The Great Wall (3D) (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Feb20

The Great Wall (3D) (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

This is truly an epic film. The huge vistas of the Great Wall and lovely countryside around it are the best thing about this film. Seeing it in Imax it can be truly appreciated. The 3D effect works particularly well in the battle scenes – of which there are many – when objects fly towards the audience.

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Trailer: Jason Bourne
Apr23

Trailer: Jason Bourne

Paul Greengrass, the director of The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, once again joins Damon for the next chapter of Universal Pictures’ Bourne franchise.

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The Martian (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Sep30

The Martian (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Ridley Scott is back, and has this time turned his head to a less fantastical sort of sci-fi. The Martian, very faithfully based on the bestseller by Andy Weir, is extremely grounded in a plausible not-so-distant-future where manned missions to Mars are not only possible, but in their third iteration.

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Trailer: The Martian
Jun08

Trailer: The Martian

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work...

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The Man Who Saved The World (15) | Close-Up Film Review
May16

The Man Who Saved The World (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Peter Anthony, DK/USA/Russia/Ukraine, 2014, 105 mins Cast: Kevin Costner, Sergey Shnyryov, Nataliya Vdovina, Stanislav Petrov, Robert De Niro, Matt Damon Sometimes in cinema you come across a story that you’ve never heard before but has affected more lives and history than any other. And coming into this documentary-come-re-enactment with no knowledge of who Stanislav Petrov was, I came away with an appreciation that if I was to...

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