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Morgan (2016)

Starring: Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Rose Leslie, Michelle Yeoh, Toby Jones. Director: Luke Scott One of the most forgettable films of the year, this is the story of a girl called Morgan, a genetically engineered person whose case comes under investigation by the company that funded her creation after she turns violently on her handler.… Continue reading Morgan (2016)

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105 Must See Films

105 Must Watch Movies: Metropolis (1927)

Starring: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Frolich Director: Fritz Lang In a beautifully realised dystopian future, the world is run by the decadent city planners, who are strongly divided from the working classes, but all this changes when the son of the city's overlord meets Maria, a kind woman from the working classes who opens… Continue reading 105 Must Watch Movies: Metropolis (1927)

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Horror Round Up: Trips away (or to the underworld) can be deadly

The Darkness (2016) Anything in life can be made slightly better when there's Bacon. In this case, Kevin Bacon. This horror follows a family whose darkest feelings come to the surface when their autistic son attracts the attention of Anasazi spirits following a desert holiday. It's fairly dull fair, with jump scares that don't jump,… Continue reading Horror Round Up: Trips away (or to the underworld) can be deadly

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen, Donnie Yen. Director: Gareth Edwards I suppose that I might as well open by telling you that I found this film less than impressive. Jyn (Jones) is the daughter of the man who designed the Death Star. Her father (Mikkelsen)… Continue reading Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

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Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

Starring: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman Director: Roland Emmerich I remember when Independence Day it came out. It was a huge blockbuster, with one liners, an ensemble cast, and that shot of the White House being blown up. At the time, for some reason, than ending didn't seem improbable, it was just all big fun. This… Continue reading Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

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105 Must See Films: The Fly (1986)

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz Director: David Cronenberg A scientist meets a cute journalist at a party, (Goldblum and Davis) and takes her home to impress her with his matter transportation device. Whilst she documents his research, a romance developes, but one night, while drunk and in a jealous pique, the scientist puts himself into… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: The Fly (1986)

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Midnight Special (2016)

Starring: Michael Shannon, Jaeden Leiberher, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst Director: Jeff Nichols Jeff Nichols has made a name for himself as a very emotive and intelligent director,  with films like Mud and Take Shelter. Here he earns more stripes as a man to watch, teaming up again with Michael Shannon to bring you a subtle sci… Continue reading Midnight Special (2016)

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105 Must See Films: Gravity (2013)

Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney Director: Alfonso Cuarón Overhyped film about astronaut Ryan Stone (Bullock)  who is separated from her spaceship during a freak accident, and must use all her ingenuity to survive. The central performance by Bullock is the actress at her finest, and perhaps the accolades that the film received are highly deserved.… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Gravity (2013)

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Film Review: Jupiter Ascending (2015)

A young cleaning woman hates her life, until one day she finds out she is heir to a great intergalactic fortune, but that some of her new relatives want her dead. Genre: Sci Fi Starring: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne Director: Andy and Lana Wachowski Many critics didn't really like this film,… Continue reading Film Review: Jupiter Ascending (2015)

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Ex Machina (2015)

An awkward computer programmer finds himself involved in a dangerous game when he is invited to test the AI of a robot in a remote testing facility manned only by his sociopathic boss.  Starring: Domnhall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac. Writer/Director: Alex Garland What I took from this film was so different from what my… Continue reading Ex Machina (2015)