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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 – 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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FILM REVIEW – In The Land Of The Free…

By Marty Mulrooney

Land of the free

In the Land of the Free… is a documentary film directed by Vadim Jean (Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather) and narrated by Samuel L Jackson. It tells the shocking true story of Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox and Robert King, also known as the Angola 3. Between them they have spent almost a century in solitary confinement in Angola, the Louisiana state penitentiary.

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FILM REVIEW – Soul Men

By Marty Mulrooney

SoulMen

Soul Men is a 2008 American comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac. Louis (Jackson) and Floyd (Mac) play two former backup soul singers who have not spoken to each other in over 20 years. When their former band member and lead singer Marcus Hooks (John Legend) dies, the pair reluctantly agree to travel across the country together to attend a reunion concert in honour of his death. Soul Men was recently released on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK.

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FILM REVIEW – Iron Man 2

By Duncan Voice

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I’m a bit of a superhero nerd, and thankfully Hollywood has had a pretty decent run of super-movies as of late (ignoring The Spirit of course). Iron Man 2 is no exception and is a fairly enjoyable addition to the genre, albeit with more of the same product placement and director Jon Favreau trying, and failing, to be funny.

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