Author: Adam Colby

Beyond Skyline on DVD and Blu-ray January 17

This belated sequel to the maligned 2010 sci-fi flick Skyline thankfully avoids the problems that made its predecessor crash and burn. Set on the same night as the original film, it stars the dependable Frank Grillo as a hardened former cop who is swept up in an alien invasion of New York along with his rebellious son. Unlike the apartment-bound original, Beyond Skyline increases the pace, leapfrogging from the subways of Manhattan and the bowels of an alien ship, to the jungles of Indonesia for some Raid-style action. As crazy as it sounds, this is definitely a guilty pleasure...

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle – Jeff Bridges interview

The Kingsman meet their American counterparts, the Statesman, in Matthew Vaughn’s bigger and barmier sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle. So who better to play the leader of the US spy organisation than the Dude himself, Jeff Bridges. Now he’s the Champ – short for Champagne. Operating undercover as cowboy whiskey distillers, Statesman agents are named after assorted beverages – there’s Tequila (Channing Tatum), Whiskey (Pedro Pascal), Ginger (as in ale, Halle Berry), and of course the aforementioned boss man, who considers Champagne “too frilly” a moniker. “Champ can be laconic at times, and quite tense as well. And he...

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Whatever happened to… Tim Curry?

He’s the entertainment world’s equivalent of the vindaloo and has delivered some pungent performances to match over the decades. The actor who gave us arguably the definitive Dr. Frankenfurter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1974) and Pennywise in the IT mini-series (1990) may not be as ubiquitous a screen presence as he once was, but he’s still incredibly busy – you just need to know where to look, or listen. In June 2012, Curry suffered a stroke that left him confined to a wheelchair, but the now 71-year-old has kept his sense of humour and is in demand...

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Give the gift of a box set this Christmas

There’s something for everyone in our box set gift guide, from the best of TV on DVD to must-have collector’s editions for Christmas stockings! Planet of the Apes Trilogy The origin story of a sci-fi favourite has become a classic in its own right. The epic trilogy is together at last: Rise, Dawn and War for the Planet of the Apes! “Apes together, strong.” Buy now at JB Hi-Fi Doctor Who – The Complete Series 10 The final series for Peter Capaldi culminates in an unforgettable showdown with a foe from the past. Buy now at JB Hi-Fi Pitch...

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The Villainess on DVD and Blu-ray December 13

If you enjoy the neon-saturated excesses of John Wick, this offering is the perfect entry point into the wonderful world of South Korean action cinema. At its pinnacle stands Park Chan-wook (Old Boy, Thirst), and The Villainess’ director Jung Byung-gil has been an exemplary student, utillising Park’s 2005 thriller Lady Vengeance as the thematic underpinning – a blood-soaked contemplation on settling scores at all costs. Kim Ok-vin plays Sook-hee, the titular transgressor and mob enforcer who’s in full blown assassin mode. Sook-hee is caught by the police though, and offered her freedom following ten years of service. What follows...

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