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Armchair Viewing: The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

Posted by Justin Bateman | Tue, 09/02/2010 - 07:46

"Get some rest, Pam. You look tired."

What's it about?
Having escaped the attentions of the US authorities, Jason Bourne is now living a quiet life in India with his girlfriend. But as he suspected all along, this peaceful existence cannot last forever and an attempt on his life changes everything - forcing him back on the run and reigniting his passion for discovering his past, the details of which are still locked in his amnesiac head.

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Armchair Viewing: From Hell (2001)

Posted by Justin Bateman | Mon, 08/02/2010 - 11:11

"'From Hell'. Well, at least they got the address right."

What's it about?
Johnny Depp's Cockney cop hunts down Jack tha Rippa in Victorian Landan, so 'e does, squire.

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Armchair Viewing: Sunday selection

Posted by Justin Bateman | Sun, 07/02/2010 - 13:08

Three films caught my eye in today's listings and they're all well worth a mention.  

First up is Flash Gordon (5.45pm-8pm, ITV4), starring Sam Jones as the eponymous hero. Sam who? Yeah, doesn't matter. The supporting cast boasts Max von Sydow as Ming the Merciless, Brian Blessed as Prince Vultan, Topol, Timothy Dalton and even Peter Duncan from Blue Peter. It's gloriously camp and colourful and the special effects are pretty laughable by today's standards but it's tons of fun and the Queen theme tune is great.

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Armchair Viewing: Tell No One (2006)

Posted by Justin Bateman | Sat, 06/02/2010 - 10:57

"Tell no one. They’re watching."

What's it about?
A doctor, still attempting to recover from his wife’s brutal and devastating murder eight years ago, suddenly finds himself at the centre of the reopened investigation when new evidence comes to light. But whilst desperately trying to prove his innocence he receives a strange email suggesting that his wife may in fact still be alive.

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Armchair Viewing: The Godfather (1972)

Posted by Justin Bateman | Fri, 05/02/2010 - 07:33

"Someday – and that day may never come – I’ll call upon you to do a service for me. But until that day accept this justice as a gift on my daughter’s wedding day."

What's it about?
When the ageing head of a New York crime family is gunned down by rival mobsters, it falls on the youngest and most unlikely of his sons to avenge the attack and secure the family’s position, setting him up for the kind of criminal future that the young war hero had previously planned to evade.

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Teaser trailer for Shyamalan's The Last Airbender

Posted by Stuart OConnor | Thu, 04/02/2010 - 22:23

February 7 is Superbowl Sunday in the US, which means a number of summer blockbuster movies will (as tradition dictates) get their first exposure to the general public with a number of extremely lucrative commercial breaks during the match.

First of said trailers to hit the internet is this one for Shyamalan's kids'n'kung fu action fantasy The Last Airbender (based on a Nickelodeon cartoon series). Check out the embdedded trailer below:

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Armchair Viewing: Wendy and Lucy (2008)

Posted by Justin Bateman | Thu, 04/02/2010 - 07:33

On the long road, friendship is everything.

What's it about?
Wendy Carroll (Michelle Williams) is driving to Alaska in the hope of finding work. Her car won’t start, and then she gets arrested for trying to steal a tin of dog food thanks to a jobsworth shop assistant who’s keen to “set an example”. Nobody listens when she protests that her dog, Lucy, is tethered outside the shop. When she returns, Lucy has gone, and Wendy discovers it will cost a fortune to fix the car.

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Armchair Viewing: Dirty Dancing (1987)

Posted by Justin Bateman | Wed, 03/02/2010 - 07:16

"Nobody puts Baby in a corner."

What's it about?
A teenage girl goes to a holiday camp with her parents and falls in love with the site dance teacher. You can guess the rest.

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Cemetery Junction: first trailer released

Posted by Stuart OConnor | Tue, 02/02/2010 - 22:47

Fans of The Office and Extras will no doubt be anticipating the release of Cemetery Junction, the first film project from longtime collaborators Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. They both also direct, and have roles in the film – albeit small ones. Early word is that it's a bit of a departure from the pair's usual comic outings, so it will be interesting if they can be as successful with drama as they have with their comedy. For the full picture, check out the official synopsis:

Cemetery Junction tells the funny, touching and universal story of being trapped in a small town and dreaming of escape. In 1970s England, three blue-collar friends spend their days joking, drinking, fighting and chasing girls. Freddie (Christian Cooke) wants to leave their working-class world but cool, charismatic Bruce (Tom Hughes) and lovable loser Snork (Jack Doolan) are happy with life the way it is. When Freddie gets a new job as a door-to-door salesman and bumps into his old school sweetheart Julie (Felicity Jones), the gang are forced to make choices that will change their lives forever.

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Nominees for the 82nd Academy Awards

Posted by Stuart OConnor | Tue, 02/02/2010 - 14:46

By Adam Stephen Kelly

And so this year's Academy Award nominations throw up little to no surprises. I will eat my hat if there is a soul on the face of the Earth who is surprised that James Cameron's Avatar, a film that I firmly believe to be one of the most overrated of all time (comparing it to Star Wars is a crime against cinema), is up for nine statues. Also up for nine is Cameron's ex, Kathryn Bigelow for the outstanding The Hurt Locker. Just behind is Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, my personal favourite film of all those with nominations. What will be a total surprise is if Christoph Waltz doesn't walk away with the shiny man for Best Supporting Actor, because with his show-stealing performance in Basterds, he's in a league of his own.

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