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Steve Jobs vs. Pawn Sacrifice: A Tale of Two Nerds

There are two biopics currently screening in cinemas, only one of which you’ve likely heard of, and both of which are about A Great American Nerd who changed the world. Steve Jobs is the one you would have heard of. … Continue reading

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The Gift

8 / 10 You remember that guy you went to high school with who used to eat his earwax and in Year 8 accidentally went into the girls bathroom when everyone was watching? Yeh, well I hope you didn’t tease him … Continue reading

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Vikings (season one: a hipster gospel)

(series, 2013 – ) 7/10 In a fjord, in the land of the midnight sun, some time quite recently, vikings kept it real.  First, look at the blue eyed one. Yes, this hip guy.  This morning he got up and … Continue reading

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Blackhat

6 / 10 I remember my first computer.  Might as well have bought a $900 deck of cards.  Turns out, while I was shooting the stuffing out of the moon on the Hearts table, other more ambitious computerers were learning how … Continue reading

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Leviathan

7 / 10 2014. There are three things you need to know about Leviathan before deciding whether to watch it. 1.  It has subtitles. Luckily they are in English. But still, “Subtitles!?” you say, “if I wanted to read in … Continue reading

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The Armstrong Lie

6/10 2013. Made by Alex Gibney.  The Armstrong Lie tells the story of how Lance Armstrong wasn’t really the first person to walk on the moon.  He wasn’t the first person to cheat on the Tour de France either. He … Continue reading

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Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

Guest review by Chook. 8 / 10 Recently, with slack-jawed incredulity, I learned that, according to Courtney Love “her tryst with Coogan put her off cocaine”.  To out-cocaine and presumably out-asshole Love, Steve Coogan is either a rhinoceros, or sewerage. I’ve gotten … Continue reading

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No Strings Attached

2 / 10 I thought this was the one with Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake. It’s not. And now I’ve written this so you don’t make the same mistake I did. No Strings Attached is the most predictable, wettest sock … Continue reading

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The Purge

5/10   (2013)   If you’ve ever flown Tiger Airways, you’ve had the urge to kill another human.   Obviously, you don’t. That would be illegal. However, if it wasn’t illegal, both the unhelpful mouse-faced woman at the booking desk … Continue reading

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R.I.P.D.

Guest review by Tips. 2/10 So Ryan Reynolds has a Bacon number of 1.  I guess that’s something positive we can take from R.I.P.D. In this lamentable scraping of the bottom of the comic book adaptation barrel, Ryan Reynolds plays … Continue reading

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