Yearly Archives: 2015

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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Book Review: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

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It’s amazing where an imagination, once captured, can be taken. How seemingly insignificant moments in our childhood can ultimately cement lifelong passions, interests and loyalties. Dinosaurs may have ruled the earth millions of years ago, but I was 9 years old when Steven Spielberg, John Hammond and InGen brought them back to life. And as …

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Film Review: Tiptoes

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It’s fair to say that from time to time we all go through phases, we all go through those periods where we become almost obsessed, locked if you will, to a specific actor or genre. We only watch romantic comedies or animated classics or franchise films. Often we don’t like to admit to our random …

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Film Review: What If

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I’m not ashamed to admit that the first time I saw the trailer for What If I actually thought it didn’t look too bad. I thought it looked like your typical non offensive, no doubt formulaic teenage rom-com that would leave you slightly bored but in a strangely good way having given you a seemingly …

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Film Review: Pride

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It’s amazing how when you search for something, it seemingly goes into hiding. I had wanted to find a “pair” of movies, an original and a sequel, and watch them back to back. But I couldn’t find anything obvious, and the few that came to mind (Cars, Kick Ass) all fall flat with the second album, …

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Book Review: Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig

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Anorexia has destroyed my life. It has taken every negative trait you can think of: depression, OCD, aniexty, PTSD, body dysmorphia and rolled them all into one nice neat package. It has torn my life apart, convinced me I was to become a chef before laughing me out of the kitchen, made me exercise when my …

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Film Review: Still Alice

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I honestly thought that Still Alice, annoyingly, would pass me by, that it’s distribution would be too small, with one screening at an antisocial time, all it presenting. After all, this is a small budget film shot in 23 days. And even with Julianne Moore’s award domination every rumour, every listing and every guess seemed …

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Film Review: Cowsboys & Aliens

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I love Cowboys & Aliens because I love how it instantly conjures up this imagery in your head of a slapstick parody. An idea that deserves to be rooted in Monty Python logic. And I love how you just know that the impressive cast (Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde and Harrison Ford) signed on not by …

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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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