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It’s an uncanny thing, timing. Perhaps it was inevitable that Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom should have premiered in London last year on the very night that Madiba himself passed away; it was certainly fitting that the DVD and Blu-ray of the film was released almost exactly 20 years to the day since those first democratic elections in South Africa.
Starring Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring and Percy Daggs III
It’s been a while now since Veronica Mars made headlines about being funded through Kickstarter, hell it’s even been a few months since the film originally played in cinemas. It’s had a while to gestate. Now it’s coming to DVD, and how does it hold up? It’s still pretty good. Former teen sleuth, Veronica Mars (Bell) returns to the mysterious town of Neptune after a good 8 year hiatus, to help her former beau, Logan (Dohring) after he is accused of murder.
Back in 2011 Rupert Wyatt’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes surprised audiences with its thoughtful and surprisingly moving approach to CGI storytelling. Now, the trailer for the eagerly awaited sequel is here.
Starring Viggo Mortensen, Oscar Isaac & Kirsten Dunst
This is Drive screenwriter Hossein Amini’s first time in the director’s chair and with The Two Faces of January he’s carved-out a comfortable groove to fit his directorial buttocks in the future. It’s an impressive tale of romantic rivalry that’s as handsome as its chiselled leads, crafted with elegance and simplicity. This simplicity however, is arguably the film’s most glaring weakness. It’s a competent debut in a variety of aspects, but it lacks the spark to set the screen ablaze.
Today sees the release of Brick Mansions, the remake of cult classic District 13! The film stars Paul Walker and RZA and looks to be a lot of fun, to prove it, we’ve got two clips for you after the jump! (more…)