Tag Archives: Brogen Hayes

Cinema Review – Lo & Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

In his new documentary, acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog casts his eye over something that we use every day and take for granted; the internet. Over the course of the film, Herzog looks at the Internet’s creation, its uses and dark side, as well as taking a look as to what the future may hold for us as we become ever more reliant on the internet both as a form of communication and as a way to automate our lives. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) works as a vigilante on his own terms, seeking out the bad guys and taking them down, often with the help of Majrot Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders). When Reacher returns to Washington DC in the hopes of finally meeting Turner, he discovers that she has been relieved of her command and arrested for selling secrets. While trying to get to the bottom of this elaborate story, Reacher discovers he has a 15-year-old daughter who finds herself drawn into trouble when the bad guys come after him. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Ouija: Origin of Evil

Fifty years before the events of Ouija, fortune teller Alice Zander (Elizabeth Reaser) buys a Ouija board to spice up her show, which also happens to be a scam. When her young daughter Doris (Lulu Wilson) starts playing with the board, she gets in touch with a spirit she believes to be that of her dead father, but when things take a turn for the sinister, it is up to Alice, her eldest daughter Paulina (Annalise Basso) and priest Father Tom (Henry Thomas) to find out just what or who Doris has been in contact with. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Trolls

20 years after King Peppy (Jeffrey Tambor) led the Trolls to safety from the miserable Bergens – who can only feel happiness when they eat a Troll – his daughter Princess Poppy (Anna Kendrick) throws a huge party to celebrate the milestone. The trouble is that the party is too loud and too crazy, and the Bergens finally get wind of where the Trolls have been hiding. When several Trolls are taken, Princess Poppy and the grumpy Troll Branch (Justin Timberlake) set out to save their friends, danger or no danger. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Flag

Harry (Pat Shortt) is having a run of bad luck; first he gets fired, then his hamster dies, then his father follows suit. Returning home for the funeral, Harry strikes up with his old friend Mouse (Moe Dunford), and discovers a statement from his grandfather claiming to have hung the flag at the top of the GPO at Easter 1916. To earn back some respect for his family, Harry decides to break into the Army barracks where the flag was last seen, and steal it back for the people of Ireland. If only things were so simple. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Supersonic

Filmmaker Mat Whitecross takes a look back over the early years of Oasis, from their start, through their very public and well documented rows, to the culmination of their success two and a half years into their career; playing the famous Knebworth arena. Continue reading

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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 – Mattress Men

The bed and mattress salesman known as Mattress Mick – real name Michael Flynn – has become something of a sensation recently, due to his B-movie inspired YouTube videos and songs. Filmmaker Colm Quinn takes a look behind the scenes at the viral video sensation, and the man behind the magic; Paul Kelly, a part-time employee of one of Mick’s stores. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – War on Everyone

Corrupt cops Terry (Alexander Skarsgard) and Bob (Michael Pena) celebrate their return from suspension by getting back to their old ways of extortion, bribery and generally breaking every law they can. When they cross paths with Lord Mangan (Theo James) however, it seems they have finally met their match. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Swiss Army Man

Alone on an island after a shipwreck, Hank (Paul Dano) has given up hope and is trying to hang himself when he sees a body on the beach. Although the man – who Hank christens Manny (Daniel Radcliffe) is dead – Hank soon sees a benefit from his new companion; his constant flatulence. As Hank tries to get home, and strikes up a strange friendship with Manny, he explores life, love and his relationships. Continue reading

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