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Month: October 2012

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Film Review: ‘Taken 2’

★★☆☆☆ Pierre Morel’s original ‘old-man-kicking-ass’ flick Taken (2008) heralded the reinvention of Liam Neeson as the man we all wished was our dad. Sadly, its inevitable sequel Taken 2 (2012), sloppily assembled at the hands of the ludicrously-monikered Olivier Megaton, […]

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DVD Review: ‘The Raid’

★★★☆☆ Anyone who purchases Gareth Evans’ cult hit The Raid (2011) on either DVD or Blu-ray expecting a philosophical mediation on the morality of violence and not 90 minutes of bullets, brawls and broken necks is heading for an evening […]

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DVD Review: ‘The Hollow Crown’

★★★★☆ Honour, betrayal and deep-seated family resentments collide in The Hollow Crown, the BBC’s lavish adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henriad tetralogy. Originally made as part of the Cultural Olympiad, and with executive producer Sam Mendes overseeing the ambitious project, The Hollow […]