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    Rosie Kinsella: Nottingham Graduate based in St Albans and freelance journalist with a love for all things film.

    Hope you enjoy the site and all my cinematic ramblings, this site is mostly just an excuse to chalk hours in the cinema down to 'research'. I particularly love classic Hollywood and animated cinema.

    Favourite films include Gone With the Wind, The Apartment and Notorious (No not the one about the rapper, the Hitchcock one!).

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Some Stunning Concept Art From Disney’s Frozen

  With the release of Disney’s latest animated feature Frozen this week, I wanted to share some of the concept art produced in the development stages of the production. Many of these images were released at Disney’s D23 Expo earlier in the year. With the idea for a film based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The … Continue reading

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Elysium

  Plot In 2154, Earth has become too overpopulated and over polluted resulting in the wealthy relocating to a luxurious satellite community hanging in the sky above Earth. While the citizen below live in poverty, Max (Matt Damon), who has been exposed to a fatal amount of radiation has just five days to get to Elysium … Continue reading

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The World’s End

        Plot Perpetual man-child Gary King (Simon Pegg) orchestrates a reunion with his old school friends in an attempt to complete the legendary bar-crawl ‘The Golden Mile’ that they first attempted on their last day of school. Upon returning to their home town of Newton Haven they find that the residents have … Continue reading

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The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty Trailer Released

      Well who’d have thunk it? As experienced a director as Ben Stiller now is with four films under his belt, his latest, the Secret Life of Walter Mitty, looks a completely different kettle of fish from the likes of Zoolander and Tropic Thunder and is already generating awards buzz. Based on a … Continue reading

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The Lonely Wife (Charulata)

    Released in 1964, Satyajit Ray’s, arguably of one of India’s most influential filmmakers, tale of longing and loneliness is widely regarded as one of his finest films. Set in the  confines of late nineteenth century, Ray takes a look back through India’s history to the time the country is seeking its independence from … Continue reading

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The Place Beyond The Pines

Plot: Fairground stunt rider Luke (Ryan Gosling), after discovering he has a young son becomes determined to provide for him. He begins robbing banks as a means of providing for his newly discovered family leading him into the path of up and coming officer (Bradley Cooper).   Review: With Ryan Gosling’s recent announcement that he … Continue reading

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The Girl On Fire Returns In The New Hunger Games: Catching Fire Trailer

      For the already huge Hunger Games following and the rapidly growing fanbase of Jennifer Lawrence (which apparently includes everyone in the world), the wait is over to see Katniss Everdeen back in action in the Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire Trailer. Hot of the heels of her Oscar win for Silver Linings … Continue reading

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The Hangover III Trailer Makes a Grand Entrance

      The trailer for the eagerly anticipated finale the newly dubbed ‘Wolfpack trilogy’ is as madcap and frantic as expected. Going deeper than the road trip- party route, it opens with Alan going off the rails (if he wasn’t already) after the death of his father. Arranging an intervention the old gang, Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu … Continue reading

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Stoker

Comparisons have already been made between Korean director Park Chan Wook’s (Oldboy) work and the master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock, none more apparent that with his first English language Feature Stoker. With clear parallels between Hitch’s 1943 classic Shadow of a Doubt (both featuring an eerily charismatic Uncle Charlie who is not all he seems), … Continue reading

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Rust and Bone

Judging from Jaques Audiard’s previous films, A Prophet and  The Beat My Heart Skipped, it would be unwise to go into Rust and Bone expecting lighter fare.  Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts), a bullish street fighter moves himself and his son from Belgium into his estranged sister’s garage in France hoping to make something of himself as a street … Continue reading

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