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Cinema Review – Jem and the Holograms

When the home Jerrica (Aubrey Peeples) shares with her aunt, her sister and her aunt’s two foster daughters comes under threat, shy and retiring Jerrica finds herself recording a song she wrote, under the name of Jem – the pet name her late father had for her. When the song goes viral and Jerrica is tracked down, she finds herself playing sold out shows with her sisters and chasing down clues that her father left her, but when the time comes for her to go solo, Jerrica faces a hard choice. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Oddball and the Penguins

Middle Island off the coast of Warrnambool, Australia, has been home to fairy penguins for many years, but since foxes have found their way to the island, the penguin population has been severely diminished. With only 20 penguins left, and the conservation status of the island under threat, chicken farmer Swampy (Shane Jacobson) and his granddaughter Olivia (Coco Jack Gillies) decide to train Swampy’s rather odd sheepdog Oddball to defend the penguins from the predatory foxes. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Survivalist

After the world’s oil production dips and the population continues to expand, a man (Martin McCann) lives off a small plot of land hidden deep in the forest. When Kathyrn (Olwen Fouere) and her daughter Milja (Mia Goth) find his hideout and offer to trade for food, an uneasy alliance springs up between them. It is not long, however, before this peace is shattered by shifting loyalties and a lack of food. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Zoolander 2

Fifteen years after the events of Zoolander, and after the Derek Zoolander Centre for Kids Who Can’t Read Good and Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good Too collapsed, killing Zoolander’s wife Matilda (Christine Taylor) and disfiguring Hansel, Derek (Ben Stiller) is lured out of retirement with a chance to be a superstar again, but soon discovers that he is at the centre of a plot that is killing off the world’s most beautiful people. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Deadpool

When mercenary for hire Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he decides to take a chance on an experimental treatment that will activate any mutant genes lying dormant in his system. Although the treatment is successful, Wilson – now going by the name of Deadpool – believes his life and chance at happiness with Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) is destroyed, and sets out to take his violent and bloody revenge. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – A Bigger Splash

Marianne (Tilda Swinton) and her partner Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) are hiding away from the former’s rock and roll lifestyle, after surgery on her throat has put her singing career on hold. Their peace is shattered by the arrival of Harry (Ralph Fiennes), a former lover of Marianne’s, and his newfound adult daughter Penelope (Dakota Johnson). It is not long before history becomes the present as the four struggle to come to terms with their pasts and their futures. Continue reading

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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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