Category: Movie Review

Jan 10

Review: Anchorman 2 – The Legend Continues (2013)

Sometimes Hollywood will rush out a sequel, sometimes they’ll reboot a franchise and sometimes they’ll make a prequel. This usually happens relatively quickly with the studios looking to cash in on successful franchises to make as much money as they can, but sometimes there are films that go for years without any news of a …

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Jan 04

Review: Alter Egos (2012)

In a world where super heroes have captured every single super-villain and wear incredibly terrible looking outfits, the government has cut the funding of the super league. This causes the league to set up one of its own conflicted heroes to prove to the world they’re needed again. Brendan has serious issues, his girlfriend is …

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Dec 20

Review: Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

Whilst Mary Poppins was a bona fide hit for Walt Disney, it never sat comfortably with its author P.L. Travers and the journey it took for the book to reach the screen was an arduous task. Saving Mr. Banks follows two stories, that of an adult Travers (Emma Thompson) being wooed by Walt Disney (Tom …

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Dec 12

Review: The World’s End (2013)

Gary King (Simon Pegg) only regrets one thing in his life – that when he was a teenager, he and his four friends, never completed the Golden Mile, a pub crawl of twelve of the local town’s public houses culminating at The World’s End. Having conned his former friends into returning to their childhood haunts, …

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Nov 26

Review: Thor – The Dark World (2013)

Marvel’s Phase Two continues as Thor returns to Earth and the silver screen with a mighty wield of his hammer. When Heimdal (Idris Elba) loses sight of Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), it’s time for Thor (Chris Hemsworth) to return to Earth to find her. Infected by the aether – an ancient force that was once …

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Oct 25

Review: Wayne’s World (1992)

It’s Wayne’s World, Wayne’s World! Party time! Excellent! Much like the Blues Brothers before it, Wayne’s World began life as a Saturday Night Live skit. Taking those short bursts of comedy and stretching them into a feature length film has proven to be a risk – Coneheads or Night at the Roxbury anyone? The sketch …

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Oct 05

Review: Curse of Chucky (2013)

Twenty-five years after Chucky first appeared on our screens in Child’s Play, the murdering psychopath, red-headed doll makes a return to his sinister side. The last couple of outings have turned Chucky from a horror franchise into a more comedic one, due in part to the Jamie Bulger murder being linked to the movies, it …

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Sep 20

Review: R.I.P.D. (2013)

If you were to take Men in Black and mix it with a dash of Lethal Weapon and stick it with a comic book overtone, you might end up with ‘R.I.P.D.’, the latest graphic novel to be taken to the big screen starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges. When one of Boston’s Finest, Nick Walker …

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Sep 19

Review: What To Expect When You’re Expecting (2013)

Following five couples who are expecting babies cross paths on their journey to change their lives forever. We have the television celebrity (Cameron Diaz) who falls pregnant with her TV dance partner (Matthew Morrison), fast food van owners (Anna Kendrick and Chace Crawford), thinking-herself-barren-until-one-drunken-rumble Wendy (Elizabeth Banks) who gets pregnant at the same time as …

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Sep 08

Review: World War Z (2013)

When an epidemic known as ‘African Rabies’ begins to spread, turning the living into the living dead, cities fall and the world begins to crumble under the horror. Former UN employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) and his family are right in the thick of it as their home city Philadelphia is taken over by a …

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