‘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 … Read More

‘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 … Read More

Mission Impossible-Fallout Review

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Mission Impossible Fallout Review

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ Review

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'Ant-Man and The Wasp' Review

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 … Read More

Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Review

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Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom

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 … Read More

‘Deadpool 2’ Review

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The movie Deadpool won a lot of people over with its edgy and over the top humour. Its irreverent attitude covered over what was clearly a low budget superhero movie. Yet fast forward to a record-breaking take at the box office and suddenly we have a more ambitious sequel. Deadpool 2 does what sequels do, becoming bigger and more ambitious … Read More

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Review

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Avengers: Infinity War Review

Avengers: Infinity War is what the Marvel cinematic universe has been building towards for a long time with plot threads, post-credit scenes and easter eggs all finally reaching their conclusion. The great news is that this slow and steady build results in an epic and entertaining film. It’s not without problems but fans are getting what they hoped for and … Read More

‘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 … Read More

Ready Player One Review

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Ready Player One Review

Ernest Cline’s 2011 novel Ready Player One is something of a nostalgia trip for children of a certain age. It created a world of nostalgic pop culture iconography come alive for a second time especially with those of a nerdy persuasion during the 1980s. It’s translation to film with Steven Spielberg at the helm manages to be a solidly entertaining … Read More