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My rating: 6

IMDB rating: 5.5

IMDB link: They Came Together

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The premise for this movie is quite seminal; let’s take everything wrong with the RomCom genre and movie industry in general, blow it up to larger-than-life proportions and show it to the average movie-goer hoping that they would recognise themselves… Was it successful? I am honestly not sure!

Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd,…

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My rating: 7

IMDB rating: 6.2

IMDB link: A Million Ways to Die in the West

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Comedy is such a bizarre thing. The reason why I found this movie quite hilarious was the fact that it blended very obvious humour with “clever humour”. It would be an understatement to say that I did not like the movie Ted, and therefore I went into this film with some degree of scepticism, but I have to…

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Houdini (2014)… Adrien Brody!

Houdini

My rating: 7

IMDB rating: 7.8

IMDB link: Houdini

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If you haven’t been noticing that biography is quite the ‘it-thing’ in literature at the moment, you have probably been living under a rock. From Walk the Line in 2005 to Lincolnin 2012, we are systematically revisiting all our great legends.This film is no different, and to me, the power of a biographer lies in his ability to be…

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Jersey Boys (2014)… “Chasing the music. Trying to find our way home.”

My rating: 7 IMDB rating: 7.3 IMDB link: Jersey Boys Dearest reader,  

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St. Elmo’s Fire (1985)… “I’m obsessed thank you very much”

St Elmo's Fire

My rating: 7

IMDB rating: 6.3

IMDB link: St. Elmo’s Fire

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Ohhh how I just love these 1980’s coming-of-age films. This film, together with the classic film The Breakfast Club, stars what we know today as the original members of the Brat Pack. These films, besides still being part of the popular culture, are regarded as some of the most influential films of their time.

But what is…

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The Romantics (2010)… “but the problem is greatness makes me sick.”

The Romantics

My rating: 7

IMDB rating: 5.1

IMDB link: The Romantics

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A very dear friend recommended this movie to me and I absolutely love her for it. Exactly as the case was with the brilliant film, Third Person, this film was definitely not a favourite among the critics. And this got me thinking, what is it about a certain movie at a certain time that just resonates to you more than it does…

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Revolutionary Road (2008)… “I saw a whole other future. I can’t stop seeing it.”

Revolutionary Road

My rating: 8

IMDB rating: 7.4

IMDB link: Revolutionary Road

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Someone once said that it is expectations that kills love. We expect certain things from one another and when those expectations are not fulfilled, it is the disappointment that drives us apart. The crazy thing is that we do not always tell those we love, the things we expect from them, we expect it and in turn feel…

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Venus in Fur (2013)… “The Almighty Lord smote him, and put him in the hands of a woman”

Venus in Fur

My rating: 9

IMDB rating: 7.2

IMDB link: Venus in Fur

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If anyone ever tries to tell you that Roman Polanski is not a genius, you should leave the conversation immediately- out of principle!

With this film Polanski once again proves that he is the master of space. Earlier this year, I wrote about his film Carnage which is also an adaptation of a play, as Venus in Furis. And in both…

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)… I’m pretty sure the answer is “I am Groot”.

Guardians of the Galaxy

My rating: 7

IMDB rating: 8.7

IMDB link: Guardians of the Galaxy

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What a surprisingly enjoyable film! Although I am an avid Marvel fan, I have never given much thought to these guardians. With what is probably the most bizarre ensemble of characters, this movie creates a world that at first seem ridiculously complicated, but in the end proves to be much more understandable than…

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