3.5 Stars

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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Limp start gives way to mighty finish

 Thor 2 belongs to Loki, or should that be Loki 3 belongs to Loki? Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Rene Russo, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston and Tom Hiddleston. Directed by Alan Taylor. Written by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely and Christopher Yost. Action, adventure, fantasy. 1hr 52mins. M for violence. 3D. ★★★.5 stars When […]

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You win, CTates, you win…

3SR: CTates can be my protection detail any time… words I never thought I’d say, ever. Starring: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Richard Jenkins Directed by Roland Emmerich Written by James Vanderbilt  Action, drama, thriller. 2hr 11mins. M for violence and offensive language. ***1/2 OK, Channing Tatum, you win. After watching White […]

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The need for speed

3SR: A joy for the speed junkies, Golden God Hemsworth embodies the archetypal 70 playboy as Formula One star James Hunt in Rush, but it’s the tale of Lauda’s determination that makes the film. Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl and Olivia Wilde Directed by Ron Howard Written by Peter Morgan Biography, drama, sport, true story. […]

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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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