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29 2016 January
By Caitlan Charles
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DVD Review – Z for Zachariah

Post-apocalypse films aren’t exactly few and far between at the moment, but every now and then there is one that stands out from the crowd. Z for Zachariah is set after nuclear apocalypse that left the earth radio active, except for a picturesque pocket of land where Ann Burden has begun rebuilding and planning for...

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28 2016 January
By Caitlan Charles
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DVD Review – Good Kill

In an age where warfare is less about troops on the ground and more about gaining control from the air, Good Kill explores the ethics of drone strikes while at war in civilian areas. Major Thomas Egan (Ethan Hawke) is a former pilot working for the U.S. Air Force from Las Vegas as a drone...

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27 2016 January
By Caitlan Charles
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DVD Review – Sicario

With immense heat and intensity, Sicario explores the American war on drugs. The crime triller, directed by Dennis Villeneuve, is chock full of brutal violence and complex characters deceiving each other with misinformation and vagueness. Throw this beautiful mix is messiness in together, and you get the brilliant film that is Sicario. Kate Macer (Emily...

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25 2016 January
By Chris Dempsey
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DVD Review – The Last Witch Hunter

It’s an understatement to say that critics have been quick to jump on the bandwagon of panning The Last Witch Hunter and labelling it a flop, but while the film may be a little undercooked in the narrative department, Breck Eisner’s (The Crazies) witch tale at the least is an entertaining watch. When we first meet Kaulder...

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17 2016 January
By Izabella Cuyuca
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DVD Review – Irrational Man

Woody Allen – actor, director and media circus attractor returns in his latest film, Irrational Man. Experiencing an existential crisis, well-known professor of philosophy Abe Lucas (Joaquin Phoenix) relocates to a small-town college where, after meeting and getting involved with his student,  Jill (Emma Stone), Abe discovers a whole new and ‘irrational’ perspective in life. Abe Lucas...

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15 2016 January
By Chris Dempsey
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DVD Review – American Ultra

After their first outing together in Adventureland, Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart return to star in American Ultra, the second film from director Nima Nourizadeh (Project X). The lovechild of a Jason Bourne spy flick and a stoner comedy, the film is crammed with action, laughs, and excessive stylised violence. Mike Howell (Eisenberg) is a loner clerk in a...

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13 2016 January
By Blake Shipley
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DVD Review – The Gift

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 creepy psychological thriller that will make you think twice about getting friendly with your neighbours. Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn...

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19 2015 December
By Robert Lee
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DVD Review – Vacation

Vacation is the latest installation of the well-known comedy series that began with National Lampoon’s Vacation back in 1983 and stars Ed Helms and Christina Applegate.  In this reboot of the original, Rusty, son of Clark and Ellen Griswald, is all grown up with his own family. Now married to Debbie (Applegate) with 2 boys, and a pilot...

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16 2015 December
By Chris Dempsey
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DVD Review – Southpaw

Southpaw is director Antoine Fuqua’s (Training Day) violent boxing drama about love, revenge and redemption, which sees its jacked-up star, Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler), fight to save not only his reputation but his family. Boxer Billy Hope (Gyllenhaal) is a light heavy-weight champion that has risen from a life on the streets to one of fame and riches....

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14 2015 December
By Izabella Cuyuca
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DVD Review – Max

A best friend, a hero and a marine. Max serves as military dog paired with handler Marine Kyle Wincott (Robbie Amell) in Afghanistan. After weapons are found to be missing from the base, Kyle is questioned and realises that his friend and colleague Tyler (Luke Kleintank) is responsible for the stolen goods. After advancing on a...

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12 2015 December
By Caitlan Charles
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DVD Review – Survivor

Is it even worth doing a spy film without Peirce Brosnan? No, especially when he is the villain. Survivor, directed by James McTeigue, is a spy thriller filled with deceit, betrayal and explores the international threat of terrorism. Kate Abbott (Mila Jovovich) is a Foreign Service Officer working for the State Department in London, and...

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07 2015 December
By Chris Dempsey
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DVD Review – The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Guy Ritchie’s latest film, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., is an adaptation of the 1960’s television show that focused on a twisty spy world filled with double crosses and dangerous espionage, and continues the director’s interest in bro-mantic adventures. The film works as a true lesson of style over substance, with Ritchie seemingly putting more effort into...

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04 2015 December
By Caitlan Charles
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Blu-Ray Review – Knock Knock

Knock Knock, directed by Eli Roth, is a sexual thriller about a husband left alone over the weekend who gives into temptation when two young women turn up at his house in need of help. A remake of the 1977 thriller Death Game, Knock Knock stars Keanu Reeves as the unsuspecting husband Evan Webber. When...

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