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Lawless

Year: 2012 Director: John Hillcoat Starring: Tom Hardy, Shia Lebeouf, Jason Clarke, Guy Pearce, Jessica Chastain, Gary Oldman Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes When I watch a film and see the message “based on true events”, my whole viewing experience thereafter is affected by the knowledge that I’m […]

Bad Teacher

Year: 2011 Director: Jake Kasdan Starring: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes There was once a time when the typical role for Cameron Diaz was to be the sexy love interest for your male protagonist, and she was pretty damn effective […]

Adventureland

Year: 2009 Director: Gregg Mottola Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes From the director of the legendary ‘Superbad’ comes another odd little comedy-of-sorts, albeit a much more obscure and delicate film. Gregg Mottola takes us back to the […]

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Year: 2014 Director: Marc Webb Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Much like the X-Men series, Spider-Man is another Marvel franchise which I’ve never really got into. The Toby Maguire trilogy was painful for me to watch; I think they […]

Captain America: The First Avenger

Year: 2011 Director: Joe Johnston Starring: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes The way Marvel do things dictates that each of the Avengers gets their own ‘origin story’ first, and arguably none are more important than […]

X-Men: Days Of Future Past

Year: 2014 Director: Bryan Singer Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of the X-Men film franchise and I don’t know why. I love superheroes, both in comic-book and […]