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A most wanted man [based on the book] by dir. by

A most wanted man dir. Anton Corbijn

The Sept 11th attacks were formulated and planned in Hamburg, Germany. Now, in an attempt to prevent terrorist cells, a small semi-illegal German spy ring operates there. Led by Gunther they watch the city and especially its Muslim inhabitants, developing ties and “resources” among that community. Resources that will lead them to bigger fish and so on. One night a

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Jersey Boys dir. by

jerseyboys

Jersey Boys is based on a musical, based on the life of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Their formation, rise to fame, and then their disintegration. Going in to the film I knew nothing about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, but as I heard the songs I did recognise most of them. All the actors do their job,

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The Abominable by

The Abominable by Dan Simmons

My final read for this year’s RIP In June of 1924 reports from Everest reveal that George Mallory and Andrew Irvine have vanished, missing, presumed dead in their attempt to reach the summit. The news reaches our narrator, Jake Perry, as he himself is climbing a mountain. He is accompanied by Richard Deacon, a man who knows Mallory, who once

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Zoo by ,

Zoo by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge

One of my RIP reads For years now Jackson Oz has been tracking animal attacks on people. It started out as a joke, but as the data kept coming in he began to think it was more than that. He has even named the phenomenon HAC. Human Animal Conflict. And it is getting worse. All over the world mammals are

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Taken 2 dir. by

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After the events of Taken life has slowly gotten back to some form of normality for Bryan Mills and his family. But in Albania the families of the men he killed while rescuing his daughter are burying their dead. And vowing vengeance. I really enjoyed the first Taken. It came with very little buzz. It was just an action flick,

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The Amazing Spider-Man [based on comics] by , dir. by

The Amazing Spider-Man

Do I need to give a recap to this story? I mean, you know that it is a Spider-man film, and if I tell you it is an origin story well, I’m sure you’ll figure out that there will be something about his being bitten by a spider, getting super powers and then, after a tragedy, starts down the vigilante

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White horse by

Alex Adams - White Horse

It is the end of the world as Zoe knows it. A mysterious plague came along, killed almost everyone. A small few survived, but were changed, mutated. Others were immune. But civilisation is gone. It is man eat man out there now as the survivors try to stay alive. Zoe isn’t just crossing the world in some random hope of

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The Killables by

The Killables - Gemma Malley

Evil must be identified – Book one in the Killables trilogy In the future the only place of safety is The City. Ruled over by The Great Leader, with the system, overseen by The Brother, keeping track of everyone. Keeping them safe from the Evils outside the city, and the Evil inside them. It has been discovered that evil resides

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