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Mission: Impossible

Tom Cruise is here doing what he does best: running around beating up bad guys. The troubled megastar plays a troubled secret ops bloke, Ethan Hunt, whose team gets wiped out by a job which turned out to be a trap. 379 more words

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X Men Origins: Wolverine

The “X Men Origins” prefix looks a little silly now it’s not been followed up with any other characters’ backstories, which is ironically the fault of this film and its dismal reputation. 450 more words

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

With Transformers: Age of Extinction dominating the box office it could be easy to despair for the modern blockbuster. A spate of big movies that also made you think – the likes of… 450 more words

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3 Days to Kill

Luc Besson, of Léon: The Professional and The Fifth Element, takes on writing duties, and Terminator Salvation‘s McG directs this odd but forgettable actioner starring clapped-out Kevin Costner. 563 more words

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Fruitvale Station

This is the true story of Oscar Grant, a young black man who was fatally shot at point blank range on New Year’s Day 2009. The incident, filmed by onlookers on their phones, sparked protests and demonstrations, but the police officer in question only served an 11 month sentence. 435 more words

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Devil's Knot

Based on a true story, this is a film about the investigation into the murder of three boys in a small Arkansas town. Luckily the town has no shortage of shady-looking characters to arouse our suspicions. 476 more words

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Fading Gigolo

John Turturro’s directorial début sees him star as a flower merchant who’s co-opted into sex work by his ageing friend Murray (Woody Allen).

Turturro, the man best known for his roles with Spike Lee and the Coen Brothers, shows he’s learnt a thing or two from the greats he’s worked for. 254 more words

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