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Rhyming Reviews: Monsters University

It’s a trifle unfair of me to hog all the limelight with my bibble all the time, so I thought I’d introduce you to the wonderful lyrical skills of my buddy, Rob Simpson. A published children’s poet, this guy can spin a limerick out of a couple of boring nouns and a very questionable adjective. He’s onboard the site now to offer a different kind of review. Without further ado about much, here’s Rob’s rhyming review for Monsters University.

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The World’s End Review

Head over to We Got This Covered to find out: is The World’s End the brilliant end to the trilogy we’ve been waiting for?

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Warm Bodies Review

Director: Jonathan Levine
Writer: Jonathan Levine
Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich
Running Time: 98 Minutes
Year: 2013

Let’s get this little tidbit out of the way. The novel on which Warm Bodies is based, by Seattle author Isaac Marion is very very good. By that I mean, it opens the zombie genre up, tinkers around with the starter motor and then goes full throttle. It’s one of the better offerings to horror’s latest love affair. Continue Reading

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Rhyming Reviews: Pacific Rim

It’s a trifle unfair of me to hog all the limelight with my bibble all the time, so I thought I’d introduce you to the wonderful lyrical skills of my buddy, Rob Simpson. A published children’s poet, this guy can spin a limerick out of a couple of boring nouns and a very questionable adjective. He’s onboard the site now to offer a different kind of review. Without further ado about much, here’s Rob’s rhyming review for Pacific Rim.

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Pacific Rim Review

Director: Guillermo Del Toro
Writer: Travis Beacham, Guillermo Del Toro
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi
Running Time: 132 Minutes
Year: 2013

A fleet of giant monsters attack the planet, and humans create giant robots to defeat them. Who doesn’t want to see that played out on the big screen? It’s every fanboy’s dream, from the early Godzilla romps through Tokyo, to Cloverfield. An extinction event at the hands of scaly gargantuans from the deep is enough to whet the appetite of even the casual viewer. It screams of fun. Continue Reading

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The Best Films On Freeview July 8th – July 14th

Here are my recommendations for the best films on Freeview July 8th through to July 14th.

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Before Midnight Review

Director: Richard Linklater
Writer: Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
Starring: Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
Running Time: 109 Minutes
Year: 2013
This review appears courtesy of Derby QUAD Blog

Rounding out trilogies is a feat no filmmaker can undertake without thinking of the diehard fans. Ensuring all loose ends are tied up, throwing in cheeky nods to forgotten elements of the first, ratcheting up the action….they all require careful attention. For lovers of the original two instalments of Richard Linklater’s trilo-talkie, there’s nothing left unsaid in Before Midnight. It will entrance you completely, blinding you with the ruthlessness of true romance and the joy in our opposites. You’ll rise from your seat, with an urge to leave your phone alone for a few hours and go for a walk with someone you care about. Continue Reading

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Byzantium Review

Director: Neil Jordan
Writer: Moira Buffini
Starring: Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Jonny Lee Miller
Running Time: 118 Minutes
Year: 2012
This review appears courtesy of Derby QUAD Blog

Director Neil Jordan is no stranger to the blood sucking ways of the vampire. Adapting Ann Rice’s Interview With The Vampire back in 1994, he brought the luscious blood splatter of the fang-toothed ones to life and wrung out a winning turn from a young Kirsten Dunst. Byzantium’s world isn’t a million miles away from the domain in which Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt skulked.

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After The Internship: Which Brands Should Have Their Own Film?

This week sees the release of The Internship, a film berated by many for its unabashed Google product placement. I liked it. It prompted me to get home and Google Google. Will this mark the arrival of a whole new slew of films based around familiar brands? Probably not. But just in case, here are a few suggestions I think would be smashing. Continue Reading

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The Internship Review

Director: Shawn Levy
Writer: Vince Vaughn, Jared Stern
Starring: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rose Byrne
Running Time: 119 Minutes
Year: 2013

Those schticksters of comedy, Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn have been reunited for the first time since 2005’s Wedding Crashers for The Internship. Their irresponsible hijinks have been cast aside this time around, as they take on the role of two salesmen from Arizona. After losing their jobs, they trek to California in the pursuit of the American dream. A newly realised American dream; that of a bagging an internship at Google. Continue Reading