New Releases – UK Cinema From 29th October

There are two fascinating releases this week.  The first, opening today, is Horns starring Daniel Radcliffe.  The plot described in IMDB is that Radcliffe’s character is dealing with the death of his girlfriend when he wakes up to find horns sprouting from his head.  The film is directed by Alexandre Aja who has a patchy track…

Love, Rosie (2014) Review – Love Rosie, Not Really

Love, Rosie is directed by Christian Ditter who has done nothing of note unless you’ve seen The Crocodiles (2009) or The Crocodiles Strike Back (2010).  Sadly he didn’t return for The Crocodiles: All For One (2011) but did write the story.  The screenplay was written by Juliette Towhidi who has limited writing credits but did…

North American Box Office – 24th – 26th October

It was a relatively quiet week for new releases. After the blood and thunder of Fury this weekend’s number 1 in North America was new budget horror flick, Ouija.  The film with a reported budget of just $5m managed $20m in its opening weekend cue clinking champagne glasses among the producers. Keanu Reeves has bounced…

Fury (2014) Review – Packs a Hell of a Punch

  Fury is written and directed by David Ayer who is probably best known for End of Watch (2012) although he also wrote Training Day (2001).  The film boasts a strong cast that is led by Brad Pitt and includes Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf, Michael Pena and Jon Bernthal. The film takes place over the…

White House Down (2013) Retro Review – Utter Rubbish

White House Down was directed by Roland Emmerich the king of the big budget blockbuster.  He’s had a slightly spotty track record from the wonderful Independence Day (1996) to the less than wonderful 2012 (2009). The film was written by James Vanderbilt who wrote Zodiac (2007) and The Amazing Spider-Man (2012).  It stars Channing Tatum…