Mindhorn

Mindhorn
Director: Sean Foley 

Release Date: 5th May  2017
StudioCanal

Meet Mindhorn, the TV detective from the 80’s show of the same name. He uncovered the most devious of plots happening in the Isle of Man, using his special cybernetic eye. You may have seen it (you haven’t), and may even be wondering just what’s going on with the actor, Richard Thorncroft, 25 years later (you aren’t). Well… things have got just a little bit hairy back in the Isle of Man…
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Alien Covenant

Alien Covenant
Director: Ridley Scott 

Release Date: 12th May  2017
20th Century Fox 

Did you ever wonder just how the aliens from Alien came to be? Did you wonder as much as you wondered about the wild early adventures of Han Solo? Did you wonder as much as you wondered about how the Terminators were manufactured? The problem with the answers is, that wonder is no more.

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Fast & Furious 8

Fast & Furious 8
Director: F. Gary Gray

Release Date: 12th April  2017
Universal Pictures 

There is just something about fast cars and a close-knit family that has helped the Fast & Furious franchise become a household name over the years, with The Rock stepping into to propel it further. The Fate of the Furious is number eight, and I said the name at the cinema only to get a ‘you mean, Fast & Furious 8?’ Turns out it isn’t called that over here… which is a shame really, for that title is one of the best things going for it as protagonist Dom throws it all away because ‘family no more’.
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Get Out

Get Out
Director: Jordan Peele 

Release Date: 17th March  2017
Universal Pictures 

Get Out is one of those rare films that builds and builds through word of mouth to the point that everyone is talking about it. Outside of blockbusters and Oscar winners, most films find a niche and stay there, but a few escape thanks to the surprises on offer. And with Get Out, boy do you get some surprises. With the way the word of this film has spread, you’ve probably already heard about it all, but here goes… Continue reading

Free Fire

Free Fire
Director: Ben Wheatley 

Release Date: 31st March  2017
StudioCanal UK

When it comes to the action movie, quite often the most anticipated scene is the eventual showdown, the fire fight, the bloodshed, the release of it all. Our heroes jump through fire, take bullets like it’s a mild hail, and ultimately lead to enthralling fist fights once the bullets run dry. So here we have Free Fire, the film which is all one big gun fight, but without the fiction of the fight.

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Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island 
Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Release Date: 9th March  2017
Warner Bros. Pictures 

The recent Godzilla was a bit crummy, even when we got a chance to glimpse the beast, but the monsterverse must go on, so here we have Kong: Skull Island. This time they’ve gone back in time and injected some Apocalypse Now into the mighty ape’s veins. An essential shot, really. You can even see him clearly!

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Logan

Logan 
Director: James Mangold
Release Date: 3rd March  2017
20th Century Fox 

Deadpool was a rare success last year, throwing away the family friendly image for a film stuffed full of blood, sex and everything else. More adult orientated superhero films used to be a thing, and now they are a thing again. Hot off the co-tails of Deadpool, we have Logan, giving Wolverine’s claws the impact they always deserved.

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