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  • Greed

    Greed

    ★★½

    Bit of a weird one to be honest, expected to enjoy it a lot more than I actually did. The story doesn’t feel focused, it tries to be both funny and impactful, but doesn’t serve either of the aspects enough. The performances are good, Steve Coogan is brilliant as the tycoon and I’m pretty sure David Mitchell just plays Mark from Peep Show in everything. The jokes mostly land, although I expected more of them and though it would be wittier. It does make you think at the end, but only really hammers home the message in the credits.

  • Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    ★★½

    It wasn’t as good or bad as it could of been, it was just fine. The re-design was definitely the right choice (although my friends and I all agree we’d like to see the original version someday). It serves its purpose well, it’s a fun family film. The friendship between the two leads feels a little underserved, causing the emotional moments to not really hit. Jim Carrey was definitely the best part, he was ott and charismatic.

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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★★

    It’s just the best film ever.

  • 2048: Nowhere to Run

    2048: Nowhere to Run

    ★★★

    This one didn’t grab me as much. It didn’t feel like it had much of a story to tell, apart from showing more of Sapper. Regardless, anytime spent in this world is time well spent.

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★½

    Well, that was one of the most stressful experiences of my life. This was incredibly tense, clever and kept me on my toes throughout. Shouted at the screen more times than I can count. All performances in this are fantastic, and I really couldn’t guess where the film was going (not through lack of trying).

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    ★★★★½

    Definitely the most varied and original of the Marvel films, and endlessly rewatchable. This film does so well at mixing genres, and taking the superhero genre to new heights. The ensemble cast are all incredible, and Groot is probably the best tree in the show biz (sorry Ents). The soundtrack that drives the film is simply perfect, banger after banger. It’s fun seeing Thanos here, and how insignificant he is compared to in Infinity War.

    Beyond thrilled about Gunn returning for the third film, even if it’s now delayed due to The Suicide Squad. Any chance of swapping those films around?