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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom review

For some, the Jurassic World reboot was a fun revival of a classic series that had fizzled out years before, and the huge box office return certainly indicated that there was a hunger for more dinosaur disaster fare. For others, however, it was a disappointing, soulless rehash of a beloved property. Everyone else just had...

‘Logan’ review: Hugh Jackman delivers the definitive Wolverine movie

The X-Men franchise is a strange, haphazard juggernaut with a continuity that’s impossible to explain, but there’s always been a few constants amidst the chaos. Chief among them is Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, who’s clocked an appearance of some kind in every single X-Men movie since the series began in 2000. No other actor has played...

Best Film Reviews Of 2016 And Ways To Make Them Better

Do you consider yourself to be a film enthusiast? If so, you will agree that 2016 has been an excellent year for the film industry. This year saw the return of one of the greatest movie series of all time. That film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, has hit a homerun at the box...

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ movie review (contains SPOILERS)

The signs weren’t encouraging for Rogue One. The first Star Wars Story was beset by reports of onset troubles and extensive reshoots, let alone set with monstrous expectations after The Force Awakens set out the stall for this new stage of Star Wars last year, so there was every chance that Rogue One could have...

‘Jason Bourne’ DVD review: A very long checklist of franchise staples

When The Bourne Identity burst onto screens in 2002, it was a breath of fresh air, a revolutionary spy thriller that turned the whole genre on its head with its grounding in contemporary geopolitics and kinetic style. Even the James Bond franchise, then entering its fortieth year, was not immune to its influence, with Daniel...

‘The BFG’ movie review: Spielberg’s adaptation lacks tension or conflict

As someone with a great appreciation and affection for Steven Spielberg, I was thrilled when it was announced he would be turning his attention to Roald Dahl’s The BFG. The arguments that Spielberg is an unwavering sentimentalist, infantilising every screenplay he comes across and generally dumbing down his adaptions in the process have never really...

‘Star Trek Beyond’ movie review: Lightweight, throwaway fun

JJ Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek reboot stands up as one of the best blockbusters of the past decade. In cleverly establishing an alternate timeline, it paved the way for a raft of other part-sequel, part-remake, part-reboots – very few of which have managed to pull off the trick as successfully (hi, Terminator Genisys). Abrams’ 2013...