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‘A Quiet Place’ Review

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Horror movies, for the most part, rely on a gimmick. For example, a monster who kills you in your dreams or being trapped inside a blind psychopath’s house. A Quiet Place, the low-key horror movie directed and starring John Krasinski, has creatures in it who hunt by sound. The resulting movie is a tense, terrifying film that weaves a heartfelt story …

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Pacific Rim Uprising Review

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Pacific Rim returns with its breed of Monster versus Machines, or should I say Kaiju vs. Yagers in Pacific Rim Uprising. It is perhaps an unnecessary sequel but it is for the most part watchable. It lacks the care of the first but is still largely entertaining. The Yager pilots program is about to be replaced by a new more efficient …

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Watchcast Feb 2018

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It’s technically March I know, but this Watchcast was created in February. I know it’s almost cheating but we talk about Black Panther and have a conversation about how they portray race (especially ironic given the very caucasian appearance of us), we deal with the stealth delivery of The Cloverfield Paradox and we fret about Solo after seeing the Superbowl …

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‘The Greatest Showman’ Review

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Every few years there is an attempt to revive cinematic musicals and rather than borrowing from previously successful material there have been original musicals being brought to life. Last year ‘La La Land’ was an attempt to bring style back to the musical with Jazz, dreams and Hollywood as its backdrop. This year’s attempt is a bit more conventional, ‘The …

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Review

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It seems we are now in the full-on Disneyfication of the Star Wars Movie with three movies in as many years. For the most part, The Force Awakens and Rogue One were largely successful endeavour. Each succeeding in different ways while not exactly reinventing the formula. The Last Jedi, the latest entry is tasked with moving this latest trilogy along …

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‘Wonder’ Review

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Telling a sentimental story in film can be a somewhat tricky balancing act. Cool sophistication in these type of movies means that sometimes the point is lost, while obvious ‘heart on your sleeve’ often leads to cliché and well-worn tropes feeling hollow. Wonder is an attempt to translate a successful novel into an emotionally heart felt story about overcoming adversity …