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Ex Machina

Ex Machina

Alex Garland’s debut novel ‘The Beach’ was in everyone’s hands on train journeys back in the late 90’s.Rather than be a flash in the pan, Garland has become an accomplished screenwriter (Never Let Me Go,Dredd, 28 Days Later), and ‘Ex_Machina’ is his first stab at writing and directing.Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson) wins an worldwide competition to...

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One of the ten best films of 2014 – Gone Girl

One of the ten best films of 2014 – Gone Girl

Gillian Flynn’s 2012 novel ‘Gone Girl’ is told from the dual perspectives of missing wife AmyDunne and suspected murderer Nick Dunne. Both characters in the novel are written asnarcissistic, heartless, calculating monsters, with little sense of family, friendship, or community.David Fincher’s 2014 movie adaptation of ‘Gone Girl’ is told in the same format, with the...

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Qq Poker

Agnew & Balague speak to Qq Poker Soccerphile

Following Spain’s dramatic penalty victory over Italy yesterday, Soccerphile spoke to two of Europe’s most respected football writers, respective experts on the countries in the Vienna quarter-final clash. GUILLEM BALAGUE is a familiar face in the UK media. London correspondent for Spanish football daily AS and Sky Sports’ regular Spanish football expert, Balague has written...

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Monday DVD mega-release day

Monday DVD mega-release day

There are four reasons to buy a movie today. They are ‘The Place Beyond the Pines‘, ‘Evil Dead‘, Brian DePalma’s ‘Passion’, and Darren Aronofsky’s debut movie finally released on Blu-ray, ‘Pi’. Of course, hold fire on the purchasing as you could win three of them here here and here! We’ve reviewed ‘The Place Beyond the Pines‘ and ‘Evil Dead‘...

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Hunger Games motion poster

Hunger Games motion poster

Wow. The Hunger Games, based on the first novel of the trilogy by Suzanne Collins, has an exclusive motion poster featuring a flaming logo based on the story’s iconic mockingjay pin. Very nice. “The Hunger Games” stars Jennifer Lawrence — an Oscar-nominee for last year’s “Winter’s Bone” — as Katniss Everdeen, a 16-year-old living in the post-apocalyptic...

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BEYOND CLUELESS

BEYOND CLUELESS

This documentary looks at teen movies from the recent golden age (mid-90’s-mid-00’s) andrecognises similar traits of the genre. So you’ve got alienation, sex, murder, tribes, and raucousholidays. ‘Beyond Clueless’, is exclusively made up of clips from enjoyable films with a review style narration (delivered by ‘The Craft’s lead actress Fairuza Balk) and the opinions ofwriter/director...

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Trash

Trash

Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) directs this Richard Curtis-scripted (Four Weddings) tale of slum kids in the Brazilian favellas. Raphael (Rickson Tev), Gador (Eduardo Luis) and Rato (Gabriel Weinstein) discover a wallet on their rubbish tip which holds information that could lead to a corrupt cop being exposed. Cue much running and jumping around on rooftops...