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Review: Fast and Furious 7

Review: Fast and Furious 7

If you’re at all familiar with the formula of the previous six Fast films then you’ll know what they entail (and just in case you don’t: souped-up cars; scantily clad women; muscle-bound hot heads, and extravagant, action-filled set pieces). But after a postponed release and a number of alterations based on the untimely, tragic death of one...

Review: The Voices

Review: The Voices

Marjane Satrapi’s The Voices is particularly difficult to categorise in the sense that it’s a mishmash of all sorts: comedy, drama, thriller and horror all stapled together in a surreal, edgy package starring Ryan Reynolds. With its emergence during last year’s Cannes Film Festival, The Voices offers a role to one-time hopeful Ryan Reynolds who, to his...

Review: Cake

Review: Cake

Somewhat typecast — and unfairly so — for her consistent appearances in rom-coms over the years, you’d be forgiven for assuming Jen Aniston was content in what would appear to be her element. But Cake proves this is not the case. In fact, it seems the Friends star has been aching to delve into something meatier than The Bounty Hunter. Granted,...

Review: Horrible Bosses 2

Review: Horrible Bosses 2

Director: Sean Anders Writers: Sean Anders, John Morris Starring: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Chris Pine, Jennifer Aniston, Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey, Jonathan Banks Synopsis: Nick (Bateman), Dale (Day) and Kurt (Sudeikis) have had enough of bosses ruining their lives (as the first film indicated), so decide to start up their own...

Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

It’s easy to be extremely sceptical of this Michael Bay-produced, Jonathan Liebesman-directed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, but as with anything I come across, I try to give it the benefit of the doubt beforehand. It didn’t help that initially the heroes in a half shell were set to be aliens from outer space, but I can report that —...

Review: Gone Girl – “Another morbid masterpiece”

Review: Gone Girl – “Another morbid masterpiece”

Director: David Fincher Writer: Gillian Flynn Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Missi Pyle Synopsis: On the day of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Affleck) discovers his wife, Amy (Pike) has disappeared. As days go by, the media and some of the investigative police begin...

Review: The Equalizer

Review: The Equalizer

Director: Antoine Fuqua Writer: Richard Wenk Starring: Denzel Washington, Chloe Grace Moretz, Marton Csokas, David Harbour, Johnny Skourtis, Melissa Leo, Bill Pullman Synopsis: Robert McCall (Washington) works by day as a home supply clerk, and by night he stays awake, reading and relaxing in a local diner. In the diner he befriends a young girl (Moretz) – a...

UK Cinema Releases – 11th July 2014

UK Cinema Releases – 11th July 2014

Here are the new UK cinema releases for this week. What will you be watching? Boyhood (15) Cast: Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar...

UK Cinema Releases – 4th July 2014

UK Cinema Releases – 4th July 2014

Here are the new UK cinema releases for this week. What will you be watching? The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared (15) Cast: Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wiklander, David Wiberg Based on the best-selling novel by Jonas Jonasson (5 million copies sold), the story follows explosives savant Allan Karlsson who, on his 100th birthday,...

EIFF Review: Cold in July

EIFF Review: Cold in July

Michael C. Hall stars in a throwback to 80s cinema inspired by the likes of  Walter Hill with his latest film, Cold in July – a thriller set in East Texas at the end of said decade. Jim Mickle (Stake Land; We Are What We Are) crafts a film that merges genres, as it goes through an evolutionary process of establishing drama and horror traits before...