CeX Blog Archive

Sunday, 26 February 2017
Sausage Party's dialogue feels like a desperate attempt to warrant its age rating. To my knowledge it's the only adult animated film to reach this level of mainstream success, and as a result, it feels as though there is a conceded effort to make its adult nature feel warranted. As such, there is not one sentence that goes by without some swearing.Not that I have an issue with swearing, mind, and I certainly don't want to suggest that swearing somehow diminishes a film's' content. Rather, it's ... Read More

For Honor

Saturday, 25 February 2017
Up until last year Ubisoft was widely considered the king of derivative open-world games. The Assassin's Creed series was put on hold to give the publisher time to decide what to do with it. Far Cry steadily devolved into Ubisoft's go-to formula of climbing a tower to open up more tedious and redundant side quests. Watch_Dogs 2 managed to take a step up from its predecessor, at least. Nonetheless, this was Ubisoft's forte; open-worlds, climbing towers, and quick, iterative sequels.They're now ... Read More

Hitman: The Complete First Season

Thursday, 23 February 2017
When Hitman: Absolution launched five years ago, it was as if the voices of millions of Hitman fans suddenly cried out in terror. The game was a massive misstep for the franchise, trying to follow a tightly-scripted plot and taking on a much more action-oriented slant than every other previous Hitman title. The essence of what made the games from iO Interactive so popular had been lost completely, and no-one was happy about it.With Hitman: The Complete First Season however, the ship has been ... Read More

Other People

Tuesday, 21 February 2017
There are some films out there that are both powerful and moving to watch, yet the sheer emotiveness of them makes them difficult to ever watch again. ‘Other People’, directed by Chris Kelly, is certainly one of them – a truly amazing film, and yet I doubt I’d be able to watch it again.David, played by Jesse Plemons (aka Meth Damon if you’ve watched ‘Breaking Bad’) is a struggling comedy writer who has just split up with his boyfriend of 5 years, Paul (Zach Woods). He’s come ... Read More

Huawei Honor 6X

Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Huawei has launched their latest Honor device the 6X, almost a year after the 5X which was a hit with the young crowd, offering spec you’re more likely to see in a premium device. With a Dual Camera setup, it’s clear Huawei aren’t afraid in trying something new to appeal to the younger, selfie crazy audience. Let’s find out if the phone lives up to the hype!DesignThe Honor 6X is a 5.5” full HD device with 2.5D curved glass on top. The full HD screen has a 403 ppi density and bright, ... Read More

War On Everyone

Monday, 20 February 2017
You would think we have had enough buddy cop films, wouldn’t you? It’s one of those subgenres of the crime/comedy genre that is absolutely stuffed with repetitive content and little by way of originality. You know the drill – a pair of mismatched cops with differing views or methods get put together to crack a case. Despite not getting on with each other to begin with, they soon learn from each other and become better people – and friends – while they solve the mystery they were ... Read More

Blood Father

Sunday, 19 February 2017
Mel Gibson is nominated for an Academy Award this year, for his directing of the war epic Hacksaw Ridge. But last year, when he was working on that critically-acclaimed drama, he was also acting in an action film called Blood Father directed by Jean-François Richet – a film that, by all accounts, should’ve been abysmal in every way. An old Mel Gibson taking on the Mexican drug cartel? Seems like the sort of shit Steven Seagal would do. Imagine the world’s shock when it wasn’t awful. ... Read More

Free State Of Jones

Saturday, 18 February 2017
There’s something that I love about gritty, Southern-American historical dramas, so ‘Free State of Jones’, directed by Gary Ross, is the sort of film that I’ll gladly sit down to watch. Set in the late 1800s during the Civil war of Jones County, Mississippi, ‘Free State of Jones’ portrays the life of Newton Knight, played by Matthew McConaughey.After deserting the war to bury his eldest son, Newt makes a point of helping his fellow townsfolk who are feeling the wrath of the ... Read More

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt

Friday, 17 February 2017
Most parents are probably familiar with Michael Rosen’s beloved children’s tale and the watercolour illustrations of Helen Oxenbury (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass.) If not, the award-winning story follows a group of young children in search for a bear. The book itself takes four minutes to read. But Lupus, the makers of The Snowman and The Snowdog have stretched the film adaptation to half an hour.The traditional tale follows the children brother ... Read More

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Thursday, 16 February 2017
Mystery. Time loops. Gifted Children. Although Miss Peregrine gives the initial vibe of a Harry Potter fanfiction, Tim Burton does Random Rig’s books justice, unlike recent flop adaptations of The Mortal Instruments, The Host and The Giver. The plot may be predictable at times and even verges on the cliché, but Burton is wonderful behind the camera and brings his signature contrast style of light and gloom with him.Jake (Asa Butterfield from Hugo) struggles with the death of his eccentric ... Read More
 

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