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FLICKS ON FRIDAY: MAGIC MIKE

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Directed by: Steven Soderbergh Starring: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Cody Horn, Olivia Munn, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Matt Bomer In cinemas now. Movies about female strippers, such as Showgirls and Striptease, traditionally haven’t done that well on the big screen as conservatives and feminists scream exploitation and vilify moviemakers for daring to tackle … [Read more...]

THE MOVIE REVIEW: BATTLESHIP

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Director: Peter Berg Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, Rihanna, Liam Neeson The posters for this boast “from Hasbro – the people who brought you Transformers”; no doubt trying to attract fans of the robot sci-fi franchise, However, while the Transformers were toys and all had individual and distinct personalities, Battleship was a game and the only personality involved was that … [Read more...]

SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND: WRATH OF THE TITANS MOVIE REVIEW

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Directed by: Jonathan Liebesman Starring: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy, Danny Houston This star-studded sequel to 2010’s Clash of the Titans takes place a decade after the first film’s conclusion. However, if you haven’t seen the first film fret not as the back story is fully explained and you will still be able to make sense of this. Following … [Read more...]

SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND: WILD BILL MOVIE REVIEW

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Directed by: Dexter Fletcher Starring: Charlie Creed-Miles, Will Poulter, Liz White, Andy Serkis, Olivia Williams, Jaime Winstone, Jason Flemying The word gritty is bandied about a lot nowadays to describe any movie set in a not so salubrious area of London and, thanks in a large part to Guy Ritchie’s offerings, the East End gangster has become something of a caricature. Hopefully both of … [Read more...]

THE ART OF GETTING BY

The Art of Getting By

Director: Gavin Wiesen Writer: Gavin Wiesen Stars: Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts and Michael Angarano Release Date: Friday 2nd of September   Regular readers of The Daily Update.ie might recall that Final Destination was the first and only horror film to freak me out. It should be very telling then, that at one point while watching The Art of Getting By, I was … [Read more...]

COWBOYS AND ALIENS

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Cowboys and Aliens Director: Jon Favreau Starring: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia WildeBlending, or rather smashing, two such disparate genres as Western and Sci-Fi together is a fairly risky business. The mantra I kept repeating to myself before the curtains parted was, “Please don’t be like Wild Wild West, PLEASE don’t be like Wild Wild West!”. Rest assured... it’s nothing like … [Read more...]

FRIGHT NIGHT

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Director: Craig Gillespie Writers: Marti Noxon (screenplay based on the Tom Holland original) Stars: Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and David Tennant Release Date: 2 September 2011 The much anticipated (and equally maligned) planned remake of cult horror comedy Fright Night could have gone either way -- a lacklustre but … [Read more...]

FINAL DESTINATION 5

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Director: Steven Quale Writers: Eric Heisserer, Jeffrey Reddick Stars: Nicholas D'Agosto, Emma Bell and Arlen Escarpeta Release Date: 26 August 2011 I have a bit of a confession to make. The first Final Destination film is the only film to have ever freaked me out. While I was always the one shouting, “don’t run up the stairs, you dope” for slasher films or looking for the zips … [Read more...]

SUPER 8

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Director: J.J. Abrams Producer: Steven Spielberg Starring: Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning, Kyle ChandlerJoe Lamb is a 13 year old boy who has just lost his mother in a tragic factory accident. His father, a police officer in the fictional town of Lillian, Ohio, blames Louis Dainard for his wife’s death, as she filled in for him when he didn’t show for his shift. Joel’s friends, Charles, Cary, … [Read more...]