Category Archives: 2013

The World’s End

Gary King (Simon Pegg) has been unable to move on in life since he was in his late teens – the glory years! He still drives his car, The Beast, still listens to the same cassette compilation tape and still lives in his home village of New Haven. During a group therapy session, he becomes Click here to read more…

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The Conjuring

If you’ve never seen a horror film in your life then I’d say give this one a whirl. But horror connoisseurs will find this film frustratingly predictable as it appears to feast off every cliche in the book.

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Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

East Anglia has produced many, many famous faces but none (bar Delia Smith and the people who make Colmans mustard though theoretically they’re not a face, they’re a condiment) could be more famous than Alan “A-ha” Partridge. The former DJ turned sports presenter turned chat-show host turned motivational speaker turned DJ again for North Norfolk Click here to read more…

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Superman: Man Of Steel

The trouble with big industries like the music industry and Hollywood studios is that they stick with what works. This lack of adaptation is their Achilles heal. And what’s worse is their stubbornness to believe that they may not always be right. Anyone with a computer can have a crack at making a film or Click here to read more…

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Star Trek: Into Darkness

I am still reeling about how one ticket, a drink and popcorn could cost me £24.85 and I still have to sit through half an hour of advertising but that’s exactly what happened this afternoon at the Vue Cinema (formerly Apollo) on Piccadilly Circus. I had considered the venue the best in London last year, Click here to read more…

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Hitchcock

For me he’s probably one of the best film directors that ever lived. Why? Because he knew how to tell a story. Not just script but camera angle, lens, music, casting etc etc…  In an industry which can often resemble a conveyor belt production line, often at the insistence of the producers (who , despite their Click here to read more…

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Zero Dark Thirty

Maybe some considered it tempting fate to produce National Security drama whilst Americas public enemy number one terrorist, Osama bin Laden, was still at large. But since his death, there seems to have been closure in America that’s been counterbalanced with the birth of dramas about the nations security, the war on terror and other Click here to read more…

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Lincoln

Heavily nominated by both the Academy of Motion Pictures and BAFTA, this biopic from Steven Spielberg focuses primarily on Lincoln’s last four months and his attempts to emancipate the black population starting with his campaign to pass the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution which outlawed slavery, still a problem in many southern, Confederate states. To many, Click here to read more…

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