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Review: ‘Wild City’ drags corruption through the streets of Hong Kong Special

‘Wild City’ director Ringo Lam returns to the world of gritty Hong Kong cinema in this tale of corruption and conscience, which screened at the Fantasia Film Festival.

Review: ‘Traders’ deals in humour and extraordinary enterprise Special

‘Traders’ is a darkly humoured and entertaining story about a couple of guys who realize they can profit from the desperation of others guilt-free. Fantasia Film Festival plays host to two sold-out screenings of the film.

Review: Old becomes new again in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include several older pictures that slid off anyone’s radar; a noteworthy comparison between possession and addiction; and a TV series that still acknowledges no boundaries.

Review: ‘Southpaw’s grit just isn’t enough Special

‘Southpaw’ is the ultimate boxing movie in that we’ve seen it all before — but that doesn’t mean it can’t have any redeeming qualities.

Review: Asus Eeebook X205TA – the £180 laptop with a 12-hour battery

The Asus Eeebook X205TA is an 11.6-inch Windows laptop that costs less than £180. Despite the ultra-low price, it is a surprisingly capable machine that sports a 12hr battery, solid build quality, and enough power to manage any general computing tasks.

Review: Fantasy runs amok in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include an outstanding sci-fi picture that rivals its A.I. contemporaries; a couple of entertaining animated series that rely on very short formats; and a fantastic action picture featuring Donnie Yen.

Review: ‘Ant-Man’ isn’t your typical big screen superhero Special

While ‘Ant-Man’ fits seamlessly into the Marvel Universe, it doesn’t subscribe to the typical action-driven narrative for which the studio has become known and that’s a good thing.

Review: Ian McKellen is the most relatable ‘Mr. Holmes’ Special

Sir Ian McKellan stars in ‘Mr. Holmes,’ which centres on the legendary detective who’s trying to outwit old age just long enough to solve one last mystery.

Review: I am Titanium fantasy novel with social commentary Special

New York - An action packed fantasy thriller with an underlying commentary on social issues of today in John Patrick Kennedy's latest novel "I am Titanium".

Review: ‘Tangerine’ is about more than a commonplace camera Special

Sundance hit ‘Tangerine’ earns praise not only for being shot on an iPhone, but also its unabashed portrayal of transgender sex workers in Los Angeles.

Review: Inateck's stylish, tough, go-anywhere MercuryBox speaker

The Inateck MercuryBox is a rugged, go-anywhere Bluetooth speaker that packs a stylish construction and extraordinary sound quality into a tiny metal form factor, making it a great option to consider for any usage whether indoors or out and wet or dry.

Review: War comes in many forms in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include a charming Al Pacino; a new take on a cult classic; varying degrees of war, from Civil to street gang to robot; an eye-opening documentary; and a man who discovers his dream is more of a nightmare.

Review: This week’s three releases couldn’t be more different Special

This week’s releases include a comedy that illustrates the absurdity of stereotypes; an action-thriller that keeps a slow and even pace; and an honest and amusing look at a middle-aged couple who used to be cool.

Review: ‘Ted 2’ hasn’t grown up as much as it thinks, which isn’t all bad Special

‘Ted 2’ isn’t entirely successful in integrating a more serious plot into its inherently silly storyline, but it doesn’t let that compromise its ability to deliver an expected style of comedy.

Review: Orange Is The New Black hits its junior year

Season three of 'Orange Is The New Black' paints a painfully raw portrait of people’s overwhelming desire for meaning and a sense of community.

Review: Two comedies at opposite ends of their runs out this week Special

This week’s releases include a not-so-scary double feature that shows the darker side of ‘80s horror movies; and a couple of TV series at the start and end of their runs.

Review: ‘Deli Man’ is full of flavour and heart Special

‘Deli Man’ is a documentary that demonstrates the distinctiveness of the delicatessen, as well as the devotion of those who eat at and run them.

Review: ‘Inside Out’ has all the feels Special

‘Inside Out’ is Pixar’s entertaining interpretation of what makes us us, literally humanizing our emotions and building a vibrant world inside our minds.

Review: ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ is year’s best movie contender Special

‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ is an outstanding drama about three friends who cope with a friend’s illness through filmmaking and understanding.

Review: ‘Jurassic World’ forgot to cultivate its entire realm Special

‘Jurassic World’ does its job in offering awe-inspiring displays of extinct creatures reborn, but it lacks a competent story to tie it all together and suffers from unavoidable comparisons to the original.

Review: A lot of slashing and side-splitting going on this week in DVD Special

This week’s releases include a gripping portrayal of a global pandemic; a couple of classic slasher sequels; an engrossing time travel adventure; and two pairs of TV’s most memorable roommates.

Review: ‘Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World’ expands on the artist’s legacy Special

‘Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World’ is an in-depth documentary that is interested in more than just the famous artist who was recruited to design the creature in ‘Alien.’

Review: ‘Sunshine Superman’ soars to great documentary heights Special

‘Sunshine Superman’ is an excitement-filled documentary about the “crazy” man who pioneered BASE jumping in the ‘70s by leaping off a cliff at Yosemite National Park.

Review: ‘Patch Town’ turns a childhood amusement into a sinister plot Special

‘Patch Town’ notably answers the unasked questions: where did Cabbage Patch Kids come from and what happened to them when we grew up?

Review: Nothing secret about ‘Spy’s witty humour Special

‘Spy’ exceeds expectations and delivers a hilarious comedy that transcends baser humour for a witty, entertaining experience.

Review: Filmmakers get resourceful in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include a conventional underdog story told well; an innovative and striking sci-fi movie; a ground-breaking TV series; and a gender-bending love story.

Review: ‘Big Muddy’ is mired by a single flaw Special

‘Big Muddy’ is an unconventional crime drama that drops its femme fatale in Wild West of gambling, ranching and payback.

Review: ‘I Am Big Bird’ is a delightful record of the character and man Special

‘I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story’ is a charming documentary that recounts the life of the man who’s portrayed the famous Muppet for nearly 50 years.

Review: Milla Jovovich is a ‘Survivor’ for making it to the end Special

‘Survivor’ is a middling action thriller that squanders its opportunity to be better by failing to showcase the talents of its leading actress.

Review: It’s ‘Spring’ and all manner of love is in the air Special

‘Spring’ is a romantic creature feature in which a man desperately tries to win the heart of his vacation fling who is a bit more concerned about her fluctuating flesh.
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