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White House Down

This review contains spoilers… or does it? If you’ve seen Die Hard, you have seen this film. Sure, White House Down has a bit of Independence Day and Air Force One thrown in as well, but you can probably guess ...

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Robot & Frank

Sunday evening rolled around after a tiring weekend of painting the hallway. I’m given a choice between watching Olympus has Fallen and Robot & Frank. Even with the Morgan Freeman factor, I wasn’t interested in watching Olympus. But Robot & ...

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Elysium

Neill Blomkamp’s debut feature film, District 9, was a complete surprise. It was refreshingly brilliant – a smart, well-made sci-fi that did well with both critics and the box office. District 9 gave me hope that sci-fi at the cinema ...

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The Lifeguard

*Spoiler free review* It might not seem like a big deal to those who have already been there, done that… but this year has seen me hit the wrong side of 25. As if being a quarter of a century ...

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The Heat

These days it seems I’m always watching dark, serious films. Even the surperhero films have forgotten how to have fun. I readily admit to missing the camp, silly, ridiculous superheroes of the past. I did see The World’s End recently, ...

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Blacksad: Graphic novels are for adults

Occasionally I get in a jazz and blues mood. On Thursday I started listening to my collection of women singing the blues, and by Saturday I was deep into Louis Armstrong. So I suppose it was something akin to fate ...

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