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Cinema Review – Captain Phillips

Based on a true story, Captain Phillips tells the story of a 2009 hijacking of the US cargo vessel, the MV Maersk Alabama. Tom Hanks plays the title character, captain of the ship, who finds himself having to defend his cargo from hijacking, the first such attempt on a US vessel in 200 years. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Hunger Games

As penance for an ancient uprising, the people of Panem are forced to take part in the annual Hunger Games. Each person between the ages of 12 and 18 are entered into a draw and those unlucky enough to be called must fight to the death until just one is left standing. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) volunteers to take part in the games to save her 12-year-old sister from the arena. Katniss must use her wits and skills to survive the Capitol and the Games. Continue reading

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