MOVIES

IF YOU CAN FIND A PATTERN HERE YOU'RE A BETTER MAN OR WOMAN THAN ME HORATIO!

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    INCEPTION

    IN A SENTENCE: A mind-bending intelligent sci-fi thriller that keeps you on your toes from the first scene to the last.

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    XMEN – APOCALYPSE

    IN A SENTENCE: The re-emerging Xmen must do battle with an all-powerful mutant to save the world and themselves (and the franchise of course).

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    ONE MILLION DUBLINERS

    I don't normally review documentary films because I don't watch that many, but One Million Dubliners is such a special film that I just can't ignore it. Dublin, my hometown, is the capital city of Ireland and home to more than 500,000 people - Dublin county has a population of almost 2 million (almost 40% of the population of the republic).…

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    SOLACE

    This movie is most memorable for me because it once again allows Colin Farrell demonstrate the fact that he can hold the screen no matter whom he shares it with. Anthony Hopkins is a dab hand at stealing the screen (okay maybe not in Van Helsing) but Farrell makes sure that doesn't happen in Solace.

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    PAY THE GHOST

    There's nothing new here - a couple, a kid, a ghost, an unbelieving cop, a broken relationship, a psychic (shades of poltergeist) and a lot of over-acting.

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    HIDDEN

    This is a story about a husband and wife who are trapped in a fallout shelter with their 7-year-old daughter for a prolonged period following a major disaster. That doesn't sound riveting I admit, but if you were to judge the movie on that basic premise you'd be wrong.

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    THE BLING RING

    I'll keep this short because the movie The Bling Ring has stolen enough of my life and I don't want to contribute any more precious time to it than I absolutely have to. Based on a true story usually means there's enough substance to keep you interested but in this case even that failed. The story follows a number of…

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    MOVIE SEASON

      I’m of a vintage that makes me old enough to remember a time when one of the most exciting things about Christmas was the fact that almost every channel (there were 4) had a Big Movie – around two years old – premiering on either Christmas Day or New Years Day. That would be a real event because obviously…

  • BOOKS,  MOVIES

    MOVIE REVIEW: THE HOST

    "What the heck", I said to myself, "why not review both the novel The Host by Stephenie Meyer and the subsequent movie of the same name?" "Why the heck not?" exclaimed the little voice in my head, but something deep beneath the surface of my tiny mind kept screaming out a warning.

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    THE HOBBIT

    As a huge fan of the Lord of the Rings movies and an avid reader of the books of JRR Tolkien I had a bunch of mixed emotions tying tiny knots in my stomach when I sat down to watch the DVD of The Hobbit. For a myriad of reasons I missed the movie when it was in the cinema…

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    RED LIGHTS

    The movie raised some interesting points to think about, such as the introduction of doubt into a lifetime convinced of something that eventually is challenged. It also explored the publics hunger for all things paranormal and how we can latch onto things that fulfil a need for belief in some form of supernatural existence. Finally it raised the notion of…

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    THE DARKEST HOUR

    I lost my Apple TV movie rental virginity on this one and after the usual fumbling and not knowing what to expect it was kinda satisfying but lacked anything special to remember it by. Enough of that! The premise for the movie – alien invasion while you’re miles from home – isn’t new and didn’t really have to be because…

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    UNDERWORLD-AWAKENING

    The fourth movie in the very successful franchise and obviously the concept still has some life in it yet (well at least I’m smiling at that line considering it’s a vampire tale). Not the strongest of the series despite the welcome return of Kate Beckinsale to her role of Selene. Set in a future where vampires and werewolves have been…

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    STOLEN LIVES

    Stolen Lives (Stolen in the US) stars John Hamm from Madmen and Josh Lucas. The storyline is something of a mashup of episodes of Criminal Minds and Cold Case where a detective (Hamm) investigates the discovery of a murdered boys remains dating back to 1958 and the impact this has on his own life following the abducation of his own son 8…

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    THE HUNGER GAMES

    Reminded me of The Running Man but with real acting and a decent plot. The action sequences were exciting enough to hold your interest and the storyline has enough depth to engage the ‘thinkers’. Can’t wait for HG2.

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    AVATAR

    Well have you been to see  Avatar the highest grossing movie to date? Did you see it in 3D? I did and to be honest it was impressive on the effects side and the acting was of a high standard, but if ‘stay in your memory’ and ‘talk about it afterwards’ were important factors to base an evaluation on then…