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Man Down -Review

Have you heard that expression about the best way to approach life being this: take your work seriously, but never yourself? I think that sums up Shia Labeouf. He does weird things, says weird things, I’ve heard rumours that he’s a cannibal (ha ha). He’s a funny guy who seems to think the whole fame thing is a bit silly and should be poked fun at, and then he turns in a natural, confident and heart felt performance.

And that’s what’s really important in this film.

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He plays US Marine Drummer, a man who has grown up with his best friend Devin (Jai Courteney), who also followed him into the army. And who has a beloved wife (Kate Mara) and son. That core set of relationships is the beating, bleeding heart of this film.

The story is split into three strands, the past, where we learn how close his family…

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Fury (2014)

Starring: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Merman, Michael Pēna Director: David Ayer Infuriating film (see what I did there?) about a tank and the people who man it, during the Second World War in Germany. With a cast that covers all the token minorities, and has Brad Pitt as the benevolent middle aged white guy… Continue reading Fury (2014)