left. If this failed, it was over for them. So, did Shazam succeed? Or was it just another failure in a long line […]

 Emma Robinson

Angelina Jolie proves she’s better off camera than she is in front of it Review of her newest directorial role: First They Killed My Father

Angelina Jolie proves she’s better off camera than she is in front of it Review of her newest directorial role: First They Killed My Father

Netflix is a goldmine for great movies that are both entertaining and thought provoking. And Angelina Jolie’s First They Killed My Father, which premiered on Netflix last month, is a must-watch. Based on a biographical book by Loung Ung, the film follows young Loung and her family’s struggles under the Khmer Rouge. We view the […]

 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 […]

 Jordan Davidson

Tyneside Cinema snatches up North East Equality Award for dementia friendly programme

Tyneside Cinema snatches up North East Equality Award for dementia friendly programme

The Tyneside Cinema has won the North East Equality Award for its innovative programme designed to deliver a dementia friendly cinema going experience. The Newcastle based independent cinema screens monthly musicals featuring its trademark friendly atmosphere and a number of specially trained staff also known as ‘Dementia Friends’. Audience Outreach Officer, Chris Anderson, explained that their […]

 Daniela Ralu Nastase

Review: How to Be Single

Review: How to Be Single

There’s a right way to be single and a wrong way to be single, or at least that’s the Alice’s (Dakota Johnson) conclusion after spending months to rediscover herself and hiking the Grand Canyon on New Year to see the sunrise with the hope of a new beginning. With the help of her wild friend, […]

 Nicole Thornton

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Review

After making it out the maze, will Thomas and co. make it out of the scorch?

Following on from last year’s The Maze Runner is the second instalment in the film series, based on the best-selling books by US-author James Dashner. Maze Runner: Scorch Trials follows Thomas, played by heart-throb Dylan O’Brien, alongside a group of other teenagers who have all been propelled into a Hunger Games-like, sci-fi dystopia. Having been […]

 Siarlot Lloyd

Tom Hardy is Legendary as the Kray twins.

Tom Hardy is Legendary as the Kray twins.

Siarlot Lloyd reviews Legend Apparently, if the Kray Twins had been one role, Tom Hardy’s acting in Legend would be the highest paid role in film history. And he earns it. Hardy is a joy to watch, portraying both Ron’s menacing madness and Reggie’s fast talking, dapper villain-protagonist so well that it’s easy to forget that the Krays […]

 James Groves

Insidious: Chapter 3 haunts cinemas Friday June 5

The latest installment in the Insidious franchise haunts cinemas next week, with the producers following other popular horror/thriller series into creating a prequel. The film follows gifted psychic Elise Rainier as she reluctatnly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl, who has been targeted by a […]

 leah parker-turnock

The Moomins On The Riviera hits cinemas this week

The Moomins On The Riviera finally brings to cine-life Tove Janson’s endearing Finnish classic in which a peaceful holiday turns into a wild adventure. Director Xavier Picard’s feature length film, which has taken four years to make, forsakes modern animation technology for a more authentic hand-drawn approach. The universally loved hippo like creatures, The Moomin […]

 Lauren Dimmick

Frozen Fever: maybe they should have just Let It Go

We always knew that Disney would do everything humanly possible to bleed Frozen for all it’s worth. The highest grossing animated film EVER, it was only to be expected that after the company had finished riding on the coat-tails of plush Olaf toys and various princess dresses, that they’d turn their attention to the next […]