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Film Review – Blue Jasmine

This is the type of movie where you don’t know whether to laugh or cry at the end. Also, nothing kind of happens but there is such a clear, full-circle journey. So, yes, it is perfect. Blue Jasmine follows the titular character Jasmine, played flawlessly by Cate Blanchett. A middle-aged recently divorced mess, Jasmine decides to leave New York to live with her estranged, working class sister, Ginger (Sally Hawkins) in San Francisco.» >

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Film Review – Runner Runner

Starring: Ben Affleck, Gemma Arterton, Justin Timberlake

Directed by: Brad Furman

Running Time: 91 minutes

Genre: Crime thriller

Runner Runner is the story of Ritchie Furst (Justin Timberlake), an MA student at Princeton who has fallen on hard times and decides to gamble everything on one last chance. He loses. And then, for some reason that probably made sense to somebody somewhere, decides to climb on a plane to Costa Rica and confront the guy who stole his money, Ivan Block (Ben Affleck).» >

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Film Review – The Call

Over the years, I have grown to appreciate Halle Berry’s work less and less simply because I have found the roles she takes on mediocre and boring. I would not have chosen to see this movie had I not been persuaded/forced by a friend but I am glad that I did. This movie kept me gripped from start to finish. It was fast paced, heart warming and had that touch of girl power that excites the feminist in me.» >

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Film review – R.I.P.D

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon

Directed by: Robert Schwentke

Running Time: 96 minutes

Genre: Supernatural Comedy

When Nick Walker (Ryan Reynolds) is murdered by his crooked partner (Kevin Bacon) over some stolen gold that should be it for him. But instead, to his extreme shock, he finds himself snatched away from the light and assigned to R.I.P.D. – the Rest in Peace department. Given a new partner (Jeff Bridges), he is tasked with investigating the walking dead and stopping an apocalypse that could destroy everything he holds dear.» >

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Film Review – Rush

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Alexandra Maria Lara, Olivia Wilde

Directed by: Ron Howard

Running Time: 122 minutes

Genre: Biographical Action

Rush tells the tale of the famous rivalry between James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl). Starting off racing against each other in Formula Three, the film follows their fraught relationship through marriages, divorces, sponsorship deals and the ever hovering risk of death. All building up to the fateful day of the 1976 German Grand Prix which left the racing world in shock and Lauda fighting for his life…

As you can probably tell from that brief synopsis Rush isn’t so much a film about the cars, as it is a film about the people.» >

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ABBA-SOLUTELY FABULOUS

996631_10151653098601837_293670177_n         Mamma Mia! 

 

Last weekend I finally got to the see the show that I have been waiting years to see. I had tickets to see it on Broadway in New York but due to the Hurricane that became known to me as ‘Selfish Sandy’, the show was unfortunately cancelled so my waiting continued once more but all good things come to those who wait and Mamma Mia certainly did not disappoint.» >

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Review: Luigi’s Mansion 2

Author: Aaron Hall

Over ten years ago, with the release of one of Nintendo’s most beloved consoles; the Gamecube, came Luigi’s Mansion. An entirely basic, simplistic, and so lacking in variety or actual advanced gameplay mechanics it was a game easily completable in a few short, but all together too sweet, hours. All that said and done, it became a classic. The cult like following of the lesser known brother’s first flagship title have been holding out hope for Nintendo to make a sequel to the game that noone thought would ever get one.» >

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A day in the life of a commuting fresher!

I’d already carefully picked out what I was going to wear, planned what time to leave and made sure I had enough information about the upcoming weeks. And no, this wasn’t for any particularly crucial event. All this preparation was for my first day at Reading University. The first of October 2012. The sun was shining (after months of rain I thought it was about time!) and I began my walk to the station.» >

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