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Everybody’s Fine

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It’s a film I’d never heard of, but bought at a second hand shop on a whim because it featured Robert DeNiro.

It’s advertised as a drama and marketed around Christmas time because of the family themes in the story. However, I think it would have brought a dark cloud over the holidays if you were to watch this film during December! The marketing is incredibly misleading.

It’s not funny. It’s not happy. It’s not carefree… Continue reading

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Whip It

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First of all, don’t be put off by Drew Barrymore as the director… Your preconceptions are invalid.

Whip It is certainly a fun and enjoyable film based around the exciting sport of Roller Derby. Since watching this movie, I really wanted to go to a Roller Derby bout which I was lucky enough to do this year. Boy, the violence portrayed in the movie is clearly through the eyes of Hollywood – it is so much more brutal in real life. Or maybe our Kiwi players are just more violent…? It was awesome nonetheless… Continue reading

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Your Arms Around Me – Jens Lekman

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I found this song on the film Whip It. I didn’t like it at first, but the harp sounds so magical against the solemn strings… Continue reading

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The Wedding Singer

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This film is the eighties equivalent of the sixties-based The Boat That Rocked, so yes, it is very funny and has an awesome soundtrack!!

Adam Sandler plays Robbie Hart the wedding singer who is very talented and loves his job until he loses faith in love. “Love Stinks” is probably the most memorable song in the entire movie which is covered by Sandler who has a surprisingly good voice!… Continue reading

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