Monthly Archives: August 2014

Aliens (1986) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Aliens (1986) Directed by James Cameron. With Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton and Paul Reiser. James Cameron is a man of many notable achievements. Not only is he an Oscar-winning director who can boast to … Continue reading

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RoboCop (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

RoboCop (2014) Directed by Jose Padilla. With Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish and Samuel L. Jackson.  It’s becoming a bit of a trend to water down Paul Verhoeven science fiction films. 2012 saw the tepid re-do of … Continue reading

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo. With Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo and Cobie Smulders. Thanks in part to Joss Whedon’s raising of the bar that … Continue reading

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Grabbers (2012) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Grabbers (2012) Directed by Jon Wright. With Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley and Russell Tovey.  Written and directed with a great degree of wit and affection, John Wright’s ‘Grabbers’ gleefully embraces its influences and origins on the way to being a … Continue reading

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X-Men (2000) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

X-Men (2000) Directed by Bryan Singer. With Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, Halle Berry, James Marsden, Anna Paquin. There might come a day, when Bryan Singer is called the wise old Grandfather of superhero cinema. Of course, Richard Donner … Continue reading

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) Directed by Steven Spielberg • Written by Jeffrey Boam • Story by George Lucas & Menno Meyjes With Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliot, Julian Glover and River Phoenix. After the … Continue reading

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The Butler (2013) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

The Butler (2013) Directed by Lee Daniels. With Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, David Banner, Cuba Gooding Jr., Lenny Kravitz, Robin Williams, Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber, James Marsden, Mariah Carey, John Cusack, Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Redgrave and Jane Fonda. This fourth … Continue reading

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Filth (2013) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Filth (2013) Directed by Jon S. Baird. With James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan, Imogen Poots, John Sessions, Shauna Macdonald and Jim Broadbent. Adapted from the Irvine Welch novel of the same name, Filth is the second directorial/screenplay offering from … Continue reading

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Jaws 2 (1978) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Jaws 2 (1978) Directed by Jeannot Szwarc. With Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton. Released 3-years after Steven Spielberg’s seminal shark thriller, this sequel, directed by Jeannot Szwarc, retains the suspenseful, B-movie feel of the first film, minus the nuanced … Continue reading

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Saving Mr Banks (2013) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Saving Mr Banks (2013) Directed by John Lee Hancock. With Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley, Colin Farrell, Ruth Wilson, Paul Giamatti, Kathy Baker and Bradley Whitford. Saving Mr Banks is the story behind the story of the pre-production … Continue reading

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