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Win Stoker on Blu ray

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The hauntingly beautiful Stoker is being released on DVD and Blu ray on 1st July.

 

*THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED*

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This film was one of the most stunning pieces of cinema we’ve seen in years and we think everyone should see it, so 3 lucky Movie Emporium readers will win a copy on Blu ray of this incredible film starring Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode.

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The Paperboy – Review

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The Paperboy is released in cinemas today and is a film about a reporter returning to his deep south home in Florida to investigate a death row inmate’s case.

With an all star cast including Nicole Kidman, Zac Effron, John Cussak, and Matthew McConaughey it was hard to see how this film couldn’t be great and it lives up to those expectations.

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Top 10 – Nicole Kidman

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Upcoming thriller The Paperboy is the latest film featuring our favourite Aussie and Academy award winning actress Nicole Kidman. From on screen performances in TV series to many major motion pictures, Nicole Kidman has become an on screen star since her start as Petra in the 1983 TV movie Chase Through the Night.

The Paperboy leads as the first BIG cult film of the year to hit the UK. In celebration of its upcoming release, we take a look back at Kidman’s most notable performances

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Stoker – Review

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India Stoker (Mia Wasikowska) was not prepared to lose her father in a tragic accident or the sudden arrival of her Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode), whom she never knew existed. When Charlie moves in with her and her emotionally unstable mother Evie (Nicole Kidman), India thinks the void left by her father’s death is finally being filled by his closest bloodline. Soon after his arrival, India comes to suspect that this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives intent on keeping it in the family. Yet instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless young woman becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

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‘Oldboy’ South Korean director Park Chan-wook returns to the big screen with his first English language film. Stoker is a psychological thriller filled with erotic tension and glorious attention to detail. The story focuses on family secrets, blood ties and dark lies, which unravels and builds like a slow turning screw. The performances, which help keep the plot afloat and often elevating it along with the superb direction are the films best qualities. Mia Wasikowska is hypnotic and chilling, as is Matthew Goode whose character bares many similarities with that of Anthony Perkins in ‘Psycho’.

 Stoker

Littered with metaphors and symbology, Stoker is visually outstanding and beautifully perverse. The camera work is at times claustrophobic and gothic but always elegant with a soundtrack that is subtle and haunting. Stoker does not play out like a typical thriller and it’s certainly not a horror film, but what you get is an erotic psychodrama that has more than a hint of Hitchcock about it and if you like the sound of that, you’re in for a real treat.

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The Paperboy – Trailer

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Released on the 15th of March, The Paperboy tells the tale of a reporter who returns to his hometown in Texas and proceeds to investigate the case of a death row inmate.

I love the look of this trailer, the sweaty grainy appearance of the film and it’s cast, which includes, Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron and John Cusak.

The style seems to suggest a sense of almost hyper realism which i’m always drawn too, but see for yourselves and take a look at the trailer above!

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