Release date: 18 March 2016 Certification: 12A Running time:103 min Director:Dan Trachtenberg Starring:John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr.
It’s been eight years since Matt Green’s Cloverfield brought authenticity to the big monster movie with Blair Witch-style shaky cam and tonnes of carnage. Although light on character, the intense action set-pieces made for one hell of roller coaster thrill-ride on the big screen. Going in the opposite direction, Dan Trachtenberg’s quasi-sequel 10 Cloverfield Lane relies heavily upon its three leads for the majority of its screen time; the labyrinth of New York replaced by the claustrophobic confines of a nuclear bunker.
Following the huge success of Star Wars, Bond producers decided to jump on the sci-fi bandwagon for 1979’s Moonraker, which sees 007 face off against a megalomaniacal businessman with plans to wipe out humanity. In space.
Release date: 17 July 2015 Certification: 12A Running time: 117 min Director: Tarsem Singh Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode, Victor Garber, Ben Kingsley
Ryan Reynolds and Ben Kingsley are two wildly different actors, but both have their fair share of talent. They also both have a habit of appearing in material which doesn’t do them justice. Reynold’s goofy charm has landed him roles in a string of dodgy comedies and poorly conceived blockbusters, whereas Kingsley will pretty much star in anything. Alarm bells immediately start sounding when it becomes clear that they share top billing in Self/Less. In some ways this rings true; it falls into the usual formulaic, predictable Sci-Fi trappings, but it still manages to squeeze in some mildly diverting fun along the way. … Continue Reading
Ever wondered what Helen Hunt would be like as a punk rocker? Well wonder no more as Joe and his guests Jeff Kennedy & Tom Rennie look at Hunt’s first ever film performance in 1984’s Trancers.
Listen here to find out why Jeff thinks As Good as it Gets is overrated & just how hilarious Tom thinks What Women Want really is. Also, will anyone figure out exactly what a Trancer is? There’s only one way to find out…
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Release date: 6 March 2015 Certification: 15 Running time: 120 min Director: Neill Blomkamp Starring:Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Ninja, Yo-Landi, Sigourney Weaver
All eyes are on Chappie director Neill Blomkamp after he announced that he will be helming a new Alien movie last month: an idea hatched whilst working with Sigourney Weaver in his latest sci-fi fairytale. Already overshadowed by this news, it now carries an unprecedented amount of expectation, with fans everywhere determined to forge an opinion before he even gets started on principal photography. Pitched as Robocop meets Short Circuit, Chappie is actually something far more idiosyncratic and strange. Part kids flick, part surreal comedy and part violent-actioner, it’s guaranteed to polarise audiences far more than his previous flick Elysium managed.