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Film Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Posted on by 5WC in Film

It is fair to say that, in a year which has given us a new James Bond movie, the reopening of Jurassic Park and the insane re-imagination of George Millers Mad Max franchise, one movie has stood head and shoulders above all else. Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I don’t think I can remember a …

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Film Review: Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

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One of the big, almost revolutionary strengths of the original Star Wars trilogy is that it didn’t start at the beginning. It didn’t walk you slowly into the story, introducing characters and their histories. Instead it just dropped you straight into the action and left you to enjoy the ride. And as the final part …

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Film Review: Star Wars: Episode II – Attack Of The Clones

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So we jump forward ten years from Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace and arrive at a time when everything has changed and yet somehow stayed statically familiar. Episode 2 – Attack Of The Clones instantly feels connected to what has gone before it but because the characters have aged also feels removed. …

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Film Review: Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

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When a story is created out of sequence it’s hard to know whether you should watch them in cinematic or chronological order. Do you watch Lord of the Rings before The Hobbit? Should you watch Episodes IV, V and VI before the prequelling I, II and III? I, however, arrived at the Star War franchise …

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My Top 5 Movies of 2015 – A review of the Year, Part 2

Posted on by 5WC in Film, Opinion

So, following on from my worst 5 movies of 2015 and concluding my movie review of 2015, here are my top 5 films. I always believe that the only real way to pick the top movies you’ve seen in a year is to round them all up and go with your gut feeling, that instant recall …

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Film Review: Spectre

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Bond is back, and so are Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes. Looking to follow up the phenomenal success they had together on Skyfall; Spectre, the 24th instalment in the Bond franchise, has always been stuck slightly in predecessor’s shadow with a weight of expectation to deliver upon its shoulders far greater than it really deserved. …

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Film Review: Monsters: Dark Continent

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I can clearly remember the first time that I ever tried a mince pie. Being offered a little pastry parcel, biting into it expecting to find a warm and delicious meaty treat and instead being met by a mess of soaked fruits and crumbly, shortbread chewiness. To say I was disappointed is an understatement, I …

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Film Review: I, Robot

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There are times when you just need to accept that you aren’t in the mood for high drama, thought provoking debate or overly long stories. There are just times when you need to stick your feet up, let nonsensical special effects take over and lose yourself in a story far removed from modern life, or …

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Film Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service

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To say that I was a little bit apprehensive of Kingsman: The Secret Service is an understatement. I, like a lot of people I’m sure, when first hearing that Colin Firth was playing a “posh spy” conjured up images of slow, stuffy elitism; James Bond with a cucumber sandwich and a Barbour coat  if you …

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Film Review: 10 Films Of 2015 I Can’t Wait To See

Posted on by 5WC in Film, Opinion

With 2014 drawing to a close, it’s time to turn my attention of the films slated for release next year. So without further ado, here are 10 films I cannot wait to see next year, and my initial thoughts as to what they will deliver…

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