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Cinema Review – The Boss Baby

Seven year old Tim (Miles Christopher Bakshi) is an only child, and is used to getting all of his parents’ attention, as well as three bedtime stories, five hugs and his special song – Blackbird by The Beatles. When Tim hears he is to get a new baby brother he is less than impressed, and when the baby (Alec Baldwin) arrives he knows there is something off about this new kid; he turned up wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase. Tim’s efforts to find out the truth just lead to conflict, however, and it is not long before he hatches a plan to get rid of the interloper once and for all. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Hotel Transylvania 2

It’s time to return to the hotel for monsters, ghouls and vampires this October, with the sequel to 2012’s Hotel Transylvania. Dracula’s (Adam Sandler) daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) has married her human love Jonathan (Andy Samberg), and when their son Denis (Sunny Sandler) is born they have until his fifth birthday to discover whether he is human or vampire. The trouble is that if Denis is not a vampire, Mavis wants to leave the hotel and go to the human world, something that Dracula is dead set against. Continue reading

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Cinema Review: Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

Kumiko (Rinko Kikuchi), a solitary office worker, under pressure from her mother to be married, and her boss to make room for younger workers, finds a VHS copy of the Coen Brothers’ Fargo in a sea cave. Believing the claim in the opening titles that Fargo is a true story, Kumiko becomes obsessed with the money buried at the side of a road by Steve Buschemi’s character, and makes her way to the American Midwest to find her fortune. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Khumba

When zebra Khumba (Jake T. Austin) is born only half covered with stripes, his superstitious herd believe that he is curse on their way of life, and it is he who has caused the drought that befalls them. When he grows older, Khumba sets out to find a magical water hole, break the supposed curse and literally earn his stripes. This is easier said than done however, as Khumba has always lived in a secure enclosure and has little experience of life, and the creatures, that await him outside the fence. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carrell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) are magicians at the top of their game; they have been resident in Las Vegas for 10 years, but unlike the city that is consistently changing, Wonderstone and Marvelton never evolved their act. When newcomer Steve Grey (Jim Carrey) comes on the scenes, he shakes the duo’s foundations, and could finally end their magical friendship. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Hotel Transylvania

Dracula (Adam Sandler) operates a hotel for monsters, far away from humans’ prying eyes, so that the monsters of the world can feel safe and secure. Things don’t last however, as on Dracula’s daughters 118th birthday, a human finds his way into the castle and falls in love with Mavis. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – On The Road

When Sal (Sam Reily) meets the freewheeling Dean (Garret Hedlund), he is immediately fascinated with this young man and fearless way he lives his life. Sal soon joins Sam and his 16 year old wife Mary Lou (Kirsten Stewart) as they travel across the country and live their lives as though they are about to burn out.
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Cinema Review – Youth in Revolt

Youth in Revolt is the story of a teenage boy, Nick Twisp (Cera), who is convinced that he is going to die a virgin. When he meets Sheeni (Doubleday) at the tailer park his mom and deadbeat boyfriend Jerry (Galifianakis) drag him to to escape three sailors who are out to get them, Nick decides to win her heart by becoming what she desires most in a man – a smooth talking French man with no scruples. Continue reading

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