Bridget Jones’s Baby: An Ode to Colin Firth


We love you Mark Darcy, Colin Firth, scream the girls of Poonani (a thinly disguised Pussy Riot) as they flash their appreciation. Our barrister hero looks distinctly uncomfortable at this flesh ridden gratitude, as the camera pans to his face. Modern British masculinity in action or at least the archetypal ideal of it. For make no mistake this film may be called Bridget Jones’s Baby but she is hardly the hero or heroine of this two hour flick.

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Portal: Teleporting to the big screen?


Portal started off quite humbly as the video game equivalent to the prize at the bottom of the cereal box. It was released as part of The Orange Box—a collection of games by Valve that also included Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode 1, Half-Life 2: Episode 2, and Team Fortress 2. Portal was a short game that provides players with the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device and challenges them to solve puzzles through the use of portals.

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Review: The Magnificent Seven


Based on Akira Kurosawa’s legendary Seven Samurai, The Magnificent Seven is at this point a well-worn franchise with four previous outings. Though arguably only the original of those has retained its fame and appeal. This 2016 re-working stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt and was directed by Antoine Fuqua whose filmography to this point has admittedly been a little simplistic and a little bit hit and miss. However the traditional structure and plot of a Magnificent Seven film is simplistic, good fun and action packed- so it’s not a huge stretch to imagine Fuqua pulling this off. Did he though?

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