Movies

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The Lego Ninjago Movie

I’m going to come right out and say it: I’m 23 years old and I LOVED The Lego Movie and The Lego Batman Movie. The former, I watched 4 times by choice. So my hopes were high for The Lego Ninjago Movie. Lego Ninjago stars the voice talent of Jackie Chan (Master Wu), Dave Franco (Master Builder Ll...

8

Great

Kingsman: The Golden Circle – watch it bruv

Ultraviolence + a dash of smutty humour + a bunch of one liners = Kingsman: The Golden Circle I didn’t know if I’d be willing to jump back into the Kingsman world after the ending of the first one spoiled the fun I’d been having, but I’m SO glad I did! Definitely not a film for the c...

8.5

Great

I Am Not Your Negro

I knew going in that I Am Not Your Negro was going to be a difficult documentary to watch and review. As a white woman, I was a little uncomfortable even saying the name to the woman at the ticket counter. I wasn’t sure if I was allowed to say that word! But I wanted to review this documentary because I thi...

7.5

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The Battle of the Sexes

The name, Billie Jean King, meant absolutely nothing to me before going into The Battle of the Sexes. This could be a reflection of my age, lack of general knowledge, or a telltale sign that I don’t really care for sports! However, stepping out of the cinema I was determined to find out more! In 1973 ...

8

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Final Portrait

There is one word all artists have used to describe their work. Whether they be musicians, film-makers, writers, painters, sculptors, or any form of creator in general, there is one word they all use. Ugh. Not even a word really. It’s more of a grunt, a non-committal exclamation expressing disgust and dista...

5

Meh

The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One

Now that I’ve seen the Osiris Child, I think I understand why adults would get so frustrated when I didn’t do the best I could at school. This movie had so much potential. Perhaps I went into it with too many expectations, perhaps I left it too long before watching it, raising my hopes. Whatever it was, I t...

8.5

Great

It (2017)

Director Andrés Muschietti had a challenging task in reimagining It, originally an iconic miniseries based on the novel by legend of horror Stephen King. For a modern audience, the idea of a horror movie with a clown as the main antagonist seems destined to flop. It would be very easy to fall into the realm...

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An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

An Inconvenient Truth sent shockwaves through the world when it was released in 2006. For many people, it was an alarming wake up call as to the extent of the damage that had been caused over decades of industrialisation which was sending us hurtling towards a global catastrophe. 11 years on and the effects...

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Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Terminator was born from a nightmare. In 1981, James Cameron was in Italy working on the production of Piranha II: The Spawning (“finest flying killer fish horror/comedy ever made”) and was running a bad fever. That night, in what was no doubt a troubled sleep, he dreamt that a metallic torso was dragging i...

7

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Annabelle: Creation

Ooh if you like jump scares, then watch out! Oh… you hate jump scares? Yeah, you’d better not watch it then. I’m talking about the new movie, Annabelle: Creation. This is the prequel to Annabelle (2014). It tells the story of how evil gets attached to the doll in the first place. It’...

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Steins;Gate: The Movie − Load Region of Déjà Vu

A year has passed since Okabe reached the Steins Gate world-line where Mayuri is alive, Kurisu hasn’t been killed, and time only moves forward. Visiting Japan, Kurisu stops by the Future Gadget Lab where everyone is up to their usual shenanigans. but something’s not quite right – memories ...

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Fashion meets Fantasy in “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”

Let’s just call it Valerian. Man, this title is a mouthful. I kept calling it “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Somethings”. Title aside, it has Luc Besson at the helm. If Christopher Nolan is the bad boy, then Besson is the rock star of directors in my eyes. With his typical style of f...

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