Cinema Review – The Boxtrolls

At night, the Boxtrolls come out of their home underneath the town of Cheesebridge and forage through the town’s rubbish for things they can use. When a young boy is taken by the Boxtrolls, the town is thrown into a state of fear, and Archibald Snatcher (Ben Kingsley) is tasked by Lord Portley-Rind (Jared Harris) to rid the town of the Boxtrolls once and for all. It is up to Eggs (Isaac Hempstead Wright) to convince the townsfolk that the Boxtrolls are not evil, but kind and gentle, before it is too late. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Pride

During the miner’s strike of the 1980s, a group of gay and lesbian activists decide to support the miners and their families, by raising money. When it seems that no-one will accept the money they have raised, they go direct to the people that need it; the residents of a small mining town in Wales. Their presence shakes up some old prejudices, but ultimately creates some unlikely bonds. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – A Most Wanted Man

Issa Karpov (Grigoriy Dobrygin), a Chechen Muslim, enters Germany illegally, and immediately arouses the suspicion of a German counter terrorism espionage team, led by Gunther Bachmann (Philip Seymour Hoffman). As Issa tries to track down his father’s money, he becomes involved with immigration lawyer Anabel Richter (Rachel McAdams), who the team soon use to their advantage in tracking down those who fund terrorism around the world. Continue reading

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One to Watch Movie Reviews – September 5th 2014

I choose One to Watch in Irish cinemas this week. This week’s movie stars a former Downton Abbey actor and has a cameo from a Empire Records star. Can you guess what it is yet? Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Before I Go To Sleep

Christine (Nicole Kidman) awakes every morning with no memory of her life before she was in her 20s. Now in her 40s, Christine was the victim of a violent incident 10 years previously that caused her anterograde amnesia, and, with the help of Dr Nasch (Mark Strong) she is trying to recover her memory and get to the bottom of what happened to her. When memories start to return, Christine is plagued with doubt and new fears about who she can trust. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Life of Crime

Criminals Ordell (Yasiin Bey – AKA Mos Def) and Louis (John Hawkes) come up with a plan to make some quick money; kidnap Mickey (Jennifer Aniston), the wife of a rich man who has made some questionable investments, then retire on the ransom money. Their plan goes awry however, when it is discovered that Frank (Tim Robbins) plans to divorce Mickey, and may not pay the ransom money. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Sex Tape

The thrill has long since gone out of Annie (Cameron Diaz) and Jay’s (Jason Segel) marriage. One night, they find themselves without the kids and in possession of a new iPad, so decide to make a sex tape to spice up their lovemaking. When the video syncs with the many iPads that Jay has given away, the couple find themselves in a race against time to destroy the evidence before their friends, family and prospective colleagues see it. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Hundred-Foot Journey

When the Kadam family loses everything in a fire, they leave their native Mumbai behind. Finding themselves in a small French village, they decide to do what they are best at; run a restaurant. The trouble is that 100 feet across the road is Madame Mallory’s (Helen Mirren) Michelin Star restaurant, and she is not too pleased about having competition. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Guest

When a soldier turns up at the Petersen’s house, claiming to have served with their son – who died in Iraq – the family welcome him with varying degrees of warmth. It is not long, however, before David (Dan Stevens) has won the family over, but when a series of deaths occur – seemingly connected to the mysterious soldier – Anna Petersen (Maika Monroe) begins to get suspicious about David, charming though he is. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – If I Stay

After she is involved in a horrific car accident, Mia (Chloe Grace Moretz) flashes back over her life, and the people in it, as she has to decide whether to fight for her life, or simply slip away. Continue reading

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