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REVIEW: Movie 43 (2013)

WRITTEN BY CHRIS WINTERBOTTOM I did not know what to expect from this monstrosity. On paper it seemed an interesting idea, with a cast so huge (in terms of numbers and star quality), it was hard not to become even remotely intrigued by what this…

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REVIEW: Magic Mike XXL (2015)

Written by Wan Tyszkiewicz My plan was to write a review for the first ‘Magic Mike’ film and then give my verdict on ‘Magic Mike XXL’. But there was very little that I could say about the first film apart from the obvious; hot guys,…

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REVIEW: Pride (2014)

If you liked ‘Billy Elliot’ or ‘The Full Monty’ then you’ll probably like ‘Pride’. Set in 1984 and based on a true story (all the best stories are); British lesbian and gay activists – this is long before the LGBTIQ movement – raise money to…

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REVIEW: Due Date (2010)

I thought ‘The Hangover’ was funny. I thought Zach Galifianakis was funny. Then I discovered ‘Due Date’ and nothing has been the same since. I often go through life throwing in quotes from my favourite comedy films whenever the opportunity arises (annoying, I know) with ‘Anchorman’ and…

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REVIEW: Into The Wild (2007)

WRITTEN BY SAM JAMES Sean Penn’s most recent directorial outing ‘Into The Wild’ has, in my experience been a word of mouth film, and that word is usually “amazing” followed quickly by “ahh you’ve got to watch it”. I was introduced to it through a…

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REVIEW: Suspiria (1977)

WRITTEN BY WAN TYSZKIEWICZ For many years I couldn’t watch horror films. A vivid imagination and a complete belief in the existence of vampires meant sleepless nights and tortured dreams at the mention of Dracula. Confronted with a compulsory film module in ‘Horror and Fantasy’…

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REVIEW: Edward Scissorhands (1990)

WRITTEN BY ANDREW GARRISON The first time I saw ‘Edward Scissorhands’, I was a young teenager. With only a few exceptions, I never had a major bully problem growing up. However, complete with a somewhat menacing look, but a kind heart, I was certainly misunderstood….

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REVIEW: Jurassic World (2015)

Not unlike most boys my age, I was dinosaur mad as a child. Whilst I adored ‘Jurassic Park’ in my younger years, that affinity soon diminished and admittedly, I don’t have a fondness for the franchise like many I know. Nevertheless, I was pretty excited for this long awaited sequel – an…

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REVIEW: Jurassic Park III

WRITTEN BY CHRIS WINTERBOTTOM For the third film the ‘Jurassic Park’ franchise, my family treated me to a trip to the cinema; finally I was to see these wonderfully crafted creatures on the big screen. Just how the animated dinosaurs were meant to be seen….

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REVIEW: Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)

Let me begin by saying that I am a fan of the original ‘Insidious’ film. I originally saw it at the cinema and enjoyed it so much that I even splashed out on a DVD copy! I thought the idea that our spirits depart our…

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REVIEW: Spy (2015)

I’m sure nobody expects miracles from a film like this; the comic spy is a role which has been played to death, let’s be honest. Much in the same way as Melissa McCarthy’s career actually, who since her great performance in ‘Bridesmaids’, has taken on…

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REVIEW: The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

WRITTEN BY CHRIS WINTERBOTTOM I saw ‘The Lost World: Jurassic Park’ for the first time in much the same way I watched its predecessor; on VHS, in the living room, on a tiny television set. My excitement for this film dwarfed my enthusiasm for the first,…

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REVIEW: The Hangover (2009)

Many years and many viewings later, ‘The Hangover’ trilogy still stands as one of the finest comedy franchises in my eyes. The film which introduced one of my favourite comedy actors, Zach Galifianakis, into my life. A film which also catapulted Bradley Cooper into the…