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Justice League

What ever you do, don’t let the tall-tale-telling, naysayers put you off of seeing an overall enjoyable watch. If you’ve been keeping a keen eye on what the critics have to say you wouldn’t be blamed for thinking Zack Snyder’s ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

The Hitman’s Bodyguard is an enjoyably explosive comedy romp with its toes dipping into European schools of styled action (think Kiss Of The Dragon and The Bourne Identity somewhat but without the grittiness) melded with ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan‘s gripping, gruelling war epic is his finest film yet. An exhausting, often overwhelming experience, it’s essentially a single, ever-intensifying set-piece that plunges you into the nightmarish cha...
 
 
 
 
 
 

War Of The Planet For The Apes

There is a point around midway through the latest apes trilogy, roughly two thirds of the way through Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, where you realise you are no longer rooting for the humans to win. It’s a stroke of genius be...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Five reasons you HAVE to watch Spider-Man: Homecoming

I know what you’re thinking. Haven’t we been here before? How many times do we have to go through a Spider-Man remake only to be hit with the same ‘that was good but not GREAT’ feeling? I have one word that will change any nays...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Baby Driver

When you think of Baby Driver director Edgar Wright you probably think of comedy. It probably stars Simon Pegg, probably has an editing style that will make your head spin and almost certainly has action sequences synchronized ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 rocks. It’s big, it’s glossy, and it’s tons of fun. Ok, so maybe there aren’t too many surprises plot-wise. Maybe it’s a little over sentimental at times. Maybe it’s not the laugh-out-loud ride th...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ghost in the Shell

This big-budget, live-action remake of the classic Japanese animation does just about enough. It’s a solidly watchable sci-fi thriller with striking visual style, but at no point does it even come close to capturing the h...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Logan

Hugh Jackman was never meant to be Logan, or his more popular alisa Wolverine for that matter. He was supposed to be played by Dougray Scott. Let that sink in for a moment. Let the horror and dread fill you at 17 years of Dougr...
 
 
 
 
 
 

John Wick: Chapter 2

Uber-violent, hyper-real and stunningly-stylised, John Wick: Chapter 2 picks up where the first film left off in more ways than one. Keanu Reeves reprises the titular role with enough dash and swagger to carry the film through ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Live By Night

The title of Ben Affleck‘s new gangster epic has about as much to do with the plot of the film as his character’s narrative arc has to do with a banana. Nothing. Live By Night is very good-looking, well dressed but ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Passengers

A beguilingly misleading trailer and marketing campaign do nothing to lift the ever-so-slightly uncomfortable feeling resulting from the plot in Passengers. By turns a slick and sweeping adventure thriller, then glitzy star-veh...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back suggests quite the foreboding outing for the one man army that is Jack. It also echoes a sentiment of star and producer Tom Cruise. Because over the course of his long and illustrious career Cruise h...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Deepwater Horizon

Last time director Peter Berg and star Mark Wahlberg teamed up they gave us the visceral experience that was Lone Survivor. Spoilerific title aside Survivor told a relentless story of survival. There was unquestionably a desire...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Magnificent Seven

This lifeless remake of the classic 1960 western plays dangerously fast and loose with the meaning of the word ‘magnificent’. Forgettable is more like it. It’s a nothing film, director Antoine Fuqua (Southpaw)...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Free State of Jones

It’s 1864, in the depths of Mississippi and we’re plunged into the world of anguish, destruction and death that was caused by the American civil war. Free State of Jones is a vivid and detailed interpretation of Newton Knight’s...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ben-Hur

A beloved, multiple Oscar-winning epic remade by the director of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – what could possibly go wrong? The obvious and correct answer is quite a bit. Timur Bekmambetov turns out a film that’...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Suicide Squad

Oh dear – if this is their franchise-saving trump card then DC might be done. Yes David Ayer‘s film delivers more fun and more spark than the insufferable Batman v Superman, but that really isn’t saying much. ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jason Bourne

After nine years in the shadows Jason Bourne is back. The name alone will see box office sales soar, but do director Paul Greengrass and star Matt Damon still have a story to tell? For the longest time they both maintained the ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Star Trek Beyond

If you plan on catching up with Kirk and crew you’d be wise to bring a sick bag. Justin Lin takes over directing duties from the departing JJ Abrams (what’s he been doing lately?) and the man’s a tad overenthu...