Tag Archives: Brogen Hayes

Cinema Review – 13 Minutes

Georg Elser (Christian Friedel) is a man who could have changed the world; on November 8th 1939, Elser rigged a bomb in Munich which, had it gone off 13 minutes earlier, would almost certainly have killed Adolf Hitler. After the bomb plot is unsuccessful, Elser is caught and tortured to give up the names of those who he was working with. As Elser considers his options, he thinks back on his life, a life full of peace and tranquillity until he day came that he could not ignore the fact that Hitler was leading Germany into war. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Beyond the Reach

When the status and money obsessed Madec (Michael Douglas) rolls into town looking for a guide through the desert, Ben (Jeremy Irvine) is enlisted to help him. It is not long before the trip turns to disaster, however, and Ben finds himself pursued through the unforgiving landscape, and fighting for his life. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Eden

Mia Hansen-Løve’s film EDEN follows Parisian DJ Paul (Félix de Givry), as he spends 20 years trying to make a name for his DJ outfit Cheers, and goes through several relationships, battles with addiction and falls into debt. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Legend of Barney Thomson

Barney Thomson (Robert Carlyle) is a Glaswegian barber who wishes he had made more from his life. Prone to outbursts of anger, he is finally fired but as he begs for his job back, he accidentally kills his boss and, with a serial killer on the loose, decides to get rid of the body and hope for the best. Of course, nothing ever seems to go Barney’s way, and a series of unfortunate events later, he finds himself a reluctant and pursued serial killer. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – You’re Ugly Too

After her mother dies, Stacey (Lauren Kinsella) is sent to live with her uncle Will (Aidan Gillen). Stacey is full of anger at her life, and Will has been released from prison on compassionate leave to care for her, so the two must find a way to make this new relationship work. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Gallows

20 years ago, a student died during the high school production of a high school play, The Gallows. To honour the anniversary, and to finally see the play performed in its entirety, the students stage a production of the same play, unwittingly setting a tragic and violent series of events into motion. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – True Story

When it is discovered that new York Times journalist Mike Finkel (Jonah Hill) made a composite character of five men he interviewed, for the sake of a better story, he is fired in disgrace. Not long afterwards, he gets a call from a local Oregon journalist telling him of Christian Longo (James Franco), a man who is accused of murdering his wife and family before going on the run using Finkel’s name. Intrigued, and hoping to find the story that will resurrect his career, Finkel contacts Longo in prison, and the two begin talking. Continue reading

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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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