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X-Men: Days of Future Past Review

Gollancz Team: - June 5th, 2014
Film Reviews, Films

Our new Marketing Assistant Harriet went to see X-Men: Days of Future Past over the weekend. A long time fan of the X-Men films (she called her first pet Storm), here’s what she thought.

So this weekend I went to see X-Men: Days of Future Past. The premise of the film is that Wolverine is sent back in time to hang out with young Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and Xavier (James McAvoy) to stop the plans of mutant-hating scientist Bolivar Trask … More

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (or shall we say Captain America: The Cool Sounding Subtitle That is Actually Little More Than a Pretty Cool Subplot?)

Gollancz Team: - May 14th, 2014
Film Reviews

So I took my twelve year son and my twelve year old self to see Captain America: The Winter Soldier (or shall we say Captain America: The Cool Sounding Subtitle That is Actually Little More Than a Pretty Cool Subplot?).

It was fun. Chris Evans is very engaging and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow is a superb co-lead character and foil to the Captain’s straight-laced approach, Robert Redford is all the craggy and quite a lot of the slightly disconcerting confidence and Samuel … More

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Top 20 Films of 2013

Gollancz Team: - January 13th, 2014
Film Reviews, Films

It’s officially film season and we here at Gollancz could not be more pleased. Last night’s Golden Globes saw some of the biggest films of the year being recognized, and in honour of that and our building excitement for the Oscars in March, our resident film spokesperson, Charlie, rounds up the best films of 2013 (in his humble opinion)…

Here are my top 20 films of the year, based on UK release dates:

20. Much Ado About Nothing (dir. Joss Whedon)

Am I … More

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Gollancz goes to the movies: Gravity review

Gollancz Team: - November 15th, 2013
Film Reviews, Films

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The Gollancz team went to see Gravity and this is what they thought…

Gillian

I’ve been looking forward to Gravity since I saw the very first trailer, and it didn’t disappoint.

If it’s not come to your attention as yet: Gravity is a gripping what-if story set in space. What if a shuttle was destroyed or badly damaged while the astronauts were mid-spacewalk?

It’s an absolutely astonishing film. I can only second everyone who has said ‘see it in … More

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The Trouble with Elysium

Gollancz Team: - August 28th, 2013
Den Patrick, Film Reviews, Films, Science Fiction

Review by Den Patrick

Elysium is this summer’s Sci-Fi blockbuster from Neill Blomkamp, director of the much loved District 9. Blomkamp had a significantly larger budget to play with this time, along with the star power of Matt Damon and Jodie Foster.

It is the year 2154 and the world has become an overcrowded, polluted hell. Los Angeles is no more than sprawling shanty town of epic proportions. Meanwhile, the super rich live on  Elysium, a ring world in a post … More

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