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Space Mission 3000 Episode Four

The climatic confrontation between the crew of the Space Frog and the Obsidian Empire! Who will discover the secret of The Light?
Space Mission 3000 is created by Joel A Moroney for the St Luke’s Liverpool Holiday Club 2013

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Space Mission 3000 Episode Three

The crew of the Space Frog are well on their way to finding out the secret of The Light. But when the ship runs out of power, things begin to look grim.
Space Mission 3000 is created by Joel A Moroney for the St Luke’s Liverpool Holiday Club 2013

Space Mission 3000 Episode One

Space Mission Command have sent Captain Bob and the crew of the Space Frog on a mission to recover an important artifact – “The Light”. Will they find it before the evil Obsidian Empire?
Space Mission 3000 is created by Joel A Moroney for the St Luke’s Liverpool Holiday Club 2013

Men In Black 3 (2012)

Men In Black 3

Rated M

Starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin

Flashback to 1997. For some of you this will be easier than for others. There was this movie called Men In Black. And it was huge. Will Smith had a hit single with the Men in Black rap song. Every optometrist was advertising Men In Black Ray-Bans. A cartoon series based on the movie. At least one out of three blokes rocking up to a fancy dress party that year wore a black suit and a pair of sunglasses (and yes, I was one of them). The original Men In Black really captured the public attention. And then 2002’s Men In Black II was released.

Cue the sound of chirping crickets.

Yeah, Men In Black II wasn’t exactly the best movie. So it’s not a surprise that it took another ten years to try again. To see if the Men in Black magic could be bottled once more and splattered across the cinema screen. I’m going to say it. I know it will be a controversial statement but I’ll say it anyway. I think Men In Black 3 is not only a great movie, but even better than the first Men in Black film.

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Paul (2011)

Paul

Rated MA15+

Starring Nick Frost, Simon Pegg and Seth Rogen

Growing up, I loved me some science fiction. In my early years I lived on a staple diet of Doctor Who re-runs and movies full of aliens. I owned a book shelf full of sci-fi novels. Each week I would scour the TV guide so I could program the VCR to catch all those late night science fiction goodness. I’d seen every sci-fi movie at the video shop multiple times. Some of my younger readers might be wondering what a video or VCR is. You make me feel old.

The movie Paul is aimed squarely at guys like me. When you take into account that the movies starts at San Diego Comic-Con, the Mecca for comic book and sci-fi geeks, it’s not half obvious who the target market is. The two leads, Nick Frost and Simon Pegg, play British geeks visiting Comic-Con they both comment that even though they’re miles from home, they feel at home. And From this point I want to be right there with them. When they pick up an extra-terrestrial hitchhiker, road trip hijinks ensue.

I wanted to love this movie. I was prepared to embrace this and own it as a movie that represented me. However there were some significant factors holding me back.

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Battle: Los Angeles (2011)

Battle: Los Angeles

Rated M

Starring Aaron Eckhart and Michelle Rodriguez

Some movies you see because they have a message you should hear. They use characters and situations to shed some light on the human condition and challenge your perceptions. Other movies you watch because things blow up real good. Battle: Los Angeles is the second kind of movie.

An alien force has begun an assault on planet earth. Key cities around the globe are being bombarded with meteorites, which, once they make contact, reveal they contain hundreds of alien soldiers ready for a fight. We follow a squad of Marines as they are tasked to rescue some stranded civilians in the city of Los Angeles before the Air Force comes and bombs the city back to the stone age. There is doom and gloom while things go boom. And that’s about it really.

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District 9 (2009)

district9posterDistrict 9

Rated MA

All men are equal. Allegedly. In practice, the truth is somewhat different. There’s a huge difference between the life of someone living in a developed country and someone living in a slum in the third world. Ideally, everyone should be treated the same, regardless of gender, nationality, age, sexuality, etc. But in the real world, it doesn’t always happen that way. You watch the news and see some of the atrocities that people commit against other human beings. If that’s how we treat other human beings, how would we treat aliens?

Aliens have landed. They’re sick, malnourished, and disorganised. They need our help. Instead we show them the ugly side of human behaviour. Instead of love they are shown heartless bureaucracy, racism, and fear. Welcome to District 9.

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