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  • Suicide Squad

    Suicide Squad 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 04 Aug, 2016

    Please be good. Please be good. This was the thought going through my head as I walked in to the midnight screening of Suicide Squad. The trailers for Suicide Squad had been fun, off-kilter and promised a breath of fresh air from the standard comic-book movie tropes, and helped ramp up the hype machine for the film. Along with the rest of the comic-book fans in the audience, I was really hoping that the latest movie from Warner Brothers would…

  • Star Trek Beyond

    Star Trek Beyond 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Jul, 2016

    Back in 2009, J.J Abrams helped bring the Star Trek universe to the main stream audience. Through a clever plot device he managed to reboot the franchise so that it was easily accessible to the average cinema-goer whilst still retaining all history that was part of the long running series. With more than a few nods to Star Wars, Abrams gave Star Trek a shot in the arm that it sorely needed. Needless to say, the film breathed life into…

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  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 07 Aug, 2014

    I'm not going to lie. I've been looking forward to this movie ever since I heard it was going to be made. As titbits of casting news and story details were slowly revealed, my excitement steadily grew, with the trailers building the hype up to such a frenzy that I began to worry there was no way that Guardians could live up to its potential. I mean this is a story about a relatively unknown group of heroes that features…

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 03 Aug, 2014

    There's a lot to like about Dawn. Like a lot of great sequels, the themes are a lot darker than its predecessor, and that in itself lends an emotional weight to the proceedings, adding to the feeling that there is a lot at stake to the events that unfold on-screen.

    There is a more focus on the apes this time around, and the perfect marriage of technical wizardry coupled with nuanced motion performance allows the film-maker to create scenes that…