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FILM REVIEW – Ready Player One (IMAX 3D)

By Marty Mulrooney

Ready Player One

Ready Player One is a science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. Based on the 2011 book of the same name by Ernest Cline, the film adaptation stars Tye Sheridan as Wade Watts, an orphan with an intentionally superhero-sounding name that prefers virtual reality to his real life in the desolate future slums of Columbus, Ohio.

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BOOK REVIEW – Jaws: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard by Matt Taylor

By Marty Mulrooney

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Jaws: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard tells the behind-the-scenes story of the blockbuster film that changed cinema – and the quaint New England island of Martha’s Vineyard – forever. Filmed on location in 1974, hundreds of locals were hired to work as actors and labourers, many of them armed with their cameras. Featuring the incredible photographs of these amateur and professional photographers – along with memories fondly recollected – this new, expanded edition published by Titan Books features 16 additional pages of never-before-seen material.

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

By Marty Mulrooney

The Adventures of Tintin

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 – Jurassic Park (UK Theatrical Re-Release)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Jurassic Park is an Academy Award-winning science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, based upon the novel of the same name by Michael Crichton. Released during the summer of 1993, the film went on to gross over $900 million worldwide, becoming the top-grossing film of all time (not to be surpassed until 1997 by James Cameron’s Titanic). A Blu-ray release of the Jurassic Park Trilogy is scheduled for the 24th October 2011 in the UK. In anticipation of this, Universal Pictures have decided to re-release a brand new digital print of Jurassic Park in UK cinemas on the 23rd September 2011. 65 million years in the making… Jurassic Park is finally back on the big screen where it belongs!

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FILM REVIEW – Super 8

By Marty Mulrooney

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Super 8 is a science fiction film written and directed by J. J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg. Set in the fictional town of Lillian, Ohio, the film tells the story of a group of children filming their own Super 8 movie when a military train crashes and derails, releasing an unknown entity into the heart of their quiet little suburbia.

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FILM REVIEW – Back To The Future (25th Anniversary Theatrical Re-Release)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Back To The Future is a 1985 science-fiction comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis (Who Framed Roger Rabbit) and produced by Steven Spielberg. Starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, it tells the story of Marty McFly, a teenager who is accidentally sent back in time to the year 1955 and must find his way back home. A global phenomenon upon release, it grossed over $380 million worldwide and received critical acclaim, as well as two sequels and an animated TV show. 25 years later, fans now have the chance to see where it all began, digitally remastered in cinemas across the UK and US. 

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