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Victor Frankenstein starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe

This review is coming from the point of view of someone who has never read Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein or seen any other film about it, and first thing I can say is that I don’t think that mattered at all, and may have even been better that way. I mean, Mary Shelley wrote the book in 1818 where-as the film was set roughly 1870s I would say, judging from my recent in-depth research into the late Victorian period. I couldn’t find any definitive information on this online either, so perhaps the film-makers deliberately kept the date ambiguous. It peaked my interest though; particularly as the beginning is set at a circus…

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Star wars, The Force Awakens review

To be honest, I’m not sure there’s much point to this review – you’re either going to see this film (or most likely have already seen it), or you’re not. Well, this comes from the perspective of a non-Star Wars fan, which may help make up your mind if you aren’t sure whether to accompany your partner who is! We went to see it in 3d at Cardiff imax cinema….

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Into the Woods film review

The problem about having an engaging trailer and a really good cast is you go to see a film with high expectations. I enjoy musicals and I love fairytales, so as you might expect, I was thoroughly looking forward to Into The Woods. This is how I imagine the conversation in film-making offices went….

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The Hobbit – Battle of the Five Armies

Last night we drove to Yeovil to watch the final in the Hobbit Trilogy. Proof really, that it really should have only been two films. The second was my favourite – we indulged in the luxury of watching it at our nearest imax theatre in Cardiff and it was an amazing experience. I’m glad we didn’t bother with this one though….

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Eddie Izzard Force Majeure live dvd

I don’t know why, but I’ve gone off Eddie Izzard a bit lately. Maybe it’s because he was being a little too boastful about his wonderful mind when he was interviewed on the Last Leg earlier this year. Or maybe it’s his politics. I watched the dvd with an open mind though…

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Les Miserables

Unfortunately we had to eat several packets of minstrels last summer in order to save up enough packets for the ‘Sweet Sundays’ free cinema tickets. We managed it though, and last week used our free tickets to watch Les Miserables…

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The alien comedy drama starring and written by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. 2 English guys travelling in a big campervan (RV) across America seeing the alien sights.

 

 

 

 

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