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December 2015

Dilwale: A main feast of Rohit Shetty with a side of SRK and Kajol

By: Samar Khan

Nearly every person that is of South Asian descent that is reading this review is familiar with the iconic pairing of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. Their films have transcended generations and continue to capture hearts decades later, with Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge fresh in the minds of today’s Bollywood fans as if they were recent blockbusters. Continue reading “Dilwale: A main feast of Rohit Shetty with a side of SRK and Kajol”

Trumbo fails to be as interesting as the titular character himself

By: Muneeb Arshid

Jay Roach’s newest film tells the story of the Hollywood Ten, those screenwriters that were banned after World War II for being affiliated with the Communist Party. Among those ten, and many others who were persecuted by the House Un-American Activities Committee and their various “laws” was one Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston). Continue reading “Trumbo fails to be as interesting as the titular character himself”

The Big Short Review: Who knew the financial world could be this fun?

By: Samar Khan

As avid readers of our burgeoning film blog here at The Film Lawyers – I would like to believe such ardent fans exist- may recall, our review of the absolutely wonderful Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy  was full of praise for the way the A-list (by British standards) ensemble cast lived up to its billing.
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For both old and new, fans of Star Wars can be assured that “We’re Back” with The Force Awakens

By: Muneeb Arshid

Thank you J.J! Thank you, thank you, and thank you very much! For someone, who has never particularly been a fan of the series, Star Wars: The Force Awakens had to be the most fun that I’ve had watching a Star Wars, nay, any film this year.

Continue reading “For both old and new, fans of Star Wars can be assured that “We’re Back” with The Force Awakens”

Stay for Tom Hardy and Tom Hardy alone in Legend.

By: Samar Khan

There are two types of actors in this world: the 1% that can singlehandedly carry even a terribly written film to a higher level and the 99% that deliver more misses than they do hits. Everyone’s favourite forger (get it? Inception?), Tom Hardy, falls into the former camp and despite a string of great films over the last few years, is saddled with a script that is unsuitable for his star power.
Continue reading “Stay for Tom Hardy and Tom Hardy alone in Legend.”

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith is the unfairly hated gem of the dreaded Prequel trilogy.

By: Samar Khan

The common perception seems to be that there are two types of Star Wars films: The Originals and the Prequels. The former are generally excellent while the latter are comparatively poor. There is an inherent issue with this problem and that concerns the quality of the final prequel, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. Continue reading “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith is the unfairly hated gem of the dreaded Prequel trilogy.”

Win advance screening passes for THE HATEFUL EIGHT

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The Film Lawyers are proud to be able to give away an advance screening pass to Quentin Tarantino’s next feature film The Hateful Eight starring Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson and Jennifer Jason Leigh. This is the eighth (duh!) film in the illustrious career of director Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained).
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Attack of the Clones certainly has an abundance of flaws, but is still enjoyable!

THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!

By: Akram Shaban

Years have passed since the Phantom Menace was concluded and we get to meet 18-year-old Anakin Skywalker played by Hayden Christensen. Continuing the plot of how Anakin slowly came to be enthralled by the dark side, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of The Clones tries and fails to deliver on that promise. But I did not hate it. Continue reading “Attack of the Clones certainly has an abundance of flaws, but is still enjoyable!”

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Trailer

Hey all you Harry Potter fans, like I mean the serious ones, now we get Eddie Redmayne fighting monsters. Another adventure into the wizarding world awaits. In theatres November 18th, 2016.

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