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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

The underlying theme of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is “messing with genetics is bad’’. It is therefore ironic that the film seems to be a hybrid clone of every Jurassic film before it. If you’re honest, besides the original...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Avengers: Infinity War

It is probably a sign of the times that to get to this point in the Marvel cinematic universe we have had to go through no less than 19 films. The way we consume storytelling has shifted, mainly thanks to binge watching Netflix...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

If The Force Awakens was a reboot of A New Hope in the Star Wars cannon then The Last Jedi is, both in theory and in practice, this new series’ Empire Strikes Back. Rest assured Star Wars fans, Empire remains the best Star Wars...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sorcerer

How is a film judged as a success? Box office return? Critical acclaim? Sorcerer, at its time of release in 1977 had neither. Off the back of success with The French Connection and The Exorcist director William Friedkin was Hol...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Emoji Movie

It’s that typical young love kinda story. You know the one, bumbling boy desperate to over-come crippling shyness in order to impress long-term crush with the help of his emojis…No? Not heard that one before? Well if you’re not...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge

There’s a very good reason that Pirates Of The Caribbean is a billion-dollar franchise. Everyone loves pirates. And one pirate in particular, Captain Jack Sparrow – played with immaculate comic timing by Johnny Depp ̵...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sing

None of the X-factor-like drama but with a smidge of it’s endearing nature. Washed up koala Buster has dreams of bringing his theatre back to its former glory in the days prior to his ownership. A noble cause for the arts but e...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

Magizoologist and Writer Newt Scamander’s escapades in New York are what urge him to pen the book ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’, the catalyst of inspiration for a young Harry Potter. Far from the world of Hogwarts, ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Doctor Strange

The Marvel machine rumbles on. And on. And on. It’s become such a mainstay in multiplexes these days, such a box office behemoth that they’ve even changed their flipping comic book studio intro. They’ve produced so much that Do...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Where did Taika Waititi come from? That’s the question many will be asking come the release of next year’s Thor: Ragnarok. But if you’ve seen What We Do In Shadows, his brilliant pastiche of all things vampire, or even his less...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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’...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Swallows and Amazons

It’s the kind of summer adventure every kid dreams of. Their own private island where they are the masters; danger looming at every corner and they must heroically save the day and defend their turf. Swallows and Amazons is a s...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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. ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Independence Day: Resurgence

Twenty years ago the original Independence Day turned the summer blockbuster volume up to eleven. It’s taken a long time for another close encounter to rear its head but after all that time the wait is over as Independence Day:...