The New Mutants – one of the more interesting superhero movies

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An artsy poster for the movie.

I hate superhero movies – let’s get that out of the way first. They’re a bag of clichés, where flashing lights are considered an adequate replacement for new ideas. 2017’s “Logan” is the only one I’ve found interesting. What happens to a Superhero after they’re too old for this shit? What does it mean to…

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Movie Review – The Craft: Legacy

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Four teenage witches sprawled on the floor.

A group of high school students form a coven of witches. A sequel to the 1996 film, “The Craft”. This bills itself as a sequel to the mid-90’s classic, but it’s a completely independent movie. Although it is not as dark or scary as its predecessor, it’s a fun and challenging film. What starts out…

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Movie Review: An American Werewolf in London

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Movie poster.

I'm trying to build up my tolerance of scary movies. The Shining was pretty good – but not too scary. Now @summerbeth is making me watch An American Werewolf in London. — Terence Eden (@edent) October 30, 2020 I have a theory about certain movies. Take, for example, “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace“. It is…

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Movie Review: Zodiac

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Zodiac Poster.

In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree. This is a rather plodding police procedural. There are a few directorial flourishes, but lacklustre compared to David Fincher’s previous work. After the first…

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Movie Review: The Shining

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Movie poster for the Shining.

I’ve never seen “The Shining”. Or, at least, that’s what I thought. It turns out that every single shot in that movie has been recycled, homage’d, and parodied in the last 40 years. It gives the whole movie a weird sense of déjà vu as your brain struggles to identify which scenes you think you’ve…

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Movie Review: Judy

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The poster for Judy.

Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts. It can’t be stressed enough how magical a transformation Renée Zellweger goes through. Almost impossible to believe. Zellweger is nowhere to be seen or heard; it is 100% Judy. As a biopic, it straddles the fine…

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Movie Review: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

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The character of Borat wears a mask over his genitals.

There are two contradictory ways to view this movie. It’s a dumb screwball comedy, sure, but it also tries to expose the depressing underbelly of the modern world. Part of the problem is that it rarely challenges the views that it exposes. It is content to let people make fools of themselves, but never asks…

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Movie Review: Games Night

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Movie poster with a cute dog on it.

A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery when the shady brother of one of them is seemingly kidnapped by dangerous gangsters. This is “Smug Marrieds – The Movie”. But it is so funny. Like most modern comedy movies, it is little more than a series…

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Movie Review: Identity Thief

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Movie poster with the subtitle "She's having the time of *his* life!"

Sandy Patterson (Jason Bateman) gets a nice call confirming his name and other identifying information. The next thing he knows, a spa in Florida is reminding him of his appointment and his credit cards are maxed out. With his identity stolen, Sandy leaves his wife, kids and job to literally bring the thief to justice…

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Movie Review: That Gal… Who was in that thing…

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Movie Poster.

Actresses talk about their personal lives and dealing with a balance between family responsibilities and being a professional actor. This is a sequel to the critically acclaimed “That Guy… Who Was In That Thing“. A movie which looks at the varying careers of working actors who never quite hit the big time. Despite the weirdly…

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