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Porky’s

Back in the days when Stifler’s Mom was still a young woman and the main cast of American Pie were only just learning how to read, it was films like Porky’s that were busy laying the foundations of the American High School come...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Evidence

In the 15 odd years since The Blair Witch Project came out, the found footage genre has pretty much been done to death. It’s been given numerous horror treatments, it’s had the sci-fi action thriller treatment in Cl...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Stranger by the Lake

For a film set entirely at a sun-dazzled lakeside during a hot summer, Stranger by the Lake is impressively dark and claustrophobic. It’s as much a subtle, eerie bad dream as it is a disorientating thriller, playing with time a...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Selfish Giant

Anyone familiar with the films of Shane Meadows and Andrea Arnold – not to mention countless other British directors – will be well-prepared for Clio Barnard’s second feature film. The Selfish Giant follows a well-trodden thema...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

You’d be hard pushed to find a more bog standard family fantasy than Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. All the elements are there – you’ve got your quests, your silly dialogue and your CGI monsters (the kind that look like they’r...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Heat

If you’ve seen the trailer for The Heat (and if you’ve seen Paul Feig’s previous film, Bridesmaids), you’ll most likely be expecting a silly, gag-laden romp with a good measure of slapstick and a large supply of crude humour. Y...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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The Last American Virgin

Anyone who hasn’t seen an early 1980’s American high school comedy before could do worse than to imagine a cross between Back to the Future and American Pie – the former will give you an idea of the outfits (although The Last A...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Hard Rush

Some action thrillers try to get by solely on slickness. They seem to think that if they have enough shoot-outs, drugs and fight scenes, then it means they don’t need to worry too much about the other things that make up a film...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Olympus Has Fallen

Olympus Has Fallen is everything you might expect from a film that stars Gerard Butler single-handedly defending the White House against a small army of terrorists; there’s gratuitous violence, cringe-inducing amounts of cheese...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Brood

When a horror film still has the power to disturb you over 30 years after its original release, you know it must be doing something right. Initially appearing in the UK in 1980, there’s no doubt The Brood looks a tad dated nowa...