Must See Movies: April

At Reel Steel we want to make sure you’re getting the most of your cinematic enthusiasm, so each month we put together our short list of some of the best new releases, from popcorn munching explosion fests to the often weird and wonderful. Take a look at the trailers below and see what you think…

Kong: Skull Island

2017 – USA Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Toby Kebbell, John C. Reilly, Terry Notary Words: Nathan Scatcherd   A dragonfly lands peacefully on a branch as US army helicopters descend on a lush green jungle, and promptly start dropping bombs on it. The 1973 setting is…

Evil Dead II

1987 – USA Director: Sam Raimi Starring: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks Words: Oliver Innocent Sam Raimi’s follow-up to his breakout horror hit The Evil Dead is something of an anomaly in the horror genre; a sequel widely regarded as better than the original. Even those who prefer the more visceral sucker punch of…

Cult Corner: Phase IV

1974 – USA, UK Director: Saul Bass Starring: Nigel Davenport, Michael Murphy, Lynne Frederick Words: Nathan Scatcherd The sole feature-length directorial credit of Saul Bass – the legendary visual artist who provided the opening credit sequences to Hitchcock classics Vertigo, North by Northwest and Psycho – Phase IV is a singularly strange and interesting film….

Logan

2017 –  USA Director: James Mangold Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant Words: Nathan Scatcherd It’s been seventeen years since X-Men was released, and Hugh Jackman’s performance as everyone’s favourite adamantium-clawed mutant Wolverine catapulted the character into the stratosphere of mainstream cultural recognition and fandom. Since then…

Must See Movies: March

At Reel Steel we want to make sure you’re getting the most of your cinematic enthusiasm, so each month we put together our short list of some of the best new releases, from popcorn munching explosion fests to the often weird and wonderful. Take a look at the trailers below and see what you think…

Manchester By The Sea

2016 – USA Director: Kenneth Lonergan Starring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges Words: Josh Senior By now you’ll probably already know that Casey Affleck won the award for Best Actor at this year’s Academy Awards as well as sweeping up at The Golden Globes, The SAG Awards and The BAFTAS. Like The…

Cult Corner: Bubba Ho-Tep

2002 – USA Director: Don Coscarelli Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis, Ella Joyce Words: Oliver Innocent After seemingly concluding the brilliantly bizarre Phantasm franchise with 1998’s surprisingly effective Phantasm IV: Oblivion, director Don Coscarelli’s follow-up project had some rather large shoes to fill. Following up something as iconic and beloved as the Phantasm franchise definitely…

John Wick Chapter 2

2016 – USA Director: Chad Stahelski Starring: Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane, Lawrence Fishburne, Ruby Rose, Common Words: Saul Nix The sleeper-hit action film John Wick has a sequel and the burning question on the minds of its many fans is whether or not it’ll take the Hindenburg-esque plunge other action franchises have in…

The Lego Batman Movie

2016 – USA Director: Chris McKay Starring: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Zach Galifianakis, Ralph Fiennes Words: Nathan Scatcherd OK, full disclosure: I f*cking love Batman. Ever since I could read, I’ve spent countless hours poring over the comics, watching the movies, playing the games… my earliest memory is of five year old Nathan…

Hidden Figures

2016 – USA Director: Theodore Melfi Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe Words: Christian Abbott This is another necessary tale untold by Hollywood which is now getting its due. And that is very much the case; this is a story of inherent merit from its important narrative to more than capable filmmaking. Based on…

Jackie

2016 – USA / France / Chile Director: Pablo Larraín Starring:  Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig Words: Christian Abbott   This is an imperfect but deeply intimate picture, emotional from start to finish, elevated by a career best performance from Natalie Portman in the title role of Jackie Kennedy. This is one of the great…