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The name Richard Curtis instantly evokes the movies Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Jones’s Diary and Love, Actually. So going into this film, I had certain expectations. Mainly that this would be yet another charming romantic comedy, with many mishaps for the destined couple along the way. So it was to my great surprise that About Time was very different to Curtis’s usual fare. Though this story is about love, it is also about dealing with loss and that little thing called “destiny” The plot of the movie is…

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THE WORLD’S END (2013) DIRECTOR: Edgar Wright STARRING: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Rosamund Pike, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine GENRE: Comedy, Action CERT: 15 The World’s End is the last part in the self-styled “Cornetto Trilogy”, with the first two parts being the Zom-Com Shaun of The Dead and the Buddy Cop Comedy, Hot Fuzz. So The World’s End had a lot to live up to. Though the film showcased what made Shaun of The Dead and Hot Fuzz the classics they are, The World’s End just doesn’t quite reach the…

The Lone Ranger

THE LONE RANGER (2013) DIRECTOR: Gore Verbinski STARRING: Jonny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner, Ruth Wilson, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Wilkinson GENRE: Action, Adventure, Western CERT: 12A For those of us who are old enough to remember the original Lone Ranger television show, let me just say this is nothing like that. I grew up watching the show and absolutely loved it so I could not wait for the movie to come out. Finding out that one of my favorite actors, Johnny Depp, would be starring in the movie just…

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WORLD WAR Z (2013) DIRECTOR: Marc Foster STARRING: Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, Mireille Enos GENRE: Horror, Action Zombie Apocolypse CERT: 15 World War Z had a rather chequered production. So much so, that the studios hired Lost alumnis Drew Goddard and Mathew Lindelof to re-write the ending. So I went into the movie mildly apprehensive as I didn’t know what to expect. Thankfully I was surprised at how entertaining the film was. The plot of the movie is pretty simple. Gerry Lane, Pitt, is just spending a rather normal morning…

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MAN OF STEEL (2013) DIRECTOR: Zach Snyder STARRING: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane GENRE: Action, Comic Book Movie CERT: 12A Superman is widely known to be one of the most toughest comic book heroes to translate to the big screen, especially with the hugely popular series of movies starring the late Christopher Reeves. Bryan Singer attempted to re-vitalise the franchise in 2006 with Superman Returns and although this was a commercial success, it was a critical flop. So the pressure was…

the great gatsby

THE GREAT GATSBY (2013) DIRECTOR: Baz Luhrmann STARRING: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Joe Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Elizabeth Debicki GENRE: Drama, Romance CERT: 12A Baz Luhrmann once again takes a classic tale and gives it his own spin. Unlike with Romeo and Juliet where Luhrmann brought Shakespeares tragic lovers into the present day, Gatsby is set firmly in the height of the roaring twenties America. That being said, Luhrmann shows that though this tale is nearly a hundred years old, the themes that run through it are as relevant…

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STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS (2013) DIRECTOR: J. J. Abrams STARRING: Chris Pine, Zachery Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Simon Pegg, Zoe Salanda GENRE: Sci-Fi, Action CERT: 12A The second movie out of the gate, in the coveted Summer Movie Season, is the sequel to 2009’s reboot of the popular Sci-Fi series Star Trek. Rather than do a complete remake of the original series of films, Abrams has decided to go down the alternative timeline route, which allows him and his writers to pick which elements they want to re-use and develop it…

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