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Film Reviews

Victoria (Megan Charpentier)

As with many horror films these days, Mama is not an original movie, but is based on a foreign film (which is invariably better than it's then American counterpart) In this case, Spanish language short movie Mamá has been given the all American once over, and is presented by Guillermo del Toro and directed by Andres Muschietti.

Cinema-Scoop.com Rating:
2
Gemma Arterton as Elizabeth

Grumpy, retired Arthur (Terrence Stamp), who doesn’t get much joy out of life aside from the love-of-his-life, his vivacious wife Marion (Vanessa Redgrave). He finds her interest in the OAPZ – a geriatric choir group that amusingly perform covers of modern popular music, a waste of time… That is, until Marion’s cancer returns, leaving her with just months to live. Knowing how much the group means to her, Arthur forces himself to get involved with the OAPZ, much to the pleasure of the group’s leader, the loveable music teacher Elizabeth (Gemma Arterton).

Cinema-Scoop.com Rating:
2
Helen Mirren and Anthony Hopkins

Non-fiction book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello has been adapted to create, Hitchcock, a film that follows the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock (Anthony Hopkins) and his wife Alma Reville (Helen Mirren) during the making of Psycho.

Cinema-Scoop.com Rating:
4
Nicholas Hoult as R

Who says romance is dead?! Warm Bodies is a heart-warming film is rom-com with a twist... A zom-rom-com, if you will. It is based on the debut novel by Isaac Marion, and is directed by Jonathan Levine who was at the helm of the fantastic 50/50.

Cinema-Scoop.com Rating:
3
Bill Murray as President Roosevelt

Hyde Park on Hudson is British biographical film directed by Roger Michell. It stars Bill Murray and Laura Linney as Franklin D. Roosevelt and Margaret Suckley. It was based on Margaret Suckley’s private journals and diaries discovered after Suckley's death, that details intimate details about a her love affair with President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Cinema-Scoop.com Rating:
2
Zero Dark Thirty - Maya

Described as "the story of history's greatest manhunt for the world's most dangerous man,"  Zero Dark Thirty is a spy thriller directed and co-produced by Oscar Winning Director Kathryn Bigelow, dramatising the American efforts to kill Osama bin Laden..

Cinema-Scoop.com Rating:
3
Jimmy Bobo (Sly Stallone)

Bullet to the Head is an action film based upon Alexis Nolent's French graphic novel Du Plomb Dans La Tete, and stars action man extraordinaire Sylvester Stallone and is directed by Walter Hill.

Cinema-Scoop.com Rating:
2
Helen Hunt and John Hawkes

The Sessions follows Mark (John Hawkes) whose day-to-day life means spending the majority of his time in an iron lung. Mark suffers from crippling polio, and although living to the fullest, he is missing one thing. The love of a woman. Starved of a genuine physical and emotional relationship and desperate to lose his virginity, poet Mark seeks the advice of his rather liberal priest Father Brendan (William H. Macy), and consequently embarks on a life changing adventure - beginning a series of therapy sessions with sex surrogate Cheryl (Helen Hunt).

Cinema-Scoop.com Rating:
5
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling

A stellar cast, including two of the hottest young stars in Hollywood, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone (Crazy Stupid Love) front the retro crime drama Gangster Squad.

Cinema-Scoop.com Rating:
3
Pauline Collins and Maggie Smith

Adapted by Ronald Harwood from his 1999 play of the same name, Quartet stars the wonderful Dame Maggie Smith and is the directorial debut of legendary actor Dustin Hoffman.

Cinema-Scoop.com Rating:
4

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