Yearly Archives: 2015

Film Review: Tomorrowland

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They are called trailers because they used to be played after the film, trailing it’s ends credits. But of course, nobody stayed that long to see them and so, in a moment of inspiration, they reordered the runnings, previewing the trailers before the feature, making you sit through them before the film you’d gone to …

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Book Review: Solo By William Boyd

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I really don’t know whether to call myself a huge James Bond fan or not. You’ll be able to see from my blog that I’ve watched all 23 films and currently wait the 24th with anticipation. I also rowed many, many anorexic miles listening to the books of Ian Fleming narrated by a variety of …

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Film Review: Mad Max: Fury Road

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So it’s time for the 5th film of 2015 I was desperate to see – Mad Max: Fury Road. Director George Miller returning to his post apocalyptic roots with the fourth instalment in what has become something of a cult series, the mind bending nuttiness of a world gone feral is released again, 30 years …

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Film Review: Almost Famous

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It seems slightly strange that it has taken so long for me to see Almost Famous. And I don’t know why? Because as a movie, it seems to fit perfectly with that light-hearted comic exhale of relaxation film that I secretly enjoy. It reminds me so much of the earlier works of John Cussack, who …

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Film Review: Clouds Of Sils Maria

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It’s fair to say that when two of my favourite actresses (Kristen Stewart and Juliette Binoche) come together to make a film I am always going to be interested, and it’s a fairly safe bet that whether followed by good, bad or different reviews I will watch it regardless. So from the moment I first …

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Book Review: The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson

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So I was first introduced to The Millennium Series¬†and Lisbeth Salander by watching the 2011 Hollywood remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. A film that originally gripped me so strongly that I went out and brought a paperback of The Girl Who Played With Fire, longing to know how the story continued, yet …

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Film Review: Pitch Perfect 2

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So, it’s only been five days since I was first introduced to the world of A Cappella singing, stereotypical university life and Fat Amy. And while I didn’t watch the original movie in isolated preparation for the sequel, having the movie so refresh in my mind has, undoubtedly, shaped my view of it’s encore. The …

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Film Review: A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence

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Every podcast I listen to and every newspaper I read have reviewed A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence with glorious rapture. Stars (and tomatoes) has been thrown at it without second though. And it’s almost reached a point where to even remotely ponder or question any thought towards it other than “it’s …

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Film Review: While We’re Young

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I have a strange relationship with the films of Noah Baumbach. I remember a good few years ago watching The Squid And The Whale and being left completely confused and befuddled as to what exactly it was; while Greenberg just left me cold, it’s one of those films in which nothing really happens, and Frances …

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Film Review: Pitch Perfect

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I’ve always turned my back on Pitch Perfect. I’ve had the preconceived idea that unless you wear a skirt and respond to questions with the phrase “yeah, woteva”, the cinematic equivalent of Britney Spears’s Baby One More Time video if you will, that there was no enjoyment to be had from it. That this was …

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