Category: "Movie Reviews"

FILM REVIEW:: HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2

The final chapter of the Hunger Games series is here. I haven’t read the books, but I’m guessing the final one is a lot better than the conclusion in the film adaptation. I’d be disappointed if I was the author. The exciting bits give you false hope for the movie. Just when you think a scene is reaching a major climax, and it’s all exciting and suspenseful, you’re forced off

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FILM REVIEW:: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON

I’ve gone into this movie knowing exactly who N.W.A was, knowing some of their names, what songs were theirs, total respect, but not a devoted fan and knowing little about their history. So, I was very keen to get to know how N.W.A came about. I was extremely enlightened and my knowledge of Rap culture, the history of police brutality and the ‘hood itself has now definitely been expanded. I

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FILM REVIEW:: ANT-MAN

Unlike many of the previous Marvel movies before Ant-Man, the action doesn’t start from the get go. Straight away we know we are in for something a little different to what we are used to. However, there is a back story we are getting to know and this proves necessary. This back story allows us to get to know Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Darren Cross

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FILM REVIEW:: INSIDE OUT

I didn’t read any reviews before going into Inside Out. It’s Pixar, why would I need to? But, after watching it, I had to look into whether I was the only one that felt the way I did. I discovered I wasn’t the only one. Phew! So, whatever I say below, please note, I say it as a Disney fan and a Disney fan that isn’t alone. I saw a

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FILM REVIEW:: AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Please note, I will be writing this review assuming you have seen every Avengers based film so far. If you do not understand what I’m saying, then you need to go back and catch up. I am going to come straight out and say it. Avengers: Age Of Ultron is a superhero movie unlike anything else I have ever seen. I almost cannot believe it. The story and point of

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FILM REVIEW:: FAST AND FURIOUS 7

*This review may contain SPOILERS* Okay, firstly, let’s get the story line together. Initially, we start with Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), who is seeking revenge, after his brother, Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) was brought down by none other than Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his gang. We are also introduced to Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel), a very attractive and intelligent hacker, who has been kidnapped by some bad guys led by

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FILM REVIEW:: THE WATER DIVINER

*This review may contain SPOILERS* With the centenary approaching, The Water Diviner is a perfect tribute to a significant moment in Australia’s history – the landing of the Aussie troops in Gallipoli on April 25th, 1915. Four years later and after his grieving, delusional and angry wife takes her own life, Conner, played powerfully by Russell Crowe, heads off to Turkey in search for his missing three sons. The boys

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FILM REVIEW:: THE HUNGER GAMES – MOCKINGJAY PART 1

With such an abrupt ending to the last installment, eagerness is an understatement for the next Hunger Games. This one just makes me frustratingly excited for the next. At the same time, I question the need to split the movies. Ultimately, Mockingjay Part 1 is just a two hour lead up to Part 2, and without the first bits of the series, you’re lost. I made the big mistake of

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