Cut To The Chase Review – MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Is a Post-Apocalyptic Ma...


Cut To The Chase Reviews from COF are spoiler free reviews abridged for your pleasure. Quick, concise, and sometimes entertaining opinions on the go! Everything about Mad Max: Fury Road is perfect. The spiritual sequel’s performances (Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy own it), screenplay, choreography, stunts, humor and direction are just masterful. This is a

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Book Review: The Art and Making of Penny Dreadful


PENNY DREADFUL is a psychological thriller that weaves together classic horror origin stories into adult drama. The Showtime TV series was created by John Logan and executive produced by Logan and Sam Mendes and stars Josh Hartnett (Sin City), Eva Green (Casino Royale), Billie Piper (Doctor Who) and Timothy Dalton (License to Kill). While I’ve

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Book Review – Chappie: The Art of the Movie


Neill Blomkamp‘s Chappie will likely come out of 2015 as one of the year’s most interesting movies. It’s no surprise it either divided audiences or didn’t find any. Like Blomkamp’s last film, Elysium, we are once again dealing with an attention to detail, effort and craft that gives more life into the project. It’s all

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Book Review – Big Eyes: The Film, The Art


The movie Big Eyes from Tum Burton has won a lot of awards since its December 2014 release and for good reason. The team behind the film (11 years in the making), led by iconic filmmaker Tim Burton, includes a cast with Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz. It tells the story of Margaret and Walter

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Fun With Short Films – ISOLATED


While watching Isolated I was immediately asking myself one question – why can’t animated features be this beautiful? It is the story of Ivan, a man who awakens in a wrecked taxi with no recollection of where he is and how he got there. The next few minutes are spent following Ivan as he uncovers

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Convergence Movie Preview


Happy New Year Citizens! 2015 is freshly upon us with tons of fantastic films to look forward to watching! Part of the fun isn’t just the big blockbusters, and of that there are plenty. I really take a lot of enjoyment in new and unique independent films. Convergence fits the mold perfectly as it is

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Fun With Short Films – The Shift


Set in suburban 1964, Joe arrives home expecting his wife, Betty, to have dinner on the table. Well lets just say that this is anything but an ordinary day. As the story progresses and the mystery unfolds – Joe has to come face to face with a dire situation. Does that sound vague? Certainly –

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Cut To The Chase Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1

Cut To The Chase Reviews from COF are spoiler free reviews ‘abridged for your pleasure’. Quick, concise, and sometimes entertaining opinions on the go! You have to be living under a rock to not know the story of Katniss Everdeen and the Hunger Games. In the previous two installments she entered the games and tried

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Fun With Short Films – Singular


Singular is the story of a future where everyone in America has super powers, everyone except our leading man Andy. More than being about superheroes, it’s the classic tale of underdog battling schoolyard bully. The plot sees Andy being bullied on a rainy night in what seems like a junkyard by Sofia and her cronies. While

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Fun With Short Films – Nightwing: The Series


Unlike most editions of Fun With Short Films today I don’t cover just one movie, I cover a series of ‘webisodes’ that make up Nightwing: The Series. All characters will be familiar to superhero aficionados and fans of the DC universe. Before we dig into the meat and bones of the series it’s important we

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