The Lego Ninjago Movie

The Lego Ninjago Movie
Director: Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher, & Bob Logan 

Release Date: 22nd September 2017
Warner Bros. Pictures 

It was inevitable really, a Lego movie based on one of the recent toy lines, one which has no widespread appeal for people over the age of 11. Ninjago is a Lego original, think Power Rangers or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, without the expensive licensing costs, though with all the wisecracks and robots. This was always going to happen, so for those won over by The Lego Movie, and Lego Batman, buckle up for a whole heap of ‘Am I too old for this?’

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Lu Over The Wall

Lu Over The Wall
Director: Masaaki Yuasa

Release Date: 6th December 2017
Toho

Lu Over The Wall is a summertime cocktail. A rainbow of colour, stuffed with a series of inspirations that melt together under the intense heat, but as refreshing as a dip in the sea, one which is free of plastic bottles and unidentifiable sewage. Okay, there might be a little of that somewhere to, though every glass has a little dirt at the bottom.  Continue reading

Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry

Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry
Director: Tatsuma Minamikawa

Release Date: 17th May 2017
A-1 Pictures

Fairy Tail is a gateway into everything wrong with anime, mixing battle manga with casual smut. It started as a fun adventure, a knock off ‘One Piece’, with wizards over pirates, but as the writing collapsed, pages were filled with T & A, just what the pervert ordered. Dragon Cry brings tits and all to the big screen, and I sat through very minute. There is something about seeing things through, no matter how bleak it gets. Anime teaches this important life lesson.

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Suburbicon

Suburbicon
Director: George Clooney

Release Date: 24th November 2017
Paramount Pictures

With Suburbicon, director (he’s also acted in a few obscure movies) George Clooney has taken the remnants of a discarded Coen brothers script (the duo behind such classics as Fargo and The Big Lebowski), and brought it kicking and screaming onto the big screen with a few political spices of his own thrown into the mix. What we get is yet another lesson in why the Coen brothers don’t direct everything they write. Did you ever see Gambit?

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Battle Of The Sexes

Battle Of The Sexes
Director: Jonathon Dayton & Valerie Faris

Release Date: 24th November 2017
Fox Searchlight Pictures 

It’s the battle of the sexes, man versus woman, who will win? This is the event we’ve been waiting for all our lives, to… oh, this all happened in 1973, and we’re still talking about it today. But there were ripples in this sporting event, and Battle Of The Sexes gives us the full lowdown. Over to me.   Continue reading

The Death Of Stalin

The Death of Stalin
Director: Armando Lannucci 

Release Date: 20th October 2017
eOne Films

Here we are with the best comic book adaptation of the year. The Death of Stalin is exactly what one could expect from satirist Armando Lannucci, taking pieces of history and showing just what may have been behind those closed doors. Chaos, greed, and maybe just a little more chaos as men in power show their true colours. Shit bags the lot of ’em.
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