Tag Archives: Allison Janney

Cinema Review – The Girl on the Train

Since she sees her and her seemingly perfect life from the train as it passes her home every morning, Rachel (Emily Blunt) develops a fascination with Megan (Haley Bennett), who seems to have everything that Rachel wants in life – “She’s what I lost, she’s everything I want to be”. One morning, however, Rachel sees something out of the ordinary, and finds herself drawn into a missing persons case. 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 – The DUFF

After she discovers the concept of the DUFF – Designated Ugly Fat Friend – Bianca (Mae Whitman) believes that she is the DUFF of her social circle. Out to change people’s perception of her, Bianca joins forces with Wesley (Robbie Amell), her popular next-door neighbour to learn how she can shake off the label. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Tammy

Tammy (Melissa McCarthy) is having a terrible day; she hits a deer with her car, gets fired and finds her husband cheating on her, so she does what any maladjusted person would do, hits the road with her grandmother Pearl (Susan Sarandon) to see Niagra Falls. Along the way the two women realise they have more in common than they thought, and perhaps running away is not the answer. Continue reading

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JDIFF 2013 Review – Struck by Lightning

High school student Carson (Chris Colfer) is struck by lightning, cutting short a promising life. Through flashback, Carson recounts the events that led up to his death, and the impact that he hoped to have on his typical American high school. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Oranges

The Ostroff and Walling families have been neighbours and friends for years. David (Hugh Laurie) and Terry (Oliver Platt) jog together three times a week, and their daughters were friends right through school. This friendship is put to the test, however, when David begins an affair with Terry’s twenty-something daughter Nina (Leighton Meester). Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Liberal Arts

Jesse (Josh Radnor) returns to his alma mater to speak at the retirement of one of his college professors and falls for Zibby (Elizabeth Olsen), a 19-year-old student. Jesse must deal with this mutual attraction, and what this means for his life. Continue reading

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