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Phil Jeng Kane

Phil has written for magazines, corporate videos, online ads, and even an app. He writes with one eye on the future, one eye on the past and a third eye on the Lotto numbers. His social bits are here.  

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Ocean’s 8

Five years, eight months, 12 days...and counting. That’s how long Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock)—just released from prison—has been concocting the…

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Ocean’s 8 Review

OCEAN’S 8 is the gender-flipped spin-off from Steven Soderbergh’s “Ocean’s” movie franchise. The all-female heist flick was counter-programmed against DEADPOOL 2 and SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. It beat the opposition to number one position in its opening week. Variety reports that the audience figures broke-down as older than average (68%) and more female than average (69%). Older in movie box-office...

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Grey Trace, a technophobe in a utopian near-future when computers control nearly everything - from cars to crime-surveillance - is…

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Upgrade Review

Grey and Asha Trace are a young, married couple, so far without children, who live in an unnamed American city in the very near future. This future is fully interconnected and digital. People travel in driverless cars and everything has a computer chip in it. Asha (Melanie Vallejo) is part of this world because she works for a tech company. Grey (Logan Marshall-Green) wants as little to do with th...

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Midnight Oil: 1984

In 1984, Midnight Oil released their iconic record Red Sails in the Sunset. They embarked on a relentless tour around…

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Midnight Oil 1984 Review

Australian band Midnight Oil were formed in the mid-1970s. Their fans called them The Oils. They had a reputation as a hard-rocking crew. That came through their constant gigging in pubs where loud, aggressive performances got you noticed and paid. They were considered different from the run-of-the-mill music act of the day, because they made Australia the subject of their lyrics and they put our ...

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Breath

Based on Tim Winton’s award-winning novel of the same name, Simon Baker’s feature film directorial debut Breath follows two teenage…

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Breath Review

Pikelet (Samson Coulter) and Loonie (Ben Spence) are the nicknames of a couple of fourteen-year-old-school boys living in a small, coastal town in Western Australia, some time in the 1970s. They aren’t the most popular kids, nor are they the least. They spend their days hanging out on their push-bikes, swimming in the river, getting up to the low-key stunts that bored boys tend to, when they’re un...

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Avengers: Infinity War

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero…

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Avengers: Infinity War Review

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR is the third film of Marvel’s Avengers series following on from AVENGERS (2012) and AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON(2015). Titan Warlord Thanos is on a quest to find the six immensely powerful Infinity Stones and use them to bring balance to the Universe. For Thanos, balance will be achieved when half the number of all living beings are removed from existence. The only credible oppo...

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

London, 1946. Juliet, a charismatic and free-spirited writer receives a letter from a member of a mysterious literary club, started…

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Review

THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY or the potato film—as someone called it at the preview I attended—is the movie adaptation of the 2008 novel of the same name by ‎Mary Ann Shaffer‎ and ‎Annie Barrows. The story concerns a London author called Juliet Ashton (Lily James). The Second World War is recently ended and she has had some success writing a humorous column under a pseudonym, ...

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