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ALIEN: COVENTANT FAILS TO LIVE UP TO ITS PROMISE

May 17, 2017

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The long-awaited Prometheus sequel/Alien prequel, Alien: Covenant is finally upon us and the expanse between the bloated, operatic, theological brain fart that was Prometheus and the claustrophobic, tightly-told seminal space horror of Alien has attempted to have been bridged by the director of both films, Ridley Scott.

THE MAN WHO FLEW TO EARTH – James Bond Stunt Performer Directs Incredible Stunt Documentary

July 25, 2015

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With the latest Bond adventure, SPECTRE, due to hit our screens this October, it’s worth remembering that so much of what makes Bond great comes down to the dedicated stunt performers who allow 007 to do the impossible and to save the day. Roy Taylor is one of those stunt performers, whose credits include SPECTRE, […]

TIME TO SAVE THE WORLD – The Bremont Kingsman

January 26, 2015

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British watch manufacturer Bremont might not be the best known brand to those who move outside of the somewhat cliquey horological circles, but it has been steadily making a name for itself over the last twelve years or so by making solid, durable pilot watches for adventurers, military aviators, as well for as the occasional […]

KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE – Costume Designer Arianne Phillips & Mr. Porter’s Toby Batemen at the Savile Row Pop Up Store

January 20, 2015

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Kingsman: The Secret Service has managed to pull off a film merchandising first by teaming with online luxury menswear retailer Mr. Porter to create the Kingsman Collection, comprising of suiting, clothing, and accessories, as used in the actual film. I was fortunate enough to get a chance to visit the Kingsman Collection pop up store […]

TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY – Kingsman: The Secret Service

January 17, 2015

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After having its name changed from simply The Secret Service, and the release date of the film moved from October of 2014, Kingsman: The Secret Service finally premiered at London’s Leicester Square on Wednesday.     Due to these changes, there has been an almost palpable sense of anticipation for the film. However, keeping the […]

KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE – A Closer Look At The Coolest Spy Film Of 2015

January 16, 2015

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As a huge fan of British spy films and television, it’s delightful to see a film released that so embraces the genre. Kingsman: The Secret Service is a spy film packed with irreverent homage to the spy films of the past, but – like the Savile Row suiting in the films – has taken the […]

FLEMING: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE BOND – Sky’s Miniseries Comes To DVD

April 9, 2014

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“You see mister Bond, we are not so different, you and I.” No, it’s not a line from one of the nefarious villains Fleming’s 007 adventures, but the underlying theme of Sky’s new miniseries, “Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond”. Whilst it is true that there are many similarities between Bond and his creator, […]

THE WOLVERINE – Marvel’s main man gets a script to sink his claws into.

July 30, 2013

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It would be easy to be cynical about yet another entry into one of the many superhero franchises that seem to dominate the landscape of modern cinema these days, but at least with “The Wolverine” there seems have been a conscious effort to mark the film out as more than just another comic book summer […]

PROMETHEUS: A MODERN FRANKENSTIEN – Why Ridley Scott’s Magnum Opus is a flawed masterpiece

July 12, 2012

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Ridley Scott’s Prometheus – the long-awaited pseudo-sequel to his 1977 seminal sci-fi/horror film – is finally out and, frankly, has left many people scratching their heads. Perhaps one of the reasons for this confusion is that sequels generally answer questions raised by the films they purportedly predate (the Star Wars prequels are a prime example) […]

Spookily good – Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol is full of spirit.

January 24, 2012

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Let’s face it, the Mission Impossible franchise shouldn’t have worked.  It was released at a time when Hollywood had a yen for taking television series to the silver screen and failing miserably. Most of these big screen adaptations of their small screen counterparts smacked of desperation and unoriginality, of cashing in on nostalgia and an […]

Slaying The Dragon – David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

January 6, 2012

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By now there must be no one on the planet who hasn’t heard of Stieg Larsson’s brilliant Millennium Trilogy and its intriguing protagonist Lisbeth Salander. There has nary been a beach holiday or a tube journey that hasn’t unveiled yet another reader of the books, despite the phenomenon having reached its crest some time ago. […]

Circus Master – Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy review.

October 31, 2011

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“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” is a truly grand achievement. Swedish director Tomas Alfredson and British husband and wife screenwriters Peter Straughan & the late Bridget O’Connor have managed to take Le Carre’s richly layered, meandering and complex novel and redact it and restructure it into a film that still retains the essential core of the […]