A Trip To The Cinema: Paper Towns review

You might have sobbed your heart out after seeing The Fault In Our Stars and its tragic love story, but the latest John Green film adaptation Paper Towns will have you celebrating a life spent with true friends and ultimately discovering a life filled with moments that truly make you feel like you’re alive.

Directed by Jake Schreier and starring Nat Wolff (of TFIOS) and Cara Delvingne (Paper Towns being one of a string of films she’s set to appear in the next 12 months), the film focuses on lovestruck Quentin (Wolff), his high school friends and the girl across the street/object of his affections/popular girl in school, Margo Roth Spiegelman (Delvingne).

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A Trip To The Cinema: Selma

While everyone was gearing towards seeing the new 50 Shades film (still not watched it – I’m a little unsure), my friends and I went to see Selma. We love a good movie that refers to historical events, and Selma didn’t disappoint us.

Starring the brilliant David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr. and directed by Ava DuVernay, the film centres on the events in Selma where MLK leads a march to Montgomery in his campaign for equal voting rights.

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A Trip To The Cinema: Birdman

Following my friends into the cinema, we were about to get tickets for Birdman. I knew three things about this film: it starred Michael Keaton and Emma Stone (to name a couple), was labelled as a black comedy, and included a plot that was ‘about some man that dresses up as a bird’ (quote taken courtesy of my younger sister when I told her which film I’d be watching).

I always like to walk into a film not really knowing anything about plot, setting, trailers, or terrible/rave reviews. So I sat down in my cinema seat, opened my bag of popcorn and let director Alejandro González Iñárritu lead me wherever he wished to take me.

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First Glimpse Of ‘Insurgent’

Tris is fighting fit in the second film of the Divergent series, Insurgent (release date 20th March 2015). The first teaser trailer gives us a glimpse of what Tris looks like since the first film Divergent, which was released 20th March 2014.

With a new short haircut – taken from the second book of the series written by Veronica Roth – we see female protagonist Tris (Shailene Woodley) jump off buildings, hanging off ropes and running into a burning building to save her mother.

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A Trip To The Cinema: “Into The Storm” Review!

I haven’t written a film review in a while (mainly due to the fact that I haven’t visited the cinema in a few weeks now), but last night I went to see Into The Storm. Directed by Steven Quale, the film centres on a family dangerously close to losing each other, and a documentary team who put their lives on the line to get close to storms for the perfect camera shot. With numerous tornadoes hitting the town Silverton, the crew have plenty of footage to get, risking their lives whilst also helping the citizens of the community get to safety. 

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