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FRIDAY FILM REVIEW: The Host (2013)

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I have the unenviable task of following Gemma’s great review last week for Iron Man 3, which I think is a pretty steep ask for my first go. The Host is another of Stephanie Meyers’ novels to make it to the big screen. It is set in a world which has been inhabited by aliens that survive by taking over human bodies – hence the name. They are called Souls, and they claim to make the world a better and less violent place by instilling their values into it. For…

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For a movie that looks to promise lots of action, double crossing and gun-shooting, I left the movie feeling rather unsatisfied. Don’t get me wrong, Fleisher has caught LA in the 1940’s very well and the fact that it is based on the true story of Mickey Cohans rise and fall as one of THE most vicious mobsters of his time (look here for more info), the movie comes across as all razz but no matazz. I think what didn’t help was the fact that I have played the excellent…

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Having seen the high thrill promising trailer when I went to see numerous films recently, I was looking forward to watching The Sweeney. It seemed to promise lots of car chases and action sequences, all wrapped up with a number of robberies. The film starts off with The Sweeney, a group of officers who use any means necessary to take down the criminals of London. It starts off with a bang and they way in which they intercept a robbery on an industrial unit which seemed to house gold ingots….

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FRIDAY FILM REVIEW: Dredd 3D (2012)

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After a summer of rather impressive comic book movies with the excellent The Avengers and the fantastic The Dark Knight Rises, the season finishes off with a cult favourite, Dredd or Dredd 3D, to give the film its full name. This is one of the comic books that I am not over familiar with. I am aware of the comic book that the film is based on. Apart from the fact that it was attempted to be transferred to the big screen in the 90’s with Sylvester Stallone in the lead role, this…

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This movie had everything going for it. It was adapted from the best selling book by Seth Graham-Smith, who also wrote the screen-play, so no chance of someone butchering the book; the director of the film Wanted, staring Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy, was directing this and the Gothic God himself Tim Burton was the producer of it. So what could go wrong? Frankly a lot and it’s a shame because it could have been an awesome film, yet for me it missed the mark. Now this could be due…

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