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Film Review: Fast & Furious 6 & The Great Gatsby

Last month has flown by; May has been hectic with the end of my first university year abroad. I was meant to make the most out of my stay but the weather has forced me to stay in!

I was watching the news the other day on a French TV channel and the reporter claimed that cinemas have made huge profits recently due to the poor weather. This is most likely to be true, as I have been going cinema quite often and I have couple of reviews for you here. First and my favourite as well:

Fast & Furious 6

The movie is definitely a must-see, with humour and terrific action scenes. Even though the ending was a bit long with the world’s longest take off, the movie remains great.

I have been surprised by how great the movie was (well to my opinion at least) although it contains a bit of drama as it is a classic, typical action movie with fight scenes, explosions, and car races…

It is a great action film that offers an adrenaline rush and breathtaking scenes. I recommend it warmly.

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7 Best Blockbuster Movies of 2013 - With Trailers

June is here, the sun is out and the arty cinema of Cannes is over. All that means one thing- the season of the blockbuster movie is just about to hit cinemas.

Iron Man 3 and Star Trek Into Darkness may have whetted your appetite, but there are PLENTY more big hitting films coming out this summer. 2013 more than any other year appears to offer a feast of stunning looking sci-fi and fantasy films.

With big special effects and even bigger budgets, these are the sort of films that demand to be seen at the cinema. The plot may not always make sense, the characters are often pretty shallow and the acting isn't always that great, but they are sure to be spectacular. Plus, they always make for the best trailers.

Here we round up seven of the very biggest and best blockbusters coming out over the next six months (in order of release date).

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Cannes 2013: The Runners Up

After looking at the Palme D'or winner at this year's festival Blue is the Warmest Colour last week, our film correspondent Séamas McSwiney explores those that missed out on the main prize but took others.

"To reinforce Cannes' role in projecting cultural diversity, the festival's other prizes went to a disparate mix of films.

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Cannes 2013: The Winner - Blue is the Warmest Colour

In the Palme d'Or post awards press conference, jury president Steven Spielberg said, "...we were privileged to see this story of deep love and deep heartbreak evolve. we were absolutely spellbound by the brilliance of the performances of these two amazing young actresses. We felt that we needed to invite all three artists up on the stage at the same time." The jury exceptionally awarded the Palme to all three, director Abdellatif Kechiche and actresses Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux

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Cannes 2013 Preview: Gatsby & World Cinema

Each year our guest film correspondent Séamas McSwiney sends us special reports from the Cannes film festival. With decades of experience in film journalism, and work published in some top international publications, here he previews Cannes 2013:

Because it is Cannes, the stars will come out in broad daylight early on Wednesday evening. They will climb the red-carpeted steps of the Festival Palace to the firefly photo flashes and cries of Leonardo! Carey! Steven! Nicole! ...

The opening film is the 4th adaptation of the classic American novel, The Great Gatsby, a timely revisit of themes of financial excess and decadence of the 1920s. And though you may not have the chance to share the rare oxygen of the Lumiere Theatre with the Hollywood elite, you can see Baz Luhrmann's new spectacular 3D version of Gatsby nationwide just a day or two later at a cinema near you. Luhrmann's Gatsby was ready months ago but the studio decision was to wait for Cannes and open worldwide in the same week, thus taking full advantage of the planetary press binge and this unique red carpet photo op.

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