Cinema Review – Lucy

When Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) is drafted into a drug deal by her boyfriend, she is forced to carry drugs in her stomach, intended for global destinations. The drug – CHP4 – has the possibility to enhance the human mind, and when one of the bags in Lucy’s stomach ruptures, she becomes almost impossibly powerful and embarks on a quest for knowledge and revenge. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Two Days, One Night

When Sandra (Marion Cotillard) learns that she is to be made redundant from her job, she seems defeated. Her husband, however, has different ideas, and encourages Sandra to approach her colleagues over the space of a weekend, to suggest that they vote for her to keep her job. The trouble is that if Sandra keeps her job, her colleagues will lose their bonuses. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Into the Storm

When a massive tornado threatens a small town, school kids, adults and storm chasers must find a way to survive. The trouble is, however, that humans cannot always control – or accurately predict – the weather. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – What If

When Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) and Chantry (Zoe Kazan) meet at a party, they immediately hit it off. Wallace walks Chantry home and she gives him her number. The only catch is, she has a long-term boyfriend. Wallace has to decide whether he really wants to be just friends with Chantry and whether he can stand to have his heart broken again. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Dinosaur 13

In August 1990, a group of palaeontologists from the Black Hills Institute in Hilly City, South Dakota, discovered the fossilised skeleton of a huge Tyrannosaurus Rex, in a cliff face in Sotuh Dakota’s Badlands. After carefully excavating the fossil – and paying the landowner $5,000 for the discovery – they took the skeleton home to prepare her for exhibition. A year later, the FBI and the National Guard seized the skeleton – affectionately named Sue, after Susan Hendrickson, the woman who first discovered her – claiming the skeleton had been stolen from the land. Sue languished in storage for several years, as a massive court battle was fought over her. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Expendables 3

This time out, ‘the Expendables’ have their biggest fight yet on their hands; the co-founder of the team – Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson) – has become a ruthless arms dealer who has sworn to take down the team he helped to create. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Hector and the Search for Happiness

Hector (Simon Pegg) is a psychiatrist, who discovers that he is wildly unhappy in his perfectly ordered life. Taking a chance, and leaving his girlfriend Clara (Rosamund Pike) behind, Hector heads on a trip around the world to find out what makes people happy, with the hope that he will find some happiness of his own. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Rover

10 years after the global economic collapse, Eric’s (Guy Pearce) car is stolen. As he peruses the thieves through the Australian outback, Eric meets Rey (Robert Pattinson), a young man who just so happens to be one of the thieves’ brothers. The two form a bond of necessity as Eric vows to track down his car and Rey wants to get home. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Welcome to New York

In this thinly disguised examination of the recent scandals surrounding Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Gerard Depardieu plays Devereaux, a powerful and unscrupulous man who uses women, and casts them aside. Although he has the financial fate of nations in his hands, he seems unable to control his own destiny. Continue reading

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