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Abraham Lincoln review

This film is, quite simply, misnamed. It is not primarily about Abraham Lincoln at all.  It is a film about the abolition of slavery in America in the mid 19th century.  More particular than that it is about the passage through Congress of the 13th amendment to the constitution of …

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A Good Day to Die Hard: Review

  Twenty-five years after first hitting our screens, John McClane (Bruce Willis) returns with the fifth instalment of the Die Hard franchise. Regarded by many as one of the best action films of all time, Die Hard (1988) is looked upon as containing the magical ingredients to make a memorable …

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Film Review: The Croods

Everyone loves a good animated film. Toy Story probably made them fashionable, quickly followed by the likes of Shrek, Madagascar and The Incredibles. The Croods is one of those loveable family-friendly films. It tells the story of the Croods, a family who are among the last people on earth. They …

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From pretty woman to wicked witch

Review by Niamh Ferguson   Julia Roberts stars as the evil Queen Clementianna in Mirror Mirror, a new adaptation of the original fairy tale Snow White by the Brothers Grimm. At first glance it is easy to draw comparisons with Disney’s 1937 Snow White, however director Tarsem Singh has added …

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Hungry for More

The Hunger Games The Hunger Games has been the film of 2012, as much for the controversy surrounding it as its box office success. As teen movies go this is perhaps the most challenging and thought provoking. The film is based on a Suzanne Collins novel of the same name. …

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A Review of “The Cabin in the Woods”

A Review of “The Cabin in the Woods” By Ethan Loughrey It is hard to imagine a more stereotypical horror archetype than four American college students visiting a cabin in the middle of nowhere, and being gradually picked off in increasingly brutal ways by some mysterious and evil force. It …

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Source Code Review

Source Code Duncan Jones’s second film, Source Code, explores one of the most fundamental questions human beings face; What would you do differently if you could do it all again? THE PLOT Colter Stevens, (Jake Gyllenhaal), is a US Army helicopter pilot whose last memory is coming under heavy fire …

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Marvel: Avengers Assemble

By Hannah Goodall There’s an old saying, “Too many superheroes can spoil the film”. Well, not quite, but that was the fear felt by the vast Marvel fandom when plans for an Avengers film were made public. An idea that worked well in the panels of a comic book but …

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Let Penn take you into the wild

Into the Wild – a review by Michele Canning Sean Penn’s ‘Into the Wild’ With ‘Into the Wild’, Sean Penn dons his director’s hat to tell the real life story of straight-A student Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch), who in 1992 donated all his savings to charity, dropped out of society and embarked …