Monthly Archives: February 2017

Narcopolis (Review)

In a beige and sterile looking future London, addiction to a new drug is rife. The only people who look happy with this drab existence are those on the ads that pop up in the background of last every scene … Continue reading

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Boomerang (Review)

The 80s showed us Eddie Murphy could not funny (and how). Interviews from the time showed that he could do smooth. It wasn’t until Boomerang that anyone wondered if he could do romantic. They wouldn’t experiment again. Boasting a Trumpy … Continue reading

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Hell or High Water (Review)

This will be brief. I could be even briefer and just say ‘check this film out’. Toby (Chris Pine) and Tanner (Ben Foster) are brothers. Bank robbing brothers. They have one simple method and they stick to the script, taking … Continue reading

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Ride Along 2 (Review)

So a year or so ago I wrote this about the original Ride Along: “I was totally ready to dismiss Ride Along and move on with my life. Then a funny thing happened; not only did I not hate this … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Grey (Spoiler-Free Review)

They couldn’t be more alike. She is Anastasia (but you can call her Anna), a mousy insecure university student with a sensible cardigan and budget haircut. She can’t finish a sentence without becoming flustered. He is Christian Grey (but you … Continue reading

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*SPOILERS* Fifty Shades of Grey (Spoiler-filled Protest Review)

Obvious spoilers to follow. Man meets woman. They are inexplicably attracted despite no chemistry being evident. Man gives woman an expensive first edition book. She threatens to but does not leave. Man tells woman he is sleazy and depraved. Man … Continue reading

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Zodiac (Review)

Like last year’s Spotlight, Zodiac tells a story in a deliberate and procedural way without flash and bullshit – and it is all the better for it. As with Spotlight, this film concerns itself with real events, in this case … Continue reading

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Life (Review)

Before Kevin Hart there was Martin Lawrence, a man who found the spotlight despite over a decade elapsing without any evidence of his being humorous. In Life he is almost literally shackled to poor Eddie Murphy, who spends almost the … Continue reading

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Ouija 2 (Review)

Never saw the first film. Now here’s Ouija 2… When a family of sham psychics find that even their elaborate (and especially unlikely) shtick isn’t fleecing enough customers to keep the bank from threatening to take away their home, they … Continue reading

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Spring (Review)

After a week no young man should have to experience, Evan finds himself at a crossroads, with no parents, no job and unwanted police attention emanating from a drunken encounter. In an act borne of desperation Evan buys a ticket … Continue reading

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