Ginger & Rosa (2013)

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Plot: A look at the lives of two teenage girls – inseparable friends Ginger and Rosa — growing up in 1960s London as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms, and the pivotal event the comes to redefine their relationship.

There comes a time in every person’s life where they’re either facing the reality of possible extinction, or they learn about past events or read about fictional potential events in sci-fi novels. When that time comes, each person has to look inside themselves and figure out who they are as a person and what they want from life before they die. This film is that thought process in action. The two main women are living out their lives with the possibility of dying at any moment, and it directly affects their choices and thought process. It’s really interesting to see how all of the characters communicate with each other and how…

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Pleasantville

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Imagine you got sucked in to your favourite television programme, and the people there were living out their lives for real, completely unaware that they were part of a show. That would be a bit weird, wouldn’t it? Well that’s the fantasy construct that sets up the story for Pleasantville.

Pleasantville is the favourite TV show of David (Tobey Maguire). He watches it obsessively and he and knows literally everything about it.

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Top Billing: Superman II

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Picking up where the original film left off, three criminals from the planet Krypton are released from the Phantom Zone by a nuclear explosion in space. They descend upon Earth where they could finally rule. Meanwhile Superman, who is in love with Lois Lane, finally finds out who he really is. The evil mastermind Lex Luthor escapes from prison and is determined to destroy the Man of Steel by joining forces with the three criminals.

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The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)

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This coming of age story about an introvert freshman is a modern classic that tells a tale of love, loss, hope and the  binding friendship that shapes lives. Stephen Chbosky stays true to every chapter in his book and makes the adaption to the big screen effortless .Anyone who has read the book would vouch for the fact ,that the cast and the movie does perfect justice to the novel.Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller and Paul Rudd does justice to their characters and we see Hermione, Oops ! Emma Watson in a character that breaks any shackles that was built by her Harry Potter roles. The stellar performance from the young cast defines the movie and takes the narrative forward.The rest of the cast does justice to whatever they have been offered .This is a fresh air of relief to the countless high school dramas that hollywood is comfortable churning out…

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REVIEW – V/H/S 2

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It’s been a short bit since the last time I sat down and watched a found footage movie.  This time it is the sequel the very well made anthology V/H/S, properly titled V/H/S 2.

The main story this time around plays out better than the last one did.  Instead of a bunch of hooligans going to steal a tape we have a private investigator looking for a missing kid when he and his girlfriend stumble upon a room full of televisions and VCRs with some tapes to watch.

Instead of 5 stories this time we get 4.  Does it make for a better movie?  Yes and no.  Three of the four are very well put together and make for a very intense, graphic, terrifying ride, but the second story in the anthology just falls flat, and in some ways I wish it wasn’t included.

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Blue Jasmine

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Looks like Galadriel’s taking a break from Middle Earth and heading to San Francisco. Blue Jasmine is Woody Allen’s latest film and it looks like a return to familiar territory for the director i.e. a woman in disarray. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Woody Allen has made a notable career from giving women stronger and more complex roles than Hollywood normally supplies. But I also worry that Blue Jasmine will simply be more of the same from Allen.

The plot seems clear enough. Jasmine, played by Cate Blanchett is a woman who’s used to having everything: money, glamor, Alec Baldwin. When she loses everything though, she moves in with her sister and tries, haphazardly, to put her life together. This could be a funny film, but also could skew dark.

It’s usually said that there’s a “Woody Allen” role in every Woody Allen film. That Woody Allen writes himself…

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The Purge

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I have been hear so many things about THE PURGE, on the radio, people talk about it on facebook and twitter about what they would do, and then I thought of what I would do If that happened in the world today. Well first let me tell you its about a place where for 12 hours straight crime is legal, and all emergency services are suspended. To me I think that’s a great idea for a movie and a great start because anything could happen?But what would I do? I thought about it and I don’t think I would go out looking to commit a crime, but I would definitively stay in my house and keep my family safe, also if i know what time the purge comes, I would prepare by booby trapping all the openings in my house, my yard, windows, roof, doors everywhere. Now  that’s a plan.

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