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TV Corner: Amazon Pilot Season 2014

Do not be afraid or confused, you are still on Oh! That Film Blog! After some consideration I have decided to introduce TV Corner, a place where I can write and rant about some of the television shows that are quickly becoming direct competitors to the star quality and craftsmanship of the big screen. TV Corner…

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The Boxtrolls (2014)

Though juggernaut studios such as Disney, Pixar and Dreamworks have an almost monopoly like grip on the world of successful English language animation features, since 2009 there has been an emerging and growing competitor in the form of American production company Laika. Responsible for two recent hits in 2009’s Coraline and 2012’s ParaNorman, the studio…

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Pride (2014)

As a Brit who was born in the late eighties, my early childhood was surrounded by the tail end and aftermath of the Margaret Thatcher administration, a period in modern British history that could be argued to have been the most divisive in the last fifty years. Perhaps the most defining aspect of the Thatcher years…

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Sex Tape (2014)

Along with horror, comedies (particularly Hollywood made and aimed at a teenage and young adult audience) generally rank among the genres that I spend the least amount of time watching at the cinema. This isn’t because I dislike the genres as a whole, but more because, to be honest, more than any other genres horror…

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Before I Go To Sleep (2014)

The last time I went to the cinema to watch Nicole Kidman was back in May for the sleep inducing, not even memorable enough to be a classed as a car crash, Grace Of Monaco. Still a fan of the Oscar winning Australian though through the strength of works such as The Hours and, perhaps…

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Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)

When Sin City came out in 2005, the big screen adaptation of Frank Miller’s comic strip received pretty much universal praise. The film was lauded for its impressive and unique visual style, coming as close to the look of a real comic book as any film ever had, but the picture’s revolutionary aesthetic was also…

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Lucy (2014)

Lucy, the latest offering from acclaimed French director Luc Besson is a cerebral science-fiction thriller starring Scarlett Johansson that explores the myth that humans only use ten percent of their brain capacity, and the consequences that might occur should further percentage use be unlocked. My relationship with sci-fi in cinema is very much routed in…