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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Cinema Review – Lilting

After his boyfriend Kai (Andrew Leung) dies, Richard (Ben Whishaw) attempts to form a relationship with Kai’s mother Junn (Pei-Pei Chung). The trouble is that Junn doesn’t speak any English and is deeply jealous of Richard, even though she is unaware that her son was gay. Richard enlists the help of a translator to try and make the transition more smooth, but understanding what one another says does not always make Junn and Richard’s relationship better. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – God’s Pocket

Mickey (Philip Seymour Hoffman) has married into the close-knit, blue collar neighbourhood of God’s Pocket, and has been accepted into the community, or so he thinks. When his step son Leon (Caleb Landry Jones) is killed on a construction site, and Mickey has to scramble together money for his funeral, he gets a sudden lesson in what happens to outsiders in God’s Pocket, when the chips are down. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Planes: Fire and Rescue

When he learns that his gearbox has a malfunction that could cause him to crash, Dusty (Dane Cook) fears his racing days may be over. Undeterred, he decides to join Blade Ranger (Ed Harris), a fire fighting helicopter, and his team, to learn how to protect his beloved home town. Continue reading

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