Category Film Reviews

Film Review: Meet The Hilters – MANIFF 2015

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Meet The Hilters makes International Premiere at MANIFF 2015

From the award winning director/producer Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me) and director Matt Ogens (Confessions of a Super Hero) comes a new feature documentary Meet The Hilters, exploring how your name can define your identity and your future.

Meet The Hilters has a good mixture of individuals, from those that have a historical link to the surname Hitler to those that simply named their children to create controversy...

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Film Review: Ted 2

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Seth MacFarlane returns as the foul-mouthed teddy bear in Ted 2

The nation’s favourite trash-talking teddy bear returns to our screens this week with the release of Ted 2.

For those who haven’t seen the original, Ted tells the story of John Bennett’s teddy bear, Ted, who came to life as the result of a childhood wish. Ted 2 takes off from where the original film left with Ted (Seth MacFarlane) marrying the love of his life Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth)...

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Film Review: Jurassic Park

Chris Pratt as Owen Grady in Jurassic World. Image Credit: Universal Studios

Chris Pratt as Owen Grady in Jurassic World. Image Credit: Universal

Jurassic World is a worthy sequel to Spielberg’s original blockbuster

It’s been 22 years since Steven Spielberg breathed life into prehistoric creatures in Jurassic Park. The film shattered box-office records when it was released in the summer of 1993. Two decades and two sequels later, the dinosaurs are back in Jurassic World.

Inspired by a trio of ideas from Spielberg himself, Jurassic World realises the vision of Richar...

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Film Review: London Road

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Ground-breaking, innovative and completely compelling, London Road is nothing like you’ve ever seen before

For the past eight years, National Theatre Live (NTLive) has been broadcasting performances of their productions live via satellite to movie theatres and art centres across the world. No surprise then that the award-winning theatre decided to premiere their latest film, an adaptation of innovative musical London Road, as part of NTLive.

Initially written as a piece of musical theatre, Lo...

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Film Review: Entourage

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Jeremy Piven portrayal as onetime agent Ari Gold single-handedly saves the film

Fans of TV series Entourage have waited four years for the return of the hit comedy-drama. After a phenomenal eight-year run on the HBO Network, the loosely-biographical show, produced by Mark Wahlberg, returns to our screens, this time in film format.

For those who have never seen the TV series, Entourage is an American comedy-drama created and written by Doug Ellin...

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Film Review: San Andreas

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San Andreas is a high action American disaster film with stunning visual effects and heroic action from “The Rock”

The summer of blockbusters is upon us. From Avengers: Age of Ultron to Jurassic World, competition is tight for the title of 2015 blockbuster of the year. One film trying to make its mark is San Andreas, an American disaster film starring the Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Directed by Brad Peyton, San Andreas tells the story of Chief Ray Gaines (Dwayne Johnson), a Los Angeles Fire Depa...

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Film Review: Spooks: The Greater Good

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Spooks: The Greater Good is a slick spy drama that’s worth a watch but disappointingly struggles to fill the big screen

After ten impressive series, 86 cracking episodes and an average of around 6m viewers in the UK, I’m certainly not alone in thinking that Spooks was one of the greatest TV dramas ever made...

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Film Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Earth’s mightiest heroes return in Avengers: Age of Ultron

We’re only in April and already Avengers: Age of Ultron has claimed its stake as the blockbuster movie of the summer. The epic follow-up to the biggest superhero movie of all time has opened to rave reviews and taken a hefty $201.2M on its opening weekend.

For those who have been living in hibernation for the past 3 years, Avengers: Age of Ultron is an American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers...

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Film Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service

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Matthew Vaughn gives fresh take on classic British spy genre

As the world waits for the next Bond installment, a new spy is in town.

Due for release in UK cinemas later this week is Kingsman: The Secret Service, a new spy action film featuring Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine and Taron Egerton.

Based upon the acclaimed comic book by Mark Millar, Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a veteran secret agent (Colin Firth) who recruits an unrefined but promising young protégé...

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Film Review: Alicia Vikander shines as Vera Brittain in Testament of Youth

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Vera Brittain’s First World War memoir is brought to life in Testament of Youth

With the awards season in full swing, one film hoping to make its mark in the world of cinema is Testament of Youth, a WW1 drama film starring Alicia Vikander and Kit Harington and directed by James Kent.

Based on the First World War memoir written by Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth is a searing story of young love, war and remembrance...

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