Posts by: Alex Mullane

5 of the best ever shark movies

Blake Lively (Gossip Girl) stars in The Shallows, 2016’s suspenseful thriller that taps into one of man’s most primitive fears – what’s lurking beneath the ocean’s surface? The Shallows arrives on digital, Blu-ray, DVD and next-generation 4K Ultra HD™ from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on Monday 5 December. Ahead of the movie’s home entertainment release, it’s...

‘Star Trek Beyond’ movie review: Lightweight, throwaway fun

JJ Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek reboot stands up as one of the best blockbusters of the past decade. In cleverly establishing an alternate timeline, it paved the way for a raft of other part-sequel, part-remake, part-reboots – very few of which have managed to pull off the trick as successfully (hi, Terminator Genisys). Abrams’ 2013...

Every Marvel movie so far, ranked from worst to best

With the third Captain America movie out in cinemas now, it’s the perfect time to look back at all 13 movies so far in Marvel’s increasingly ambitious cinematic universe. But which is the best? Let’s find out…   Iron Man 2 Arguably the only outright disaster in the Marvel canon, 2010’s Iron Man 2 misjudged...

Revisiting Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Invincible’ ten years on

Disney’s Invincible, in the way that many sports movies are, is based on a true story. This 2006 film concerns Vince Papale (Mark Wahlberg), a regular Joe bartender in 1970s Philadelphia; a city where jobs are scarce, and signs of hope scarcer. Vince and his pals try to make the best of it by drinking...

Revisiting ‘Moneyball’ five years on

Moneyball, Bennet Miller’s biographical baseball drama about Billy Beane, general manager of the Oakland Athletics, and his revolutionary approach to managing a sports team, was perhaps a surprise Oscar hit in 2011. It may not have won anything on the night, but six nominations is impressive for such an understated film – even one that...

5 of the best ever sports movies

What’s the best sports movie ever? Well, ask any sports fan and they’ll give you a different answer, but here are five of our all-time favourites.   Rocky Not only one of the best sports movies ever made, but often regarded as one of the best movies full stop! The story of a small-time boxer and...

’13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’ movie review: Mildly diverting

Michael Bay has become something of a shorthand in the film world over the past decade or so. Gone is the affection that was once earned from hugely entertaining (if somewhat cerebrally challenged) blockbusters like Bad Boys, The Rock and Armageddon, replaced instead with scorn for a seemingly endless litany of Transformers movies, which somehow...

‘The Big Short’ movie review: An entertaining film that’s unlike any other

The financial crash that took place in 2008 is something that affected all of us, either directly or indirectly, and yet it’s not something that a huge number of people fully understand. How did it happen? What caused it? And why did nobody see it coming? Sounds like a great idea for an informative documentary,...

Five of 2015’s best documentary movies

While the cinematic landscape continues to be dominated by superheroes and mega-franchises, 2015 has also been a terrific year for documentary releases. With acclaimed police corruption exposé Precinct Seven Five arriving on DVD next week, we’re taking a look back at some of this year’s best documentaries…   Precinct Seven Five This incredible true story...

‘The Hallow’ movie review: The scares never relent

Halowe’en may have come and gone, but if you’re still looking for scares, you could do a lot worse than Irish horror The Hallow. Coming out at the same time as one of the most successful Irish films ever (Brooklyn), The Hallow offers a very different look at the Emerald Isle, taking the beautiful countryside,...