Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! ****

Despite very average reviews upon its cinematic release, Aardman’s adaptation of Gideon Defoe’s brilliant comic novel is actually a delightfully funny and beautifully animated piece of entertainment. The story remains quite true to the novel, (undoubtedly as Defoe wrote the … Continue reading

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Biennial Long Night 2012: A Missed Opportunity

The Biennial’s Long Night is finally upon us, and I couldn’t be more excited; I imagine myself finishing work around 7, going out for dinner with my partner, then setting out on a night of exploration of the city’s galleries, … Continue reading

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower *****

Upon hearing that Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower was to be turned into a film, I was at once excited and apprehensive: the themes of the epistolary novel are highly sensitive and personal in terms of their … Continue reading

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Is Blu-Ray Too Real?

Watching Prometheus last night with a group of friends in Blu-Ray on a HD TV, I was left feeling cheated. Why? Because for me, something about the hyper-real quality of Blu-Ray destroys the whole magic of cinema. Yes, the picture is crisp, … Continue reading

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Wanderlust ****

Wanderlust is a little-known and selectively-released comedy which ticks all the right boxes. Starring Paul Rudd as George, and Jennifer Aniston as wife Lynda, this mid-life crisis fuelled comic hit feels real, as well as entertaining. The movie opens depicting … Continue reading

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