Oh Alpha, my Alpha (pt1)

OPINION: Part one of a two part look at the character Derek Hale from MTV’s Teen Wolf. The Season finale of Teen Wolf has aired and by now we all know what some of us have been keeping quiet about for the past few days: Derek Hale has left Beacon Hills. Our Alpha is no […]

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Caped teens deliver morals with a kick

3SR: Raucous, ultra violent fun as teen superhero Hit Girl faces her most evil enemy yet – the US High School system. Kick-Ass 2 Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carrey Directed by Jeff Wadlow Written by Jeff Wadlow from the comics by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. Action, comedy, thriller. […]

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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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