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A Futile and Stupid Gesture – Netflix Original Review

Those, like me, who weren’t alive in the 1970’s won’t remember the heyday of National Lampoon magazine. As a collector of satirical magazines like Mad, and Punch, I’d go so far to suggest that one thing A Futile and Stupid Gesture, the Netflix biopic about Doug Kenney, co-creator and lifeforce behind this Harvard born soft pornographic rag, falling somewhere between Playboy, Mad and the New Yorker in its haphazard content – is that the magazine wasn’t actually very funny.

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Classic Kid’s Book Character Peter Rabbit Gets His Own Movie – Trailer

If you loved reading as a child (like me) then you no doubt would be familiar with the ever famous ‘Tale of Peter Rabbit’ book, and the array of other children’s books written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter.

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The Meddling Metaphors of Darren Aronofsky’s Mother! – Review

It’s been 3 years since Darren Aronofsky’s last film Noah (2014) – which was a disaster – but the famous filmmaker also known for Black Swan (2010) and Requiem for a Dream (2000) is once again making headlines with his new film, Mother!

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Unbroken – Review

Unbroken is based on the true story of Louis Zamperini (Jack O’Connell); an Olympic athlete and lieutenant in the United States Army Air Corps. The majority of the film follows his struggle for survival during the World War 2 period. To begin with, Zamperini spends 47 days adrift in the ocean after surviving a plane crash, only to be rescued by the opposing forces of the Japanese Navy when he then becomes their prisoner and is beaten and traumatised for years before the war ends.

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