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Cinema Review -La La Land

Mia (Emma Stone) and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), an aspiring actress and a jazz pianist with dreams of opening his own nightclub, fall in love after they cross one another’s paths time and again. As their dreams become ever closer, their aspirations begin to pull them apart. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

In the run up to the release of his second solo album Conner 4 Real (Andy Samberg) finds his charmed life beginning to fall apart; critics slate his new album, his tour is not sold out and his friends are beginning to drift away. In a desperate attempt to hold on to his celebrity status, Conner and his management team turn to more and more desperate measures. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Birdman

Riggan (Michael Keaton), an actor best known for his role in a high profile superhero franchise, is mounting a Broadway play to reinvent himself, and get away from his most famous role. The trouble is that while Riggan wants to escape Birdman, Birdman does not want to escape Riggan, so the actor must not only deal with egotistical and highly strung actors, his daughter who is fresh out of rehab and his manic lawyer, but also his own delusions of grandeur, in order to make the play work. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Amazing Spider-Man 2

As he graduates from high school, and prepares to move on with the next phase of his life, Peter Parker’s (Andrew Garfield) world is turned upside down when a freak accident turns a man he once helped into a violent, electricity charged killer. As well as this, Parker’s relationship with Gwen (Emma Stone) is not what it once was, and his old friend Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) returns to New York with an agenda that will have a huge impact on both Peter Parker and Spider-Man. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Croods

The Croods are a Stone Age family, whose very existence is based on fear of… well, everything. When teenage daughter Eep (Emma Stone) ventures out in the dark and is told that their world may be ending, by Guy (Ryan Reynolds), the family must battle to survive in a rapidly changing, terrifying new world. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Gangster Squad

The long delayed Gangster Squad is finally released this week, and tells the story of a squad of LA police officers who, in 1949, turned vigilante in order to run Chicago mobster Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) out of town. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Amazing Spider-Man

We return to the beginning of the Spider-Man story with a new hero (Andrew Garfield) a new love interest, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), a new villain, The Lizard / Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans) and a new attitude. Peter Parker / Spider-Man has to come to terms with his new powers, his first relationship and the fact that the villain he is fighting is one that he created. Continue reading

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Trailer Talk – Lawless, Gangster Squad and Dark Horse

Boardwalk Empire has a lot to answer for; the gangster movie seemed to have died in 2009 with Johnny Depp’s misstep Public Enemies. Martin Scorsese makes an admittedly brilliant TV show about prohibition era Atlantic City, and suddenly the gangster movie is back in style. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Help

The Help is based on the beloved novel by Kathryn Stockett and tells the story of African-American women working as maids in the Southern US during the civil rights era were viewed, and how they viewed their employers. A young white woman, Skeeter (Emma Stone) sees the world differently to her contemporaries, and sets about writing a story from the point of view of the ‘help’. Skeeter convinces Aibileen (Viola Davis) who has spent her life as a maid and nanny, raising children who are not her own to speak frankly with her; before long, African-American women are telling a white woman their secrets. Continue reading

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