Tag Archives: Gary Oldman

Cinema Review – Child 44

In Soviet Russia, under the rule of Stalin, children are going missing, and turning up murdered. Since the government insists that Soviet Russia is paradise, and there can be no murder in paradise, disgraced military police officer Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy) takes it upon himself to get to the bottom of the murders. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Ten years after the events of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, ape kind are living peacefully in the woods outside San Francisco, led by Caesar. Humankind is faring less well however, and when a group from the city venture into the woods to try and restore electricity to their colony, they encounter the apes, and both groups must try to find common ground. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Robocop

After he is injured in an attack on his home, Detroit Police Officer Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) is absorbed into OmniCorp’s project to create a half man, half machine police officer. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Dark Knight Rises

Warning: Spoilers
I have written a spoiler free review here

Eight years after the defeat of The Joker and Two-Face, Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) has hung up his cape. When a new threat – Bane (Tom Hardy) – comes to town, hell bent on causing chaos, Batman resurfaces to protect the city that drove him into hiding.

Warning, it is rather difficult to review The Dark Knight Rises without giving away some plot points, so if you wish to remain in the dark, stop reading now.

The rest of you… Read on! Continue reading

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Retro Review – The Dark Knight

Bruce Wayne must come to terms with the fact that he may have finally lost the woman he loves, and Batman faces his greatest foe yet, The Joker, a mysterious man who thrives on chaos. Continue reading

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Retro Review – Batman Begins

Billionaire Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) has spent most of his adult life consumed with the guilt of his parents’ death. While studying martial arts in an isolated monastery, he is recruited by the League of Shadows; a group that believes Gotham is beyond saving and must be destroyed. Wayne rejects the League and returns to his hometown with the hopes of cleaning up the streets once and for all. 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 – Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

In this adaptation from John Le Carré’s late 70s Cold war novel of the same name, Control (John Hurt) believes that there is a mole within British Intelligence, so he sends agent Jim Prideaux (Mark Strong) to Hungary to meet with a Russian agent. Things soon go wrong for both Prideaux and Control, and it is up to George Smiley (Gary Oldman) to step in and find the mole who is leaking secrets to the other side, before the Americans share their secrets with the UK. Continue reading

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