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The Old Man & the Gun review: Robert Redford calls it a day in style

By | 2018-12-05T12:03:25+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Entertainment|

By Steven Sheehan. Robert Redford brings an illustrious career to a close with his last ever acting role in The Old Man & the Gun. At 82-years-old you can hardly blame him. He’s an actor who has achieved almost everything you can imagine since landing his first TV spot in 1960. His last performance serves [...]

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Creed II review: A throwback to the very best of the Rocky franchise

By | 2018-11-28T10:27:42+00:00 November 28th, 2018|Entertainment|

By Steven Sheehan. 42 years ago Rocky Balboa was introduced to the world. He quickly became a timeless character that continues to be embraced by every new generation. Eight films and multiple knockouts later and the formula is as powerful as ever. The first Creed film lacked the power and character that Stallone provided so [...]

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Robin Hood review: A modern-day retelling that barely hits the target

By | 2018-11-21T10:30:42+00:00 November 21st, 2018|Entertainment|

By Steven Sheehan. The legend of Robin Hood stretches back over 600 years, its story finding relevance with every new passing generation. From Errol Flynn in his spandex to Kevin Costner killing us with Bryan Adams ballads, there have been 44 different cinematic versions so far. Robin Hood marks the arrival of number 45, the [...]

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Hell Fest review: A good looking but generic slasher horror

By | 2018-11-14T11:54:09+00:00 November 14th, 2018|Entertainment|

By Steven Sheehan. Retro horror films are still all the craze at the moment and Hell Fest is no different. We’ve not long had the release of Halloween, next year we have a new take on Pet Sematary and a Friday the 13th reboot is also on the way. It’s a shame Hollywood constantly feels [...]

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Widows review: A gritty heist drama set in the real world

By | 2018-11-07T11:13:43+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Entertainment|

By Steven Sheehan. A few years on from picking up an Oscar for 12 Years a Slave, director Steve McQueen shifts gears into something completely different. Those with good memories may notice Widows is an adaptation of Lynda La Plante’s 80s ITV miniseries. There was also a Widows 2, but don’t bank on there being [...]

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Juliet, Naked review: A winning rom-com about love and fan worship

By | 2018-10-31T11:12:26+00:00 October 31st, 2018|Entertainment|

By Steven Sheehan. With the summer blockbusters safely out of the way, the big Christmas releases still to come and many of the Oscar films yet to be released, now is as good a time as any to slip in a delightful little rom-com. Based on Nick Hornby’s book of the same name, Juliet, Naked [...]

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The Guilty review: A gripping and claustrophobic Danish thriller

By | 2018-10-24T11:30:34+00:00 October 24th, 2018|Entertainment|

By Steven Sheehan. From The Killing to Borgen, Nordic Noir quickly became a big hit in the UK. We Brits have long been admirers of Scandinavian culture so it made sense we would enjoy some of their TV shows. Danish cinema is also highly regarded by film fans, with director Carl Theodor Dreyer seen as [...]

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Hunter Killer review: Gerard Butler dives deep to save the world

By | 2018-10-17T10:03:17+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Entertainment|

By Steven Sheehan. They say timing is everything although some things arrive more awkwardly than others. With political tensions between America and Russia currently sky high, any fictional stories about the two ought to play it safe. Step forward Gerard Butler and his new film, Hunter Killer, a film the actor believes will resurrect the [...]

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First Man review: One giant leap towards the Oscars

By | 2018-10-10T09:32:39+00:00 October 10th, 2018|Entertainment|

By Steven Sheehan. It’s strange to think, given how famous his story is, there has never been a film biography about Neil Armstrong before now. We have seen almost everything you can imagine about the moon landing over the years. Yet the story of the guy who took one giant leap for mankind has remained [...]

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Venom review: A throwback to 90s superhero films – in the worst way

By | 2018-12-04T09:30:34+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Entertainment|

By Steven Sheehan. When Tom Hardy spoke about Venom in an interview the other day it sounded like he was getting in his excuses early. He mentioned up to 40 minutes of his favourite footage was missing from the film. It sounded like a man who had seen the final version and knew there would [...]

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