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  • The Cyclops

    The Cyclops

    ★★

    This was director Bert I. Gordon's third movie in what would become a long line of (50's) classic sci-fi/giant creature movies. Almost any movie Gordon directed could easily fall into a top ten of 50's schlock B-movie sci-fi epics. Epics such as 'King Dinosaur', 'Earth vs. The Spider', 'Attack of the Puppet People', and 60's legend 'The Magic Sword'.

    But like some of Gordon's other movies (and many other movies of the time) the basic story here is all too…

  • The Black Cauldron

    The Black Cauldron

    ★★★

    Back in 1973 Disney obtained the rights to Lloyd Alexander's fantasy series [i]The Chronicles of Prydian[/i]. A series spread over five novels aimed at children that are based around ancient Welsh mythology. This feature-length animation is loosely based around the first two books in the series.

    In case you haven't guessed yet, the concept for these stories is high fantasy. Magic, dragons, witches, goblins, the undead etc...Its essentially like a children's version of [i]The Lord of the Rings[/i] from what…

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  • Punisher: War Zone

    Punisher: War Zone

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Second reboot for this troublesome franchise and this time they finally get the casting right. Ray Stevenson is brought in as the main man and in my opinion he looks spot on for the role, kudos to the casting team.

    As for the film well its a bit weak in plot really, very straight forward, very basic, how can I put this...its like Tim Burton's Batman accept replace the Joker with Jigsaw and add extreme violence. Sooooo bottom line I…

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    You could very well call this the UK equivalent of the grandiose Spielberg movie 'A.I. Artificial Intelligence'. The difference being this is a highly realistic and grounded science fiction story that isn't really a million miles from where we are today. What was surprising for me was the fact that its a British film, the cast were all unknown to me (often a winning move) and its Alex Garland's directorial debut! One thing is for sure, you'd never guess this…