Blade Runner 2049 (Cinema Review)

15 – 163mins – 2017 – 3D


 

TINPLATE SOLDIER

At the risk of irreparably damaging my geek credentials, I have a confession to make: I don’t really like Blade Runner. I’m sorry. I have tried, trust me, I even own a DVD copy of the 1992 Director’s Cut of Ridley Scott’s cult neo-noir classic set in a futuristic Los Angeles 2019. In recent memory, I have watched it at least three times, but the film draaaags at such an exasperating and dreary pace, and the visuals – for all their atmospheric merit – are marred by dystopian grime. The whole experience feels dirty and dated and it has never engaged me.

… Keep Scuttling!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Cinema Review)

12A – 136mins – 2017 – 3D


 

STILL HOOKED ON A FEELING

Formerly feared to be comic and movie franchise giants Marvel’s unknown quantity, James The Belko Experiment Gunn’s 2014 mega-hit established that even lesser known superheroes can find adoration, form meme-worthy catchphrases (“I am Groot!”) and sell retro-flavoured mixtapes by the bucket-load.

… Keep Scuttling!

Kickboxer: Vengeance (DVD Review)

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GLASS KNUCKLED WHITE WARRIOR

Courtesy of a much-appreciated check disc from Fetch Publicity I had the opportunity recently to review the long-gestating modern reimagining of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s hard-hitting 80’s revenge flick, with the action icon returning to the franchise alongside faces fresh (Alain Moussi) and familiar (Dave Bautista, Gina Carano).

Click THIS LINK to get taken directly to my blow-by-blow account over at the 80’s Picture House.


Kickboxer: Vengeance
is out NOW on region 2 DVD and Blu-ray from Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment (UK).