Cinema Review – The President

In an unknown country, a despot President – who insists on being referred to as Royalty – plays with his young grandson and showing off his power by turning the lights of the city off and on at his whim. As he does so, revolution breaks out in the country, leaving the President stripped of his power, his home and his family, and having to disguise himself as one of those he oppressed, in order to survive. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Ant-Man

Having served three years in San Quentin for burglary, ex-con Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is eager to be home and to stay on the straight and narrow. When a job that is too good to be turned down appears, however, Lang finds himself taking on the task in the hopes of winning back his daughter. It turns out that the job was not one for money or jewels, and the only thing left in Hank Pym’s safe – for it is he Lang is burglarising – is a mysterious suit. Lang soon realises the suit has the ability to shrink him to miniscule size and, while initially sceptical, eventually joins forces with Pym to keep the technology out of the wrong hands. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Ted 2

After Ted (Seth MacFarlane) marries the beautiful but ditzy Tami-Lyn (Jessica Barth), it only takes one short year for the two to start having troubles. Convinced that a baby would solve their problems, the two start chasing down possible sperm donations or adoption, unaware that they are drawing Ted to the State’s attention. When Ted is deemed to not be an actual person, Ted, John (Mark Wahlberg) and their lawyer Samantha (Amanda Seyfried) team up to fight for Ted’s recognition and human rights. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Love & Mercy

Based on the real life of Brian Wilson – legendary musician and founder member of The Beach Boys – Love and Mercy is not only a look at musical genius, but also an examination of power and control, and misdiagnosed mental illness. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Song of the Sea

When he was little, and on the day his sister Saoirse was born, Ben’s mother disappeared into the sea. Filled with resentment toward his sister, Ben never warmed to her, and Saoirse spends her days silent. When they are taken to live with their grandmother in Dublin, however, Ben and Saoirse battle to get back to their isolated lighthouse home, with a little help from the faerie folk of Ireland. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Magic Mike XXL

Three years after the events of MAGIC MIKE, Mike (Channing Tatum) has got out of the ‘male entertainment’ game, and is running his own furniture company. When his old strip crew roll through town, Mike seizes the opportunity to join them for ‘one last ride’ and to go out in a blaze of glory and dollar bills. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Terminator Genisys

As the fight against Skynet draws to a violent end, the machines send the Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) back in time to stop John Connor (Jason Clarke) from ever being born. The humans send Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke), but when he arrives there, Sarah is all too aware of her role in the battle against the machines, and nothing is as Reese expected it to be. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles

Oscar winning filmmaker and long time editor of the Academy Awards, Chuck Workman takes a look back over the life and career of one of the most celebrated filmmakers of all time; Orson Welles. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Amy

Director Asif Kapadia takes a look back over the life of singer Amy Winehouse, through archive footage, home movies and interviews with her friends and family. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Overnight

Two weeks after they move to LA, and still friendless, Emily (Taylor Schilling) and Alex (Adam Scott) encounter Kurt (Jason Schwartzman) and his son Max (Max Moritt) at the park. Kurt invites the couple over to meet his wife Charlotte (Judith Godrèche) and have dinner with them. Excited at the potential of making new friends, Alex and Emily accept, without realising that their new pals have a little more than food on the menu. Continue reading

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