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Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

by Tony Stamp, from Reviews September 18 2014,

Take a look at Jonathan Liebesman’s filmography - Wrath of the Titans, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning - and ask yourself, how does this guy keep getting handed the keys to giant franchises? His effort to revive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the umpteenth time is dead on arrival, a ghost of previous incarnations puffed up with cringeworthy modern ‘tude. ... Read on.

September 18 2014,

Review: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

by Dominic Corry, from Reviews

Fans of Robert Rodriguez’s bold 2005 masterwork Sin City have been clamouring for a follow-up for almost ten years. I was one of them. Now that I’ve seen the late-arriving sequel, I can’t for the life of m... Read on.

September 18 2014,

Review: The Lunchbox

by Giles Hardie, from Reviews

Let’s get a few ‘NOTs’ out of the way. The Lunchbox is NOT a Bollywood film. It is a romantic-comedy, but there is no dancing and no singing. It is Indian, but its story and themes are universal. Lots of the dialogue ... Read on.

Home Video Guide – September 2014

by Steve Newall, from News September 17 2014,

Once again we’re helping you navigate the world of direct-to-home-video films and reissues, serving up our thoughts and other helpful review comments on this month’s releases. Some film fest faves make their way to your living room, along with a few others that we’ve been looking forward to, a Christian money-spinner, and some must-see classics. ... Read on.

September 17 2014,

Review: Locke

by Giles Hardie, from Reviews

In accepting the role of Ivan Locke it feels like Tom Hardy contemplated his accomplishment of acting around the Bain-tastically over-sized mouth-guard in The Dark Knight Rises and decided to one-up it for thespic constrain... Read on.

September 17 2014,

Review: The Maze Runner

by Liam Maguren, from Reviews

In his feature debut, director Wes Ball runs the risk of getting lost in the gamut of fantastical big-screen YA adaptations. Fortunately, The Maze Runner does a fair bit to break from the pack, even if it doesn’t rise abo... Read on.

Interview: Platinum Dunes talk ‘TMNT’

by Steve Newall, from The Flicks Interviews September 17 2014,

Having made a bunch of horror films, including some high-profile remakes, Michael Bay’s production company Platinum Dunes has now turned its attention to mega-budget family fare with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Ahead of the heroes on the half shell hitting screens, we spoke with Platinum Dunes co-founders Brad Fuller and Andrew Form about the challenges ... Read on.

September 16 2014,

Maltin’s BOMBs

by Aaron Yap, from The B-Roll

Last month film critic Leonard Maltin announced that the 2015 edition of his annual Movie Guide would be the last. As far as I’m concerned, this is as significant as the death of 35mm film projection and the death of video ... Read on.

September 15 2014,

Review: Wish I Was Here

by Liam Maguren, from Reviews

A decade on from his fairly beloved filmmaking debut Garden State, Zach Braff’s second effort is a tricky one to value. It’s a dramedy that mixes some often misplaced drama with some often misjudged comedy. But within th... Read on.

Review: The Skeleton Twins

by Tony Stamp, from Reviews September 11 2014,

A film that begins with an attempted suicide and proceeds to navigate murky emotional waters, The Skeleton Twins sees Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader take on serious roles with aplomb, the empathy shown in their comic performances translating easily to drama. Hader in particular is impressive; a truly agonized figure one moment, then full of life the ... Read on.

September 11 2014,

Review: Night Moves

by Tony Stamp, from Reviews

Kelly Reichardt’s latest unfolds at her usual measured pace, following the planning, execution, and fallout after a destructive act of environmental protest. Weaving in elements of heist and noir films, Reichardt’... Read on.

September 11 2014,

Review: Predestination

by Steve Newall, from Reviews

For an adaptation of a short story by Robert A. Heinlein (Stranger in a Strange Land, Starship Troopers) that’s just a scant ten pages long, Predestination packs some creative, convoluted time travel storytelling into it... Read on.