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Cinema Review – Magic Mike

Mike (Channing Tatum) takes Adam (Alex Pettyfer) under his wing and teaches him the profession of male stripping, but it is not long before Adam, now known as The Kid, begins to cause trouble for his mentor. Continue reading

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Rant – My top 11 of 2011

To me, Top 11 means ‘Best’, ‘Worst’ and the most overwhelmingly ‘Meh’ films of 2011.

It was a great year for cinema – we finally got to see Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life – but it was also a terrible year; remember the travesty that was The Green Lantern? Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Contagion

Beth Emhoff (Gwyneth Paltrow) returns home from a business trip to China with a slight cough. Within a few short hours, she is dead from an unknown disease. The disease spreads quickly and mutates as it goes, so Doctors Ellis Cheever (Lawrence Fishburne) and Erin Mears (Kate Winslet) go into containment mode. There is no known cure; they have to stop the disease from spreading while they search for one. Meanwhile, Beth’s widower Mitch (Matt Damon) is declared immune and goes to great lengths to protect his daughter, internet prophet Alan Krumwiede (Jude Law) is arrested for spreading what he believes to be the truth, Dr. Leonora Orantes (Marion Cotillard) is held hostage against the promise of a cure and millions of people around the world die. Continue reading

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