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  • X-Men: Apocalypse

    X-Men: Apocalypse 2016

    ★★½ Watched 18 May, 2016 2

    Coming out of X-Men: Apocalypse I was a little worried. Was this it? Have we reached the saturation point? Have I, as a self-proclaimed comic-book-loving fanboy actually started to feel the Superhero fatigue? Have I actually had enough? But then I shook that off. No, I am more than happy to see hundreds of more films starring people with powers. What I actually have is Apocalypse-Fatigue. I am absolutely done with superhero movies that decide to put more effort into…

  • Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

    Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising 2016

    ★★★ Watched 04 May, 2016 2

    There’s a lot to enjoy in Bad Neighbours 2 (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising in the US). I was a really big fan of the first one; it surprised me and ended up being one of my favourite films of 2014. A lot of the same brand of humour is back as Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) finally find someone to buy their house, but a 30 day escrow period is complicated when college freshman Shelby (Chloe Grace Moretz)…

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  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 25 Nov, 2014 4

    This is one of the most intense and enthralling character pieces I have seen on film. The film has it's flaws, that's to be sure. Some have argued that the score is a let down and I personally feel that the side-characters, in particular Riz Ahmed's Rick, were a little under-drawn. The love and attention of this film is clearly and definitely focused on the character of Louis Bloom, portrayed through a phenomenal performance by Jake Gyllenhaal.

    Louis Bloom is…

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Kingsman: The Secret Service 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Dec, 2014 4

    Matthew Vaughn has gone on record recently stating that audiences are sick of the ‘grim’ and ‘dark’ Christopher Nolan style comic book films. You only need to look at this man’s record to see that he definitely practices what he preaches. Boasting a filmography including Stardust, Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class it’s very clear that Vaughn tends towards the bright, colourful and fun side of the comic book spectrum. In his latest work, Vaughn has developed another comic book property…