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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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Cinema Review – The Wrecking Crew

In the 1960s and 1970s, a group of studio musicians, collectively known as The Wrecking Crew, contributed to some of the biggest records of the time. They worked with artists such as Sonny & Cher, The Beach Boys, The Righteous Brothers and The Monkees, but their story has largely remained untold… Until now. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Slow West

In the 19th century, a young man named Jay (Kodi Smit-McPhee) sets out from Scotland to travel across America and find the woman he loves. Along the way, he falls in with the mysterious outlaw Silas (Michael Fassbender) who agrees to help in on his journey, for a price. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Minions

In this spin off from the Despicable Me films, we learn the history of the little yellow Minions, who so delight in helping the biggest villain they can find, long before they ever met the Despicable Gru. After they accidentally destroy all their masters – including a dinosaur, Napoleon, a vampire and a large portion of Ancient Egypt – the Minions isolate themselves in Antarctica, but three of their number – Bob, Kevin and Stuart – set out to find a villain they can serve, and thus fulfil their life’s purpose. Enter Scarlett Overkill (Sandra Bullock), the world’s first female super villain, who has her eyes set on the throne of England. The Minions vow to help, but of course it is not long before things go awry. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – She’s Funny That Way

In an interview with a critic, breakout actress Isabella (Imogen Poots) reflects on her career so far, and tells the story of how she got her big break through a married Broadway director who hired her when she was a call girl. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Station to Station

Over the course of 24 days, a train full of artists from various disciplines crossed the continental US from the Atlantic to the Pacific. The journey covered 4,000 miles, and had 10 stops – or ‘Happenings’ – along the way. Continue reading

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