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Rocky Balboa

And so we reach the final instalment of the Rocky franchise (so far). Rocky’s back in his Philadelphia neighbourhood and Adrian’s kicked the bucket in the intervening years, meaning Balboa now runs a restaurant with photos of his dead wife creepily plastered on every wall. 473 more words

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Changing Lanes

This film follows Samuel L Jackson and Ben Affleck on the worst day of their lives since Jackson didn’t win an Oscar and Affleck said yes to… 240 more words

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Ten years after the show was axed, the cast isĀ re-assembled for a big-screen outing. A strange entity is heading for Earth, threatening the planet’s very existence, and with the newly-fitted Enterprise the only ship in the area, Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) must re-assume control of his old vessel and investigate. 388 more words

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Birdman

Birdman is the latest addition to the already well-furnished sub-genre of films about how hard it is being a writer/actor. Michael Keaton plays Riggan Thompson, a washed-up movie star best known for playing Birdman in a popular series of superhero films. 325 more words

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Flushed Away

A posh pet rat from Kensington (Hugh Jackman) is usurped by a working class sewer rat (Shane Richie) and has to make his way in the filth of London’s subterranean plumbing system. 333 more words

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I've Never Seen... Back to the Future

This is the latest part of our new series where we watch the iconic and popular films that have passed us by and find out what all the fuss is about. 539 more words

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Citizenfour

Following last year’s revelations about the extent of the US and other governments’ spying on all communications, this insider documentary shows the process of Snowden going public, with footage of hisĀ meetings with Guardian journalists in the days before the story went public. 354 more words

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