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FILM REVIEW – The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn is a computer animated film based on The Adventures Of Tintin, a series of European comic books created by Belgian artist Georges Rémi, who wrote under the pen name of Hergé. Directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Peter Jackson, the film is based on three of the original comic books: The Crab with the Golden Claws, The Secret of the Unicorn, and Red Rackham’s Treasure.

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FILM REVIEW – Rise of the Planet of the Apes

By Marty Mulrooney

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a science fiction film directed by Rupert Wyatt starring James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow and Andy Serkis. It is a reboot of the Planet of the Apes franchise, acting as an origin story for a brand new film series. Will Rodman (Franco) is a scientist trying to develop a cure for Alzheimer’s disease by testing a new man-made virus on chimpanzees. When a female chimpanzee goes on the rampage and is killed, Rodman takes her baby home, naming him Caesar (performed via motion capture by Serkis). Caesar shows remarkable intelligence as he grows older, but this unnatural leap in evolution will come at a terrible cost…

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FILM REVIEW – Burke and Hare

By Elena Cresci

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Burke and Hare sees director John Landis return to the big screen with his first feature film in 20 years. In this latest offering, The Blues Brothers, Animal House and Trading Places director attempts to bring humour to a most grisly case of murders, with the help of an array of familiar faces of British comedy. The historical basis of the film lies in the infamous Burke and Hare murders that took place during the 1820’s, when two body-snatchers turned to murder in order to make money from the medical community’s desperate need for cadavers. It’s clear that Landis set himself quite the challenge in making comedy out of such a grisly inspiration.

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GAME REVIEW – Enslaved: Odyssey To The West (PlayStation 3)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Enslaved: Odyssey To The West is an action-adventure game for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Developed by Ninja Theory (Heavenly Sword) and published by Namco Bandai Games, the storyline is based loosely upon the Chinese novel Journey To The West. The game’s collaborators are numerous and impressive, including writer Alex Garland (The Beach, 28 Days Later) who co-wrote the story, and actor Andy Serkis (Lord Of The Rings, King Kong) who directed and provided motion capture.

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