In hopes of replicating Marvel’s success and rivalling their ever-expanding MCU, DC have launched a vast cinematic universe and staged a civil war of their own. Continue reading Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Review
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In July 2013, Microsoft launched its answer to Sony’s popular and successful PlayStation Plus: Games with Gold, the loyalty scheme that rewards Xbox Live Gold subscribers with two free games a month. It was originally intended as a limited-time offer that would run until the release of the Xbox One, but the ten titles that were made free-to-keep during that period (which included Fable III, Assassin’s Creed 2 and Halo 3) garnered such an overwhelming response that the scheme was continued into the eighth generation of consoles. It’s been expanded to cover Xbox One titles. Two years later, it has remained a permanent fixture of Xbox Live Gold. Continue reading The Best Hidden Gems of Xbox’s Games With Gold
At just ninety minutes Atlas Mugged is one of Telltale Games’ briefest adventures yet, but one that shifts between intense action, laugh out loud comedy and poignant character moments with such fluency that, despite its brevity, makes every second count. Continue reading Tales From The Borderlands Episode 2: Atlas Mugged – Spoiler Review
Following its successful debut, Sky’s celebrated Documentary Films, which launched in November, returns with four more documentaries from award-winning filmmakers for a second season. For No Good Reason, The Unknown Known, Blood Brother and Small Town Big Story (aka Jesus Town, USA) each received their UK premieres on Sky Atlantic this June. Here’s a breakdown of what you missed: Continue reading Sky Atlantic Documentary Films: Season 2
Following in the footsteps of one of the most competitive cinematic years in recent memory was always going to be a tough task, but 2013 showed a lot of promise with its big budget headliners and artistic endeavours. It began strongly as many awards season winners arrived from overseas to cash in on their Oscar-glory, but as summer arrived fewer and fewer of the year’s biggest releases managed to hit their mark and it wasn’t until autumn where a succession of fresh contenders emerged.
With an increasing number of ways for anyone to express their opinions, the era of the non-professional reviewer has dawned.
Earlier in the year a new website emerged, Letterboxd.com. Never heard of it? That’s understandable, since from its March launch it has remained in a private, invitation-only beta testing status – meaning you need to know someone on the inside to get you in. However, while a sense of exclusivity surrounds its users, it recently became publicly available to view. The website offers a unique platform for those passionate about film to share their opinions in an online community. Its users range from industry professionals and aspiring writers to movie enthusiasts and critics. Having been a beta-tester for the past few months, this rapidly expanding and increasingly addictive film website is altering the shape of film criticism.
The most important thing to note about Monsters is that, although their presence is made immediately clear by the destruction left in their wake, the monsters are rarely physically seen. For the first hour the creatures remain hidden to us; a folklore where any understanding we have is attained through the media or stories from locals. The film preys on our fear of the unknown.