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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...

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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...

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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...

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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Ubisoft have been wanting to do a crossover with Nintendo for years, and now it’s finally here. Okay, before you run away thinking, “Raving Rabbids and Mario? What a weird combo,” first hear me out! Yes, it’s a weird combo – but it doesn’t come across as forced! The game boasts a very pretty art style...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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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The Pillars of the Earth: Book One

Man, life was hard in the middle ages. Especially when you have to give birth. In the snow. And your husband has no clue what to do. This is pretty much how useless I was playing as Tom Builder in the prologue of The Pillars of the Earth. Watching my wife bleed all over the ground, I finally had enough wits...

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Knack 2

The original Knack game, a PS4 launch title about a size-shifting golem, released to a mixed reception. Players criticised the simplicity of the attacks and the challenging, old school combat, where one or two hits could result in death and checkpoints were vastly spaced. Sony Japan Studio takes us back int...

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Haruta & Chika (Haruchika)

Haruta & Chika (Haruchika) combines two of my favourite genres of anime: slice-of-life and mystery. It’s not often you get to chill with a wholesome puzzle solving anime, so I was overjoyed to discover this one. We’re first introduced to Chika who, with the ambition of restarting her reputation to becom...

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Agents of Mayhem Review

I’m a big fan of developer Volition’s Saints Row series of games with their satirical and larger than life style and absurdly hilarious missions, so when I was given the opportunity to review Volition’s new game, Agents of Mayhem, I jumped at the chance. Agents of Mayhem is an open world, 3rd person shooter...

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