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  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    ★★½

    Take it as face value and it's an action-packed, decent film with a fair bit going for it. If you're a bit of an environmentalist like me then it's bit too close to him in terms of animal trafficking and hunting.
    I'm a massive JP fan but I think I'm done with the franchise now.

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★★

    An excellent continuation of the story.

  • The Circle

    The Circle

    ★★½

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

    A condensed, and not as intriguing, version of the book.

  • Faintheart

    Faintheart

    ★★½

    Daft but enjoyable; came across as being 10 years older than it actually is.

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★½

    A huge amount more original than the majority of today's romcoms but it didn't quite do it for me. Gosling and Stone truly shine, though.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    ★★★★½

    Introducing my parents to one of my favourite Marvel flicks.

  • Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

    Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

    ★★★½

    Many laugh-out-loud moments with the odd touching moment thrown in - the magic continues.

  • Hell or High Water

    Hell or High Water

    ★★★½

    Solid performances but lacking tension.

  • Green Room

    Green Room

    ★★★★

    Not a genre I usually go for but this was tense, believable and with strong acting throughout.

  • The Blind Side

    The Blind Side

    ★★★★

    Empowering feel-good story brilliantly led by Bullock and Quinton Aaron.

  • The Godfather: Part III

    The Godfather: Part III

    ★★★½

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

    The series comes to an epic and fitting conclusion. It doesn't quite live up to its predecessors for me, as I enjoyed delving into the organised crime world more than when the family go legitimate. However, it completes Michael's story very well, as he seeks absolution for his past.

  • The Godfather: Part II

    The Godfather: Part II

    ★★★★

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

    The action picks up from the first film, with more fantastic turns from the ensemble cast. While the first film dealt more with character development, PART II takes us deeper into the organised crime world.

    De Niro makes an excellent young Vito in the flashback sequences - it would not have been so successful without those scenes, in my opinion.