Tag Archives: Film

Review: Spotlight (2015)

For many, SPOTLIGHT was the surprise winner at last year’s Oscars. The true events the film is based on might be ripe for dramatic adaptation, but with its low-key performance and style, and actors that did not subject themselves to … Continue reading

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Review: Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

Six years ago it seemed like Tim Burton had found the perfect material to marry with his distinctive visuals and irreverent take on the world: Lewis Carroll’s Alice books. The resulting film, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, may have been colourful but … Continue reading

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Review: The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

If there’s a film I never expected THE LEGEND OF TARZAN to remind me of, it was THE LONE RANGER. Both films are beautiful looking genre pieces with entertaining set pieces and shudder-inducing cultural insensitivity. Johnny Depp should never have … Continue reading

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Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

I was just the right age for HARRY POTTER. The books were coming out in the years when I was really into my reading and I’ve grown up simultaneously with the cast of the films. Even with the involvement of … Continue reading

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We Need to Talk About Warner Bros

Warner Brothers have not had a good year at the movies. Between steadily disintegrating franchises like their relentlessly grim take on DC superheroes, villains and anti-heroes and complete non-starters like LEGEND OF TARZAN, it’s been ludicrously expensive with nowhere near … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts More: X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

I stand by my original review of X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, but now I’ve watched it again I have a few more thoughts. I don’t have any real issues with the film’s opening. The original Four Horsemen aren’t given much opportunity to … Continue reading

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Review: For the Love of Spock (2016)

I’m not the biggest STAR TREK fan in the universe. I was always more into that other franchise from a galaxy far away. That said, I enjoyed most of the movies and saw a handful of episodes, but even I … Continue reading

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Review: Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

The road is littered with third movies that don’t live up to expectations. One of the only great lines in this summer’s X-MEN: APOCALYPSE acknowledged that “the third one is always the worst”. I think that KUNG FU PANDA 3 … Continue reading

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Ash vs: or, why Living Dead has already left Walking Dead behind 

In 83 episodes over 6 seasons, THE WALKING DEAD has captivated audiences the world over with grim character work, creeping dread and excessive zombie killing. I am no longer one of those captivated – the pilot was great and there … Continue reading

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Halloween Series Retrospective: A Nightmare on Elm Street

Time once again to look back on a long-running franchise in its entirety. There’s a lot of NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET movies. Not quite as many as its slasher fellows HALLOWEEN and FRIDAY THE 13TH, but Freddy sure did refuse … Continue reading

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