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The November Man Gives Familiar Tropes An Edgy Spin!

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With Pierce Brosnan returning to espionage in this moderately budgeted thriller, you can expect great performances from the cast; mayhem controlled and uncontrolled; a damsel in distress who is more than she seems to be, and, of course, monumental betrayal – not necessarily in that order.

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If I Stay – Sometimes It Really Is Life Or Death!

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If I Stay is yet another movie based on a Young Adult novel I haven’t read. I’ve heard it’s a more faithful adaptation than most. What it is, is story about a teen cello prodigy who is faced with the biggest decision anyone could ever have to make – whether to live or die.

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The Trip To Italy – A Tasty Sequel!

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Sometimes a sequel can be just as much fun as the original. The Trip To Italy is a case in point. The premise of The Trip was two guys on a road trip to write a book about sampling the best food in the UK. It was just Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon playing somewhat fictionalized versions of themselves and having a great deal of fun. The same is true of The Trip To Italy.

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What If The F Word Was Friend?

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What If is the latest movie to tackle the question of whether a man and a woman can just be friends. Its subjects are Wallace (still, a year later, not able to get over a horrific breakup) and Chantry (an animator with a great boyfriend). Titled The F World everywhere except in the U.S. and the UK, the film is actually more deserving of the bland new title than the edgier original.

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Calvary: Let He Who Is Without Sin Perish!

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An Irish priest in a country parish is hearing confessions when a voice tells him of how he was abused by a priest as a child and has decide that killing an evil priest wouldn’t get much notice but killing an innocent one would make a point. He gives the priest a week to get his affairs in order.

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Expendables 3: So Many Characters, So Little Time!

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After a mission goes wrong, Barney Ross decides to retire his team and recruit a bunch of (relative) youngsters. The result is a movie that runs for a bit over two hours and serves none of the characters well.

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The Hundred-Foot Journey From Culture Clash To Multicultural Harmony!

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The Hundred-Foot Journey is kind of an opposite of recent sleeper hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – an Indian family comes to Western Europe and cultures clash. A superb cast and some really elegant food make for an intriguing recipe.

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