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November 17, 2013

Philomena

Film Five Stars
I must admit that I hadn't been expecting much from the film Philomena despite the talents of Stephen Frears, Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. Having watched the trailer and read the blurb I was expecting a film that followed the usual true life emotional tale, played the right music at...

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November 2, 2013

Closed Circuit

Film Two Stars
Closed Circuit sounded like an interesting thriller a film about a terrorist awaiting a trial who, because of the evidence set against him, has to go through a closed court case before he gets an open hearing. The closed court will review the secret evidence against him and decide if...

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Gravity

Film Four Stars
There's been a fair amount of hype around the film Gravity and for me that started quite early on in the film's production. When I first heard about the project it was a script and an outlandish concept looking for actors and backing. It seemed a crazy idea to tell...

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November 1, 2013

Cruise and Kosinski in Ford versus Ferrari film

I was hoping that the release of Rush would lead to more F1 related films but so far that's failed to materialise, although the latest news tells us that there is going to be a new motor racing related film and it's not going to be a small budget one...

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Bobby Fichser film gains cast

I must admit that I thought we had heard this story ages and ages ago, that a film about Bobby Fischer was coming and that Tobey Maguire was going to play the character, maybe I'm confused with stories or maybe I'm confused with the 2011 documentary about the man's life,...

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Chavez trailer, Peña leads

I have to admit I know nothing about Cesar Chavez, or César Estrada Chávez as he was born, and so a biographical film about the man who fought for civil and workers' rights throughout his life. He believed in non-aggressive and public relations led tactics and was co-founder of the...

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X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer

The trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past has arrived online and my first thought after watching it was "that wasn't what I was expecting", and it's strange as I don't really know what I was expecting, but it wasn't quite this. Let me say upfront though, this is a...

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Queen reveal next choice for Mercury, why Cohen went

In 2007 we heard that Sacha Baron Cohen was set to play Freddie Mercury and he had taken the excellent writer Peter Morgan on board to deliver the script. However that changed come July of this year as Cohen pulled out of the project apparently concerned he couldn't get the...

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Noah trailer flooded online

Darren Aronofsky's Noah may be hitting the headlines for heavy debate over the editing - imagine that, who would have thought that a religious film from a such a director could hit editing issues from a major American studio interested in hitting the mainstream American audiences for the most profit...

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