Gracing our cinema screens this week, we have a Hollywood blockbuster franchise, a period drama remake of a 1974 classic and a very British gangster story.

Fast and Furious 6

So here we go again; the Fast and Furious boys are back, and back with a vengeance in this 6th installment in this highly successful series of films.  Agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) approaches Dominic (Vin Diesel) in a bid to enlist his help with bringing down ex special ops soldier Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) and his band of especially skilled team of criminal masterminds. In order to win over Dominic, Hobbs presents how Dominic may have a vested interest in this mission. Taking on the mission with his own demands met, Dominic gathers his outcast criminal crew of Brian (Paul Walker), Roman (Tyrese), Tej (Ludacris) and the others to join the forces of good.

Whether you love it or hate it, Fast 6 could very well be the best of the franchise yet and will leave you thoroughly entertained.

Full FlavourMag review is here

The Great Gatsby

Director Baz Luhrman, maker of the films Moulin Rouge, Australia and Romeo & Juliet, brings us his take on The Great Gatsby, a remake of the 1974 film starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. Based in New York in 1922, Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire), tells the story of the mysterious, rich playboy Jay Gatsby (DiCaprio) and his obsession with Daisy Buchannan (Carey Mulligan) and the tragedy that unfolds.

Any true film fan will turn their noses up at this remake of such an old classic film, it’s only saving grace could well be its cast of stars and the soundtrack which contains tracks by the likes of Jay-Z, Lana Del Ray, Emeli Sande and Beyonce and Andre 3000’s cover of Amy Winehouse’ Back to Black. When it comes to remaking such a classic can all of the above really be a major hit with the masses?

 The Liability

From the Executive producer of Snatch and Lock Stock, The Liability is a very British tale of revenge, murder and sex trafficking. When 19 year old Adam agrees’ to a day of driving with his Mum’s gangster boyfriend Peter, he didn’t quite expect things to go so drastically wrong when an innocent women stumbles in to their scene of torture.

Classed as a British gangster action thriller, The Liability has some pretty big shoes to fill in the form of Snatch and Lock Stock, with only one big named actor Tim Roth to grace this story; it may just come across as more of an art-house film than the action packed thriller it promises to be.

Pick of the Week: Fast and Furious 6