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Murphy’s Law, Horror and Dennis Nedry in Jurassic Park

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines chaos as ‘the inherent unpredictability in the behaviour of a complex natural system’. This mathematic idea is at the heart of Jurassic Park; whether it be the imperfections of the skin, the flapping of a butterfly’s wings or the mistaken comprehension…

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The Humanity of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider (2018)

When I first watched Roar Uthaug’s Tomb Raider, what impressed me most was Lara Croft’s intelligence and physical strength. She can overpower men twice her size, climb up a cliff face with no equipment, and solve riddles faster than I could even read them. But…

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What Makes The Perfect Paranormal Horror?

In its essence, paranormal horror aims to scare us shitless and toy with that crippling fear we have of the unexplained. Whether it’s shot found-footage style or dramatically cinematic, live-action tales of ghosts and ghouls are naturally frightening because accounts of their malice exist in…

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Fast and Furious: Freedom of Genre

“You didn’t just play with fire, you soaked the matches in gasoline.” Since Rob Cohen unleashed Point Break-Lite on the world back in 2001, the Fast franchise has continued to rage on to success, with its first spin-off entry Hobbs and Shaw (recently reviewed by…

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Freedom and Liberation in Mad Max: Fury Road

Geographically, Mad Max: Fury Road ends exactly where it begins. After a short prologue detailing the descent of the world and of humanity, we find ourselves deep within the Citadel, held and run by the tyrannical Immortan Joe. We watch as Max is brought there,…

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10 Years On: Fast & Furious

Fast & Furious, not to be confused with The Fast and the Furious, aka the one that started this improbable franchise juggernaut. No, Fast & Furious is the fourth entry in the franchise and it’s an odd one really. It is the second film in…

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Who is Jack Reynor?

Irish actor Jack Reynor has come to the attention of many recently thanks to his *ahem* bare-all performance in Midsommar as Florence Pugh’s terrible boyfriend. It turns out he’s been working steadily for some time now – in Irish independent film, before working in many…

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Child’s Play: The Best Kid Shows That Need To Get Adapted

Kids today, they don’t know they’re born. They run free, they got teeth nice and clean. They’re alright, I guess. But with some of the best family films in the last decade being based on IP’s of Saturday morning’s past that youngsters may be unfamiliar…