“An emotional goodbye” The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 review

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2 (UK CERT 12A)

Director: Francis Lawrence

Music: James Newton Howard

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Julianne Moore


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By Adam Brannon

Over the last three years, The Hunger Games franchise has thrilled and delighted fans and newcomers to the series with its mix of wonderful special effects, a great cast and intriguing plots.

With the second instalment, Catching Fire, proving to be the best in the series, expectations for the finale, Mockingjay Part 2 were incredibly high. But is this the end we all wanted, and more importantly deserved? Continue reading

The Oscars 2015: Winners in full

The 87th Academy Awards brought some much-needed glitz and glamour to an otherwise very damp Los Angeles as the Hollywood A-list descended on the red carpet hoping to be leaving with the coveted Oscars trophy.

How I Met Your Mother’s Neil Patrick Harris hosted as the likes of Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne walked away with prizes, take a look below for the full list of winners. Continue reading

“Too Slow in Parts” Mockingjay Part 1 Review

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PT1   (UK CERT: 12A)

Director: Francis Lawrence   

Music: James Newton Howard

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Julianne Moore, Liam Hemsworth


The Hunger Games series has become something of a worldwide phenomenon over the last few years, with over $1bn in takings between two films, success is a bit of an understatement.

A year after the critically acclaimed Catching Fire, director Francis Lawrence returns with the first part of Suzanne Collins’ underwhelming finale – Mockingjay, but can it continue with the series’ success and improve on the lacklustre novel? Continue reading

Non-Stop – Review

NON STOP   (UK CERT: 12A)

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra  

Music: John Ottman

Starring: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Michelle Dockery


On the wrong side of 60 you’d be forgiven for thinking that it was time for Liam Neeson to hang up his gun and move away from the cold, steely world of action films, into the fuzzy and sentimental territory of a rom-com.

Thankfully he and director Jaume Collet-Serra, who Neeson previously worked with on the disappointing thriller Unknown, have decided to continue with the action thriller theme in Taken on a Plane, sorry… Non-Stop. Continue reading