13 Going On 30

BBBB (out of 5) It’s 1987, and 13 year-old Jenna Rink is desperate to fit in with the cool kids at school. She even goes as far as alienating her geeky best friend Matt at her birthday party in order to impress ‘in-crowd’ ringleader Lucy. When she’s sprinkled with some birthday wishing dust and announces … More 13 Going On 30

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The Snow Walker

BBB (out of 5) A fighter pilot (Barry Pepper) works out of an air base in the Northwest Territories eight years after the end of World War II. While on a routine flight run, he stops and picks up an Inuit woman suffering from tuberculosis and agrees to fly her to Yellowknife where she will … More The Snow Walker

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Circuit

BB (out of 5) A cop (Jonathan Wade-Drahos) experiences homophobia among his own colleagues and quits his job, moving to Los Angeles and becoming entrenched in the circuit party scene. Partying night after night, having anonymous sex and doing countless recreational drugs without moving his life towards any discernible purpose eventually takes its toll, alienating … More Circuit

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Duets

BB (out of 5) Looking for a good musical? Bypass this one quickly, about a group of shallow characters who work their way towards a national karaoke contest. Scott Speedman plays the sleepy-eyed cutiepie (a role once marked for Brad Pitt years before he and co-star Gwyneth Paltrow broke up) who escorts Maria Bello (a well performed but poorly … More Duets

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Liberty Heights

BBBB (out of 5) Another in the long line of Barry Levinson’s stories of growing up Jewish in 1950s Baltimore. Ben Foster makes an excellent debut as the main character, a teenager experiencing all the growing pains we’ve come to know and love in these types of films, and maybe a few more than you reckon … More Liberty Heights

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Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood

BBB (out of 5) Academy Award-winning screenwriter Callie Khouri (Thelma and Louise, Something To Talk About) once again explores the inner geography of Southern women in her adaptation of the same-titled Rebecca Wells novel as well as its follow up, Little Altars Everywhere. Also making her debut as director, Khouri has assembled a world-class assortment … More Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood

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Independence Day

BB (out of 5) Trite and dull science-fiction disaster film. President Bill Pullman has to pull together his best resources when it is discovered that aliens are on their way to attack Earth and destroy all of humanity. A giant host of characters, led mainly by action hero Will Smith, band together to kill the evil … More Independence Day

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