“A lesson in beige comedy” Daddy’s Home review

DADDY’S HOME (UK CERT: 12A)

Director: Sean Anders

Music: Michael Andrews

Starring: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini


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By Adam Brannon

We did it! After managing to get through the record-breaking year that was 2015, things in the film world shifted down a gear for 2016, well, for a month or so.

As we begin another promising year in the world of the silver screen, one of the first movies to garner the public’s attention is Daddy’s Home, but can this comedy with Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell hold its own with the heavyweights in the genre? Continue reading

MM Top 5: 2015 Movie Posters

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By Adam Brannon

Here, Adam Brannon looks back at the best five movie posters to have been released over the last twelve months. That doesn’t necessarily mean the film was released in 2015, as many posters are released early to start a movie’s marketing push.

What a year we’ve had. I can’t think of a year in my life where I’ve wanted more DVD’s or wanted to see so many films in the cinema. From long-awaited sequels, to veteran directors returning to form, it’s been a monumental twelve months. Continue reading

“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

“Dead behind the eyes” Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse review

SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE (UK Cert 15)

Director: Christopher B Landon

Music: Thomas Newman

Starring: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes


Written by Adam Brannon

Written by Adam Brannon

We film-goers really can’t get enough of zombies. The brain-munching, cannibalistic horrors used to be the stuff of nightmares. But as our tastes became more extreme, the flesh-eaters managed to slip into the mainstream with genre-bending films at the forefront of zombie resurgence.

Christopher B. Landon brings zombies back to the silver screen with horror comedy, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. Are we looking at a US version of Shaun of the Dead? Or something a little more dead behind the eyes? Continue reading

“Wearing its dunce hat proud” Spectre review

SPECTRE (UK Cert 15)

Director: Sam Mendes

Music: Thomas Newman

Starring: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes


Written by Rob Stoakes

Written by Rob Stoakes

Dear reader, what makes you love a film?

What is it about certain films on your DVD shelf that hooked you? When you search for torrents, what is it that you’re looking for? What is it on movie posters that makes you scour the floor nearby to see if anyone’s accidentally dropped their cinema ticket? Continue reading