Director: Horaces Ove Starring: Norman Beaton, Nicholas Farrell, Brian Bovell, Ross Kemp, Gary Beadle, Trevor Thomas, Ram John Holder,Bruce Purchase, Joseph Marcell, Patrick Holt, Neil Morrissey. UK. 1h 40m
The beautiful game of cricket is the focus of a witty tale that highlights the ridiculous nature of racism and plesantary of just getting along and being a good person or at least a sports person. Somewhere in Ove’s little hidden gem of a movie, there’s a nod to the empowerment of being a team player, noting how the games give the population a sense of becoming a better person.
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Director: Adam Mason
Starring: Andrew Howard, Pollyanna Rose, Olivia Hill .UK. 1h 31m
For a movie that actually is fairly interesting for what it is, a laddish take on a supernatural psychological thriller, but if it could only drop the attitude for a minute… sheesh. It feels as if Mason wanted to make a new football ‘hooligan’ movie and a gory horror then decided to clash the two together but dropping unlikely characters into a Saw trap with a strange entity watching the games being played is a bitter tasting bag of all sorts. Merit has to be given for his ability to blend the it all together successfully, but why would anyone want to do this? I have the feeling I’m not the target audience, but I dug in and was surprised in many ways but not thrilled with the overall results. Continue reading Devils Chair (2007)
Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Starring:Dwayne Johnson, Rosamund Pike, Richard Brake, Kal Urban, Den Daniels, Dexter Fletcher, DeObia Oparei, Al Weaver, Razzaq Adoti. UK/USA. 1h 40m.
TAGLINE: No one gets out alive.
Space Marines are sent to investigate strange events at a research facility on Mars but find themselves at the mercy of genetically enhanced killing machines.
I used to play this game many years ago while doing night support, being terrible at first person shooters I was just cannon fodder! Anyway I avoided the film for some time, but then was forced to watch it and sadly… I loved it! The film is a little predictable and the dialogue is a bit lengthy but Richard Break and Karl Urban make the movie great. It’s worth watching it for the game play section near the end, you’ll wanna get the please games out and play away. There is no hidden meabings, deeper plot lines it’s quite WYSIWYG. And I’m chuffed as f*ck to have a signed poster for this film!.
Q: Don’t give me an excuse Portman. No one here will miss you. OST: Guest appearance from Trent Reznor
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Spotlight: Richard Break, Karl Urban,
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