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  • Tomorrowland

    Tomorrowland 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 27 May, 2015

    Casey (Britt Robertson) is given a pin badge that gives her a glimpse of another world. When she investigates further she meets Frank (George Clooney), now outcast from Tomorrowland, and together they must try to save both worlds. Directed by Brad Bird, this is a refreshingly solid Summer blockbuster amongst the myriad of sequels. The visual effects are good (surprised they didn't go for 3D in fact) and the film's message is simple and positive, while providing a most entertaining storyline.

  • Poltergeist

    Poltergeist 2015

    ★★ Watched 27 May, 2015

    The Bowen family move into a new house. It's inhabited by a poltergeist that terrorises the family and abducts their youngest daughter to another dimension... Directed by Gil Kenan, this thankless remake is competent enough to begin with, but even with its modern-day update brings nothing fresh to the table. Scares are few and far between and the characters are less than engaging... by the time Jared Harris turns up to try and save the day you'll be past caring. Stick with the original.

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  • Machine Gun Preacher

    Machine Gun Preacher 2011

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    Based on true events, the film tells the story of biker Sam Childers (Gerard Butler) who found God, set up an orphanage in the Sudan and became a mercenary to protect the children who were being trafficked across the region. True story or not, it’s a difficult film to get into as Sam Childers is such an unlikeable guy, regardless if he’s doing good work or not. His battles with his faith, his family and the LRA in Sudan become…

  • Compliance

    Compliance 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 27 Mar, 2013

    It's another Friday shift at a Chick-Wich fast food joint when duty manager Sandra (Ann Dowd) receives a phone call from a police officer informing her that a customer has reported a theft by one of her staff, Becky (Dreama Walker). What follows will have you slack-jawed with incredulity, wanting to scream "what the f*ck are you doing!" at the screen. Yet, this is a true story and it's fascinating to sit back and watch at just how people will go when they trust a person in authority. Uncomfortable but essential viewing.