Much ado about Much Ado

3SR: Beautiful words, beloved people, gorgeous surrounds – Joss Whedon’s troop of merrie jongleurs take on Shakespeare’s comedy of manners and gender politics and win. Starring: Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Reed Diamond, Clark Gregg, Nathan Fillion, Fran Krantz Directed by Joss Whedon Written by Joss Whedon and based on the play by William Shakespeare Comedy, […]

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Rise of the rotten utopia

3SR: Sumptuous world building and a paper thing story can’t disguise the brutal metaphor behind Elysium – there’s something rotten in paradise, and it’s us. Elysium Starring: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga Written and directed by Neill Blomkamp Action, drama, science fiction, thriller. 1hr 49mins. R16 for violence and offensive language ***1/2 […]

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Cold comfort for killers

3SR: Icy cold coming of age story about a young sociopath and the incestuous uncle who loves her, but I expected more substance from the man who made Oldboy. Stoker Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney. Directed by Park Chan-wook Written by Wentworth Miller Drama, horror, thriller. 1hr 38mins. R16 for violence […]

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Wet but not so wild summer

3SR: Nostalgic summer, seaside coming of age flick which offers nothing new except Sam Rockwell at his charming best. The Way, Way Back Starring: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell, AnnaSophia Robb, Liam James. Written and directed by Nat Faxon, Jim Rash Comedy, Drama, 1hr 36mins. Rated M for drug and sexual references. […]

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Brassy caper on the shallow side

3SR: Now You See Me escapes mediocrity with some deft slight of hand and excellent misdirection by a stellar cast. Now You See Me Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Melanie Laurent and Dave Franco. Directed by Louis Leterrier. Written by Ed Solomon, Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt. Thriller, 1hr 55mins. Rated […]

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Living it large, Kaiju styles

3SR: Guillermo del Toro loves to live it large. Disengage your brain, gear up your primary cortex and enjoy. Starring: Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi. Directed by Guillermo del Toro. Written by Travis Beacham and Guillermo del Toro.  Action, adventure, science fiction | 2hr 11mins | M | Violence 4 stars […]

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