• Trouble With The Curve
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    Trouble With The Curve (Review)

    There are mainstream films that surprise you, delight you and find fresh perspectives on tired storylines, and then there are those that fail to throw off the shackles of cliche sentimentality. Trouble With The Curve falls into the latter category. There’s nothing new, nothing completely unexpected and yet the film is an enjoyable experience. The main problem is the paper-thin narrative that uses all the cliches in the sports-movie book. An ageing baseball scout Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood playing yet another cantankerous old man with a soft, well-concealed centre) is slowly losing his vision and goes on a road-trip for…

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    50/50: Review.

    When you read the words ‘movie about cancer’ you don’t normally think uplifting. And that’s what surprised me about 50/50. I was initially apprehensive about watching it because of the content but this film and its characters soon won me over. It’s a balance of comedy and drama that the narrative gets right more often than not, making it one of the best films of 2011 – definitely one of the better, non-melodramatic movies I’ve seen about a terminal illness. The story is fairly straightforward and the plot basic, this is a character-centric piece that ultimately banks on its actors…

  • The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
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    Why The Hobbit is not The Lord of the Rings and why it doesn’t matter

    SPOILERS. DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE MOVIE YET. Since The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hit theatres, I’ve been reading a lot of articles, blogs and comments online about how it has nothing on The Lord of the Rings trilogy that came out a few years ago. That it’s too light, too simple, too funny and generally not befitting a series that has so far been of epic nature. And finally, there’s been much said for and against Peter Jackson and co deciding to convert a small, thin book into three movies. A lot of it is misconception…

  • Inception - Christopher Nolan
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    Inception

    Inception (2010) Directed by Christopher Nolan. Definitely one of the best films of the year 2010. After the 3 odd hours I spent in the oddly comforting darkness of the movie theatre, I was safetly about to put Nolan at the top of my favourite directors list. There aren’t many filmmakers of the current generation who have consistently delivered innovative and pioneering films. “Inception” can be added to the highly impressive list that is “Memento”, “The Prestige”, “Batman Begins”, “The Dark Knight” and the most recent “The Dark Knight Rises” – brain-teasers where none of the gaps are filled without…

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