Tag Archives: Brogen Hayes

Cinema Review – Big Game

Oskari (Onni Tommila) is sent into a Finnish forest on his 13th birthday to bag some big game and prove himself a man. When Air Force One is shot down en route to Helsinki, Oskari finds himself rescuing the Leader of the Free World and returning home with the biggest game of all. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Heaven Adores You

Funded in part via Kickstarter, Heaven Adores You is a film that takes the audience through the life and career of singer songwriter Elliott Smith, through interviews with the man himself, rare footage and interviews with those who knew him, were involved with him and his life before his untimely death in 2003 at the age of 34. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Get Up and Go

When he learns his girlfriend is pregnant, Alex (Peter Coonan) realises its time to accelerate his plan to move to London. Roping his best friend Coilin (Killian Scott) in to help him gather the money, Alex hits up all of his friends in the pursuit of ferry fare. Coilin is dealing with his own issues, however; the love of his life doesn’t seem to feel the same, which conflicts with his joy at finally landing a gig as a stand up comedian. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Far From The Madding Crowd

In Victorian England, the headstrong and fiercely independent Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mullugan) attracts, and has to choose between three very different suitors; Gabriel Oak (Mattias Schoenaerts), William Boldwood (Michael Sheen) and Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge). Bathsheba’s decision is not an easy one for her to make, and has long lasting consequences. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Unfriended

As a group of teens are chatting online, they find themselves targeted by someone using their dead friend’s Facebook page. It soon becomes apparent, however, that this is not someone playing a prank on them, but a restless spirit bent on revenge. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Two by Two

Dave (Dermot Magennis) and his son Finny (Callum Maloney) are Nestrians, brightly coloured creatures who seem to have a hard time settling anywhere. When they hear the flood is coming, they set out to get onto Noah’s ark. After they are rejected and subsequently sneak aboard, Finny and his Grymp friend Leah (Ava Connolly) fall overboard, leading them on a mad dash for survival, and their parents in a mutinous attempt to turn the ark around. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Emperor’s New Clothes

In this long form version of his YouTube show The Trews, Russell Brand and filmmaker Michael Winterbottom join forces to shine a light on the divide between rich and poor in the UK, and how the public is unwittingly letting the people responsible for the banking crisis away with it. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Marvel Avengers: Age of Ultron

In a bid to make the Avengers redundant, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) sets about making global peacekeeping androids, named project Ultron. When Ultron comes into contact with Loki’s sceptre, however, it becomes self aware and bent on destruction. Of course, it is up to the Avengers to take him down. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Good Lie

Having spent many years in a Kenyan refugee camp after Sudan was engulfed in civil war, refugees Mamere (Arnold Oceng), Jeremiah (Ger Duany) and Paul (Emmanuel Jal) are awarded a chance at a new life in the US. When they arrive, however, they find life in the fabled land of America is very different than the one they are used to. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Child 44

In Soviet Russia, under the rule of Stalin, children are going missing, and turning up murdered. Since the government insists that Soviet Russia is paradise, and there can be no murder in paradise, disgraced military police officer Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy) takes it upon himself to get to the bottom of the murders. Continue reading

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