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6.5

Good

Bad Boys For Life

You spin my head right round, right round!” The Bad Boys are back in 2020 with enough sweeping 360° shots to give you vertigo. Twenty five years since the original Bad Boys, Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) and Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) return a bit older and maybe a bit wiser. Having been in the game for so...

9

Flippin' great

A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

There are muscles you rarely use, and it’s obvious when it comes time to use them. Some of these rarely used muscles are in your face. You can’t actively choose to flex them; they are activated subconsciously in certain situations. I don’t know what these face ones do or what function they have but by...

8.5

Great

Song of Bloom

I feel like I know what to expect from developer Kamibox. Whimsical death. Physics-based letter games. And the strange but brilliant concept of throwing bacon on stuff. Opening up Song of Bloom though, I get the feeling that I’m about to encounter something completely different. The game centres aroun...

8

Great

Jumanji: The Next Level

The first time I watched Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, I was hesitant. “It’s really good!” said Di, but did I believe her? It had Jack Black in it, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. I mean, I like Karen Gillan, but overall it just looked like a stupid, unfunny movie. Long story ...

8

Great

1917

This movie I went into with fresh eyes. I watched one trailer and I knew 1917 was for me. So I never watched another. I went in with just one question, will it compare will it compete, with Dunkirk. It’s the height of the First World War and we immediately join two friends on a mission. An insanely importan...

6

Good

Cats

Cats! It’s the film where as soon as the trailer came out everybody said WHY. I wasn’t too weirded out by everybody dancing in CGI fur-suits, but I appeared to be in the minority there. Surely watching a cast of high profile actors pretending to be cats would be … entertaining? Let’s begin...

8

Great

The Addams Family

The Addams Family put simply was a surprising treat. I hadn’t watched the trailer going into the film so I was entering with fresh eyes, and I must say I was pleasantly thrilled with my experience. The movie directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan felt genuine to the original while also adding newer elem...

9.5

Flippin' great

The Gentlemen: More Fun than Should be Allowed

So here’s me trying to convince my friend to come see The Gentlemen with me. I send him the trailer link accompanied by this message, “I love this director but I honestly, I can’t understand too much of the plot.” Friend writes back. “Oh wow, that IS my type of movie.” Th...

8

Great

Tim’s Star Wars Countdown #7 – Oh My Dear Friend, How I’ve Missed You

I was so excited for The Force Awakens back in 2015. I went to the midnight premiere in Albany with a good friend and my sister. I was in my Jedi costume (Luke Skywalker in Return of the Jedi) and there were hundreds of people filling the cinema, all as excited in their own costumes or Star Wars themed clot...

10

Experience this

Tim’s Star Wars Countdown #6 – A Long Time Ago…

One of my earliest memories is watching A New Hope in Papakura with my family around 1995 or 1996. I would have been 4 at the oldest and can only remember a few snippets from the film but it still remains in the primeval pockets of my earliest memories and impressions. A New Hope, originally just called ‘St...

9

Flippin' great

Tim’s Star Wars Countdown #5 – One Rogue Solo

When it was revealed in 2012 that Disney had bought Star Wars and were planning on making a new trilogy, the thought that went through my head, as a life-long fanboy, was ‘do we really need this?’ Then all the news and previews of The Force Awakens looked great. Shortly after, Disney started tal...

7

I'm smiling

Tim’s Star Wars Countdown #4 – Calm Down Anakin

I’m gonna come out and say it: I like the prequels. I know they have their bad points but it’s been fourteen years since Revenge of the Sith and twenty years since the Phantom Menace; I think we’ve spent enough time complaining. I can remember playing Star Wars with my friends in 1999 at primary school. I k...

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