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Movie Review: The Railway Man

Posted by on Dec 28, 2013 in Featured Articles, Media | 0 comments

Movie Review: The Railway Man

Arriving in theatres January 2014 is The Railway Man, a movie to give new meaning to the legends of war stories such as Schindler’s List and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. Through the eyes of British soldier, Eric Lomax we are captured with fellow soldiers who have been caught by the Japanese after the surrender of Singapore in World War 2. As part of the engineers who were used to build the impossible railway, Lomax saw the hardship and torture under which troops were forced to work creating the Burma Railway. Lomax had joined the war in 1939 at the age of 19 and posted with the signal...

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Movie Review: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Featured Articles, Media | 0 comments

Movie Review: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Walter Mitty is a snooze you lose day-dreamer and in 1947 no one knew how to play the day-dreamer better than Danny Kaye. The Samuel Goldwyn film constructed from the short story work  James Thurber was a success and I should know. My 13yo loved watching The Secret Life of Walter Mitty at Grandma and Granddad’s so it had the legs on it to be a lasting work. This year it’s Ben Stiller picking up the baton as he directs and stars in the Christmas release. Built around the life of a “Negative Asset Manager” working at the soon to be closed down LIFE magazine, the story shows our romantic lead...

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Movie Review: Enders Game

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Featured Articles, Media | 0 comments

Movie Review: Enders Game

The latest sci-fi movie Enders Game aimed at the younger audience comes in with a mixture of teenage Battlestar Galactica angst then loads it with a hint of a Hunger Games survival story. In Enders Game Earth has survived an onslaught attack from the Formics, an alien race of insect like creatures. It was only due to the heroic sacrifice of an earth fighter known as Mazer Rackham who gave his life for the cause. Now years down the track, Earth has repositioned itself to combat any future alien attacks. Through the highly specialised training of young earthlings the future of earth is sure,...

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Movie Review: Beyond the Edge

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Featured Articles, Media | 0 comments

Movie Review: Beyond the Edge

Beyond the Edge is a stunning 3D vista of a movie that we should treasure and promote for its unique way of focusing our gaze. Many historical documentaries seek to give us a view through a long lens back to the past. With Beyond the Edge we should be proud that the storytellers have actually transported us back to walk through 1953 with Edmund Hillary from the bee hives of New Zealand through our own mountain ranges to join one of the most ambitious mountaineering climbs of the century. As a nation New Zealand has achieved many incredible feats over the years thanks to pioneers and risk...

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Movie Review: Prisoners

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in Media | 0 comments

Movie Review: Prisoners

This ‘out of nowhere’ movie about a kidnapping that will shake parents to the core is gaining a lot of support for writer Aaron Guzikowski. The writer of Contraband can thank Mark Wahlberg for taking a script that had little attention and driving it to the point we have a tension filled masterpiece on screen. The mere thought of a child abduction would send many a parent into a tail spin. Think of a loved one and it doesn’t take much to relate and at that point you have become vulnerable to Guzikowski’s pen. Imagine for a moment your Thanksgiving dinner turns into anxiety and trauma as your...

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Our New Dr Who is a Grumpy Old Man

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Featured Articles, Media | 1 comment

Our New Dr Who is a Grumpy Old Man

The BBC announced the 12th Doctor would be Peter Capaldi, a Glasgow born British actor with an Oscar and Bafta on the mantle piece. Capaldi had a guest spot in a 2008 episode of Dr Who and while he ironically had a role as a W.H.O Dr in the World War ‘Z’ movie, it was his role as the foul mouthed spin doctor, Malcolm Tucker from “The Thick of It” that has given him recent fame. The 55 year-old is a long term Dr Who fan who back at the age of 15 was writing to the papers encouraging them to do a 25 year special when it came up in 1988. Support for Capaldi’s...

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