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  • Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

    Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Saw it in 4DX. Feel like the Rock has kicked the shit out of me but it certainly made it an experience.

    Had a great time with it. That thing that Captain America does in Civil War with the helicopter? The Rock does that with his bare hands and a chain and 3 other trucks attached. Madness.

    Lethal Weapon buddy-cop vibes mixed with the usual OTT stupendous action.

    Have only seen three of these movies now and am only game for them to get more and more daft. Send them to space!

    'Genocide shmenocide'

    - an actual quote from Idris Elba's baddie.

  • Blindspotting

    Blindspotting

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Wow. Gripping and so damn relevant. This film covers a lot of ground in less than two hours, a drama that uses Spoken Word and two fantastic performances to tackle discrimination and violence at the hands of American law enforcement, the prison system, racial tensions, gentrification and America in general at this point in time.

    While it is angry, so very angry and very effective in it's anger, it's also full of heart, humour and acts as an ode to…

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  • Apocalypse Now

    Apocalypse Now

    ★★★★½

    Watched it in IMAX with an added hour-long talk with Stephen Soderbergh and Coppola from the Tribeca film festival.

    Loved every second of it asides from the added scene in the French plantation. Really threw the narrative out of balance for what seemed like an excuse for Willard to have sex. Can see why it was cut from the original film.

    Noticed Coppola's cameo on the beach for the first time! Part of me does wonder if him shrieking at…

  • Hellboy

    Hellboy

    Awful.
    We could have had Hellboy 3.

    This screams of studio interference, I love Neil Marshall's previous work and theres a few moments that shine through amongst the trouble (horror stuff in particular), but it's easy to tell there's been a lot of tampering. Harbour makes a pretty good go at the part but he isn't given anything good to work with.

    The visual effects are some of the worst I think I've ever seen. The giant fight was horrific.