Tag: Sigourney Weaver

TRAILER PARK – Alien Vs. Zombies
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TRAILER PARK – Alien Vs. Zombies

Ok. Before we go any further lets make one thing clear. This wacky, black comedy, horror mash-up does not involve the legendary Alien of Sigourney Weaver / H. R. Giger fame. It does however bring together a young ‘man’ called Joe Alien (yes, you heard us right) who comes to […]

A Monster Calls (2016)
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A Monster Calls (2016)

A close fried of Guillermo del Toro, it’s easy to see why director J. A. Bayona was drawn to adapting A Monster Calls. A fanciful and chilling tale about a child in turmoil that flits between grim reality and dark fantasy, Patrick Ness’ eponymous novel shares more than a passing […]

Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words
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Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words

Hollywood is and always has been, a hypocritical place. From it’s earliest days the all powerful studio bosses put out an image of their stars as wholesome, clean living, family people, who’s sole purpose was to bring entertainment and fun to the masses who went to the cinema each week […]

LFF 2016 – A Monster Calls (2016)
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LFF 2016 – A Monster Calls (2016)

Before succumbing to breast cancer, British author Siobhan Dowd came up with the idea for a children’s novel, which was completed by American writer Patrick Ness after her death. The novel went on to receive critical acclaim, and was regarded as one of the best books of 2011. Five years […]

TIFF 2016 – (re)Assignment (2016)
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TIFF 2016 – (re)Assignment (2016)

When there’s nothing else to sell, an attention grabbing concept is the way forward. That’s exactly where (re)Assignment goes with its trans-community and general decency baiting set-up. It’s also a wash-out, the initial shock fading early in the running time, leaving a limp and remarkably dour revenge thriller to struggle […]

TIFF 2016 – A Monster Calls (2016)
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TIFF 2016 – A Monster Calls (2016)

It starts quiet and then turns loud as the ground falls away beneath him. Connor (Lewis MacDougall) reaches out but the hand slips from his grasp, down into the giant hole in the earth. Loss is central to A Monster Calls; for the grief it provokes and the grief that […]

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EIFF 2016: Finding Dory (2016)

Let me cut to the chase here. I liked Finding Nemo, almost as much as most people. It was gorgeous, it had lots of fun characters, and the gags were good. Finding Dory is even better. Yes, I said it. Some will disagree, and they might criticise the repeated beats […]

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Rampart (2011)

Rampart tells the story of corrupt police officer Dave ‘Date rape’ Brown, played by Woody Harrelson. Set in Los Angeles in the late nineties, the film focuses around the infamous Rampart police scandals with Brown our main protagonist and anti-hero. He is not a likeable guy, being misogynistic, racist, arrogant […]

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Abduction (2011)

When young Nathan (Taylor Lautner) finds a photo of his younger self on a website listing missing children he finds his world turned upside down and sets out to find out the truth. Who are the people (Jason Isaacs and Maria Bello) pretending to be his parents? Who can he […]

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Rampart (2011)

During his twenty-plus year career, which includes the role of Woody Boyd from Cheers, his Oscar-nominated turn as Larry Flynt and fighting the undead in Zombieland, Woody Harrelson has always been an actor at the top of his game, even given a few missteps (playing a transvestite prostitute in Anger […]