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Central Intelligence (Film Review)

Central IntelligenceDir: Rawson Marshall Thurbur

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart

Here is an experience I never thought I would have: watching a film where Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson shines. Director Rawson Marshall Thurber is an established comedy filmmaker who has had hits (Easy A, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story) and misses (We’re the Millers) and, against my expectations, this one turns out to be a hit. In fact Central Intelligence is filled with a lot of pleasant surprises. Continue reading

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Independence Day: Resurgence (Film Review)

ID4RHEADER-1Dir: Roland Emmerich

Starring: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Sela Ward

The original Independence Day, twenty years ago, focused on a simple central conceit — Earth, the underdog, manages to survive an alien invasion by the sheer human ingenuity of a few brilliant individuals who then lead the whole world to unite and fight an alien evil. Continue reading

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The Huntsman: Winter’s War (Film Review)

huntsmannew1Remember when you were first watched Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) and thought to yourself: “Gosh, I hope they don’t mess up the sequel!” Yeah, neither did I. Welcome to The Huntsman: Winter’s War, the follow-up that nobody wanted.

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Zoolander No. 2 (Film Review)

Zoolander-2-Movie-PosterStarring: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Penelope Cruz, Kristen Wiig

Going into Zoolander No. 2 I had a real sense of trepidation bordering on unease. I remember enjoying Zoolander when it first came out in theatres. But I also remember that I was thirteen and not everything you like when you are an adolescent holds up over time.

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Deadpool (Film Review)

deadpool__2016____teaser_poster_by_camw1n-d8p13laStarring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein

Welcome to the movie so heavily marketed that I’m surprised that the publicity team didn’t fund some kind of research to hacking into people’s dreams. With a huge viral campaign, endless TV spots and even one gruesome encounter with Mario Lopez this movie has been hyped beyond belief. This is likely because making this film about this comic character, there is a lot to live up to. Deadpool is Marvel’s quintessential anti-hero.

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The Martian (Film Review)

The_Martian_film_posterAfter a massive storm all but wipes out their base and puts the mission in peril, the crew of Mars based Ares 3 decides to abandon their research and head home, presuming their botanist crew-mate Mark Watney (Matt Damon) dead after he is thrown hundreds of metres and pinned by a dislodged satellite dish. However, Watney has just been badly injured and wakes days later, bleeding and bruised, realising that he must survive on his own with just his wits and what is left of the technology at the base, since there is no water (how topical this week!) or habitable environment anywhere else on the planet.

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London Road (Film Review)

London Road posterIn late 2006, Ipswich, Suffolk was rocked by a series of brutal murders of prostitutes along quiet London Road, forcing residents to live under curfew and fearful of each other. The hunt for the killer and subsequent trial made headlines across the United Kingdom and lasted until early 2008 when the convicted killer, Steve Wright, was found guilty on five counts of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment with a recommendation of non-release. It took this small neighbourhood a long time to heal its wounds of this incident and many are still affected by it to this day.

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A Walk In The Woods (Film Review)

A_Walk_in_the_Woods_PosterBill Bryson – yes, THAT Bill Bryson of prolific popular travel writing fame – has retired and is about to settle into all that new found freedom allows. Personal family dramas are forcing him to take stock of himself and the life that he and his wife Catherine have built over the years, forcing some long boiling frustrations to take hold. After a brief walk to clear his head, he finds himself at the foot of the Appalachian Trail – the longest, most arduous trek in the American wilderness – and resolves to take it on, much to his wife’s caution and dismay.

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