Author: Robb Sheppard

‘Sound Bite’ of the week…
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‘Sound Bite’ of the week…

‘Jim Garrison, the District Attorney of New Orleans, who conducted his own investigation into the assassination of Kennedy, invited me, along with a couple of FBI agents, to his office to view some film.’ ‘I am not at liberty to disclose what I saw but it left no doubt in […]

Scene Stealer: Shadow of the Sun – Collateral
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Scene Stealer: Shadow of the Sun – Collateral

Professional hitman Vincent (Tom Cruise) hires/takes hostage stuck-in-a-rut cab driver Max (Jamie Foxx) to drive him around for a night of contract killing. After a failed escape attempt, Max is forced to grovel to a crime boss after he deliberately lost Vincent’s hit contract. Although successful, once back in the cab Max is resigned and helpless. […]

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

“War! Huh, yeah! What is it good for?” “Oscar nominations!” “Say it again, y’all!” Gibson’s fifth directorial feature tells the tale of Desmond Doss (Garfield), the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honour during World War II. A devout man, Doss’ stance on killing stems from his childhood experience of […]

Alien: Covenant (2017)
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Alien: Covenant (2017)

Set ten years after the events of Prometheus, the sixth entry in the Alien franchise (I refuse to count Alien vs Predator and AVP: Requiem) finds us on-board the Covenant on an intergalactic IVF mission. After a freak accident jolts the crew out of cryosleep, a signal from an inhabitable […]

‘Sound bite’ of the week…
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‘Sound bite’ of the week…

“I went and met with her. She appeared — she had an afro, she had high heels on… she was like, 7-foot-6. It felt like I was going out for dinner with Mummy.” Ridley Scott on first meeting Sigourney Weaver to discuss the role of Ellen Ripley in Alien (1979).   If you […]

Scene Stealer: Boogie Nights
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Scene Stealer: Boogie Nights

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights (1997) charts the rise and fall, and rise of pornstar newcomer Dirk Diggler. In a pivotal scene, the well-trodden territory of a tense drug deal is injected with a dose of levity before it finally shoots up the place.  Dirk Diggler (Wahlberg), Reed Rothchild (C.Reilly) and Todd Parker […]

TRAILER PARK – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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TRAILER PARK – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

This one needs no introduction as generations of film fans sat glued to YouTube or in the audience at the Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017. The trailer starts much like the film is rumoured to: on Luke’s island exile where we see Rey receiving the sort of training that would […]

Get Out (2017)
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Get Out (2017)

Although hardly conducive to reading this review, Get Out is a dish best served cold. Not knowing the ins and outs only heightens the intrigue and eventual WTF-Factor, so although this is spoiler free, the assumption is that the trailer has been seen. Get Out is intriguing from the outset […]

TRAILER PARK – Thor: Ragnarok
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TRAILER PARK – Thor: Ragnarok

As much I’m DC ‘till I die, I can’t help but doff my cap at how strong Marvel’s game is at the moment. From being initially underwhelmed by Thor’s (2011) galactic gubbins, I had to restrain myself from punching the air at the end of the new trailer for Thor: […]