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The IT Fantastic

IT the novel sits in a strange place for me. When I randomly think about these things I will often say that IT would be in my list of top 5 novels. This in itself is an oddity as I find it very hard to do such lists, but it …

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80’s Rewind: Masters of the Universe (1987)

I was born in 1971 which means my teenage years matched the 1980’s exactly. I have all sorts of memories of the films of the time because I loved films. I’ll be honest, I can’t even remember how I saw most of them as I didn’t go to the cinema …

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Rebellions Are Built On Hope!

If you want the short answer: I really enjoyed Rogue One and I’m looking forward to watching it a good few more times when the option to watch it from home comes along (I tend not to do multiple cinema viewings). It’s not perfect, it has some weaknesses, but I …

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Batman v Superman v Snyder

I guess my opinion on Batman v Superman was predictable. I was fully expecting it to be exactly like Man of Steel, a flawed, but okay-ish film, that could have been a modern classic. This was my view of Man of Steel, which wraps the Superman story in the cloth …

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When A Film’s Marketing Goes Wrong

I’ll be the first to admit I never got on-board with Terminator: Genisys. It was a combination of things. The return of Arnold Schwarzenegger just seemed old and tired, quite literally. The marketing campaign was terrible. It seemed designed to turn you off the whole experience. The dodgy spelling of …

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Avengers: Age of Disengagement

Earlier in the week I went to see Age of Ultron. This was my first trip to the cinema in what feels like eons. I could tell this by the fact the price of entry had gone by nearly £2! Still, we now have Meerkat Movies to replace Orange Wednesdays …

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Valour, Robocops and Red Tails

We have Netflix again due to that time coming around when you need to ring Virgin to stop their prices getting out of control. The usual practice of stiffing the long-term customer while offer new customers get cheaper prices, even after the opening give away has ended. The new deal …

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Godzilla: A Blockbuster from Another Age

I have seen Godzilla. If you want the short answer it’s quite simple: it’s great, but not awesome or the best blockbuster ever. If you’re in it for the big disaster, broadly painted, macro event of monsters duking it out it is brilliantly done and well-paced and looks great throughout. …

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Catching Fire…Caught Fire!

Catching Fire is a difficult book as it is, in many ways, a structural repeat of the first book. This is magnified by the fact that the novels are written in first person so we only get to experience what Katniss directly experiences. If you compound this with the fact …

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Monsters! Mecha! Disappointment

The weird thing about Pacific Rim is I wasn’t expecting some sort of great work of art. I was perfectly willing to accept it all as grand, epic, melodramatic nonsense. Possibly looking gorgeous along the way. I was also expecting it to be panned by the critics. Surprisingly, the film …

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