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Cinema Review – Gringo

Harold (David Oyelowo) has worked hard all of his life, and from the outside his life seems to be perfect. When he travels to Mexico with his shady bosses Elaine (Charlize Theron) and Richard (Hoel Edgerton) however, he quickly realises that his job is on the line, he is drowning in debt and his wife (Thandie Newton) is about to leave him. Seeing a chance to start a new life, Harold fakes his own kidnapping with the hope of cashing in on the insurance policy the company has on him. Little does he realise that there are a lot of ulterior motives going on, and Harold’s life may be more in danger than he first thought.
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Cinema Review – Fast and Furious 8

While on honeymoon in Cuba, Dom (Vin Diesel) meets the mysterious Cipher (Charlize Theron) who forces him to work for her, and turn against his family and crew. The crew, including the newly added Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) are not about to accept Dom’s change of loyalty easily, and set out to find out just what Cipher is up to, and the hold she has over their friend. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo (Art Parkinson) spends his days making magical origami figures tell stories for the people in a nearby village, and his evenings caring for his mother, who is becoming increasingly distant. When he stays out after dark one night, however, Kubo is visited by his mother’s sinister sisters (Rooney Mara), who tell him that his grandfather stole one of his eyes, and has been searching for him for many years, in order to steal the other. Kubo suddenly realises that the stories he has told all his life are in fact true and, with the help of Monkey (Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Matthew McConaughey) sets out to find a magical suit of armour to destroy his evil aunts and grandfather once and for all. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – The Last Face

Wren (Charlize Theron) and Miguel (Javier Bardem) meet on a humanitarian mission to a war torn country in Africa with a charity that Wren just so happens to have inherited control of from her father. The two quickly fall in love, but soon find that dealing with gruesome conflicts puts a strain on their relationship. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Huntsman: Winter’s War

Before the events of Snow White and the Huntsman, Ravenna (Charlize Theron) tried to coax the magic from her kinder sister Freya (Emily Blunt), without any luck. When the love of Freya’s life betrays her, her magical powers are revealed, and she sets out to make her own kingdom, training an army of child soldiers – or Huntsmen – two of whom are Eric (Chris Hemsworth) and his secret love Sara (Jessica Chastain). When things take a turn for the dark, Eric and Sara set out to stop Freya from gaining the ultimate evil power. Continue reading

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Rant – DFCC Best Films of 2015

The members of the Dublin Film Critics Circle showed their independence this year by voting an animated film, Pixar’s Inside Out, as best film of 2015. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – A Million Ways to Die in the West

Albert (Seth MacFarlane) is the biggest coward in the small Frontier town of Old Stump. When he talks his way out of a gun fight, his girlfriend Louise (Amanda Seyfried) breaks up with him, making Albert determined to win her back. It’s around then that a mysterious woman, Anna (Charlize Theron) blows into town, and strikes up a friendship with our cowardly hero. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Snow White and the Huntsman

The huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) charged with taking Snow White (Kristen Stewart) into the woods to kill her changes sides and becomes her protector in her fight against the evil Queen (Charlize Theron) Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Young Adult

Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron) has made a living ghost writing a famous series of young adult books. When she learns that her high school boyfriend, Buddy (Patrick Wilson) and his wife have just had a baby, she heads back to her hometown of Mercury, Minnesota to try and win him back. Continue reading

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