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Category: Movie & Theatre Reviews

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Movie Review: Bad Neighbours

Movie Review: Bad Neighbours

| 14 May 2014 | Reply

Movie Review: Bad Neighbours Starring Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne. Directed by Nicholas Stoller Reviewed by Shayne McGowan 8/10 Bad Neighbours is the new comedy from director Nicholas Stoller, and if you’re a fan of his previous work (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek) then this will be right up your […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Invisible Woman

MOVIE REVIEW: The Invisible Woman

| 16 April 2014 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: The Invisible Woman Directed by Ralph Fiennes Starring Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kirsten Scott Thomas Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7.5/10 We can’t help who we fall in love with, and sometimes we’ll compromise all of our expectations, ideals and standards for that love. The Invisible Woman is the terribly sad story of the […]

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DVD REVIEW: Super Duper Alice Cooper

DVD REVIEW: Super Duper Alice Cooper

| 16 April 2014 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: Super Duper Alice Cooper Shock Entertainment 26 Mar 2014 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Banger films (Iron Maiden: Fight 666 and El Vivo, Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey, Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage and the Metal Evolution TV series) prove again that they do rock bios better than just about anyone with this in-depth […]

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DVD REVIEW: Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

DVD REVIEW: Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

| 15 April 2014 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones 2014 Written and Directed by Christopher Landon Starring Andrew Jacobs, Jorge Diaz and others. Reviewed by Shayne McGowan 0.5/10 Absolute shite! Enough of this “found footage” craze already.. It all started with the massively overrated Blair Witch Project, and it hasn’t gotten any better in the years since. […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Mr Peabody & Sherman

MOVIE REVIEW: Mr Peabody & Sherman

| 11 April 2014 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: Mr Peabody & Sherman Directed by Rob Minkoff Starring Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 So, there’s this dog, right, who’s ultra clever and invents stuff and lives in a luxury apartment, and he adopts a kid – like, a human kid, right? With me so far? Then […]

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DVD REVIEW: The Rise And Fall Of The Clash

DVD REVIEW: The Rise And Fall Of The Clash

| 11 April 2014 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: The Rise And Fall Of The Clash Shock Entertainment March 2014 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 There have been a plethora of docos about punk upstarts The Clash, the majority of which (without exception perhaps?) have told the story of the five primary members, their formative years, the band’s rise and initial breakup. […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: I, Frankenstein

MOVIE REVIEW: I, Frankenstein

| 8 April 2014 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: I, Frankenstein Directed by Stuart Beattie Starring Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Miranda Otto Reviewed by Maree King I, Frankenstein hit the cinemas last week, this new instalment in the Frankenstein inspired fantasy sci-fi genre was written and directed by Australian Stuart Beattie based on the graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux and very loosely […]

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THEATRE REVIEW: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

THEATRE REVIEW: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

| 21 March 2014 | Reply

THEATRE REVIEW: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Black Swan Theatre Directed by Kate Cherry Sound Design by Ben Collins, Lighting by Matt Scott, Set by Christina Smith Starring Sigrid Thornton, Jo Morris, Nathaniel Dean, Luke Hewitt, Alison Van Reeken 7/10 Tennessee Williams’ famous play, set in New Orleans in the forties, is a brutal head on collision […]

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DVD REVIEW: DIO – Live In London 1993

DVD REVIEW: DIO – Live In London 1993

| 20 March 2014 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: DIO – Live In London 1993 Shock Entertainment 6.5/10 Some might have thought Ronnie James Dio had found himself in a bit of a rut in 1993. Oblivious to – or wilfully ignoring – the new grunge revolution, he took the latest version of his eponymous band Dio out on the road in […]

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DVD REVIEW: TOUR OF DUTY – The Complete Collection

DVD REVIEW: TOUR OF DUTY – The Complete Collection

| 20 March 2014 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: TOUR OF DUTY – The Complete Collection Shock Entertainment Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7.5/10 Fans of this important Vietnam War drama series will doubtless rate this comprehensive tin box collection as a ten out of ten, featuring all 58 one hour episodes from the three seasons of the show, which originally ran from […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Monuments Men

MOVIE REVIEW: Monuments Men

| 20 March 2014 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: Monuments Men Directed by George Clooney Starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 As Hitler and the Allies laid waste to each other, Europe’s people and infrastructure suffered immense losses, including, inevitably, irreplaceable works of art. Based on the true, […]

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DVD REVIEW: ZZ TOP – Live In Germany 1980

DVD REVIEW: ZZ TOP – Live In Germany 1980

| 19 March 2014 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: ZZ TOP – Live In Germany 1980 Shock Entertainment Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7.5/10 With nary a sunglass (until 42 minutes in), furry guitar or long legged lady in sight, ZZ Top sure looked a lot different 1980-style from a mere 4 years on, once Eliminator took off and conquered the world. They […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Le Week-End

MOVIE REVIEW: Le Week-End

| 13 February 2014 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: Le Week-End Directed by Roger Michell Starring Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, Jeff Goldblum Reviewed by Trulie Pinnegar 7/10 Described as a film about a British couple who return to Paris many years after their honeymoon in an attempt to rejuvenate their marriage, Le Week-End could be mistaken as a light hearted rom-com. But […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Robocop

MOVIE REVIEW: Robocop

| 13 February 2014 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: Robocop Directed by José Padilha Starring Joel Kinnaman, Samuel L Jackson, Michael Keating, Gary Oldman Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6.5/10 Robotic law enforcement is an intriguing concept which has been explored on film many times, not least in 1987’s original Robocop starring Peter Weller as the guy who, almost dead, is turned into […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Tracks

MOVIE REVIEW: Tracks

| 6 February 2014 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: Tracks Directed by John Curran Starring Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 All of us need a little downtime, but a few hours away from our mobile phones and laptops, or a week on a beach somewhere is usually enough. Not Robyn Davidson. In 1975 she upped stumps, left her […]

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MOVIE REVIEW – Adoration

MOVIE REVIEW – Adoration

| 30 January 2014 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW – Adoration Directed by Anne Fontaine Starring Naomi Watts, Robin Penn, Ben Mendelsohn Reviewed by Trulie Pinnegar 7/10 Director Anne Fontaine wows the audience with the opening shots of this movie (named Two Mothers everywhere else in the world). We are taken on a whistle stop tour of the lead characters as they […]

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MOVIE REVIEW – Enough Said

MOVIE REVIEW – Enough Said

| 30 January 2014 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW – Enough Said Directed by Nicole Holofcener Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener, Toni Collette, Ben Falcone Reviewed by Trulie Pinnegar 7/10 What can be said about Enough Said? Quite simply, it’s a ‘nice’ film. Our heroine, Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), is a divorced self-employed masseuse and the film starts by taking us […]

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DVD REVIEW: Springsteen & I

DVD REVIEW: Springsteen & I

| 13 January 2014

DVD REVIEW: Springsteen & I Shock Entertainment Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9.5/10 The thought of sitting through an hour and a half of fanboys n’ girls gushing about their favourite performer sounds about as much fun as Chinese water torture, but SPRINGSTEEN & I makes it not only bearable, but life affirming, heart wrenchingly emotional, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Her

MOVIE REVIEW: Her

| 11 January 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: Her Directed by Spike Jonze Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8.5/10 Joaquin Phoenix is utterly compelling and believable as Theodore, a hurt and distant man in our increasingly dystopically virtual near future. Going through a divorce, he installs a new, artificial intelligence, operating system OS1 – who […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Philomena

MOVIE REVIEW: Philomena

| 11 January 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: Philomena Directed by Stephen Frears Starring Steve Coogan, Judi Dench Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Based on a true story, Philomena follows Judi Dench’s titular character as she embarks on a journey to find the son who was taken from her as a teen almost 50 years hence. A scathing indictment of the […]

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