Yearly Archives: 2015

Film Review: Man Up

Posted on by 5WC in Film

It’s amazing how with some films you can spend months anticipating, waiting impatiently for them to arrive (my 10 Films Of 2015 I Can’t Wait To See list for instance) and yet others appear without warning, almost sneaking into your life and taking you by surprise. Man Up is one of those films because I …

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Film Review: Breathe In

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I truly don’t know how I came to watch Breathe In; a little known movie starring Felicity Jones and Guy Pearce about a foreign exchange student (Jones) who arrives with her American host family, altering their dynamic and thus their relationship forever. I had actually wanted to watch Wild Tales only to discover that it has just …

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Film Review: Rampart

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I have a strange relationship with Woody Harrelson, in my mind I keep believing that he is going through a reinvention, that like his True Detective co-star Matthew McConaughey, he is maturing with age into a actor of note, forcing people to sit up and take notice. No longer the journey man playing anything and …

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Film Review: Testament Of Youth

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The Great War has always sat slightly uneasy with me. I’m almost ashamed to admit to the imagery and emotions that my mind conjures up whenever I think about it. I don’t exactly know why but there seems to be something almost peaceful, enjoyable, longing about it all. There is just something about the time …

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Film Review: (500) Days Of Summer

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If I’m honest I had no real desire to watch (500) Days Of Summer. In fact I had almost completely forgotten it existed or that I owned it until I was writing my review for Almost Famous, and when looking up Zooey Deschanel’s IMDb page saw it referenced in her filmography. But even then it wasn’t …

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Film Review: The Pursuit Of Happyness

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I still remember seeing the trailer for The Pursuit Of Happyness on the big screen and being completely sucked in to this uplifting sale of hope, dreams and following what’s in your heart. I will forever associate Soar by Christina Aguilera to the movie and I will always remember Will Smith as Chris Gardener ending …

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Film Review: Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

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As a movie fan I have always been slightly torn by my feelings towards Jim Carrey. While I adore his performance in The Grinch, and grew up on his role in Me, Myself & Irene, whenever I hear his name I naturally withdraw from whatever it is being associated with because I just find his …

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Book Review: How To Build A Girl By Caitlin Moran

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It’s far to say that I don’t share many traits with a teenage girl. In fact, I think it’s probably more accurate to say that I don’t share any, at least that society would deem stereotypical or acceptable! I am also sure that I am not Caitlin Moran’s target audience. That when she sat down …

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Film Review: Blue Valentine

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There are those times where for reasons you cannot really pin down something as simple as a name can seemingly unlock a hidden box, a fleeting memory locked away, very deeply, long forgotten and instill ideas carried with complete conviction even though they are seemingly based upon no external proof. Blue Valentine is exactly one …

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Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular Live

Posted on by 5WC in Stage

Talk to anybody about the type of music they like and I’m sure you’ll get the same answer again and again. That they like a bit of this and a bit of that. Not tying themselves specifically to one genre but rather, cherry picking what they like from where ever they find it. And I …

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