• Gender-swapped remakes: A risk worth taking?

    With cinematic studios producing gender-swapped remakes such as Ghostbusters and Ocean’s Eleven, it generates a discussion on whether this is a positive way to progress women in film or if it the potential hindrance to them is too risky. There is no doubt that even if there are strong...
  • Film Review – Exodus: Gods and Kings

    Of the directors in the world, the one most suited to making major blockbusters with sweeping special effects is Ridley Scott. He did it before with Alien, Gladiator and Robin Hood, but his new film doesn’t deal with aliens, Romans, or a folklore legend. Instead his new film’s origins are rooted in...
  • Trailer Watch – Chappie

    There is something to be applauded in a director who doggedly explores original ideas in this age of Hollywood sequels. The genius behind 2009’s District 9, Neil Blomkamp, has created the new sci-fi film Chappie. Chappie is an artificially intelligent robot, created by Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), who has...
  • Trailer Watch – Exodus: Gods and Kings

    Following on from the likes of Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven in Ridley Scott’s long line of successful historical epics comes the official trailer for his newest entry – Exodus: Gods and Kings. The film will chronicle the Old Testament’s exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt, as led by Moses (played by Christian Bale)....