Tag Archives: 6/10

Review – Broken City

Broken City is a thriller from 2013, directed by Allen Hughes and featuring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe in the lead roles. Wahlberg stars as Billy Taggert a former NYPD detective who lost his job following a shooting of a suspect. The investigation following the shooting sees an intervention by the mayor of the city – Nicholas Hostetler (Crowe) to ensure

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Review – The Gambler

The Gambler is a 2014 film directed by Rupert Wyatt (previously directed Rise of the Planet of the Apes and The Escapist), and starring Mark Wahlberg. The film is a remake of a film of the same name, from 1974 which starred James Caan in the lead role. Wahlberg stars as Jim Bennett, grandson of a wealthy Californian Ed (Geoge

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Review – Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange is the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe to be released, and it stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, The Fifth Estate) in the title role, and is directed by Scott Derrickson. By my maths, the film is the 14th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and sees an introduction of not only new characters but also an entire new premise

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Review – Miss Sloane

Miss Sloane is a 2016 political thriller set in the increasingly murky world of business interest lobbying of politicians and governments. Starring Jessica Chastain as the title character within the film, it is directed by John Madden (Shakespeare in Love, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Captain Correlli’s Mandolin) and is the screenplay debut by Jonathon Perera. As Sloane introduces us all

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Review – Bridget Jones’ Baby

Bridget Jones is back, 12 years since Bridget Jones : The Edge of Reason saw Rennee Zellweger star as the London based news reporter struggling to hold onto love. The film sees the return of director Sharon Maguire to the helm, having directed the original, before Beeban Kidron directed the second film in the series. Based on the character created

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Review – Triple 9

The heist thriller Triple 9 was released earlier this year, with director John Hillcoat whose prior film has been the crime drama Lawless, and was written by Matt Cook. The film is set in Atlanta, Georgia telling the story of a gang of thieves who are operating on behalf of the Russian Mafia ruled by matriarch Irina (Kate Winslet). The

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Review – World War Z

World War Z (2013) is a solid enough disaster thriller set against a zombie apocalypse that does leave you suspecting that overall, it is an opportunity missed. Brad Pitt stars as Gerry Lane, husband and father to two daughters,  and former UN investigator of wars and humanitarian disasters. The film, was based on the highly acclaimed books by author Max Brooks, and

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