Road Rash Reviews

Charlotte Part 2 Review ****-

Cert 15 | 168 mins | 2017

4 star conclusion to an excellent and compelling drama. 
Charlotte Part 1 is a Japanese anime series produced by P.A. Works (Angel Beats) and Aniplex (Fullmetal Alchemist, Guilty Crown) and directed by Yoshiyuki Asai (Banner of the Stars).
The usual spoiler warning applies here, this review concerns the second part of the series, episodes 8-13, so please watch part one before reading.
“Taking abilities is your true power and it’s…more

Baywatch Review ****-

Cert 15 | 116 mins | 2017

4 Star
Water, Muscles and Lots of Fun.
Baywatch comes to the big screen and what a blast it is, under the direction of Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses), he brings out the comedy element in our stars. This film puts the tongue firmly in the cheek of this very popular TV show from the late 1980’s. This version is the one they…more

The Red Turtle Review *****

Cert PG | 81 mins | 2017

5 stars of powerful and incredibly beautiful animation.
The Red Turtle is co-written and directed by Michael Dudok de Wit and is his stunning full length debut. It is a co-production between Wild Bunch (Pan’s Labyrinth, Spirited Away) and Studio Ghibli (Arrietty, When Marnie Was There).
The film has no dialogue, although there is vocalisation in the form of shouts and grunts,…more

BlazBlue Alter Memory Review ***--

Cert 15 | 12 x 25 mins | 2013

3 Star
Swords, Magic and Fate
Hideki Tachibana (H2O: Footprints in the Sand) directs the anime version of the Playstation 3 video game BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger and BlazBlue: Continuum Shift from 2008 to 2010, telling the story of the renegade Ragna the Bloodedge, a rebel against the authorities.

Ragna the Bloodedge walks the walk he has done time and time again, he is…more

Spark Review ****-

Cert PG | 91 mins | 2017

4 stars of entertaining space adventure.
Spark is written and directed by Aaron Woodley (The Entitled, Arctic Justice) and features a host of famous names in its voice cast.
“I hope you’re hungry because you’re about to taste bitter defeat. Time to kick some asteroid!”
The film tells the story of Spark (Jace Norman – Splitting Adam, Rufus), a thirteen year old monkey.…more

Escaflowne The Movie Review ****-

Cert 15 | 98 mins | 2000

4 stars for this classic anime film.
Escaflowne The Movie is a re-telling of the hugely popular television series The Vision of Escaflowne. It is directed by Kazuki Akane (Geneshaft) and produced by Studio Bones (Eureka Seven: Astral Ocean, Fullmetal Alchemist). This edition features the original Japanese soundtrack as well as the original English dub and the 2016 Kickstarter English dub.
“Oh no! I’m…more

Journey to the Center of the Earth 1959 Review *****

Cert U | 132 mins | 1959

5 Star
Rocks, Heat and Dinosaurs.
Eureka brings us one of the most influential adventure films of all time, based on the story by Jules Verne (20.000 Leagues Under the Sea, ‘Round the World in 80 Days, Mysterious Island). So influential that I did a Geology Honours Degree because of this magnificent film. Directed by Henry Levin (The Wonders of Aladdin, The…more

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