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Mad Max: Fury Road | DVD review - Iconic road warrior Max leaves his rivals in the dust

Thirty years after 1985’s Beyond Thunderdome, George Miller’s iconic road warrior roars into action again for his fourth screen adventure, Mad Max: Fury Road, a two-hour thrill-ride so supercharged with adrenaline-surging excitement it leaves its cinematic rivals in the dust.

Tom Hardy slips ruggedly into Mel Gibson’s battered black jacket as Max, a badass loner adrift in a barren post-apocalyptic world, but he more than meets his match in Charlize Theron’s fiercely resilient, one-armed heroine, Imperator Furiosa, whose bid to rescue a savage warlord’s five-women harem drives the plot.

The film is essentially one long, absurdly thrilling chase,...

Turbo Kid (2015) | Blu-ray release – It's BMX Bandits meets Mad Max and The Goonies

The BMX Bandits meet Mad Max in this hugely entertaining and ultra-violent love letter to the VHS era. Set in a vision of the future, Turbo Kid will be instantly recognisable to anyone who spent a wasted youth in the video store – it’s a retro-adventure for the ages!

In a post-apocalyptic future, The Kid (Munro Chambers) lives alone in his underground bunker, scavenging for relics from the old world and obsessing over comic books. But when he meets a girl named Apple (Laurence Leboeuf), it’s not long before The Kid has to face his fears and challenge...

Tomorrowland: A World Beyond | DVD review - A zippy sci-fi romp for George & Britt

Inspired by a Disneyland theme-park ride, peppy sci-fi adventure Tomorrowland: A World Beyond finds George Clooney’s grizzled, grumpy recluse teaming up with Britt Robertson’s bright-eyed, bushy-tailed teenager and an enigmatic, seemingly ageless little girl (Raffey Cassidy) for a world-saving race against time.

The nature of their quest is rather convoluted – it involves magic badges, killer robots, Hugh Laurie’s shifty scientist and a futuristic utopia gone bad - and it takes some rather cumbersome plotting to put all the pieces in place. But when things get going director Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) gives...

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Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone.  Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa.  They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken.  Enraged, the Warlord marshals all...

The Walk | Film review - Dizzying biopic puts us in the shoes of Twin Towers wire walker Philippe Petit

Robert Zemickis’s dazzling, dizzying biopic The Walk puts us in the shoes of Philippe Petit, the Frenchman who pulled off that insanely daring high-wire walk between the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center in 1974.

The 24-year-old Petit’s feat was the subject of James Marsh’s Oscar-winning 2007 documentary Man on Wire; a film whose artful blend of archive footage and stills, dramatic re-enactments and interviews was enough to give vertigo sufferers damp palms and palpitations. Watching Zemickis’s breathtaking Imax 3D recreation of Petit’s stunt, even those with a cool head for heights will break out in cold sweats.


The Creature Walks Among Us (1956) | The monster movie classic claws its way onto DVD

This Universal sci-fi is the final film in the classic B-movie monster trilogy, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, and its now out on DVD in the UK from Fabulous Films, as part of their Fabulous Frights series.

In his quest to further man’s conquest of space, the obsessive Dr Barton (Jeff Morrow) leads a team of scientists into the Florida Everglades to track and capture the infamous Gill Man. But when the creature sheds his gills after being burned in a fire, the team discovers a lung system that’s more human than fish-like. Locked up in a secure...

The Intern | Film review - Robert De Niro & Anne Hathaway shine in cosy generation-clash comedy


In Hollywood movies, it’s usually the spunky youngster whose precocious insights save the day when the old-timers flounder. The unlikely game-changing hero in Nancy Meyers’ generation-clash comedy The Intern is a senior citizen.

Robert De Niro’s 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker is a former executive for a company that made phone books (how antediluvian can you get?) and he’s finding retirement a humdrum bore. So he applies for a post as a senior intern at uber-successful online fashion start-up About the Fit and gets assigned as an assistant to its overworked founder and boss, Anne Hathaway’s Jules Ostin, a Type-A micro-manager...

Ruth & Alex | Film review - Diane Keaton & Morgan Freeman’s sturdy charisma props up flimsy comedy

Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman’s sturdy screen charisma props up Ruth & Alex, a flimsy comedy-drama about a long-married couple sent into a flap by the prospect of moving out of the fifth-floor Brooklyn apartment that has been their home for the past 40 years. Not a great deal happens in the course of the movie, which takes place over the course of a weekend. Ruth’s pushy real-estate agent niece (Cynthia Nixon) goes into hyperventilating efforts to sell the flat; a stream of gawping visitors pass in and out; and the couple’s ageing dog goes into hospital; while in...

Man Up | Film review - Lake Bell & Simon Pegg's chemistry makes romcom a winner

Spinning out its screwball premise with dexterity and wit, hugely engaging British romcom Man Up is a winner all the way.

Snarky singleton Nancy (Lake Bell) and emotionally bruised divorcee Jack (Simon Pegg) meet cute beneath the clock at Waterloo Station when he mistakes her for his blind date. Rather than disabuse Jack of his error, Nancy spontaneously decides to impersonate the woman he is expecting to meet (Ophelia Lovibond’s unquenchably perky 24-year-old triathlete), setting in motion a series of escalatingly zany events.

The film barrels along around a refreshingly down-to-earth, un-touristy London with a giddy momentum that...

Space: 1999 | The second series of Gerry Anderson's cult sci-fi heads to Blu-ray

Long awaited and unavailable in any format for more than 10 years, the second series of Gerry Anderson's cult sci-fi series, Space: 1999 is presented in a High Definition restoration on Blu-Ray for the very first time. Space: 1999 – The Complete Second Series  is available to own from 28 September 2015 on Blu-ray and DVD from Network Distributing.

All 24 episodes, with optional original mono or new 5.1 soundtracks, are featured alongside a wealth of special features, including:

•    Music-only tracks on all episodes
•    Unexposed: Behind the Scenes of Series Two - filming The Mark of...