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The Iceman: A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: A true life crime story almost more fanciful that something Hollywood could create allows the always scary Michael Shannon to once again deliver the kind of performance that will one day see him Oscar bound.  A capable supporting cast (not least Chris Evans) and some striking …

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The Lone Ranger: A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: So one of the biggest critical and commercial flops of the year, sop it must be bad right ?  Like terrible?  Er no.  Actually it was rather fun, in fact probably Bruckheimer’s most enjoyable Disney film since the original Pirates.  Silly and far too long for it’s …

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Review: The Way Way Back (DVD/BR)

The Review: Every so often a film comes along… where most of the main cast resemble UK TV comedians. More on this in a later paragraph. Liam James plays Duncan who’s dragged along on a summer getaway with his mum, her boyfriend, and his daughter. They end up in a …

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Review: Pain & Gain (DVD/BR)

The Review: These three criminals are to the successful heist what Michael Bay is to storytelling; totally superfluous and completely skin deep. Miami bodybuilder Daniel (Mark Whalberg) is fed up with his humdrum gym trainer job. He’s “spotting” people day in, day out – until an eccentric asshole millionaire (Tony …

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Review: The Act Of Killing (DVD/BR)

The Review: To my mind there are two Westerners who have migrated to Indonesia to make their visionary movies: Gareth Evans and now Joshua Oppenheimer. In my view, only one of them has been truly successful in creating a film that thrills, excites, appalls and shatters the soul. And here’s a …

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Review: Good Vibrations (DVD/BR)

The Review: Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn direct this “feel-confused-and-slightly-disgruntled” fact-based ‘biopic’ of Terri Hooley; Belfast’s record shop owner partly responsible for cracking open the punk scene in Belfast and Derry. The store is named Good Vibrations. When Hooley discovers that the local vinyl pressing plant can produce both the …

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Review: WWE Battleground 2013 (DVD/BR)

The Review:  Battleground 2013 offers a good section of matches and continues the ongoing story line of the establishment Randy Orton ( and the McMahon family) vs Daniel Bryan. So first up a Battleground Hardcore Rules Match for the World Heavyweight title, it’s RVD vs Alberto Del Rio. We’ll surly …

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Review: Blackfish (DVD/BR)

The Review: In director (and by all accounts one-woman army documentarian) Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s Blackfish, we have certainly the documentary of the year – and perhaps even the movie of the year. This is the lopsided tale (ho-ho!) of a killer whale named Tilikum who’s snatched away from his family in the …

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Review: Blackfish (DVD/BR)

The Review: Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a notoriously aggressive orca that has killed three people while in captivity.  Using  attack footage of both Tilikum and other Orca’s along with emotionally charged interviews with former Seaworld employees, Blackfish reminds us why, with animal captivity, we still have a lot to learn. If …

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