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Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)

I have a confession to make. I have never, ever, seen a Marvel film. For years I have nodded along in quiet agreement with anybody who preached the wonders of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers and so on, never having seen a single second of any of them. There was something about Marvel’s…

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Robin Williams: 1951-2014

This morning, I awoke to a three word text from a friend that shook the sleep from my eyes and put a knot in my stomach, “RIP Robin Williams”. In the hour that followed I watched the news channel piece together what has to be the saddest Hollywood death in recent memory. Contemplating the apparent…

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Hercules (2014)

As a child growing up in the 1990s, back when wrestling was still the WWF rather than WWE, The Rock was pretty much the coolest person on the planet. Way before I had any idea of who ‘Dwayne Johnson’ was, The Rock was strolling around giving everybody the people’s elbow and generally being a world…

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Earth To Echo (2014)

As we approach the time of the year that is solely dedicated to huge budget blockbusters and animated talking animals, it becomes increasingly harder to find a film that I really want to see at the cinema. Thankfully, amidst the hairy apes and shiny Transformers is a science fiction film whose trailer pricked my interest.…

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Mini Reviews #11

Mega Python vs. Gatoroid (2011) Director: Mary Lambert Starring: Debbie Gibson, Tiffany, A Martinez An extraordinary case of a film being so bad that it comes full circle to being utterly enjoyable to watch. Debbie Gibson and Tiffany rehash an old eighties pop rivalry as two women fighting both each other and a cast of…

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How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

It’s been four long years since we were introduced to Hiccup, the young Viking boy who bucked the trend of his blood thirsty village and befriended the mysterious Night Fury dragon he named Toothless. Together the pair, and the film, became an instant classic, with How To Train Your Dragon, in my mind, joining the…

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Walking On Sunshine (2014)

Remember a couple of weeks back when at the very beginning of my review for Jersey Boys I reiterated my undying love for musicals? Cut to two days ago and it seems that God, if there is such a being, has heard of my penchant and sent a film to earth to test my love…