Tag Archives: 5/10

Review : Ghostbusters (2016)

If there’s something strange… The recent trend of remake, reboot, revamped films continues with the 2016 version of Ghostbusters. Starring the all female team of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, the film is directed by Paul Feig who co-wrote the script with Katie Dippold. Much like the original, the film follows a group of scientists of

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Review : Suicide Squad

To the newest film in the rebooting DC Comic Film Universe (or DC Extended Universe as it seems to be being referred to), an indirect follow on to Batman vs Superman : Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad. Written and directed by David Ayer (whose previous writing and directing credits include Fury and End of Watch), the film sees a number of

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Review – Get Hard

Catching up on this 2015 comedy, we’re reviewing Get Hard today. Written and directed by Etan Cohen in his directorial debut, having previously written Tropic Thunder and Men In Black 3. The story follows investment banking millionaire James King, busy living the dream with his huge home, army of servants and young fiancee. That is, until he is arrested for

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Review : Sisters

The sisters in question here are Maura and Kate Ellis, raised in Orlando and now attempting to live adult lives. Maura (Amy Poehler) is a divorcee, do-gooder nurse who spends time helping the homeless, rescuing animals and penning motivational, quotes. Her older sister, Kate (Tina Fey) is the hot headed, reckless older sister who is a beautician with a daughter in

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Review : Aloha

Four years after the 2011 ‘We bought a Zoo’, writer/director Cameron Crowe is back with the 2015 ‘Aloha’ and we’re off to Hawaii for this film, where of course ‘aloha’ means both hello and goodbye. Brian Gilchrist (Bradley Cooper) is a space expert who moved into the private sector after a career in the military, only to have been seriously injured in

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Review : Our Brand is Crisis

The cut throat world of political spin doctoring is the topic for the latest Sandra Bullock film – Our Brand is Crisis. Brought to you by director David Gordon Green, and produced by George Clooney’s company Smokehouse Pictures. Its somewhat based on a documentary of the same name, which in turn told the tale of American political strategists in the 2002

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Review : The Gunman

The Gunman is a 2015 film by director Pierre Morel (Taken, From Paris with Love, District B13). Sean Penn plays private security contractor Jim Terrier, one of the many members of security forces working in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and a man with military training and a talented sharpshooter.  The country itself is rich with minerals (gold, diamond, copper) and

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Review – Unleashed

Modern day, London. The setting for the 2005 ‘Unleashed’ written by Luc Besson and directed by Louis Leterrier. Cockney gangster and loan shark Bart (Bob Hoskins) is out collecting debts, and with him has his trusted ‘dog’. Now when we say dog, what we mean is Danny (Jet Li) that has raised since he was a boy. Not only has he

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