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Skyfall Is More Skyfail

I had high expectations for Skyfall. This was probably the first error. These expectations were generated by a good trailer, albeit the villain’s appearance did send me a few low key warning signs, and a couple of reviews that promised an audacious spectacle that doesn’t stop for breath. Again there …

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Recalling Total Recall

I must admit, I groaned when I heard that the original Total Recall was being remade 22 years after the original. The usual reasons. Would it really be any better? It’s mildly annoying that you’re old enough to see the films of your youth being remade in enough numbers it …

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Teddy Bears and Eighties Beef

Ted. I must admit I watched the trailer and thought it going to be a crass sex comedy stroke buddy movie but with an oversexed teddy bear. On that basis, I wasn’t that interested. Then I found myself away on business, it was on at the local Cineworld so I …

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The Avengers Assemble!

The short answer? The Avengers film is very good. See it. It’s an old school blockbuster and this is officially a very good thing. Don’t tell the cinema there is something wrong with your showing it’s meant to look like that. How’s that for cryptic? The longer answer follows. There …

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School Cops, Hunger Games and Battleships

It’s been a while since I provided an update on the Cineworld Ulimited Pass experience and I’ve seen three films since then: 21 Jump Street, The Hunger Games and Battleship. If you don’t want to read any further the short answer is I enjoyed them all. Especially The Hunger Games, …

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John Carter: A Classic Missed

The plot of John Carter is quite simple. John Carter, a man of broken spirit due to his wife dying during the America Civil War, gets transported to Mars. On Mars there is a war going on between two city-states, one of which features a beautiful princess. The bad guys …

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Safes Houses and House Parties

The Cineworld Unlimited Pass has been cashed in two more times to see Safe House and Project X. Safe House. One of those films that’s advertised in a ‘weighty’ fashion. Serious faces. Epic music. Grand scenery, this time Cape Town just to add spice. It has Denzel Washington and Ryan …

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Snow, Wolves and Telekinesis

I’ve had a bad run with the Cineworld Ultimate Pass for the first four films. Thankfully things have kicked into gear this week with both The Grey and Chronicle being very good. The Grey. I’d not advise seeing it if you’re in anyway feeling down. Grim. Grey. Oppressive. Claustrophobic. Intense. …

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Jack Reacher: American Bad Ass

I’ve always been intrigued by the Jack Reacher novels by Lee Childs. They always seemed to be the type of action fiction I’d potentially like. They sell well. They jump out at me from the supermarket and airport bookshelves. They’re an easy read. They just seemed to fall into the …

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Banks, Spies And Vampires

So, I’ve got a Cineworld Unlimited Pass and I’ve been hitting a movie a week. I’ve seen Impossible Mission: Ghost Protocol, Margin Call, Haywire and Underworld: Awakening. Regrettably, it’s been a bit of a disappointing run so far. I’ve spoke about Impossible Mission previously, now the other three. The Underworld …

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