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Irrational Man
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Irrational Man (2015)

Well we’ve been here before. There’s the usual sprinkling of cultural references (Kant and Antonioni make it into the opening voiceover), the stricken but charming leading man stuck in a perpetual existential crisis, and the attractive young waif who exists to pull him out. It diverts off the path in […]

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
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Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

Attractive misogyny  Woody Allen’s latest movie, Magic in the Moonlight, is one of his brightest and prettiest recent baubles; and we thought he couldn’t come up with another one. It’s set on the French Riviera in 1928, where the ladies wear gauzy flapper dresses, the men are in three-piece linens, and […]

Birdman (2014)
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Birdman (2014)

He used to be Birdman. It’s the refrain that’s dogged Michael Keaton’s Riggan Thomson for years. Once famous for playing the winged superhero in a trio of films that finished two decades ago, he’s now only famous for… well playing Birdman two decades ago. But all that’s about to change […]

Flickering Thoughts – Too Much of a Good Thing
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Flickering Thoughts – Too Much of a Good Thing

Film Star Overdose A few years ago the prolific author Stephen King was quoted in the press as stating that he was giving up writing.  Of course he didn’t, and since then has produced some of his biggest books, including several non-horror volumes.  You then have the likes of J. […]

Movie 43 (2013)
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Movie 43 (2013)

I’m not crediting everyone individually here, because it would just take too long, but Movie 43 puts together a decent list of names both behind and in front of the camera. It’s a comedy movie made up of sketches, connected by a framing device that, depending on which version you […]

Venom to appear in Amazing Spiderman 2?
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Venom to appear in Amazing Spiderman 2?

The Amazing Spiderman was a well received re-boot to the Spiderman franchise. It was so well regarded by the film community because of  its more accurate take on the hero, more ‘true’ to the comic books most would say. Andrew Garfield played the lead role as Peter Parker/Spiderman whilst Emma […]

Gangster Squad (2013)
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Gangster Squad (2013)

Photoshopped Somebody up there at Warner Bros. must have realised that Gangster Squad, a cops-and-crooks story set in Los Angeles in the late Forties, is a terrible movie, despite its stellar cast. So they’ve released it in Hollywood’s dump-the-rubbish month of January, when people are more interested in the Oscar nominations. […]

Gangster Squad (2013)
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Gangster Squad (2013)

When Ruben Fleischer’s Gangster Squad was first announced, with its stellar A-List cast, The Untouchables style plot and neo-noir aesthetic, one could be forgiven for expecting a gritty and brutal crime drama. The end result is anything but that however and instead opts for a campy and fun tone which […]

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
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The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

When I first watched The Amazing Spider-Man I hated it. It just didn’t feel right to me, I didn’t like the attempt to add darkness and intrigue to the character and I said as much. Re-watching it recently (hey, I still had to buy it on Bluray), I realised that […]

The Croods trailer
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The Croods trailer

Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox we have for you the new trailer for The Croods, the upcoming DreamWorks animation featuring the voices of Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds and Emma Stone which hits cinemas March 22nd 2013. The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world’s first family as […]