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Retro Review – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

Edward (Robert Pattinson) finally gets his wish; to marry Bella (Kristen Stewart). Shortly afterwards, Bella finally gets her wish as the couple consummate their marriage. However, sex has it’s complications, as the newly weds soon find out. Continue reading

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Retro Review – Captain America: The First Avenger

Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) wants nothing more than to sign up for the US army and do his bit in the war against the Nazis, the trouble is that he is too small and too weak to enlist. This all changes, however, when he meets Dr Erskine (Stanley Tucci) who enrols him into a secret programme that makes him Captain America; a super soldier. Continue reading

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Retro Review – Thor

After defying his father’s wishes Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Norse god of Thunder, is cast out of Asgard, leaving his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) to take the throne. On earth, Thor meets astrophysicist Jane (Natalie Portman) and must find a way back home before Loki destroys Asgard forever. Continue reading

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Retro Review – Iron Man 2

Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) must take on his greatest challenges yet; he is coming to terms with the fact that he has outed himself as a superhero, the device he uses to stay alive is slowly killing him, and Ivan Venko – AKA Whiplash – is looking for vengeance. Continue reading

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Retro Review – The Incredible Hulk

After a failed military experiment, Dr Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) goes on the run to avoid being dissected for the information his body holds. One drop of blood spells his undoing, however, and he must return home to the woman he loves in order to save himself and the people around him from a new creation that threatens their survival. Continue reading

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Retro Review – Iron Man

Billionaire playboy Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr), head of Stark Industries, is taken captive on a trip to Afghanistan and ordered to re-create his famous Jericho weapon in exchange for his freedom. Stark creates a weaponised suit, which wins him his freedom, but he has to deal with the fact that there is shrapnel in his chest and someone within his company that both want to kill him. Continue reading

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Retro Review – OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies

When OSS agent Jack Jefferson (Philippe Lefebvre) goes missing in Cairo in 1955, Jefferson’s best friend, agent OSS 117 (Jean Dujardin), also known as Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, is sent to investigate what happened to him. While there, OSS 117 meets up with Larmina El Akmar Betouche (Berenice Bejo), Jefferson’s former secretary, who helps him get used to life in Cairo. Continue reading

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Retro Review – A Film With Me In It

Ever had one of those days where you can’t do right for doing wrong? Unemployed actor Mark (Mark Doherty) is definitely having one of those days. Mark and his best friend Pierce (Dylan Moran) are withholding their rent until something is done about the abysmal flats they live in, but when the landlord Jack (Keith Allen) comes around to fix things, it is too little too late. Mark’s brother David (David O’Doherty) has already been killed by a freak accident involving a chandelier, Jack is accidentally stabbed by his own screwdriver and Mark’s girlfriend Sally meets an untimely end when she faints too close to an unguarded clarinet stand. It is up to Mark and Pierce to try and come up with a story that is as convincing as the truth is unbelievable. Continue reading

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Retro Review – The Virgin Suicides

I watched The Virgin Suicides today for the first time in many years, and I was amazed that it was still the film I remembered it to be. Sometimes the rose tinted glasses of nostalgia get in the way of accurate memory, but The Virgin Suicides is a film that benefits from nostalgia, as this is what the film is all about. Continue reading

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