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07 2016 April
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DVD Review: In The Heart of The Sea

In the Heart of the Sea is a film based on the events that inspired Herman Melville’s Great American Novel, Moby Dick, which saw a whaling vessel destroyed by a colossal sperm whale. Directed by Ron Howard (Frost/Nixon), and re-teaming him with Rush star, Chris Hemsworth (Thor: The Dark World), the film is an interesting look at the events that...

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07 2016 April
By Izabella Cuyuca
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DVD Review: Creed

A new contestant steps into the ring in the continuation of the well-beloved Rocky franchise, Creed. The unknown legacy of renowned Rocky Balboa’s rival turned friend Apollo Creed, Adonis (Michael B. Jordan) struggles with his identity, never knowing his father and the early death of his biological mother. In and out of group homes and juvenile detention, Adonis...

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01 2016 April
By Izabella Cuyuca
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DVD Review: The Program

The Program stars Ben Foster as he steps into the role of one of the most acclaimed and controversial athletes of the twentieth century, cyclist Lance Armstrong. Based on the true events of Armstrong’s (Ben Foster) life, The Program depicts the tumultuous journey of the athlete’s career – from several Tour De France titles to allegations of doping –...

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08 2016 March
By Izabella Cuyuca
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DVD Review: Hotel Transylvania 2

Dracula and his pack are back to create havoc in Adam Sandler’s second instalment of kooky monsters, Hotel Transylvania 2. In the world of Transylvania, seven years have passed and the hotel has now opened to human guests. After falling in love, Mavis (Selena Gomez) and Johnny (Andy Samberg) are now married and have a young...

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07 2016 March
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DVD Review: Freeheld

Freeheld, starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page, is a compelling story of love, death and friendship that really gets under your skin. Directed by Peter Sollett, Freeheld is about one woman’s fighting for equality and love in the last months of her life. The film is based on the story of Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree’s relationship and...

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21 2016 February
By Chris Dempsey
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DVD Review – The Night Before

The Night Before is a Christmas stoner-comedy that delivers just enough laughs to entertain, although doesn’t quite deliver on its promise as a stoner version of A Christmas Carol. Directed by Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), the film is a drug and alcohol induced trip filled with festive spirit, which also speaks of growing up and facing adulthood, although...

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17 2016 February
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BlackMass

DVD Review – Black Mass

Based on the true story, gangster film Black Mass stars Johnny Depp as notorious criminal Whitey Bulger – the most infamous mob leader of South Boston – who became a police informant throughout the 1970s and 80s in order to take down a rival mafia. The film also sees Joel Edgerton in the role of John Connolly,...

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16 2016 February
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CrimsonPeak

DVD Review – Crimson Peak

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 Toro and Matthew Robbins, this eerie ghost story stars Mia Wasikowska as Edith, a bright, young American writer who has...

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15 2016 February
By Izabella Cuyuca
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DVD Review – Burnt

The latest to join the catalogue of food-based films comes the Bradley Cooper drama, Burnt.  A one-time chef on the rise, Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) goes down to road of drugs and violent behaviour, eventually leading to rock bottom. Losing all relationships with his family and friends, Jones attempts to redeem himself by reviving his...

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13 2016 February
By Caitlan Charles
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DVD Review – Cut Snake

Cut Snake is an Australian thriller, directed by Tony Ayres and written by Blake Ayshford, set in 1970s Melbourne. Starring Sullivan Stapleton and Alex Russell as two ex-cell mates with a hidden past; one trying to move on, and the other looking for a partner in crime. Merv ‘Sparra’ (Russell) has been out of prison...

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05 2016 February
By Chris Dempsey
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DVD Review – The Walk

In 2008, the documentary Man on a Wire chronicled performance artist Philippe Petit’s grand feat of walking between New York’s Twin Towers on an illegal high-wire. The film gained abundant critical acclaim, and even went on to win an Academy Award for Best Documentary. It would be expected then, that writer-director, Robert Zemeckis (Flight), would have had...

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31 2016 January
By Caitlan Charles
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DVD Review – Aya Arcos

Aya Arcos, written and directed by Maximillian Moll, is a story of misplaced love, age gaps and incredibly boring tropes. The story of an older man falling for a promiscuous younger man, fighting hard against adversity and rallying for love. At least I think that’s what they are aiming for. Edu (César Augusto), who is...

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30 2016 January
By Chris Dempsey
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DVD Review – Sinister 2

Back for another round of horror is Sinister 2, the sequel to the 2012 film that saw Ethan Hawke haunted by the evil deity Bughuul and his posse of possessed ghostly children. While the original was half murder-mystery, half supernatural-horror, Sinister 2 ditches the mystery and goes full steam ahead into supernatural territory for a...

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