Yearly Archives: 2013

Film Review: Die Hard

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Time for a confession. I haven’t seen any of the Die Hard films. I know, I know. Even with the guarantee of every single one being shown over Christmas, I have still managed in the 12 years I’ve been “legally” able to watch them never seen them – they’ve always just pasted me by. So, …

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Film Review: Mary Poppins

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As it’s post Christmas you can guarantee a few things: You probably don’t want to ever see a turkey again, You have probably played every board game you own at least once and, Dick Van Dyke will be on your TV at least once a day. I can happily tick those 3 off pretty quickly, …

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Film Review: UP

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A night with nothing on the TV and amazingly, for once, nothing recorded on the Sky+ box meant one thing. Search the EPG for something to watch. And I found it. Disney Pixar’s 2009 animated smash, Up. Described simply, it’s the tale of an old man, who threatened with a court order placing him into …

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Film Review: Before Midnight

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Forming, the third part of the “Before…” series of films, Before Midnight had a huge amount to live up to. Richard Linklater’s series of films portraying the evolving relationship of Jesse and Céline have largely gone under the radar of the mainstream, but for any film fan should sit firmly, and lovingly in the collection. …

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Jesus Christ Superstar (Live Arena Tour) On DVD

Posted on by 5WC in Stage

As it’s the time of year when just about every film that even mentions Christmas in the script no matter what the overall plot may be gets an outing it seems only right that we remember the true meaning of Christmas (by the way, why is the ‘t’ silent considering it’s Christ’s celebration not Chris’?) …

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Film Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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Peter Jackson returns with the 2nd helping of The Hobbit. The Desolation of Smaug. I really enjoyed the first film, and dear I say it, I actually enjoy the plot and story of The Hobbit more than the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. However, Mr Jackson’s decision to use all source material – whether through …

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Film Review: Nebraska

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Nebraska was one of those last minute movies – it had somehow totally slipped me by – and it was only when a friend on twitter said she wanted to see it that I even knew it existed. A quick watch of the trailer, listen to Mark Kermode’s review and a few clicks on Vue’s …

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Film Review: The Butler

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I honestly think there will be a lot of people who go to see the Butler expecting a heart warming tale of one man’s career. A career spent serving Mr President. And a plot that takes you on a journey through the political landscape of 21st Century America as viewed from within the White House, …

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Film Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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I missed the 74th playing of the Hunger Games when it hit the cinema’s last year; only catching up with it later after its release on Blu-ray, but I must say I enjoyed it, it was tense, gripping, exciting, and for a franchise film didn’t feel overly commercialised. And so, when the trailers for the …

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Film Review: Saving Mr Banks

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If I’m honest, I was hooked on the idea behind Saving Mr Banks the moment I first saw it’s trailer. The opening bars to Chim Chim Cher-ee overlaying the “behind the scenes” story just grabbed me, just said this is going to be good, this is going to be one to watch. I don’t think …

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