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  • The Dark Tower

    The Dark Tower

    ★½

    I have only read the first two books of King's magnum opus, and mid way through book three I decided not to go on; despite enjoying the central premise (the ultimate good versus evil battle, something that King previously explored in The Stand to a good degree, and HBO did in Carnivale) and action elements, I did not enjoy the high fantasy (weird beings and creatures), a genre I am not particularly fond of, especially for reading. I can tolerate…

  • Girls Trip

    Girls Trip

    ★★★½

    This movie was bonkers fun. The kind of film that Rough Night was trying to be but could not.

    Amazing cast, had great chemistry, especially Tiffany Haddish who was hilarious, stole the show. Kate Walsh was also great to watch in a small role.

    I want her and Kate Mckinnon to do a comedy. That would be classic.

    Probably my second favourite laugh-out comedy of 2017, barring The Big Sick.

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  • Kill Your Darlings

    Kill Your Darlings

    ★★★½

    Dane DeHaan. This kid has a bright future, if he keeps making good choices. I didn't think anything could make me want to see The Amazing Spider Man 2, but now I am looking forward to it due to DeHaan's presence.

    Anywho, he is not the only star of the movie. A rendition of the origins of Beat Era, this has a who's who of literary names: Allen Ginsberg (who takes the centre stage here with a tremendous performance from…

  • Philomena

    Philomena

    ★★★★

    I am gonna be honest. I didn't have high expectations from this movie. I thought this would be a weepy, sentimental and sappy drama, with a couple of strong performances. Not my cup of tea. Instead, it turned out to be a thoughtful, emotional, if somewhat a little weepy, but highly touchy dramedy, with two performances that definitely elevate this based on facts story. Judi Dench is really, really good. And Steve Coogan is having the best year of his…