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The Irishman (Netflix tempts Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro into new Cri-Fi film).

July 31, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Irishman (Netflix tempts Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro into new Cri-Fi film).

Netflix is bringing us a new Scorsese and De Niro crime flick (with a little added Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel just for kicks) called The Irishman, based on the cri-fi book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt. The movie has Robert De Niro as Frank Sheeran, a labour union leader and alleged […]

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Capital Crime (major crime fiction event in London: September 2019).

July 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Capital Crime (major crime fiction event in London: September 2019).

Capital Crime, London’s first international crime and thriller festival, is arriving at the Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden from 26th-28th September 2019. The Capital Crime festival will offer fans access to crime and thriller creatives and is a celebration of books, films and TV – with its line-up a mix of big names, rising stars […]

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Top Gun Maverick (action film trailer).

July 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Top Gun Maverick (action film trailer).

Here’s the trailer for Top Gun Maverick – set in the current day with Captain Peter “Maverick” Mitchell – aka Tom Cruise – as the new flight instructor at Top Gun, where he guides Bradley, Goose’s son, who wants to become an aviator like his dad was. Coming June 26th 2020 from Paramount Pictures.

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The Kitchen (cri-fi movie trailer).

June 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Kitchen (cri-fi movie trailer).

The Kitchen stars Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me? Bridesmaids), Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip), and Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) as three 1978 Hell’s Kitchen housewives whose mobster husbands are sent to prison by the FBI. Left with little but a sharp ax to grind, the ladies take the Irish mafia’s matters into their […]

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The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (book review).

May 23, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (book review).

Co-produced by the Sherlock Holmes Museum, this eye-catching hardback, ‘The Complete Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle, asserts it has every Holmes story written by Arthur Conan Doyle. Let us consider its merits. The volume is substantial and runs to over a thousand pages. The edges of the pages are tinged scarlet and the binding […]

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The Art of Self-Defense (thriller movie trailer).

May 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Art of Self-Defense (thriller movie trailer).

The Art of Self-Defense is an upcoming dark thriller with Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, and Imogen Poots, due to hit the cinemas on July 12th 2019. Casey Davies (Jesse Eisenberg) is a young geek bullied by everyone he interacts with. He finally snaps and decides to learn Karate to defend himself, but things take a […]

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Room For Rent (2019) (a psychological thriller film review by Mark R. Leeper).

May 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Room For Rent (2019) (a psychological thriller film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Joyce, a woman recently widowed, finds she has been left deeply in debt by her late husband. Desperate for a source of income, she rents out her house as a bed and breakfast. She finds herself getting involved in the private lives of her guests. In some cases, she likes what her snooping finds but, […]

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Angel Has Fallen (action thriller: trailer).

May 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
Angel Has Fallen (action thriller: trailer).

Angel Has Fallen (2019) is a new action movie starring Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman and Tim Blake Nelson. Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat. 

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El Chicano (2019) [a film review by Frank Ochieng]

May 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
El Chicano (2019) [a film review by Frank Ochieng]

The super-hero film craze has proven to be popcorn-pleasing box office gold over the last several years or so within Hollywood circles. Plus, street cred dramas basking in drugs and gangs tend to capitalise on the gritty, realistic aspects of confrontational entertainment. Additionally, what are the chances that supplying your super-hero spectacle with macabre edginess […]

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Black Moon Rising (1986) (Blu-ray film review).

April 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Black Moon Rising (1986) (Blu-ray film review).

I’ve seen the 1986 film, ‘Black Moon Rising’, a couple times over the years. At the time, Linda Hamilton’s star was rising because of a certain ‘Terminator’ film. Tommy Lee Jones was rising ever higher although, checking IMdB, he’d been doing films for sometime, just not seen so many in the UK at the time. […]

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