Film Review: Cherrybomb


Directed by Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn, Cherrybomb was released in 2010 and stars Rupert Grint (Harry Potter franchise) and Robert Sheehan (Misfits) as best friends Malachy and Luke over a wild weekend of drink, drugs and violence as the two compete to win over the new girl in town, Michelle (Kimberley Nixon).

The story follows a Skins-esque type plot as Michelle takes the place of Effy, persuading the boys to out-do each other in bad behaviour to win the prize of ‘getting to know her better.’ Their love triangle forms as the competition begins. But what starts out as just a game turns deadly serious. The opening scene introduces Malachy and Luke being questioned by the police over a murder charge, flashing back three days before to retell the story, beginning when the two first meet Michelle as the boss’ (James Nesbitt) daughter.

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Film Review: The Runaways


The Runaways is a biopic about the ’70s American rock band of the same name, formed by six teenage girls (1975 – 1979). Based on lead-singer Cherie Currie’s book ‘Neon Angel’, and directed by Floria Sigismondi with rhythm guitarist/backing vocalist Joan Jett as executive producer, the film is set to be released in UK cinemas on 27th August 2010.

The storyline is based on the formation of the band, the reflection of Cherie’s experiences and the heavy manipulation by their manager as ‘jailbait rock’. It focuses on the stories of Cherie (Dakota Fanning) and Joan (Kristen Stewart) played by two current actresses from the Twilight saga cast. But these two are far from their teenage role model characters here; it is literally all sex, drugs and rock and roll.

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