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  • Good Boys

    Good Boys

    ★★½

    Absolute trash humour... but it’s still kinda enjoyable?

  • Blinded by the Light

    Blinded by the Light

    Big yike. I thought I’d really like this, but couldn’t finish. The story is so weak. A kid is bullied and faces racism day-to-day so listens to Bruce. Lovely idea, but it just doesn’t work for a two hour movie.

  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    ★★★

    This is somehow the most Tarantino movie he’s made, yet the least Tarantino movie. His depiction of Sharon Tate is a nice homage to her, but is also frustrating. Margot Robbie is capable of so much more, as shown when she’s given her few lines, and it feels like a wasted opportunity. Leonardo and Brad are electric on screen together and really made it much more enjoyable. The last 45 minutes were phenomenal and I just wish the whole movie could’ve been the same.

  • The Lion King

    The Lion King

    ★★★

    Having never seen the original, and only knowing bits and bobs about the story through popular culture, I quite enjoyed this. I was really open minded and found it a fun little movie.

  • Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

    Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

    ★★

    Kinda dumb but has enjoyable moments throughout. Definitely longer than it needed to be, and the back and forth egocentric insults exchanged between The Rock and Statham got boring fast. If you take it for what it is and don’t expect too much from it then you won’t be disappointed.

  • The Disaster Artist

    The Disaster Artist

    ★★★★

    Surprisingly so good. It’s a really fun look at the making of The Room, both Franco brothers are fantastic in their respective roles, and I loved seeing so many familiar faces pop in and out of this.

  • Scooby-Doo

    Scooby-Doo

    ★★★★

    what better way to celebrate my birthday than with this classic masterpiece

  • The Room

    The Room

    ½

    Mixed emotions about this one. Incredibly frustrating to follow as none of the characters are consistent in their views, the acting is garbage and the plot is so disorganised and stressful to watch in its attempts to unfold. But there’s something that makes it so watchable? It’s definitely a horrible movie, but it made me laugh an awful lot.

  • Jaws

    Jaws

    ★★★★½

    Another classic I’ve only just got around to watching. Perfect mix of action, horror and comedy. Particularly loved how little you actually see the shark, but just the ominous presence of it and the build up to seeing it makes you so on edge.

  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    ★★★★

    Saw The Matrix in cinema for the 20th anniversary for the first time and I’m gutted I never watched it sooner. I always avoided watching it for some reason, but it was so fantastic. Everything from the story to the costumes were on point, and the visual effects in this (a 1999 movie) were arguably better than a lot of movies out now.

  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★

    Took me a while to get round to watching this. Very suspenseful, great acting and some really beautiful shots (the chase in the snow, wow).

  • Annabelle Comes Home

    Annabelle Comes Home

    There’s something about these movies that I find so incredibly jarring. It’s not because they’re scary, not by a long shot, but instead it’s their reliance on weak jump scares in order to the frighten the audience, none of which work. The plot itself is a joke and non-existent. There’s no satisfying conclusion, no good twists or revelations — nothing. I actually found the movie more boring than scary. Unless you’re a huge fan of this franchise, give this one a miss. As Bernie says when she hates a film, “that was gash”.