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War on Everyone

Spontaneously buying DVDs in the supermarket without prior research is always risky. We all know you can never trust what the cover says, of course they’re not going to say ‘The Biggest Pile of Crap Released This Year!’ are they? Of course they’re going to sing the film’s praises and trick you into buying it because it’s ‘side-splittingly hilarious’ or whatever lie they’ve plastered on … Continue reading War on Everyone

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Hidden Figures

Starring Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monáe, Hidden Figures is an uplifting untold true story of three African-American women who made history when they served pivotal roles in the early years of the US Space Program. As the US were racing to put a man in space before Russia, three African-American women fought against discrimination that was still so prevalent in 1960s America to … Continue reading Hidden Figures

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Ghostbusters: My Two Pennies Worth

By now you’ve probably seen loads of reviews and opinions about the Ghostbusters remake which came out on Monday and whether you’ve seen it or not you’ll probably have your own views. Ghostbusters has received a huge amount of backlash ever since it was first announced, dubbed the most disliked trailer in Youtube history. Armchair critics were quick to declare how crap the film was the moment … Continue reading Ghostbusters: My Two Pennies Worth

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The Boy – Trying Far too Hard to be Different

Lauren Cohen takes a break from fighting with zombies in The Walking Dead to do some house-sitting in England in new horror film The Boy. On the run from an abusive boyfriend, Greta (Cohen) takes up a job as nanny for an eccentric elderly couple who are planning their first holiday in years. The couple have a little boy called Brahms whom Greta must look after … Continue reading The Boy – Trying Far too Hard to be Different

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Sacha Baron Cohen returns once again with British-set comedy Grimsby, in which two estranged brothers who have gone down very different paths in life reunite for the first time in 28 years. Choen plays dimwitted football fan Nobby who lives in Grimsby with his girlfriend (Rebel Wilson) and their abundance of kids. Separated from his younger brother as a child Nobby is on a quest … Continue reading Grimsby

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Quick Film Reviews: Sisters, Spectre & Our Brand is Crisis

I’ve been a bit slack with this blog lately, life’s been a bit busy these past five months or so, I mean…I have babies now and everything! (they’re guinea pigs, but still). So I thought I’d kick off with a few ‘quick reviews’ and summarise the films I’ve seen lately, maybe with just one word, maybe a sentence, maybe even a paragraph, I haven’t decided … Continue reading Quick Film Reviews: Sisters, Spectre & Our Brand is Crisis

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Toronto film festival unearths Oscar bait – the 5 most exciting offerings

The 2015 Toronto film festival was, as usual, expected to unearth much of this year’s Oscar bait but after drawing to a close it appeared to prove a bit of a disappointment for those involved. Tiff, which was celebrating its 40th birthday, was not quite the shining event that attendees were hoping for with Hitfix’s Gregory Ellwood saying “This was not the 40th edition of the ‘Festival of … Continue reading Toronto film festival unearths Oscar bait – the 5 most exciting offerings

Amazon has won the race to sign Top Gear boys for new car show

Amazon have today announced that a new car show starring disgraced Jeremy Clarkson and the other Top Gear hosts is set for a 2016 release. The show will be available exclusively to Amazon Prime customers and has already committed to three seasons as part of this landmark TV deal. Staying true to Top Gear the show will also be produced by the trios long-serving executive … Continue reading Amazon has won the race to sign Top Gear boys for new car show

5 Unnecessary Sequels Coming in 2016

Sequels are like Marmite, film fans will either love them or loathe them. Sometimes a sequel is a very good thing and are often much anticipated, and most of the time they do the original justice (although rarely do they exceed them) but occasionally a sequel just seems pointless. 2016 already looks to be a promising year for movies with Paul Feig’s female-fronted Ghostbusters and … Continue reading 5 Unnecessary Sequels Coming in 2016