Cinema Review: Southpaw

Director: Antoine Fuqua. Writer: Kurt Sutter. Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal. Rachel McAdams. Forest Whitaker. Oona Laurence. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. Running time: 123 mins. I will try and limit my boxing analogies to a mere dozen but writer Kurt Sutter is renown for packing a mean punch in his creative, ambitious and unrelenting works. He gave…

Cinema Review | Self/Less

Self/Less Dir: Tarsem Singh Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Ben Kingsley, Matthew Goode, Michelle Dockery, Natalie Martinez, Victor Garber Run-Time: 117 Mins Victor Hayes (Kingsley) is a billionaire dying of cancer. He discovers a new medical procedure called ‘Shredding’ where by one’s conciseness is transferred into an artificially grown body. Now known as Edward and living in…

Cinema Review | Ant-Man

What happens when you take a C-list superhero, cast a divisive leading man, and take the almost universally unpopular decision to replace the director of Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim… with the man responsible for Bring It On?

Ant-Man.

TV Review | Defiance 3.04 ‘Dead Air’

Defiance 3.04 ‘Dead Air’ Original UK Airdate July 16th 2015 “Despicable species, the humans, but they have rhythm.” – General Tak Well that was that then. The cliffhanger from last week (Datak and Stahma being ordered to destroy the arch) is resolved in the opening teaser this week as the arch goes boomf and Alak’s…

TV Review | Defiance 3.03 ‘Broken Bough’

Defiance 3.03 ‘Broken Bough’ Original UK Airdate: July 2nd 2015 Writers Todd Slavkin & Darren Swimmer (the show’s best writers) deliver another quality episode which is high on character development and intrigue. Datak and Stahma arrive back in town and begin their undercover work. Datak is arrested for trying to steal guns from the towns…

Cinema Review | Terminator Genisys

Terminator Genisys Good God Why? Dir: Alan Taylor Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, Matt Smith, J.K Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi Run-Time: 126 Mins Not content with trying to ruin one beloved franchise from my youth (Die Hard) Jai Courtney now turns his bland, personality-less attentions to Terminator where he plays Kyle Reese…

TV Review | Defiance 3.02 ‘The Last Unicorns’

Defiance 3.02 ‘The Last Unicorns’ Original UK Airdate: July 2nd 2015 The purple skinned aliens who made their débuts last week are called Omec, a Votan race far older and more vicious than the others. Legends have it they enslaved and consumed vast numbers of the other Votans but were believed to have been wiped…