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Monday 27th April 2015


Samba | Movie review


The French writer/director team Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache follow the success of The Untouchables with this warming love story set amid immigration strife. Samba opens at a swanky high-class party in which the camera, in one [read more]

Lambert & Stamp | Movie review

Lambert & Stamp

As a rock band that embraced “mod”, The Who helped unite two warring British youth subcultures and package the defining fashion and music ethos of swinging London for consumption by a worldwide audience to huge commercial success. A [read more]

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence | Movie review

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

The third and final instalment of Roy Andersson’s trilogy exploring what it means to be human, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence is quirky, funny and surreal, but intentionally – and perhaps unfortunately – moves [read more]

Blackhat | Movie review


The finest computer hackers in Hollywood always seem to have a safety net when they get the handcuffs slapped on them. At some point, the government is probably going to require their services. Michael Mann’s latest movie Blackhat is a [read more]

Age of Ultron press conference with Joss Whedon and (almost) all of the Avengers

Age of Ultron press conference with Joss Whedon and (almost) all of the Avengers

Ahead of the release of Marvel’s latest adrenaline-fuelled blockbuster, The Upcoming caught up with Avengers: Age of Ultron writer/director Joss Whedon and cast members Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr, [read more]

Harlock Space Pirate | Movie review

Harlock Space Pirate

Based on the manga series created and illustrated by Leiji Matusmoto, Harlock Space Pirate is a stylish, action-packed and perplexing science fiction saga. In 2977, humans have abandoned Earth and set out across the universe, colonising [read more]

Avengers: Age of Ultron | Movie review

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Three years after Avengers Assemble, Earth’s mightiest heroes are finally reunited on the big screen and it’s just as gripping, fun and stupefyingly big. With Joss Whedon once again in the director’s chair and last [read more]

Unfriended | Movie review


Unfriended bombastically bills itself as a “new genre of horror” in its trailer; although this is most certainly not the case, it is an interesting and innovative take on an old genre. Based on a never-seen-before premise, the [read more]

Let Us Prey | Movie review

Let Us Prey

Scottish horror film Let Us Prey draws the viewer into its bloody grips from the start, with an intriguing opening few scenes. Despite the promising introduction, jittery dialogue and stiff performances release any suspense built. [read more]

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 | Movie review

Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Hot Tub Time Machine was the sleeper hit of 2010, armed with enough jokes and heart to charm audiences, and fill the Back to the Future/Hangover cross-over niche that nobody even knew existed. The sequel, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, has the [read more]

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