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  • Frozen II

    Frozen II


    It's Frozen II.

    On baby sitting duties so had no choice.

  • Doctor Sleep

    Doctor Sleep


    As a massive Kubrick fan, and considering The Shining is my number one, I was pleasantly surprised with Doctor Sleep.  

    I found Rebecca Ferguson's Rose the Hat and the True Knot truly terrifying, and I still can't get 'That' scene out of my head. Jacob Tremblay is an amazing actor and...well I won't say anymore. 

    It doesn't come anywhere near as good as The Shining but it compliments and respects the film while blending it with the book.

    I'm happy to eat humble pie and say I loved it.

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  • The Thing

    The Thing


    I first saw The Thing on TV when I was a kid back in the mid 80s. I wasn't really prepared for what I was about to see. 

    Its one of the few films that literally kept me up at night, the first horror film that I ever found truly horrifying and upsetting...Ever since then I've had a complete passionate respect for the film, for the genre and Mr Carpenter himself....who did not deserve all the flack and unfair criticism…

  • Hacksaw Ridge

    Hacksaw Ridge


    I could have done without all the schmaltz, cheese and cliches, and dare I say it...Michael Bay sheen of the first half of the film. 

    I enjoyed the film a lot more once the action gets to Hacksaw Ridge. The film changes gear at this point getting into visceral, brutal visuals and showing the unbelievable bravery of Desmond Doss. 

    Some of the FX reminded me of Tropic Thunder unfortunately, and I can't take Vince Vaughn seriously anymore after all the bilge he's appeared in over the last decade or so.

    Overall though, it's a fascinating story of a truly great man.