‘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

Pacific Rim Uprising Review

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Pacific Rim Uprising Movie Review

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 … Read More

Watchcast Feb 2018

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Black Panther Fight- watchcast

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 … Read More

‘Black Panther’ Review

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black panther review

With 18 films and more in production, Marvel Studios is aware something new might be needed to keep things fresh and profitable. Black Panther is such an attempt, a distinctive vision that deals not only with a superhero originating from a fictional African nation but also deciding to wade into politics and issues of justice. It is a bold attempt, … Read More

‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Review

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Fifty Shades Freed Review

It seems unlikely that the Fifty Shades franchise would course correct in its final act and so the cringe-worthy dialogue, awkward sexuality and near-abusive dynamics are all still present in Fifty Shades Freed. Yet in spite of everything one can’t help but felt a little bit of sentimentality for the odd coupling of Anastasia and Christian and their bizarre relationship … Read More

‘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 … Read More

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Review

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The Last Jedi Review

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 … Read More