Trailer Trash! – Baby Driver

From Edgar Wright, the cult director behind Shaun of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim comes Baby Driver, a new film featuring an all-star cast plus Ansel Elgort (which I admit sounds like a brand of condom). It looks just crazy enough to be awesome! Check it out after the jump!

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Trailer Trash! – Atomic Blonde

From the director of John Wick, and starring Oscar winner Charlize Theron (Mad Max Fury Road etc etc) comes Atomic Blonde, a smash-em sock-em action flick that looks balls to the wall nuts. Check out the red-band trailer after the jump! Warning: Violence and stuff within!

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Trailer Trash! – The Fate of The Furious (Trailer #2)

It’s crazy to think we’re now actually “anticipating” the release of a new Fast & Furious movie. Given their low-brow status back in the early 2000’s, the Furious franchise has inexplicably gone from strength to strength off the back of solid casting and an utter disregard for logic, sense, and the laws of physics. Boasting a return on investment that keeps Universal afloat, and hitting the audience appreciation marks the Transformers franchise could only dream of, Fate Of The Furious reveals a touch more new footage amid some recycled stuff that just beggars belief. How crazy is this film going to be!!!!!

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Movie Review – Logan

Director :  James Mangold
Year Of Release :   2016
Principal Cast :  Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Eriq la Salle, Elise Neal.
Approx Running Time :  137 Minutes
Synopsis: In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide-out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

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This review discusses specific spoilers for Logan. Do not read on if you wish to remain unspoiled!

In the ever-changing landscape of comic book films, few constants have remained as resolute, as iconic, as Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine (aka, Logan). Against the countless iterations of Superman, Batman, Fantastic Four and the eponymous X-Men from which Logan is derived, Jackman’s gradually ageing, embittered superhuman mutant has remained a crowd favourite, with Jackman himself now forever linked with the property through 17 years of brawlin’ and cussin’. While the character hasn’t enjoyed a successful solo run as one might have hoped – the Origins film was abysmal, while The Wolverine (directed by Logan helmer James Mangold) was a slow-burn character piece that felt like a sidebar to the overall arc – Logan steps into the light as a particularly brutal, prescient final adventure for both Jackman and, in this incarnation at least, Wolverine.

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Movie Review – Girl With All The Gifts, The

Director :   Colm McCarthy
Year Of Release :  2016
Principal Cast :  Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine, Glenn Close, Sennia Nanua, Anamaria Marinca, Dominique Tipper.
Approx Running Time :   115 Minutes
Synopsis:  A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie.

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Classy British zombie-thrillers don’t come much classier or thrilling than this. The Girl With All The Gifts is a crisp, superbly mounted sci-fi horror film that delivers equal parts brains and brutality – rare in modern horror, I know – and should be required viewing for all fans of the genre. Based on MR Carey’s 2014 novel of the same name, Colm McCarthy’s debut feature film project defines the term “visceral” while simultaneously refusing to kowtow to the many tropes, archetypes and simplistic motifs present in many of the zombie genre’s modern brethren. At times pulsating, at times moving, The Girl With All the Gifts is an altogether superior zombie flick in the vein of 28 Days Later and Dawn Of The Dead.

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Trailer Trash! – Deadpool 2 (Teaser)

Deadpool was easily one of the most fun superhero films of the last decade. Thanks largely to Ryan Reynolds’ no-holds-barred take on the iconic comic character, Deadpool was a smash hit, revitalising Fox’s stagnating X-Men franchise and giving fans an R-rated CBM for the ages. Thankfully, Deadpool 2 ain’t far from coming along, and now we have an extended tease to coincide with the release of Logan into cinemas. Warning: Frequent coarse language within!

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Trailer Trash! – Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Trailer #2)

The utterly unasked for fifth Pirates Of The Caribbean film has landed a full fledged trailer. You can watch it, or like me, not. How we have a fifth film in this franchise and still only 1 Master & Commander film I’ll never understand.

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Movie Review – Girl On The Train, The (2016)

Director :  Tate Taylor
Year Of Release :   2016
Principal Cast :  Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez, Lisa Kudrow.
Approx Running Time :  112 Minutes
Synopsis:   A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.

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Them babies make da wimmens go crayzee!

Purportedly a “mystery thriller” according to IMDb, The Girl On The Train is hollow, melodramatic hogwash of the highest order; a tedious, slump of a film resting on the admirably cogent shoulders of Emily Blunt, but lacking both “thrills” and “mystery” worthy enough to warrant much attention. Based on a novel by Paula Hawkins, The Help director Tate Taylor’s mawkish, tension-free film plunges into Real Housewives of Bel Air territory, with a slathering of rampant alcoholism, and breathes its last to the soft chuckles of an audience stuck watching a ludicrous plot squandered by a terrific cast. Detrimental editing and an utter lack of character development ruin what might have been a fairly concise affair had it been shaved down by fifteen or twenty minutes, leaving this one train ride you might want to miss.

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Trailer Trash! – Guardians Of The Galaxy (Trailer #3)

Marvel’s juggernaut Guardians property continues to blaze new trails with a third trailer for the sequel arriving today: featuring a whole load of new footage, Volume 2 of this cosmic crowd-pleaser looks the absolute bomb. Check it out after the jump!

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