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Captain America: Civil War Trailer And Posters Arrive

by spikedirectionon 25/11/2015
Good Morning, I’ve just got off my night shift to some rather welcome news, to provide some context, let me present this short, imagined conversation. Cinemagoer 1 – “You know what everybody says about Marvel movies right?” Cinemagoer 2 – “Oh they’re pretty good, but the villains are always weak.” Marvel Studios Exec – “Hello! […]

Song of the Sea Review

by spikedirectionon 07/11/2015
Song of the Sea is the follow up to Tomm Moore’s previous animation The Mystery Of Kells, and it continues much of the traditions of that work, highly stylised, beautiful art, charming magical realism and pure, concentrated Irishness, to the extent that the credits are in gaelic. The story concerns Ben, a boy living in […]

Surprise Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Contains Tons Of New Footage

by spikedirectionon 06/11/2015
Seemingly out of nowhere, with none of the build up and announcement of the third domestic trailer, come this, billed as The Force Awakens International Trailer #2, with titles all in japanese. The following contains quite a lot of new footage, and in the japanese style, the trailer does possibly spell out a little more of the plot […]

The Force Awakens Trailer #3 Is Here!

by spikedirectionon 20/10/2015
Good Morning! The third and (possibly) final trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has dropped, we had to wait till 3am or thereabouts because of some american sportsball game or something. But those of us who work all night were delighted with this welcome treat. There’s lots to see here, and still an absolute […]

Halo: Fleet Battles Review

by spikedirectionon 17/10/2015
Newly minted studio Spartan Games brings us Halo Fleet Battles, translating the all-conquering Xbox game franchise to a tabletop near you, Spike Direction spins up his MAC and gives it a go… Halo: Fleet Battles enables you to fight space battles set in the Halo universe, either as the human’s UNSC Navy or The Covenant, […]

The Grindhouse Glory of ‘Who Killed Captain Alex?’

by spikedirectionon 10/08/2015
I have a treat for you, fellow movie geeks. A whole film uploaded to youtube by it’s creators for your B-movie viewing pleasure, May I present…. Who Killed Captain Alex? Uganda’s first action movie. Made by director Nabwana Isaac Godfrey Geoffrey (pictured), this movie is probably the most cost effective production in history, with a […]

Forget Pixels, Save Your Money For Ready Player One

by spikedirectionon 28/07/2015
All across the Geek Universe (Geekiverse?) Reviewers are queuing up to lay into Pixels, Adam Sandler’s live-action remake of that Futurama episode where aliens invade through the medium of Space Invaders and Pacman. I’ve yet to see the film, and probably won’t bother, but the consensus amongst those who have seems to be that while […]

8 Sequels And Remakes I Actually Want, That Hollywood Will Not Give Me

by spikedirectionon 07/07/2015
You don’t have to look hard to find film fans complaining, at length, about the indomitable tide of unwanted sequels or remakes swamping our cinemas and taking funds away from creative or interesting ideas. I’d usually be one of them; I’d much rather be surprised by something new, than watch studio execs, led by focus […]

Who The Hell Is Tom Holland?

by spikedirectionon 29/06/2015
For a little while during Marvel Studios’ search for the next Spider-Man, once they’d announced they were going for a Peter Parker rather than a Miles Morales (Who could ONLY be played by Donald Glover now anyway), it seemed as if every white male of the right age, height and weight was being herded through […]