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WWE Extreme Rules 2014 Blu-Ray Review

WWE Extreme Rules 2014 Blu-Ray Review
With the Road To Wrestlemania over, WWE once again faced that yearly question of ‘what now?’ So much of the year is spent building up to their biggest spectacular that they often struggle once they’ve reached the peak – in this case Daniel Bryan overcoming all odds to win the WWE World Heavyweight Title and the YES! movement celebrating worldwide. With the shocking result in the Undertaker/Brock Lesnar match and new stars like... 

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Review

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Review
2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a film that surprised and blew away many. It was very much in that category of classic laboratory/smart chimp movies from the 1980s and 1990s combined with the foundations of a fresh new take on the Planet of the Apes franchise. It also had some of the best motion capture work in all of cinema, with Andy Serkis surpassing Gollum with his performance as Caesar. Finally, a sequel has rolled around. Dawn of... 

Transformers: Age of Extinction review

Transformers: Age of Extinction review
The tagline for Transformers: Age of Extinction tells us that “The rules have changed.” Yet the formula here remains largely the same, which must mean that the rulebook only has one page. If you’ve seen at least one of director Michael Bay’s Transformers films then you can probably predict how this plays out. The intent is to deliver the most glorious destruction and explosions your eyes will ever see, enhanced by IMAX 3D no less. This involves... 

Book review: Flashes by Tim O’Rourke

Book review: Flashes by Tim O’Rourke
Most good books have a cover and/or a blurb that hook you right in from the get-go, and Tim O’Rourke’s Flashes is definitely one of those. A mysterious young girl standing on the train tracks, references to crime and strange goings on, and O’Rourke almost has you gripped before you’ve even opened the book. It’s an opportunity missed by many books, which often copy the style of other well-known releases rather than looking to stand out from... 

One Piece Film: Strong World DVD review

One Piece Film: Strong World DVD review
One Piece, Naruto, Bleach. Alongside many other popular anime titles, those are the big three that will always stand out and stand on top. They’re also the three that I’ve never seen an episode of (ready to be shot). Whether it be because I don’t have enough interest, not enough time, or just not enough motivation to start episode one of however many hundred, I just never felt like I was missing out on too much. However, I fear that for a long... 

WWE – Batista: The Animal Unleashed Blu-ray Review

WWE – Batista: The Animal Unleashed Blu-ray Review
You almost have to feel sorry for Dave Batista. Here’s a guy that made his way up through the company, from working with Reverend D-Von to getting his big break in Evolution alongside some of the biggest names in the industry. From there, Batista became a bona fide main eventer, headlining PPVs and holding both the World Heavyweight and WWE championships numerous times. Yet somewhere along the way, fans fell out of love with ‘The Animal’ and... 

The Fault in Our Stars film review

The Fault in Our Stars film review
Based on the bestselling novel by John Green, if you don’t know The Fault in Our Stars, it is the story of a doomed love between two teenagers, Hazel, who has cancer, and Augustus, who is in remission. The book received rave reviews from big names, including The Book Thief author Markus Zusak. But is the movie, directed by Josh Boone, as fantastic and moving as the book? Firstly, I must commend Shailene Woodley (Hazel Grace Lancaster), Ansel... 

Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero DVD Review

Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero DVD Review
Balancing on a very thin line between ecchi and mild hentai, there is only one word that comes to mind upon starting this review and that is unimpressed. Completely and utterly unimpressed, in every sense of the word. It could even be considered an understatement. During the entire course of Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero I experienced wave after wave of boredom. And I’m almost certain that a cringe became my default expression, only occasionally... 

Book review: Shiverton Hall – The Creeper by Emerald Fennell

Book review: Shiverton Hall – The Creeper by Emerald Fennell
Shiverton Hall. It would be all too easy to jump to the lazy comparison of Hogwarts and Harry Potter, but that’s like saying all school-based stories are the same. Grange Hill this isn’t. Here, Emerald Fennell delivers her second slice of fearsome storytelling, as Arthur Bannister returns to Shiverton Hall for a second term. It must be challenging these days to even attempt to write a story such as this because of the huge popularity of the Harry... 

WWE Wrestlemania 30 Blu-ray Review

WWE Wrestlemania 30 Blu-ray Review
Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! The words that have been filling arenas and stadiums around the world since before Summerslam last year. The words of hope. The words of the everyman rising up against the boss and crawling and scratching his way to the top. The words of Daniel Bryan, taken into the hearts of wrestling fans worldwide, finally reaching the pinnacle of sports entertainment – Wrestlemania. WWE Home Video UK brings us Wrestlemania 30... 
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