Cinema Review – The Book of Life

La Muerte (Kate del Castillo) and Xibalba (Ron Perlman) are the traditional rulers of the Mexican worlds of the dead; the world of the Remembered and conversely, The Forgotten. Far from being enemies though, the two enjoy a friendly rivalry, and place a wager on the fates of two young boys who are in love with the same girl. Knowing nothing of the wager, Manolo (Diego Luna) and Joaquin (Channing Tatum) vie for the love of Maria (Zoe Saldana), as the fate of the underworld is in their hands. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – This is Where I Leave You

When their father dies, four adult siblings are forced to shit Shiva in their childhood home for a week, in accordance with their dad’s wishes. While there, they encounter people from their past, various partners and the ones that got away. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Love, Rosie

Rosie (Lily Collins) and Alex (Sam Clafin) have been best friends since they were small children, and despite having grown up together, they never realised their growing romantic feelings for one another until the night of Rosie’s 18th birthday, when they shared a drunken kiss. 12 years, several broken relationships and one surprise baby later, the two finally confront their feelings, and decide where their future lies. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Serena

George Pemberton (Bradley Cooper) is the head of a timber empire in Carolina in the 1920s. Love has eluded Pemberton, but that all changes when he meets the beautiful and passionate Serena (Jennifer Lawrence). The two set about making Pemberton’s business even more successful, by any means necessary, but it is not long before their choices come back to haunt them. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Fury

Over the space of 24 hours, the crew of the WWII Allied tank ‘Fury’ take on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines. Along with a Germany that is vicious in the throes of its death rattle, the crew have to deal with old resentments, and a new member of their team; inexperienced soldier Norman (Logan Lerman). Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) is used to having terrible days, but his family seems to have everything sorted out; his Mum (Jennifer Garner) is a hotshot publisher, his Dad (Steve Carell) is a househusband with a new job on the horizon, his sister (Kerris Dorsey) has the lead in her school play, and his older brother (Dylan Minnette) is about to go to prom. At midnight on his 12th birthday, Alexander makes a wish that his family would know what it would be like to be in his shoes for once, and the next day turns out to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Northern Soul

John (Elliot James Langridge) is considered by his family and those in his Lancashire neighbourhood to be a bit of a reclusive oddball. When his mother convinces him to go to a youth club to try and make some friends, John becomes fascinated with Matt (Josh Whitehouse), his music taste and his dance moves. The pair become fast friends, and dream of going to America to procure records that no-one in England has ever heard. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Judge

When his mother dies, Hank (Robert Downey Jr) reluctantly returns to his hometown for her funeral. While there, he catches up with his old flame Sam (Vera Farmiga) and tries his best not to get involved with his father; the town’s judge. Just as he tries to leave, however, Hank discovers that his father (Robert Duvall) is suspected of murder and is drawn back into family life. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Palo Alto

April (Emma Roberts) is a young girl on the cusp of adulthood, who is struggling with her flirty relationship with a teacher, and the feelings she has for her friend Teddy (Jack Kilmer). Teddy is constantly overshadowed by his friend Fred (Nat Wolff), and goes along with his ideas for the sake of acceptance. These three people have to figure out where they belong in the world, and how their lives align together. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Maze Runner

Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) awakens in a box hurtling to an unknown place, with no idea who he is or where he is going. His destination is The Glades, a community populated with young men like himself, and surrounded by an intricate maze that hosts unknown horrors. It’s not long before Thomas decides he wants to join ‘the Runners’, who search the maze for a shot at escape. Continue reading

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