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    If the victim is choking on popcorn: stand behind the victim and wrap your arms around his waist. Place your fist with the thumb side against the victim's abdomen slightly above the navel and below the rib cage. Grasp your fist with your other hand and pull it into the victim's abdomen with a quick upward thrust. Repeat the movement several times if necessary.

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Room (2015)

Filed under: — Brandon Engel on November 21st, 2015 12:11:57 am

roomtinyTake a disturbing true life story, creatively spin elements of those events and write a best-selling novel, adapt that novel for the big screen, and you’ll hopefully get a movie as skillfully crafted as Room. The 2015 film has become a hit on the film festival circuit, and it’s easy to see why. It manages to take a very unsettling subject, completely avoid the sensationalism attached to the true crime story from which it is derived, and give the audience a poignant look at what happens when people are forced to find the best within themselves after being dragged through the absolute worst. 

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Ex Machina (2015)

Filed under: — Brandon Engel on October 20th, 2015 05:10:38 pm

Ex MachinaIt is in a world of rapidly advancing technology, one that reshapes itself dramatically every few years, that a film like Ex Machina is best dropped into. The questions that it wrestles with, including the nature of humanity and the line between technology and sentience, help to make better sense of the sorts of fears we might have as the current AI landscape becomes more and more like Ava from the film.

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The Gamechangers (2015)

Filed under: — Helen on September 22nd, 2015 05:09:16 pm

the gamechangers movie posterThe Gamechangers is a TV movie that was broadcast in England on 15th September . It follows RockStar Games, the makers of  the successful video game series Grand Theft Auto, as they make the third game in the series whilst also being embroiled in a legal battle with American Lawyer Jack Thompson (Bill Paxton), who believes their video games inspire violent behaviour in young people.
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Amy (2015)

Filed under: — Brandon Engel on September 17th, 2015 11:09:34 pm

Amy2015In July 2011, the music world lost one of their most talented artists — soul singer Amy Winehouse, who was only 27 years old and already a already a five time Grammy award winner. Winehouse took the London music scene by storm in the mid-2000’s with her low, powerhouse vocals and signature blues-tinged sound, her neo-soul style resonating in her debut album Frank and subsequent award-winning album Back to Black.

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Dark Places (2015)

Filed under: — Brandon Engel on August 20th, 2015 10:08:10 pm

Dark PlacesFollowing the massive success of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl adaptation, high expectations were set for this summers release of Dark Places. Coming to us from director Gilles Paquet-Brenner, there’s no denying that the second feature length adaptation of one of Flynn’s books was a relative disappointment. Although the movie features renowned actors and actresses and had all the raw ingredients to make a hit, the film still failed to generate any sort of reception even comparable to its predecessor.

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The Imitation Game (2014)

Filed under: — Helen on August 11th, 2015 01:08:37 pm

The_Imitation_Game_POSTERAlan Turing played an important role in breaking the Nazi Enigma code and enabling Great Britain to win the war. His war efforts went largely unattributed though for many years and he was only known as a successful professor who committed suicide following an arrest for homosexuality and a subsequent chemical castration. It was only when war documents were unclassified many years later that Turing’s code breaking achievements were revealed and his remarkable story came to light, enabling The Imitation Game movie to be made.
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Terminator Genisys (2015)

Filed under: — Brandon Engel on July 20th, 2015 08:07:54 am

genisysWarning: this review contains some mild spoilers!

James Cameron’s 1984 classic The Terminator spawned a wildly successful and hugely influential franchise that spanned comics, novels, video games, television and 5 feature films. While the movie series has seen a dip in quality since 1991’s landmark T2: Judgement Day, the latest installment takes the story in an intriguing new direction, and features the return of screen icon Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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The Guest (2014)

Filed under: — Helen on July 16th, 2015 10:07:12 am

the guest posterThe Guest is a wildly entertaining thriller that doesn’t take itself too seriously. The plot is a little bit ridiculous and nonsensical, but the film is so much fun that that doesn’t even matter. As soon as David Collins (Dan Stevens) is introduced and the camera starts catching his creepy menacing glares, you get caught up in waiting to see what he’s going to do next and in finding out just how crazy he actually is. 
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Mad Max 2: Road Warrior (1981) – Predicting A Planet Without Petrol

Filed under: — Brandon Engel on June 3rd, 2015 08:06:14 pm

The success of Mad Max: Fury Road, the latest installment of George Miller’s iconic series, marked the end of a 30 year hiatus for our favorite post-apocalyptic Australian rabble-rouser – and the perfect time to revisit the meaning of the original films. This time around, it’s again a doomsday desert setting that serves not only to furnish the plot, but to warn us of what will become of our planet if we continue consuming fossil fuels at an unsustainable rate.
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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

Filed under: — Helen on May 26th, 2015 03:05:42 pm

mandela posterMandela: Long Walk to Freedom covers the early life and long imprisonment of Anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela up to his release and his subsequent appointment as South African President following South Africa’s first fully representative democratic election. The film is held together by the outstanding performances of the two leads, Idris Elba and Naomie Harris. They excel as married couple Nelson and Winnie Mandela, and convincingly portray the breakdown of their relationship and the contrasting developments of their characters.
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