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REVIEW: The Interview (2015)

Seth Rogen and James Franco have to be two of the weirdest, most ridiculous people in the whole world. Brought together by a love of drugs and the absurd, the pair have become almost synonymous with one another, making movies such as ‘This Is The…

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REVIEW: Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)

I really enjoyed the first ‘Horrible Bosses’ movie, I thought it was clever, entertaining and very original. With a new director at the helm, Sean Anders, and an all star cast, I was expecting big things of this sequel. Unfortunately, ‘Horrible Bosses 2’ fails to…

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REVIEW: Philomena (2013)

I struggled to really pin down the genre of ‘Philomena’, there are so many different emotions and themes which are conveyed by the film. Moments of deep sorrow are immediately followed by scenes which will make you laugh through the tears. In essence however, ‘Philomena’ is…

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REVIEW: Lawless (2012)

When I watch a film and see the message “based on true events”, my whole viewing experience thereafter is affected by the knowledge that I’m watching a ‘true story’. This varies depending on the genre, for instance, if I were to watch a horror film…

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REVIEW: Bad Teacher (2011)

There was once a time when the typical role for Cameron Diaz was to be the sexy love interest for your male protagonist, and she was pretty damn effective in that role. Think ‘There’s Something About Mary’. I bet you’re picturing Cameron Diaz with semen…

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REVIEW: Adventureland (2009)

From the director of the legendary ‘Superbad’ comes another odd little comedy-of-sorts, albeit a much more obscure and delicate film. Gregg Mottola takes us back to the 1980s, 1987 to be precise and economic crisis is in the air. The materialistic, patriarchal society of America…

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REVIEW: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

Much like the X-Men series, Spider-Man is another Marvel franchise which I’ve never really got into. The Toby Maguire trilogy was painful for me to watch; I think they took the geeky Peter Parker character to an awfully cheesy level. But director Marc Webb has…

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REVIEW: Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

The way Marvel do things dictates that each of the Avengers gets their own ‘origin story’ first, and arguably none are more important than that of the First Avenger, Captain America. The contextual necessity of his story as the original superhero makes this a rather…

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REVIEW: X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014)

Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of the X-Men film franchise and I don’t know why. I love superheroes, both in comic-book and movie form, I love the idea of the X-Men in general, but somewhere along the line I just feel as though the…