Duo Review: Death Race (1975, 2017)

Death Race 2000 (1975) A product of it’s time, Death Race 2000 is something you cannot replicate today. In the heady time of the year 2000, America has become ruled by a dictatorship, spurred on by a financial crash in 1979, and has developed the Transcontinental Road Race, a motorised blood sport inspired by gladitorial…

Trilogy Review: Death Race (2008, 2010, 2013)

Death Race (2008) The remake of the David Carradine 1975 film is surprisingly star studded and overall a good piece of vehicular entertainment. In the heady future of 2012… Jason Statham plays Jensen Ames (“like the car”) an ex-con working in a steel factory who’s world is turned upside down when he is framed for…

Review: Ghost in the Shell (2017) (2D)

People are hating on this movie for the wrong reasons. In the distant future, when cybernetics are advancing to the point that humanity is becoming a fleeting concept, The Major is one of the best agents of a cyber-crime investigative unit known as Section Nine. But she questions her origins, and how she has no…

Remake Rumble Review: Beauty and the Beast

I do like Disney films, but when I say “before this review that I’d only seen Beauty and the Beast once before”, I know it will shock many readers! This movie is the darling of a lot of people I know. However, even though I’d only seen it once, I did remember the moment! I…

Remake Rumble Review: King Kong (1933, 1976, 2005)

Did you know they made three¬†major King Kong movies? I sure didn’t! With the release of Kong: Skull Island this week I wanted to revisit one of the oldest monsters in movie history and show myself a couple of films I’d never seen before in the process! Rumble in the jungle: let three titans clash!…

Remake Rumble Review: Ringu

I think if you see The Ring twice in 24 hours it means you are definitely cursed, right?? With the arrival of the delayed – and utterly stupid looking – Rings, this weekend, it is fitting to revisit one of my favourite J-Horror movies, Ringu, and its American counterpart The Ring made four years afterwards….

Review: Westworld (1973)

With the new HBO television series Westworld coming to our screens now, I really wanted to return to the original that inspired it, Michael Crichton’s own written and directed Westworld feature from 1973. I haven’t watched this film in years, maybe even fifteen years, but I always remember it fondly. Fondly enough that in hearing…

Triple Review: The Magnificent Seven

We got ourselves a little Mexican Standoff! This is a Remake Rumble Review with a difference. While some are quick off the mark to argue the 2016’s Magnificent Seven as a worthy remake, touting their knowledge that the original was a remake too (le gasp!) I am happy to say that I had seen both…

Review: Blair Witch

Oh, a sequel is it? Feels a lot like a remake. Seventeen years after the events of the Blair Witch, a brother leads a troop of friends into the cursed woods looking for his sister. The original Blair Witch Project was a game changer; it defined an entire sub-genre of horror with a premise we…

Review: Ghostbusters (2016)

Here it is, the answer about one of the most controversial movies this decade… A university professor looking for a real, respectable position is outed to her peers when an old friend re-published a book they once co-wrote about paranormal activity and ghost study. Without a choice, she joins in the hunt for spooks in…