Tag Archives: Samuel L. Jackson

ADIFF Review – I am Not Your Negro

Based on the unfinished manuscript Remember This House by James Baldwin, I am Not Your Negro examines the relationships, tensions and often outright fear and hatred between the white and African-American populations of the US. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson – who stands in for the late James Baldwin –the film is also interspersed with footage of Baldwin himself, and draws a powerful comparison between the unrest and violent incidents in Ferguson in 2014, and the 1963 riots in Birmingham Alabama. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Chi-Raq

Based on the play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, Chi-Raq takes the events from Ancient Greece and sets them in the south side of present day Chicago. When gun violence gets worse and a young girl is killed, Lysistrata (Teyonah Parris) takes it upon herself to bring the wife’s and girlfriend of rival gangs the Trojans and the Spartans together, and institute a sex strike until peace reigns and violence comes to an end. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Legend of Tarzan

It has been many years since Tarzan, now known as John Clayton (Alexander Skarsgård), left Africa to be with his one true love Jane Porter (Margot Robbie), but they are drawn back to the land where they met by a plot by the Emissary of the Belgian King Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz). Ostensibly, Tarzan is in Africa to investigate claims of slavery by George Washington Williams (Samuel L. Jackson), but when Jane is kidnapped by Rom and his mercenaries, Tarzan knows that there is a lot more going on in this land that he loves. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Hateful Eight

In the middle of a bitterly cold Wyoming winter, and with a blizzard on the way, two bounty hunters and a wanted woman take shelter in a cabin in the mountains. When they get there, however, they find the place already filled with travellers hiding out and, although the bounty hunters have a shaky alliance, this is about to be tested in a room full of opinionated, dangerous and reprehensible people. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Big Game

Oskari (Onni Tommila) is sent into a Finnish forest on his 13th birthday to bag some big game and prove himself a man. When Air Force One is shot down en route to Helsinki, Oskari finds himself rescuing the Leader of the Free World and returning home with the biggest game of all. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Kingsmen: The Secret Service

When Kingsman and experienced spy Galahad (Colin Firth) has his life saved, he promises one favour to the family of the man who saved him. 17 years later, Eggsy (Taron Edgerton) finds himself in trouble with the law and desperate for a way out, and calls in the favour. Galahad sees something special in Eggsy, and decides to put him forward for training to be a Kingsman; the most elite and secret espionage agency in the world. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Immediately after the events of Avengers Assemble, Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) finds himself working for SHIELD, and almost happy about his assignments. That is, until SHIELD is attacked, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) is injured and a new enemy is revealed; a man known only as The Winter Soldier. Cap teams up with Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) to discover more about a plot that threatens to engulf the world. 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 – Oldboy

Joe (Josh Brolin) is imprisoned in a room for twenty years, for reasons he does not know. As his incarceration continues, he vows to seek revenge on those who have held him, and redeem his relationship with his daughter. When he is unexpectedly released, however, Joe is given mere days to find out why he was held captive. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Turbo

Theo (Ryan Reynolds) is a garden snail who dreams of a bigger life or, more accurately, a faster one. When a freak accident leaves him with super speed, Theo – who renames himself Turbo –  finally sees the path to his dreams open before him, but he may need a little help.
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