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Released this week: LUCY

There’s no denying Scarlett Johansson’s worldwide appeal as a movie star, even though I sometimes feel that her popularity derives from her looks rather than her talent as an actor. I’m not saying she isn’t a good actress, because I thought she was excellent in “Lost in Translation” (2003), and let’s not forget she starred […]

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The Wolverine – Released in Korea today

Every time I see Hugh Jackman, I can’t help but spare a thought for poor old Dougray Scott.  “Dougray who?” I hear you ask.  Exactly. You see, Dougray Scott was originally scheduled to play the Wolverine in the first X-Men back in 2000.  Not in a “he was in the running” way, but the gig was his.  However, scheduling conflicts […]

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Park Chan Wook’s Stoker Preview – 28th February

In the last 10 years, South Korea has been rightly regarded as one of the leading players in world cinema. Whether it be pioneering horror, revenge movies or quality dramas, Korea has produced an abundance of quality films.  Undoubtedly the leader of this revolution is Park Chan-wook, visionary director of Oldboy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance and […]

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Skyfall – Released in Korea today!

There are three topics of conversation I try to avoid at a party for fear of a heated debate.  1. What political party you support.  2. What religion you belong to.  And 3. Who is the best James Bond ?  “SEAN CONNERY!” I hear you cry, which is the most common answer.  While he might […]

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Looper – Released in Korea today

Rian Johnson first burst onto the indie scene seven years ago with the cult classic, Brick, a modern-day film noir focusing on a high school student’s desire to find his missing ex-girlfriend. His follow up, The Brothers Bloom, which starred Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo, flew relatively under the radar and failed to wow the […]

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