Articles by: deanwest
TV Journalism graduate from Middlesex University now living in Kent. Outside of my full time job, I write movie reviews. Some go here, some go elsewhere.

The Heat – A Review

August 2, 2013 8:18 am0 comments
The Heat – A Review

‘The Heat’ is Paul Feig’s latest cinematic release since ‘Bridesmaids’ in 2011. ‘The Heat’ buddy-cop film follows convention and has a script that was clearly funny, but that humour did not seem to translate all that well. Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) is an extremely talented and skilled FBI Agent, seemingly […]

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Pacific Rim – A Review

July 26, 2013 5:18 pm0 comments
Pacific Rim – A Review

‘Pacific Rim’ is this summer’s blockbuster action flick. From viewing the trailer, it was something that looked a bit too familiar. It seemed to be just another ‘Transformers’ knock-off being touted out by Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros studios to milk the ‘Transformers’ cash cow. But ‘Pacific Rim’ is something […]

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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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The Evil Dead – A Review

July 17, 2013 4:03 pm0 comments
The Evil Dead – A Review

The Evil Dead (2013) is a continuation and a reboot of the original series. Whilst it still has a few of the scenes from the memorable first film, the narrative is tweaked slightly. One of the slight differences is that one of the main characters, Mia (Jane Levy) is a […]

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Monsters University – A Review

July 6, 2013 5:14 pm0 comments
Monsters University – A Review

Pixar’s Monsters University is the prequel to Monsters INC. It was a weird choice for Pixar to make this film now since there was no real demand for it like there was for the Toy Story and Cars franchises. It is especially odd as Pixar have released Monsters University now; […]

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Falling Skies – Episodes 1&2 Review

June 15, 2013 5:04 pm0 comments
Falling Skies – Episodes 1&2 Review

Falling Skies has returned for the much-anticipated third series. It came back all guns-a-blazing in a fast paced action scene featuring the Rebellion against ‘The Skitters’. A lot has changed since Falling Skies left us hanging in suspense due to whether the new Alien arrival – called ‘the Volms’ – […]

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A Review: The Purge – Small Film in a Big Story.

June 14, 2013 6:19 pm0 comments
A Review: The Purge – Small Film in a Big Story.

In the Purge it is the year 2022 and crime is at an all time low in America. Unemployment is at 1% and everyone seems content and happy with their lives. This is because for three-hundred and sixty-four days and twelve hours of the year, everyone is all ‘howdy neighbor’ […]

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Identity Thief – A Review

June 12, 2013 7:43 pm0 comments
Identity Thief – A Review

Identity Thief is about Identity Theft. The clue is in the name, really. Jason Bateman plays hardworking and straight-laced Sandy Patterson, who in one disastrous morning after having his bank card declined and an arrest warrant put out in his name, finds out he has been a victim of fraud. […]

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