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After the hype: District 9 reviewed

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District 9

I can recall with great fondness the last movie that generally made my jaw drop and my eyes tingle with delight. In Bruges was that movie. That movie I can honestly say hand on heart is the last movie that, as the final credits rolled, left me with a genuine feeling of satisfaction. One that overwhelmed me, made me think about what I had seen, take a few moments to let it all sink in and walk away knowing I had just watched something great. Something that would not feature on my all-time top movies list, but certainly rank highly in the list of movies I love. Read more »

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Ghost Town

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Ghost Town

I first saw a trailer for Ghost Town on television quite some time ago. I remember thinking the movie actually looked alright and at the same time promised myself I would catch said movie at the earliest appropriate time. That time happened to be last night, some months after I first saw the trailer on television for said film.

Starring Ricky Gervais, Tea Leoni and Greg Kinnear, Ghost Town is a mix of dark comedy and (somewhat out of place it would seem for Ricky Gervais) romantic comedy. It tells the tale of British dentist and all round “prick” Dr. Bertram Pincus (Gervais), a man who hates everything, including people. Dr. Pincus pays a visit to his local hospital for a routine colonoscopy only to find during the operation he actually died for 7 minutes and has been left with the extraordinary ability to see dead people <insert random Sixth Sense gag here>. Read more »

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