Film review: MISSISSIPPI GRIND from ‘Built For Speed’

Gambling addiction drama Mississippi Grind indulges nearly all the clichés of the ‘nihilistic loser seeking redemption’ movie right down to the relationship with a hooker with a heart of gold but impressive turns from leads Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn animate a slightly creaky story. Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn play two pathological gambling addicts, Curtis and Gerry, who try

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Film review: TURBO from Built For Speed

Regardless of the studio creating them, a lot of big-budget animated films are starting to look very similar.  The well-worn plot template sees an innocent, loveable character with an ability to drive or fly quickly, aspire to break free of their staid conservative environment and against all odds and warnings from friends and family, compete in a dangerous high-stakes race. 

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Film review: RIPD, from Built For Speed

Some films arrive with such bad word of mouth it’s hard not to have a negative opinion of them before they’ve even screened.  RIPD has been preceded by so many scathing reviews we would have been forgiven for thinking it was a snuff movie. While this clumsy, garish, depressingly derivative fusion of Men In Black, Ghostbusters and supernatural weepie Ghost

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