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Scorned Reviewed: Scarred For Life!

March 18, 2015 9:00 am0 comments
Scorned Reviewed: Scarred For Life!

Scorned released in 2013 and directed by Mark Jones. Its premise is infidelity and the circumstances that soon surface as an affair progresses. The establishing (opening) shots attempt to demonstrate a strong presence. White text lies on a black backdrop; its content leads to a convincing argument. SMS messages read […]

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Forget bones, let’s throw them an Oscar

January 16, 2014 7:45 pm0 comments
Forget bones, let’s throw them an Oscar

One of the hardest questions to answer: what makes a great actor? Talent, looks, popularity: all of which are important tools in making money as a movie star. However, to be an award worthy thespian, one must be above all believable. Believability is incredibly complex, convincing an audience of a […]

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Gangster To Gangsta: A Godfather-Free History Of Gangster Films

August 23, 2013 2:41 pm0 comments
Gangster To Gangsta: A Godfather-Free History Of Gangster Films

After the pressure of a world war in 1917-18, America had been prosperous. They had been on the winning side of the war, and the country’s morale was at an all-time high. Money seemed to flow freely as people celebrated freedom itself, creating the ‘roaring twenties’. The American Dream seemed attainable for all, […]

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This is the End – A Review

July 18, 2013 5:44 pm0 comments
This is the End – A Review

At first glance, ‘This is the End’ could be viewed as a vanity project. A comedy produced by the actors who star as themselves, it all feels a little bit self-congratulatory. The plot involves Seth Rogan, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson and James Franco having to barricade […]

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Film Review: The Ides of March

July 15, 2013 3:42 pm0 comments
Film Review: The Ides of March

The Ides of March shouldn’t work. It’s all been seen before: a dirty election, a two-faced politician, an idealistic assistant losing the faith, even Clooney in the director’s seat. And yet this seasoned formula as familiar as the assassination on a March afternoon more than two thousand years ago still […]

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Is the era of the Hollywood blockbuster at an end?

July 3, 2013 3:51 pm0 comments
Is the era of the Hollywood blockbuster at an end?

Is the era of the Hollywood blockbuster at an end? The question might seem ridiculous to some, after all, there are still more Transformers movies in the pipeline, more Fast and Furious films to come and announcement of a new Robocop, a new Godzilla and a new Jurassic Park movie. […]

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Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)

July 1, 2013 6:40 pm0 comments
Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)

In 2009, J.J. Abrams surprised us with his marvellous reboot of the Star Trek franchise and once again, he embarks on another spectacular ride into space with this sequel. There have not been many Hollywood reboots that have played kindly to audiences in recent years and, quite frankly, neither have […]

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You’ve Got to Know Somebody to Be Somebody!

June 7, 2013 9:35 pm0 comments
You’ve Got to Know Somebody to Be Somebody!

Remember when Hollywood was the birth place of stars: you would travel there, get an audition and when you got the part, from then on you were a star. Everybody loved you. That seems such a long time ago now! Now, if you want to be a famous actor, singer […]

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