Movies

Wartime fairytale yields magic

The Book Thief  ★★★ (2013, Directed by Brian Percival) A beautiful, fairy tale infused horror story of war. Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Ben Schnetzer and Sophie Nelisse. Written by Michael Petroni An historical, war drama. 2hr 11mins. PG, but does contain violence. When it comes to movies about WWII, none are more bleak or more […]

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Five films not to miss in 2014

2013 was a good year for movies.  The bounty of Tinsel Town rained down on our eager eyes like sparkles from a sparkler, with big budget wonder after big budget wonder being released throughout the year. But it seems like 2014 is all set to give last year a run for its $16 (+ $1.50 […]

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3 Second Review: Insidious 2

Insidious 2  ★★★.5  (Directed by James Wan) There is something so incredibly satisfying about sequels that craftily fills gaps left by their predecessors. It’s tricky to do well in any medium, but Insidious 2 has a couple of the most cunning, twisty examples I’ve seen. Doubling back on the story in Insidious and shedding new […]

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Hobbit taps delicious, primal fun

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ★★★★★ (2013, Directed by Peter Jackson) A rambunctious, rollicking, riotous return to mystical middle earth. A joy from go to whoa. Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly Written by Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro and Philippa Boyens. Based The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien […]

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No country for tender children

Ender’s Game ★★★ (Directed by Gavin Hood, 2013) A tense, cruel game of total annihilation that doesn’t shine a very rosy light on human nature. Starring: Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley and Viola Davis. Written and directed by Gavin Hood based on the novel by Orson Scott Card. Adventure, science fiction. 1hr 54mins. M […]

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A delivery full of surprises

Delivery Man (2013, Directed By Ken Scott. ★★★.5) 3SR: A welcome break from Vince Vaughn’s tired man-in-a-muddle patter and a fresh story make for fond viewing. Starring: Vince Vaughn, Cobie Smulders and Chris Pratt Comedy. 1hr 44mins. M for offensive language. In these days of hyper-marketing, when every new film is tweaked, teased and pushed […]

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