Browsing all posts from January, 2013.

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Halo 4

Halo 4
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by Brett Stewart  In 2007, the gaming world said what they thought would be a final farewell to Master Chief, the beloved space marine whom we had grown to love through nearly a decade worth of games from the Halo franchise. Despite the release of [...]

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Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty
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I really enjoyed The Hurt Locker and was certainly a member of its team at the Oscars where it clashed with Avatar. It had a sophistication that I don’t usually associate with action movies (and we all know how much I hate explosions). So, I [...]

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Django Unchained

Django Unchained
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Words by John Hewitt Tarantino is not a director unaccustomed to racially driven stories, having tackled blaxploitation in Jackie Brown and Jews in Nazi Germany in Inglourious Basterds. Like the latter, Django Unchained sees the genre iconography pulled apart and glued back together as a [...]

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Les Misérables

Les Misérables
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Given that I cry in almost every film and have an enormous repertoire of shower show tunes, you’d think I was the perfect customer for the producers of Les Mis. Emotionally fragile, impressionable, total hots for Fantine and Cosette- what more did I need? Well, [...]

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Best of 2012

Best of 2012

So there it went. 2012, what a year. Here is our annual celebration of the irretrievable past, which shall, henceforth, be known as The Clappies. Film of the Year- The Hunt   *** Male Performance of the Year- Mads Mikkelsen, The Hunt Nominees- Matthias Schoenaerts, [...]

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Safety Not Guaranteed

Safety Not Guaranteed
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Hey. Wanna come see my time machine? Cool. Yeah, it’s just round the back here. Nah, just kidding! I don’t have a time machine, but what I do got is an indie sci-fi movie for you. Do you like indie sci-fi movies? Cool, me too! [...]