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Wonder Woman Review

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The beleaguered DC movie universe has been having a hard time of it especially with Suicide Squad and Batman vs. Superman. Neither film was warmly received and so there were lowered expectations going into their latest effort Wonder Woman. The equally surprising and welcome news is that Wonder Woman is great. Wonder Woman is not unique amongst super hero films …

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Alien Covenant Mini Review

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What I Liked About Alien Covenant: The previous entries in the Alien franchise have lost focus and gone into all sorts of direction. Alien Covenant returns to a more focused origin story and is efficient in the way it tells it. In actual concrete terms, this means that there are scares and tension throughout. It’s hard to pinpoint iconic scenes …

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Get Out Mini Review

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What I Liked About Get Out: Get Out is a thriller that will give you the creeps without terrifying you. It is filled with scary and unnerving images. It could be the crooked smile of a servant, the emptiness of the countryside or the strange way someone comes running at you in the middle of the night. Get Out exploration …

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Mini Review

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Things I Liked About Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: The same wonderful sense of humour that is helped by an easy chemistry between the returning cast. It also helps that each cast has a lot more to do. Killer musical soundtrack with some pleasant surprises when you least expect them. An emotional pull to each of the character story …

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The Fate of The Furious Review

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In preparation for The Fate of the Furious I began a rewatch of the Fast(Or is it Furious) Franchise and despite the varying quality of some of the films there is a certain familiarity that comes with it all making it the equivalent of a beloved but daggy piece of clothing or security blanket. So, while you might know what …

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Beauty and The Beast (2017) Review

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Disney continues its pattern of remaking their animated movies classics into live action films. The have found both success and failure, arguably in equal parts. Beauty and The Beast is the latest to get this treatment and epitomises both the success and failure. At times, wonderful and others dull, It’s truly a mixed bag. Belle (Emma Watson) and her father …

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Logan Review

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The X-Men franchise of movies has had both glorious highs and some very notorious lows but one of the constants has been the reliable workman like performances of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. His popularity has even meant are series of spin-off films which for the large part have been forgettable. Logan is the latest in these stand-alone movies and was …

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Fifty Shades Darker Film Review

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There is a mental checklist you need to do when preparing for watching films like Fifty Shades Darker and its kin. Appropriately lowered expectations, liberal amounts of awkwardness for sex scenes and an ability to laugh at cringe worthy dialogue. Still, even with the appropriate mental fortitude, you might struggle with it. It’s a sequel that suffers from middle act …

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Split Review

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For most who have spent any time-consuming movies will know the ups and downs of director M. Night Shyamalan. Once the darling of Hollywood with hits like Sixth Sense and Signs, he soon began a downward trajectory of unsuccessful and derided films. His last effort The Visit was a riff on old horror comedy that was broader than some of …

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‘Lion’ Film Review

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The ‘based on a true story’ handle is one that often requires a stretching of the truth for the sake of entertainment value. Have you ever wondered what would happen if the opposite was true where accuracy got in the way of entertainment value? The film Lion might be the answer to that question. A film that is equal parts …