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Cinema Review – The Founder

In 1954, as he struggled to make a living from selling milkshake machines to diners, Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) stumbles across a fast food stand called McDonald’s, run by brothers Mac (John Carroll Lynch) and Dick (Nick Offerman) McDonald. Kroc was so impressed by the McDonald brothers’ revolutionary fast food concept that he joined the company with a view to franchising across the US. It was not long, however, before Kroc had some ideas of his own, ideas that the McDonald brothers were not fans of. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Ice Age: Collision Course

When Scrat discovers a spaceship that flies him away from Earth, his relentless pursuit of his precious acorn sets off a chain of events that sends a meteor on a collision course with his home planet. On Earth, Manny (Ray Romano), his family and friends lead a race for survival that relies more than a little on impossible feats. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – A Walk in the Woods

Travel author Bill Bryson (Robert Redford), goaded by a TV anchor who berates him for not travelling around America, decides to set out on the Appalachian Trail; a walk that takes 5 months, and 5 million steps. Bryson’s wife Catherine (Emma Thomspon) forbids him from doing the hike alone, so an old friend – Stephen Katz (Nick Nolte) –is drafted in for the walk. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Me andEarl and the Dying Girl

Greg (Thomas Mann) is a high school senior who, after years of struggling to find the right balance, is just the right amount of invisible at school. Greg’s carefully ordered life is thrown into chaos when his mother (Connie Britton) insists that he spend time with Rachel (Olivia Cooke), a girl from his school who has been diagnosed with leukaemia. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Lego Movie

Emmet Brickowoski (Chris Pratt) is an ordinary Lego Minifigure; he follows the instructions and is happy in his ordered world until he meets the mysterious Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) and is mistaken for a Lego MasterBuilder. Emmet finds himself on a mission to save the universe from the evil President Business (Will Ferrell), with the help of Batman (Will Arnett), Benny (Charlie Day) and the wise MiniFig Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman). Continue reading

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Cinema Review – In a World…

Carol (Lake Bell), the daughter of a veteran voice-over actor, wants to break into the world so dominated by her father. The simple fact, however, is that this is a man’s game, with very little room for women. When the artist who originated the phrase ‘In a world…’ dies, Carol, her father (Fred Melamed) and rising star Gustav (Ken Marino) battle it out to make the phrase their own. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – We’re The Millers

David (Jason Sudeikis) is a small time pot dealer who encounters a problem when his house is burgled and his stash of weed and a large amount of cash is stolen. David’s boss comes up with a simple solution; if David brings back a ‘smidge’ of pot from Mexico, Brad (Ed Helms) will let him off the hook and pay him $1,000. In order to carry out his mission, hopefully without detection, David enlists the help of some friends to create a fake family, and it is not long before Rose (Jennifer Aniston), Kenny (Will Poulter), Casey (Emma Roberts) and Dave are posing as the Miller family, although it has been a long time since any one of them was part of a real family. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Smashed

After years of drinking, Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) reaches crisis point, and realises that her alcohol use is more akin to abuse. Even though her husband Charlie (Aaron Paul) is not on the same page as her, Kate decides that sobriety is the right choice for her. Continue reading

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JDIFF 2012 REVIEW – Surprise Film 1: Casa De Mi Padre

When his brother Raul (Diego Luna) returns home to his father’s ranch in Mexico, Armando (Will Ferrell) learns that he is involved with Mexico’s most feared drug lord. This leads to a turf war that has devastating consequences. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – 21 Jump Street

After their first bust goes horribly wrong, two young police officers are recruited into a programme that places youthful looking police officers undercover in high schools. Jenko (Channing Tatum) and Schmidt (Jonah Hill) are tasked with bringing down a synthetic drug ring, but find themselves drawn into the teenage world, and try to make up for mistakes they made in their past. Continue reading

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