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How do you portray an iconic leader after countless others?

How do you portray an iconic leader after countless others?

Can Gary Oldman bring his own spin to an iconic historical war figure? History often has a way of repeating itself – and that’s particularly true when it comes to the film industry and its love for the biopic. The …

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Pop stars are taking over the silver screen. Is it a sign of the times?

Pop stars are taking over the silver screen. Is it a sign of the times?

Pop star Harry Styles is taking his career in a new direction in this epic new war film, but is it all just an act? It’s a long running Hollywood tradition with hit and miss results. Elvis Presley did it, …

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Surging cases of piracy claim more victims

Surging cases of piracy claim more victims

As Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge tackles a fierce form of online piracy, it puts a spotlight on an issue faced by the entire film industry In an ironic twist of fate, the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie …

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Human relationships come to the fore on the silver screen

Human relationships come to the fore on the silver screen

Humans, not aliens, are the problem in new sci-fi flick Passengers  For millennia, man has long felt a fascination with the mysteries beyond our planet. But while films such as Ridley Scott’s Alien franchise have played on our fear of murderous …

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FILM: Dev Patel assumes a maths genius in latest film

FILM: Dev Patel assumes a maths genius in latest film

Don’t start Dev Patel of Slumdog Millionaire fame on figures and calculations. He just really hates crunching numbers. “I’m terrible!” he declares fervently. “I can barely figure out tips on a bill.” So it’s with a bit of irony that …

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Marvel’s mavericks

Marvel’s mavericks

Guardians of the Galaxy (PG13) – Starring Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper, directed by James Gunn Marvel’s latest sci-fi action adventure certainly won’t disappoint. For fans unaware of the comic book characters making up this Galaxy, …

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Superhuman Scarlett

Superhuman Scarlett

Lucy (15+) – Starring Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi and Amr Waked directed by Luc Besson French director Besson, the man behind La Femme Nikita and The Fifth Element, directs Johansson as the titular character in this action thriller. …

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Rise of the Auto army

Rise of the Auto army

Millions of years ago, dinosaurs were wiped out by alien spaceships. Years later, when a scientist arrives to examine the remains of a T-Rex, she realises the dinosaur is fossilised in a mysterious outer-space element called ‘Transformium’. Meanwhile, in a …

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All hail Caesar

All hail Caesar

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (PG13) – Starring Gary Oldman, Keri Russell and Andy Serkis, directed by Matt Reeves The precursor to Rise of the Planets of the Apes, this film goes on to tell the tale of …

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Hit the road

Hit the road

Fast Track (15+) – Starring Brett Davern, Beau Mirchoff and Bill Sage, directed by Alex Ranarivelo With the likes of ‘Need for Speed’ and the ‘Fast and the Furious’ franchise dominating the silver screen over the past year, there is …

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