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Jason Bourne: The Penitent Assassin

  Jason Bourne – his surname a play on words: born patriot; born again; born to survive. A highly trained CIA black ops assassin, with a hole in his mind to match the three in his back. Yet, a conflicted hero, with a need in this Snowden-era of obfuscation and deniability, to reconcile his violent […]

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Review: Jason Bourne

For years fans, critics even, have been clamouring for more Bourne action, a follow up to the most intelligent and enjoyable espionage action series in many a year. Star Matt Damon held out until gun-fu guru director Paul Greengrass was ready with the “right story” – well, be careful what you wish for, because this […]

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Author Andy Weir and director Ridley Scott discuss The Martian

Here’s a couple of video segments for you on The Martian, Sir Ridley Scott’s big screen adaptation of author Andy Weir’s runaway best seller, about an astronaut erroneously left for dead on the red planet after a mission goes sour, who must survive long enough (three years!) for a rescue mission to pick him up. […]

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Review: The Martian

The Martian is the latest in a recent pleasing run of “life will find a way” “hard” science fiction films such as Interstellar and Gravity – more grounded than the former (and latter, I suppose!), a hoorah for science and can-do American spirit (with a little help from the Chinese). Forfending the larger philosophical leanings […]

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The Monuments Men Infographic

George Clooney’s The Monuments Men is now available on home release Blu Ray and DVD. Struggling to get out of the handsome straightjacket is an interesting story about the squad of art historian experts (actually some 300 in reality, scattered over various fronts) who set out during the waning days of WWII to recover stolen […]

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No Country For Old Men: Mattie’s True Grit

“People do not give it credence that a 14 year old girl could leave home and go off in the winter to avenge her father’s blood…” So begins the Coen Brothers take on Charles Portis’ 1968 novel True Grit, strongly emphasising young heroine Mattie Ross’ personal journey as recalled by her in later life. After […]

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