March (2015)

Chappie, 06/03/14

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Despite what the critics may say, Neil Blomkamp bounces back from his Elysium mis-fire with this exciting and surprisingly touching sci-fi/action piece that finds success based on the strength of its leading performance from Sharlto Copley (District 9).

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3 Stars

Unfinished Business, 06/03/14

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This is a comedy that doesn’t know what it wants to be. While at times unashamedly sentimental surprisingly endearing, its tendency to rely on crude and unfunny gags ends up being its downfall. Dave Franco’s (Neighbours) clueless Mike Pancake is the highlight.

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2 Stars

Cinderella, 13/03/14

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Charming, heart-warming and magical, Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella does exactly what it says on the tin – and that’s never really a problem. Featuring an enjoyable cast and some truly mesmerising costume and set designs, this family adaptation is great for all ages.

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3.5 Stars

It Follows, 13/03/14

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It Follows is a slow-burner, and doesn’t quite live up to the hype in terms of scares. The acting is strong, particularly from Maika Monroe (Labor Day) and Keir Gilchrist (It’s Kind Of A Funny Story), while David Robert Mitchell’s direction shows great potential.

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3.5 Stars

Run All Night, 13/03/14

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Action-packed and plot-lite, Run All Night is the weakest of Liam Neeson’s recent collaborations with director Jaume Collet-Serra (UnknownNon-Stop). Strong turns from Ed Harris and Joel Kinnaman help, but in the end it’s fairly run-of-the-mill.

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2.5 Stars

Danny Collins, 20/03/14

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Perhaps overly sentimental at times, Danny Collins also stands out for being one of the more grounded dramedies of late. Featuring several strong performances from Al Pacino, Annette Bening and Bobby Cannavale, Dan Fogelman’s film is more ‘hit’ than ‘miss’.

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3 Stars

Get Hard, 27/03/14


Get Hard is not intentionally homophobic or racist, but the fact that all of the jokes fall flat simply make it seem even more so. Natural funnymen Will Ferrell (Anchorman) and Kevin Hart (The Wedding Singer) are far from their best in this limp, tedious comedy.

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1.5 Stars

Home, 27/03/14

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Some of the jokes stick, and The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons makes for a wonderfully enjoyable protagonist. However, the biggest issue with Home is that it has no meaningful story to hold it together – that, and it’s clearly just one big vanity project for Rihanna.

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2 Stars


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