Film Review: Greta

Despite a good cast and a decent premise, Neil Jordan’s Greta frustrates with its host of implausibilities. Although the bombast is welcome, it is not enough to save the film. When Frances finds a handbag left on the subway, she decides to return it to its owner. She returns the handbag to Greta, a lonely widow. The widow strikes up a […]

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Film Review: If I Stay

If I Stay is schmaltz aimed squarely at an adolescent audience. Needless  to say, fans of the novel the film is based on will eat up this offering. Life changes in an instant for talented young musician Mia. When an accident puts her in a coma, Mia must decide whether to wake up, knowing her world has changed forever… Based […]

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Stuff To Look At

A treasure trove of film-related goodness this week, including X-Men: Days of Future Past, Edge of Tomorrow and Godzilla… X-Men Days of Future Past [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFjEy87EVV4[/youtube] Here is a new featurette for the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. Wolverine is one of a host of characters returning from the original X-Men film series. X-Men: Days of Future Past is released […]

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Stuff to Look At

A catch up of all the trailers you may have missed for the Easter weekend… The Big Wedding [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuYzQ8gv7MY[/youtube] Robert De Niro heads an all star cast in comedy The Big Wedding. I wish Robert De Niro was still making films with Martin Scorsese, but there you go. The film also stars Susan Sarandon, Diane Keaton, and Katherine Heigl, who […]

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Film Review: Hugo

Martin Scorsese’s Hugo is likely to beguile audiences with its tale of wonderment. The director’s love of the moving image and his gift for filmmaking shine as brightly as ever. A young boy who lives in the walls for a Paris train station, Hugo spends his days trying to fix the automaton his father found, whilst hiding from the station […]

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Film Review: Let Me In

A remake of the Swedish film Let The Right One In, Let Me In does not stray too far from its antecedent. Although there are a few nice touches added to proceedings, overall this remake seems pretty pointless. Owen is bullied at school and spends most of his time alone. When a girl moves in next door, he finally has […]

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