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REVIEW: FAST & FURIOUS 6 (2013)

Dir. Justin Lin, 130 mins, rated 12A Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Luke Evans Watching The Fast And The Furious back in 2001, few would have imagined that this dumb but entertaining movie about a group of street-racers with a sideline in high-speed truck hijackings was about to launch one of cinema’s [...]

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REVIEW: OBLIVION (2013)

Dir. Joseph Kosinski, 126 mins, rated 12A Cast: Tom Cruise, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko, Melissa Leo, Morgan Freeman It is the year 2077, sixty years after humans fought a cataclysmic war against an invading alien species and won, but at what cost? The use of nuclear weapons may have wiped out the invaders (well, almost), [...]

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REVIEW: JACK REACHER (2012)

Dir. Christopher McQuarrie, 130 mins, rated 12A Cast: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo, Werner Herzog Considering the fuss that greeted the casting of Daniel Craig – a blond – as James Bond, it was evitable that fans of the ridiculously readable (and incredibly successful) Jack Reacher novels might take issue with the [...]

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REVIEW: SKYFALL (2012)

Dir. Sam Mendes, UK/USA, 143 mins, rated 12A Cast: Daniel Craig, Judy Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris Arriving on a tidal wave of advertising and hype, Skyfall sees the return of James Bond, the world’s least-secret secret agent, for another big-screen adventure (his twenty-third if you toe the party line and discount 1967’s [...]

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REVIEW: LOOPER (2012)

  Dir. Rian Johnson, USA, 118 mins, rated 15 Cast: Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Jeff Daniels It’s a popular philosophical question: if you could go back in time and kill a young Adolf Hitler, thus preventing some of the worst atrocities of the 20th century, would you? Most people with any moral sense [...]

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REVIEW: TAKEN 2 (2012)

Dir. Olivier Megaton, France, 91 mins, rated 12A Cast: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Rade Serbedzija The first Taken was a relatively low-budget action gem that helped establish Liam Neeson’s credibility as an action movie star. In it, Neeson plays Bryan Mills, ex-CIA agent turned overly-protective father, a man with a cool leather jacket [...]

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REVIEW: AVENGERS ASSEMBLE (2012)

Dir. Joss Whedon, USA, 142 mins, rated 12A Cast: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner Believe the hype, Avengers Assemble is one of the greatest comic book movies ever and certainly the most unashamedly fun. The ultimate superhero team-up has finally hit our cinema screens; the culmination of [...]

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REVIEW: THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (2012)

Dir. Drew Goddard, USA, 95 mins, rated 15 Starring: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams  [Seems an odd way to begin a film review by suggesting that you, the reader, not read it before you see the film. But it’s only fair, it’s how I saw The Cabin In The Woods, [...]

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