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Cinema Review – Concussion

When former professional NFL player Mike Webster (David Morse) dies of an apparent heart attack, pathologist Bennett Omalu (Will Smith) pays for tests to be done on Webster’s brain at his own expense. After his findings reveal that constant head injuries left Webster – and potentially hundreds of other NFL players – with a degenerative brain condition, Omalu publishes his work in a medical journal, inadvertently drawing the anger of the NFL. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

In this fourth instalment of the Alvin and the Chipmunks franchise; the three chipmunk brothers fear that Dave (Jason Lee) is going to propose to his new girlfriend Samantha (Kimberly Williams-Paisley), meaning they will be saddled with Samantha’s bully of a son Miles (Josh Green). In order to stop this from happening, and to save their family, Alvin and the boys set out for Miami to ruin the proposal. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Rams

In a remote rural area of Iceland, Gummi (Sigurdur Sigurjonsson) and older brother Kiddi (Theodor Juliusson) live on neighbouring sheep farms and, although they have not spoken to one another in 40 years, they tolerate one another’s presence in silence. All of this changes when Gummi spots signs of scrapie (BSE) in his brother’s flock, which has catastrophic ramifications for the entire community. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Trumbo

In 1940s Hollywood, the Communist Party had fallen out of favour, with suspicions about members beginning to spring up. Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was one of the Hollywood professionals forced to appear before the House Un-American Activities Committee when his support of Communism was revealed and, although he continued to write Oscar winning screenplays, he had to do it in secret for much of hi career since he was black listed due to his political affiliations. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Point Break

After his friend is killed while motor biking the Spine Trail, Johnny (Luke Bracey) turns away from his life of extreme sports to become an agent for the FBI. Seven years later, as Johnny finally nears the end of his training, a gang of criminals use extreme sporting techniques to rob the rich and give to the poor. Knowing his name precedes him, and suspecting that the gang are trying to complete a series of eight challenges and ordeals, Johnny sets out to infiltrate the gang and take them down from the inside. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Dad’s Army

In 1944, at the height of World War II, the British coast is secured by the Home Guard; a group of volunteers ineligible for active duty due to age or health reasons. In the town of Walmington-on-Sea, Captain Mainwaring (Toby Jones) runs a motley crew of a Home Guard who, when a journalist comes to town to write an article on the squad, all become enamoured with her. Meanwhile, news of a German spy in the town causes panic. Continue reading

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Cinema Review -Strangerland

Catherine (Nicole Kidman) Matthew (Joseph Fiennes) and their two children Lily (Maddison Brown) and Tom (Nicholas Hamilton) are new to the small Australian town of Nathgari. It is clear that the family is hiding from their past but until Tom and Lily go missing one night, and Catherine desperately tries to find her children, it is not clear just what their past holds, and the secrets they are keeping from one another. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Goosebumps

When Zach (Dylan Minette) and his mother move in next door to Mr Shivers and his teenage daughter Hannah (Odeya Rush), it is not long before Zach discovers the secret that Mr Shivers is trying to keep; he is actually the author R.L. Stine and, when the original manuscripts for his famous books are opened, the monsters inside are set free into the world. It is up to Zach, Hannah and Stine to save the day, and put the fictional monsters back between the pages of the books again. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – 13 Hours

On September 11th 2012, an attack on a temporary consulate in Benghazi killed the US Ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens (Matt Letscher). Later that night, a secret CIA compound one mile away was laid siege to, leaving six ex-military officers to protect the base and those within it. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The 33

In August 2010, 33 Chilean miners were trapped in the San Jose mine for 69 days after a cave in. Although chances were that the men had died in the dangerous and sparse conditions they found themselves stuck in, rescue operations did not stop, and the most innovative mine rescue of all time began. Continue reading

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