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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Dec, 2015

    Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few decades, there's a good chance that you have heard of Star Wars. The intergalactic saga filled with dark wizards, space battles and a rag-tag group of heroes instantly captured the imagination of cinema-goers when it debuted in 1977. From the famous opening text crawl to the blaring trumpets triumphantly introducing John Williams’ amazing score, the world went Star Wars crazy.

    It's been years since we've had a good…

  • The Final Girls

    The Final Girls 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 29 Oct, 2015

    Ah the slasher film. The home of slutty girls, dumb jocks, boobs, sex and copious amounts of gore. These B-movie flicks were the staple of the 80's and provided many a night of entertainment with their groan-worthy dialogue, jump-scares and so-bad-it's-good acting and special effects. These films have already had their generic structures picked apart by the likes of Scream and Cabin in the Woods, and when The Final Girls starts off, you get the impression that this will be…

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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…