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7 Second Reviews: The Counsellor

Ridley Scott, Michael Fassbender, Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz… big scalp after big scalp. As they say, “the bigger the rise, the harder the fall”. The Counsellor falls down in outstanding fashion on nearly every count. The plot is utterly confusing, feeling more like an afterthought than anything substantial. The writer, No Country For Old…

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Gravity Review

“Space is disease and danger wrapped in darkness and silence.” “In space, no one can hear you scream.” “Life in space is impossible.” Gravity does the delightfully terrifying job of backing the generally considered notion that space is not the ideal place to hang out. Alfonso Cuarón‘s latest feature is his first since 2006’s gritty…

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Don Jon Review

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Don Jon. He loves his pad, his car, his boys, his girls, his family, his God, and his porn. Probably his porn more than anything else. In this matter-of-fact look at porn addiction, and Gordon-Levitt‘s writer/directorial debut, we meet Jon – a lost soul whose only satisfaction in life comes from masturbating…

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7 Second Reviews: Metallica: Through The Never

Do you like Metallica? Then you will like this film, it’s as simple as that. Not a fan? Then maybe you will grow to appreciate them through this incredibly high quality concert film. The “plot” follows the bizarre adventure of a stagehand running an important errand for the band, shoehorned into various clips of Metallica stage concerts. It…

5 Most Disappointing Movie Deaths

Have you ever watched a movie character die, only for it to provoke confusion more than anything else? Whether we are emotionally involved with a character or not, sometimes deaths can be straight up disappointing. Here are the top five movie deaths that make you go “Wait, what?” Oh, and I know I don’t need…

What Do We Know About Star Wars: Episode VII?

Plenty has happened on the Star Wars: Episode VII front since Lucasfilm was bought by Disney back in October last year. It was then that we learned that Academy Award winner Michael Arndt had signed on as the screenwriter for the movie, which is set for release in 2015. For those unfamiliar with his work, Arndt…

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Rush Review

I’ll admit I’m a Formula One fan now, but will attempt to make this as unbiased as I can. Rush is a brilliant film. Ron Howard takes the wheel of this biographical racing flick, telling the story of rival drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda in the 1970s. Director Howard adds yet another string to…

Emmy Award Winners 2013

Another year, another celebration of quality TV. Behind the Candelabra took the top honours at this year’s Emmy awards, winning best TV movie along with a best actor award for Michael Douglas. Unsurprisingly Vince Gilligan’s Breaking Bad took home the Best Drama award, ahead of the highly-anticipated finale next week. Find the full list of…

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7 Second Reviews: Riddick

There’s no denying that Riddick is a cool character – all muscle, no talk, lots of laying down the law fist-first. Vin Diesel can easily BE Riddick, but never quite develop his personality beyond the beefcake killing machine start point. Riddick is a continuing testament to what could have been but never quite is. After…