Road Rash Reviews

Escape Plan 3 Review ***--

Cert 15 | 97 mins | 2019

3 Star
A Bad Day for Ray
Writer/director John Herzfeld (2 Days in the Valley, Bobby Z) drags Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone, Rambo Trilogy, Cliffhanger, Creed, Backtrace) back to life. With his face melting off Stallone drives his team and new help across the Eastern Block on a rescue mission, (so he is not escaping, Hmm).
Sleepy run-down Mansfield Ohio is looking for…more

Being John Malkovich Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 15 | 113 mins | 1999

4 Star
Well Would You Want To?
When writer Charlie Kaufman (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) penned a story back in ’94, he never thought it would become the 1999 surreal fantasy Being John Malkovich. After it was refused many times it ended up in the hands of video short/documentary director Spike Jonze (Where the Wild…more

Attack on Titan Season 3: Part 1 Review ****-

Cert 15 | 300 mins | 2019

4 stars of action packed Titanic revelations.
Attack on Titan is based on the popular Japanese manga of the same name, written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama. It is adapted to anime by Wit Studio (Seraph of the End, The Ancient Magus’ Bride) and directed by Tetsuro Araki (Guilty Crown). This release comprises episodes 38-49. The usual spoiler alert applies here,…more

Used Cars (Eureka Classics) Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 15 | 113 mins | 1980

4 Star
Death of a Salesman
From the genius writer/director Robert Zemeckis (Romancing the Stone, Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forrest Gump…). Now comes the Eureka restoration of his 1980 black comedy Used Cars. Where feuding brothers Roy L. Fuchs / Luke Fuchs (Jack Warden, 12 Angry Men, While You Were Sleeping, Beyond the Poseidon Adventure) battle to be…more

Oldboy 15th Anniversary, Back in Cinema’s with a 4K remastering ****-

Cert 18 | 120 mins | 2003

4 Star
What Would You Do?
Co-written and directed by Park Chan-wook (I’m a Cyborg). It is based on the Japanese manga of the same name written by Nobuaki Minegishi and Garon Tsuchiya. Oldboy is the second instalment of The Vengeance Trilogy, preceded by Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (Park Chan-wook) and followed by Lady Vengeance (Park Chan-wook). Now back in select cinema’s…more

Naruto Shippuden Box 37 Review ****-

Cert 12 | 330 mins | 2019

4 stars of fast and furious ninja action, followed by a welcome break.
Naruto Shippuden is an ongoing anime series based on the manga by Masashi Kishimoto and directed by Hayato Date.
It tells the story of a young shinobi called Naruto Uzumaki (Maile Flanagan) from the hidden leaf village. He is a Jinchuriki, who contains the nine tails within him. Along with the…more

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (Masters Of Cinema) Review# *****

Cert U | 129 mins | 1945

5 Star
Awesome, Coming of Age Drama.
The 1943 novel by Betty Smith, (Tomorrow Will Be Better) was adapted by writers Tess Slesinger (Dance, Girl, Dance) and Frank Davis (The Train, Ten Tall Men) and then new director Elia Kazan was given the chance to shine and did he? Yes, as he went on to direct some of the most iconic…more

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