CineVue

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Year: 2013

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DVD Review: ‘The Croods’

★★★☆☆ The latest animated feature from DreamWorks may, if the title is anything to go by, sound a little rough around the edges. However, The Croods (2013) – co-written and directed by Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders, and featuring […]

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DVD Review: ‘2 Guns’

★★★☆☆ Mark Wahlberg reunites with Contraband (2012) director Baltasar Kormákur for 2 Guns (2013), a comedy-actioner based on the graphic novel of the same name. Denzel Washington plays the ying to Wahlberg’s yang and James Marsden, Paula Patton and Bill […]

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Film Review: ‘Rough Cut’

★★☆☆☆ The essence of certain films are captured perfectly in their name. Take Rough Cut (2013), a pseudo-documentary about the making of a fictional horror movie (Hiker Meat) which is disappointing mainly because it seems just that – an unfinished […]

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Film Review: ‘Homefront’

★★☆☆☆ The first movie penned by Sylvester ‘Sly’ Stallone that he hasn’t acted in and featuring the possibility of Jason Statham beating up James Franco, there are lots of reasons to be excited about Gary Fleder’s Homefront (2013). Unfortunately, this […]

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Film Review: ‘Frozen’

★★★★☆ Whether it be Bambi (1942), The Jungle Book (1967) or The Lion King (1994), almost everyone has a favourite Disney animation from their childhood that still holds up on repeat watches. A terrific combination of a heartwarming story, effervescent […]

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Film Review: ‘Black Nativity’

★★☆☆☆ Towering pieces of work, be they literary, theatrical or cinematic, are often subject to reincarnation in a variety of mediums, such is their enduring quality. Originally a stage play created by Harlem Renaissance figure Langston Hughes, Black Nativity (2013) […]