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Transformers Lands in the US Transformers: Age of Extinction landed in North America over the weekend with a reported gross of $100m.  Despite the love to hate relationship of Michael Bay and the Transformers franchise it blew away the opposition.  The next best was 22 Jump Street which only managed $15m.  We can expect a…

how to train your dragon 2 movie review

Good Family Entertainment The observant among you would have noted that I made no mention of this movie in my review of new releases.  Well that’s because this movie hasn’t been released yet.  This weekend saw preview screenings to no doubt get the buzz going. In the latest animation from Dreamworks we see dragon rider…

walking on sunshine movie review

Spoiler Alert! It’s Not Mamma Mia Taylor (Hannah Arterton) returns to a pretty village on the Italian coast three years after a summer romance when she is surprised to hear that her sister Maddie (Annabel Scholey) is getting married in two days time.  Would you believe it, the future husband is the young man Taylor…

editorial: the rebirth of franchises

TV was pretty rubbish last night as the World Cup, Wimbledon, and Glastonbury have taken over the airwaves.  I decided to put on a movie instead and for no particular reason chose to go with Batman Begins (2005), the start of the already classic Christopher Nolan inspired trilogy. It got me to thinking that while…

writers return to bond 24 project

It has been reported that screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade who worked on the last five Bond films including the rather fantastic Skyfall have been hired to polish the script for the as yet untitled Bond 24 project. The film is currently due to open in the UK on October 23rd 2015 and in…

pacific rim 2 confirmed

Given its big time $190m budget Pacific Rim was far from a runaway success in cinemas grossing $411m.  Despite the mixed response it has been confirmed that Guillermo del Toro will be back to direct a sequel that is slated to be released on April 7th 2017.  Legendary and Universal are betting big on the…