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Life (2017)

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada Director: Daniel Espinosa Imagine you're picked up as a little thing from your home planet and taken care of by kind alien beings. Then one day, something goes wrong in your space and you curl up to protect yourself. You're then electrocuted, and discover that in… Continue reading Life (2017)

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Alien: Covenant (2017)

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride Director: Ridley Scott The crew of a pilgrim ship heading for a new world are woken by an accident 7 years from their destination, and the deaths of their crew make them wary of re-entering cryosleep. Enter a chance transmission from a habitable planet right nearby,… Continue reading Alien: Covenant (2017)

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Horror Franchise: Alien (1979 – )

By now you must know how much we love a horror franchise, and this time around I thought we'd take a look at Alien, which started in 1979, and has had sequels, spin offs, reboots, games and even restaurants and bars made out of it. OK, so it's a sci fi, survival horror but it… Continue reading Horror Franchise: Alien (1979 – )

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Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Starring: Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L Jackson, John Goodman, Corey Hawkins Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts I remember being a little kid and my Dad putting on the original King Kong from the 30's to watch with me and my brother. There are certain scenes of that film that remain embedded in my mind, but the… Continue reading Kong: Skull Island (2017)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Movies: Deliverance (1972)

Starring: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox Director: John Boorman Based on a book by James Dickey, this is a film that's earned it's R rating. It's oddly beautiful at times, and also very dark. So just be prepared going in. Four friends set off on a river rafting trip together, to enjoy… Continue reading 105 Must See Movies: Deliverance (1972)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Grave Of The Fireflies (1988)

Starring: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi Director: Isao Takahata Although I loved this film, after it finished I needed a drink! It's very sweet and very sad. The film is about a boy Setsuko and his little sister Seita, at the end of WW2 in Japan. During an air raid their mother is badly injured and… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Grave Of The Fireflies (1988)

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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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The Revenant (2015)

1820: After a being attacked by a bear and seriously injured, a frontiersman is abandoned to his fate by a member of his team in the American wilderness, with only his desire for revenge to keep him alive.  Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domnhall Gleeson, Forest Goodluck, Will Poulter Director: Alejandro G Iñárritu I was… Continue reading The Revenant (2015)