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REVIEW: The Thing (1982)

Horror is a tricky genre for me. I don’t care for splatter films, and I’ve never been into any of the “big” horror movies. Relying on shock value puts butts in seats, but it doesn’t make for a long-lasting impression with people who see films…

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REVIEW: John Wick: Chapter Two (2017)

Action movies usually get a bad rap, often for being over-the-top with explosion and seeming unrealistic. They tend to go one of two ways; either they feature super scary stunts (think anything starring Jackie Chan), or everything just explodes for no reason. If you have a pet…

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REVIEW: Lincoln (2012)

In this 2012 movie from Steven Spielberg, we meet Abraham Lincoln, the United States 16th president, struggling to keep everything together. It begins with Lincoln in the midst of the Civil War, and occasionally jumps further back to other important events in his life. One area I…

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REVIEW: Monsters (2010)

Aliens in a lot of movies usually come to Earth to kill us. For the past few decades this has been the main synopses of many sci-fi movies. A few times they decided to dole out hugs (‘E.T.’, ‘Starman’) or just goof around (‘Stitch’, ‘Galaxy…

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REVIEW: Fury (2014)

It’s World War 2 and a tank battalion loses everything, but one tank. In the midst of the fight, one of the crew members gets killed. So they roll into the nearest US base and are immediately assigned a new gunner. Unfortunately, he’s a typist…

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REVIEW: Born to be Blue (2015)

Usually I avoid all things that say “Based on a True Story”, because in my opinion, 90% of the time they’re devoid of anything “true” in favour of an over-dramatised telling of the events. So when I was tasked to review ‘Born to be Blue’,…

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REVIEW: Don’t Think Twice (2016)

Movies about comedians tend to be one of two things; tragic or just plain weird. ‘Funny People’ extrapolated on the unfunny characteristics of comedians personal flaws, some of which get pretty dark and unsettling. ‘Man on the Moon’ looked into the very awkward and thorny…

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REVIEW: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

The action genre is filled with grizzly-voiced burly men who aren’t afraid to be violent in the name of peace. He might not seem fit that bill exactly, but Tom Cruise has slowly gone from being a multi-talented actor starring in a range of films,…

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REVIEW: Irrational Man (2016)

Love stories often involve fluffy stuff and some kind of “they were meant to be” theme, which means the industry usually churns out cliché-ridden projects like ‘The Notebook’. Some stray from the usual theme and fall into obscurity like ‘I Love You, New York’ or…

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REVIEW: Aloha (2015)

The romance genre, at the best of times, adds to other people’s understandings of relationships and, whilst being entertaining. Other times, it just gives a different view point of how people experience love. The entertainment aspect is lacking in ‘Aloha’, ultimately being a rather boring…

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REVIEW: The Iceman (2012)

In the United States, it’s not uncommon to see a gangster movie made every few years. They are usually in high demand and it’s kind of an oddity that people seem to continually watch them despite how deplorable the people in the film behave. For…

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REVIEW: The Strongest Man (2015)

You may not have heard of this film, and you would be forgiven for that; ‘The Strongest Man’ is a very obscure little comedy from 2015 which is difficult to track down, but ultimately, is a film which is just about worth the effort. An…

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REVIEW: The Ridiculous 6 (2015)

People have hated on Adam Sandler and Happy Madison Productions for making stupid childish comedies for a few years now. I’ve liked many of them regardless, because they are good for a few laughs, the characters are usually decent despite how over the top they…