Yearly Archives: 2015

Film Review: 101 Dalmations II: Patch’s London Adventure

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At the end of last year I reacquainted myself with the ageless charm of the original animated version of 101 Dalmatians. A film, that while slightly dated and simplistic, has a lovable quality and nostalgic familiarity to it, and thanks to the wonders of special edition box sets, I still had the potentially difficult second …

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Film Review: And Uneasy Lies The Mind

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It’s strange how films come into your life. Some mass marketed, plastering mainstream media refusing to be ignored, others asking politely for you time and some, not having to try at all, some able to keep their head down and hope you come, eventually, to them. And Uneasy Lies The Mind is a perfect example of …

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Film Review: Foxcatcher

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There are some films that instantly capture you, that draw you in whether by reputation, name or that brief visual hint of the treasures they hold, commanding to be seen and not having to work to win you over. Foxcatcher was certainly not one of these. The moment I saw the initial trailer I was …

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Film Review: Guardians Of The Galaxy

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I can still remember clearly in my mind the first time I saw the trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy. Everything about it just screamed stay away to me. Firstly it wasn’t a comic book I was aware of, and so felt more like an invention to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, an extension created purely …

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Book Review: Stephen King: On Writing

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I have always enjoyed writing, creating, and while it has been primarily limited to web site content and over the last year or so, bog posts, it’s a passion that has always been simmering away inside me. I’ve always enjoyed imagining, explaining, bringing to life. Using the power of words to express, whether fact or …

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Film Review: Next Goal Wins

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People rave about Next Goal Wins, some declare it the best footballing film ever made, other’s like Empire Magazine placing it in their best of 2014 “Movies You Probably Didn’t See” lists and so, I was really looking forward to it, really expecting a lot from a simple documentary about the American Samoa national football …

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Film Review: Simon Killer

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I can’t remember how I heard about Simon Killer, or exactly why I decided it was a movie I wanted to watch. I am certain, however, that the movie I was expecting had no correlation to the movie I got. It’s been a long time since I was treated to something as detestable as I …

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Film Review: Fish Tank

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Fish Tank has been on my radar ever since I watched Red Road. Mainly because it’s the follow up film by academy award winning director Andrea Arnold, and having enjoyed Red Road, it seemed only logical to witness some more of her creative talents. Even though they really are stand alone films in their own …

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Film Review: Birdman

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It’s the time of year when franchise films take a back seat and the resultant screen time gets filled with movies held back, determined to stay in the memory of those potentially influential voters, as the race for the awards on offer heats up. Some call it silly season, others declare it an annual golden …

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Film Review: The Iceman

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The only thing that really drew me to The Iceman was the inclusion of Winona Ryder. And even then, it very nearly didn’t happen as I somehow managed to cross it off the “to watch” list of On-Demand movies before I’d actually seen it. But, having rescued it from the fraudulent strikethrough, I had a …

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