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  • It

    It

    ★★★★

    Hollywood has never been shy about taking on Stephen King's literary works, and the results have been quite a mixed bag. From rousing highs such as The Shawshank Redemption and Stand By Me, to dismal lows with the likes of The Mangler and, more recently, The Dark Tower, the audience can never really tell what they're going to get from a Stephen King adaptation. And when the subject being adapted is as beloved as IT, you can bet that there…

  • Logan Lucky

    Logan Lucky

    ★★★★

    When people give you the elevator pitch for Logan Lucky, they are bound to say something along the lines of "Think Ocean's Eleven, but with rednecks". This may sum up Steven Soderbergh's return to feature film-making after a bit of a hiatus, but that description really doesn't do justice to this smartly-written story of a bunch of down-on-their-luck individuals that's entertaining from start to finish. It's a story that's full of Soderbergh’s trademark twists and turns, all the laced with…

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  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    ★★★★½

    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

    ★★★★½

    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…