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Not Sold On Matthew Vaughn’s KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE

Layer Cake, Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class have given Matthew Vaughn a free pass for life from Movies In Focus. The first official marketing materials from the Colin Firth top-lined Kingsman: The Secret Service (formally simply The Secret Service) [...]

May 20, 2014

DVD Review: LAST PASSENGER Has No Momentum

As a fan of one location thrillers, I hoped Last Passenger’s train setting could create some serious claustrophobic tension. I was wrong. Instead we get so-so British film that begins slowly before picking up some momentum in the middle act. [...]

January 17, 2014

St Patrick’s Day Special: Top Irish Actors

A rundown of the top Irish actors– be warned this isn’t a definitive list – these are just my top picks! Michael Fassbender When I first wrote this, Fassbender was the new acting kid on the block, and on the cusp of being the next big thing. [...]

March 16, 2013

Hugh Jackman Joins The Cast Of X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

This isn’t a big surprise, but Hugh Jackman is in negotiations to play Wolverine in director Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. The move further cements the fact this film will combine elements from Singer’s original trilogy and [...]

December 2, 2012

Bryan Singer Returns To Direct X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

I was somewhat saddened when Matthew Vaughn dropped directing duties on X-Men: Days Of Future Past (much like I was when he dropped out of Kick Ass 2), it looked like the good work he put into X-Men: First Class might go to waste if 20th Century Fox [...]

November 1, 2012

ASSASSIN’S CREED: Fassbender’s Gotta Eat

Michael Fassbender’s involvement in Assassin’s Creed is worrying. It seems like a paycheck gig – and let’s face it, computer game adaptations are almost never good. Strike that – there’s no almost involved. They are never good. According [...]

July 10, 2012

Back to the Future: Hollywood’s Fascination with Prequels

The release date for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is looming, and the marketing materials won’t have you know it, but the film is a prequel to Scott’s 1979 film, Alien. The term “prequel” is something of a dirty word in Hollywood these days, [...]

May 25, 2012

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