Upgrade | Review

Upgrade | Review

A quadriplegic is offered the chance to walk again via a bionic chip implant. However, the chip holds surprises. Having watched the two trailers earlier this year for the Australian science fiction film Upgrade, my interest was piqued, and I eagerly [...]

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Review | Solo: A Star Wars Story

Review | Solo: A Star Wars Story

With a troubled production and a poor box office performance, is Solo worth your time? Background As far back as 2013, not long after they had purchased Lucasfilm, Disney announced a series of spin-off films that would be set within the Star [...]

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Review | Ready Player One

Review | Ready Player One

Ready Player One, an entertaining bombardment of pop-culture references. But no extra life needed. One play through is enough. Based on Ernest Cline's 2011 novel of the same name, 'Ready Player One' receives a big screen adaptation from legendary director Steven [...]

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Review | Forbidden Kingdom (2014)

Review | Forbidden Kingdom (2014)

An 18th-century cartographer becomes lost in a small Ukranian village and stumbles upon a dangerous evil. Background Forbidden Kingdom is the 2014 UK release for a Russian fantasy film entitled Viy. This isn’t to be confused with The Forbidden Kingdom, a martial [...]

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Film Review | Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Film Review | Star Wars: The Last Jedi

After two years of waiting, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is finally here! Was it worth the wait?...mostly. Background I’m not going to sit here and write a long meandering text about how Star Wars is probably the primary reason I’m a [...]

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Spoiler Free Review – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Spoiler Free Review – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi falls way below expectation. Clunky storytelling, unfinished sets and a whole heap of unfulfilled potential. With the Star Wars saga in its fortieth year, the story which began in 1977 continues this December with director Rian [...]

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Spoiler Free Review – Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Spoiler Free Review – Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Director Denis Villeneuve replicates the essence of Ridley Scott's original in Blade Runner 2049 - a sequel thirty five years in the making. Blade Runner didn't need a sequel. Ridley Scott's interpretation of Philip K. Dick's classic novel, 'Do Androids Dream of [...]

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Review | The Circle (2017)

Review | The Circle (2017)

With an all-star cast, sci-fi thriller The Circle foretells the dangers of complete social media transparency through the eyes of Mae Holland, tech-giant employee. Emma Watson leads an all-star cast that includes Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Patton Oswalt, Glenne Headly [...]

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Review | Self/Less (2015)

Review | Self/Less (2015)

A powerful and wealthy business man with a terminal illness finds a way to prolong his life, by taking another in Self/Less. Sir Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3) shares the lead as Damian, a New York powerhouse in the business world, diagnosed [...]

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