Tag Archives: Sharlto Copley

Cinema Review – Gringo

Harold (David Oyelowo) has worked hard all of his life, and from the outside his life seems to be perfect. When he travels to Mexico with his shady bosses Elaine (Charlize Theron) and Richard (Hoel Edgerton) however, he quickly realises that his job is on the line, he is drowning in debt and his wife (Thandie Newton) is about to leave him. Seeing a chance to start a new life, Harold fakes his own kidnapping with the hope of cashing in on the insurance policy the company has on him. Little does he realise that there are a lot of ulterior motives going on, and Harold’s life may be more in danger than he first thought.
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Cinema Review – Free Fire

In 1970s Boston, a group of arms dealers – led by Vernon (Sharlto Copley) – and a group of Irish potential buyers for said arms – led by Frank (Michael Smiley – meet in an abandoned factory to negotiate a deal. This tense powder keg of a meet is set alight when Harry (Jack Reynor) realises that Stevo (Sam Riley), the man he beat up the night before for assaulting his cousin, is working for Frank. The resulting shootout becomes a game of loyalty and survival. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Chappie

In the near future, Johannesburg is a violent and dangerous city, pliced by robot droids. When droid creator Deon Wilson (Dev Patel) believes he has created artificial intelligence, he is denied the chance to test his theory officially, so takes matters into his own hands. When criminals desperate for cash capture him, Wilson is forced to upload his programme into a police drone, creating the first robot with the ability to feel and think for himself. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Maleficent

Angelina Jolie plays Maleficent, a fairy whose good heart was hardened, turning her into the Mistress of All Evil, and causing her to curse the newborn baby Aurora. For the first time, we find out more about the woman behind the evil, and learn what drove her to such desperate actions. 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 – Elysium

In the not too distant future, the Earth is overcrowded and resources are running out. The rich have moved to an orbiting space station named Elysium, leaving the poor to fend for themselves on the ruined planet. Max (Matt Damon) is an ex-con trying to earn enough money for a ticket to Elysium, but an accident at work means he need to speed up his plan. Continue reading

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