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FILM REVIEW – Django Unchained

By Marty Mulrooney

Django Unchained

Django Unchained is a Western directed by Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Inglourious Basterds). Set in America’s pre-Civil War Deep South – positioning the film as more of a ‘Southern’ – the film stars Jamie Foxx (Ray) as Django Freeman, a freed black slave who sets out to rescue his enslaved wife (Kerry Washington) from a cruel and deranged plantation owner named Calvin J. Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). Teaming up with German bounty hunter and ex-dentist Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), Django embarks upon an epic journey frequently punctuated by Tarantinos’ trademark cartoon violence and dark humour.

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BOOK NEWS – James Cameron’s Titanic Re-release

Titan Books have reprinted the official James Cameron’s Titanic book to preempt the 3D release of the film and the centenary of the ship’s sinking. Initially published 15 years ago and written by Hollywood Screen-writer Ed Marsh, the bestselling book has been re-released with a 3D lenticular cover and 18 pages of new material. Read on to find out more and view a gallery of images provided by our friends at Titan Books!

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FILM REVIEW – J. Edgar

By Adele MacGregor

J. Edgar

J. Edgar Hoover was one of the most notable figures in American History. During his time as head of the FBI he kept files on hundreds of American citizens including Robert and John F. Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt and Dr Martin Luther King, threatening any individual who dared to cross him or appeared to be participating in “un-American activities”. Written by Dustin Lance Black, this biopic stars Leonardio DiCaprio as both the younger and the elder J. Edgar, in a film that spans several decades.

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Inception Limited Edition – Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) Review

By Marty Mulrooney

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Inception has finally been released on DVD and Blu-ray, allowing eager fans to enjoy the film once more and newcomers to see what all the fuss is about. The UK Limited Edition comes in a metal briefcase containing a Triple Play copy of the film (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy), a PASIV (Portable Automated Somnacin IntraVenous) Device User Manual, art-cards and a spinning top.

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FEATURE ARTICLE – Spinning Tops and Unicorns: The Ending of Inception

By Marty Mulrooney

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I finally went to see Christopher Nolan’s Inception last night and it blew my mind. I thought it was phenomenal: a big budget science fiction film that deftly manages to grip the minds of a mainstream audience. It is a big film with even bigger ideas. Leonardo DiCaprio is fast becoming one of the finest actors of our generation. Following Shutter Island, it is hard to argue against the fact that he has dominated the silver screen in 2010, mixing natural charisma with genuine humanity. Yet after Inception finished, I knew the one thing on people’s minds and lips as they left the cinema would undoubtedly be the ending… (Warning: Spoilers!)

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FILM REVIEW – Shutter Island

By Marty Mulrooney

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Director Martin Scorsese’s latest film sees him team up once more with actor Leonardo DiCaprio, this time in a psychological thriller more akin to Cape Fear than Goodfellas. I must admit, I was pretty worried that Shutter Island would ultimately present us with bog standard horror fare, but boy was I wrong. This is one hell of a film: it claws its way into your head and continues to nibble at the edges constantly throughout.

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