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BOOK REVIEW – The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049 by Tanya Lapointe

By Marty Mulrooney

The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049

The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049 is the official visual guide to Denis Villeneuve’s stunning science fiction masterpiece Blade Runner 2049, which AMO described in its review as “a complicated and highly accomplished piece of filmmaking that will no doubt encourage discussion and debate for many years to come.” Written by reporter Tanya Lapointe, this lavish, oversized coffee table book – published by Titan Books in the UK – documents the film’s ambitious two year production and is filled with exclusive production stills, behind-the-scenes photography, concept art and storyboards, as well as interviews with the cast and crew.

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FILM REVIEW – Blade Runner 2049

By Marty Mulrooney

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 is a neo-noir science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival). The sequel to the classic film Blade Runner (with director Ridley Scott serving as Executive Producer here), this new story – set 30 years after the 1982 original – stars Ryan Gosling (Drive, La La Land) as Officer K, a Blade Runner hunting down replicants – artificial humans – for the LAPD in the year 2049.

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FILM REVIEW – Baby Driver

By Marty Mulrooney

Baby Driver

Baby Driver is a musical crime drama directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the DeadHot FuzzThe World’s End) starring Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx and Jon Bernthal. Baby – young Mozart in a go-kart – is the best getaway driver in town, working with some of the country’s finest thugs to pay off a debt from his past. He only has a few more jobs left before he’s out… but in the criminal underworld, things are never that simple.

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FILM REVIEW – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

By Marty Mulrooney

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – once again written and directed by James Gunn, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures –  is the sequel to the critically and commercially successful comedy/science fiction/superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).  In this much-anticipated follow-up, the Guardians must stand beside Peter Quill as he finally discovers who his father is. Meanwhile, the team is being hunted by a race of golden-skinned, genetically-engineered beings known as the Sovereigns, who become furious after Rocket steals some batteries from them…

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FILM REVIEW – I Am Not A Serial Killer (Blu-ray)

By Marty Mulrooney

I Am Not A Serial Killer Blu-ray

I Am Not A Serial Killer is a low-budget horror/thriller film based on the young adult novel of the same name by bestselling author Dan Wells. Directed by Billy O’Brien, the film stars Max Records (Where The Wild Things Are) as John Cleaver, a teenager that has been diagnosed as a sociopath. Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) stars as his elderly neighbour Bill Crowley. Max supresses his homicidal thoughts and urges by following a strict set of rules that allow him to appear ‘normal’.  But when a serial killer comes to their small Mid-West town, Max can’t help himself. He begins to investigate…

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FILM REVIEW – The Hateful Eight

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Hateful Eight is a Western mystery film directed by Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained). His eighth feature film, the titular ‘Hateful 8’ are played by Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern. Some time after the American Civil War, eight strangers seek shelter from a blizzard at a stagecoach stopover know as Minnie’s Haberdashery. Bounty hunter John ‘The Hangman’ Ruth (Russell) is transporting fugitive Daisy Domergue (Leigh) to Red Rock, where she will be hanged and he can collect his $10,000 reward. But not everyone seeking shelter from the blizzard is who they say they are…

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FILM REVIEW – Spectre (IMAX)

Spectre

Spectre is the twenty-fourth James Bond film and Daniel Craig’s fourth (and quite possibly, final) outing as Ian Fleming’s 007. Once again directed by Sam Mendes (returning after the huge success of Skyfall), the plot features the global criminal organisation Spectre – their first appearance in an Eon Productions film, due to years of legal wrangling, since Diamonds Are Forever in 1971. When a cryptic message from beyond the grave sets Bond into unsanctioned action, a chain reaction is triggered that will propel him around the world and eventually bring him face to face with the author of all his pain…

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