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  • Men in Black: International

    Men in Black: International

    The universe is expanding.

    It's been seven years since Men in Black 3 closed out a trilogy of varying quality so I am quite surprised it has taken until now for Hollywood to try and get more money out of a flagging franchise. Men in Black: International treads familiar territory to its predecessors but with the duo of Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson at its disposal, a new dynamic has been called upon to drive it forward.

    Having faced many…

  • Dark Phoenix

    Dark Phoenix

    ★★

    The phoenix will rise.

    And so here we are, at the end of the road for the X-Men franchise produced by Fox. I don't think this was supposed to be the case however, with Disney spending megabucks to buy 21st Century Fox, I can only see the next appearance from the famous mutant team being within the MCU, whenever that may come. Simon Kinberg has been on board the franchise for a while now, having multiple writing and producing duties…

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  • Child's Play

    Child's Play

    ★★★★

    Something's moved in with the Barclay family, and so has terror.

    One of the classic horrors that defined the slasher subgenre, Child's Play is a tongue-in-cheek effort that introduced the world to Chucky, a child's toy possessed by the soul of a serial killer. This is the first time I'd watched it properly and I found it thoroughly entertaining, from the ridiculous ways in which Chucky tries to kill people and the effectively creepy way he manoeuvres through the great animatronic work on show. Add to that Brad Dourif's great vocal work and Child's Play earns its place as a classic.

  • Pet Sematary

    Pet Sematary

    ★★½

    Sometimes dead is better.

    I can't mark this higher or lower than the original because, for me, they're both as good and bad as each other. It feels so overlong for a film just over ninety minutes and yes, they changed a few things around, but it didn't make the film any better. Sometimes not remaking/rebooting is better.

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  • Toy Story 2

    Toy Story 2

    ★★★★★

    The toys are back!

    If you still don't think animated films are for adults as well, keep an eye out for Buzz's reaction to Jessie helping the dog out and try telling me different.

  • Jurassic Park

    Jurassic Park

    ★★★★★

    I've lost count of how many times I've seen Jurassic Park but with each viewing, I find myself appreciating it more and more.

    I first went to see it at the cinema when I was three and I will honestly say that is where my love for film began.

    Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park is an expertly crafted summer blockbuster full of moments to both amaze and thrill. Through the combination of both practical effects and state-of-the-art CGI, Spielberg brings dinosaurs back to life in spectacular fashion.

    This film, and not its sequels, is why I have high hopes for Jurassic World.