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Film Review – The 5th Wave

January 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you haven’t already figured it out from the spate of films coming out of Hollywood in recent years – teen apocalypse movies are the new black, replacing vampire-centric plot lines everywhere. But when a...

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DVD Review – The Gift

January 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Aussie actor Joel Edgerton is proving to be a bit of a triple threat in show biz. In his latest movie, The Gift, Edgerton writes, stars in and – for the first time – directs this...

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Film Review – Daddy’s Home

December 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Step-parenting is never an easy gig, but born-to-be-a-father Brad Whitaker (Will Ferrell) is well up to the task. Eager to win over his beautiful wife Sara’s (Linda Cardellini) two children, Brad throws himself into fatherhood...

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DVD Review – The Gallows

December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

We all know high school plays can be a little bit of a disaster, but American horror film The Gallows takes your average drama class production and turns it into something far more sinister. During Beatrice High School’s...

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DVD Review – Self/Less

December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Director Tarsem Singh’s has a rather eclectic mix of films to his name, the last of which was the quirky re-working of the Snow White fairy tale in Mirror Mirror. Now, he has taken an entirely...

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Film Review – He Named Me Malala

November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

You’ve probably heard the name Malala Yousafzai before. As the youngest ever Nobel Peace Peace Prize winner, this teenager has spent much of her young life speaking out about the state of women’s education in...

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Film Review – 99 Homes

November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Take a moment to try and imagine how you would feel if you were one day suddenly evicted from your home; told to pack up what you own and leave everything you’ve ever known with...

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The sixth and final installment of the Paranormal Activity film series has hit the screens, this time directed by Gregory Plotkin in his first feature length film. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension is a kind of continuation from...

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Film Review – Now Add Honey

October 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caroline (Robyn Butler) already has a hectic life. With two daughters, a husband who works all the time, a job as a property lawyer and a sister who’s insistent of having her wedding in Caroline’s...

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Film Review – Mistress America

October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Director Noah Baumbach has a long list of successfully quirky indie films to his name, including the likes of Frances Ha, While We’re Young, Margot at the Wedding and The Squid and the Whale. Now for his latest...

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Film Review – The Dressmaker

October 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dressmaker Tilly Dunnage (Kate Winslet) hasn’t been back to her rural Australian hometown of Dungatar since the day she was sent away as a little girl, suspected of being involved in the death of a...

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DVD Review – Hot Pursuit

October 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Uptight police woman Cooper (Reese Witherspoon) has police work running through her veins, having grown up with her cop father teaching her everything she knows. Her by-the-book approach to policing has landed her behind a...

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Film Review – Crimson Peak

October 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Director Guillermo del Toro has already proven he has a twisted and masterful grasp on the fantasy/horror genre with his 2006 film Pan’s Labyrinth, but now he is staging a return with his new film Crimson Peak. Written by del...

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