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Creed II Review

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Creed has to be one of the most pleasant surprises in recent movie history. A reboot of sort that honoured the Rocky legacy while carving out its own. Its success then unsurprisingly led to a sequel and while Creed II is a disappointment in some sense, its disappointment is more the fault of a successful previous film. It is good …

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‘Widows’ Review

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In recent years there has been a well-intentioned trend toward rebooting beloved franchises with all-female casts. The problem hasn’t been the intention, but the use of sub-par material that hasn’t exactly allowed the idea to shine. The fault has never been the use of gender as a selling point (although the worst parts of the internet would have you believe …

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Review

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Everyone loves a Queen song, right? Their epic rock anthems are always a staple of any classic music list and an instant sing along at a party. But do you want to know the true story behind the band, particularly enigmatic front man, Freddie Mercury? Well Bohemian Rhapsody supposedly offers the ‘true’ story behind it all. The reality though is …

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‘A Star is Born (2018)’ Review

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Boy meets girl is probably the most common summary of movie plots ever. The poor lover transformed by the rich one is probably second on that list. Yet actor Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut , A Star is Born is exactly both those plots. It’s not even the first but the third version of A Star is Born. So what does …

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‘First Man’ Review

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The landing on the moon in 1969 is an iconic moment in human history but it’s also a story well told. From speeches to imagery it is something inherently familiar. Yet with the interest in space exploration re-emerging as private companies get involved it would seem like the right time to re-tell it. So, we have First Man a retelling …

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Mission Impossible-Fallout Review

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The Mission Impossible franchise has been quietly hard at work, building mind-blowing action sequences and clever characters, slowly increasing critical credibility and box-office taking at the same time. To be completely honest, besides the odd Mission Impossible 2 none have been anything resembling bad yet never completely a classic either. This all changes with Mission Impossible-Fallout which sets itself apart …

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Watchcast July- Aquaman, SDCC, James Gunn

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Welcome to the July Edition of the Watchcast. It’s our podcast about movies and TV shows (and various other red herrings and ramblings!!!) July had been a rather busy month with San Diego Comic Con showing us glimpses of Glass, Shazaam and Aquaman. There was the firing of James Gunn from the Guardians of the Galaxy films as well as …

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‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ Review

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If you’re anything like me, you’re feeling a bit down after the closing minutes of Avengers: Infinity War and whatever comes next out of the mighty Marvel Studios needs to be consequential or whimsical. So, the first movie out Ant Man and the Wasp is the latter, a light-hearted fare with fun action, a good nature sense of humour and …

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Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Review

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The success of Jurassic World reinvigorated the dormant franchise and while nobody would claim it to be a masterpiece, its amusement park ride was entertaining. Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom its sequel returns with some interesting twists on a familiar formula.  It is a better film than its predecessor but also suffers from fatigue with its spectacle as now magnificent creatures …