My 5 Rules For The Cinema

A bad experience at the cinema can sometimes ruin the film you are seeing. People talking, using their phones or chewing loudly on popcorn have been things that have irritated me in the cinema.

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Beauty and the Beast Review

Beauty and the Beast is the latest live adaptation of Disney’s classic animated films, though it has to be said there is still a lot of animation. With music from legendary composer Alan Menken and gorgeous production design, this box office smashing film hits all the marks.

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Kong: Skull Island Review

It’s the final days of the Vietnam War and a group of scientists and soldiers lead an expedition to a newly discovered island in the Indian Ocean. The group is in search of a new species, and what an entrance do they make. This is the most recent version of the giant ape Kong, and he is ready to do battle.

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John Wick: Chapter 2 Review

John Wick is the man you sent to kill the Boogeyman. John Wick: Chapter 2 is the follow up to the slick action thriller from 2014 and it doesn’t disappoint. John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is back out of retirement again, this time fighting to honour a blood oath and to avenge himself.

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The Lego Batman Movie Review

Batman was the standout character from The Lego Movie back in 2014 and so Warner Bros. have gone all out and given his own movie. And although the character of Batman is dark and brooding, it turns out being silly and poking fun at his dark, brooding self is actually a lot of fun, and creates one of the best versions of Batman ever.

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T2: Trainspotting Review

2o years in the making, T2: Trainspotting reunites us with Spud, Renton, Begbie and Sick Boy on more adventures in Edinburgh. A reunion a lot of fans, and also the cast and crew, have been waiting for, and with Danny Boyle directing a script from John Hodge, the film is a mixture of nostalgia and future endeavours.

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Split Review

M. Night Shyamalan’s Split is a return to form after his earlier hits like The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable. A stylish psychological thriller about three teenage girls who are kidnapped and held captive by a man with dissociative personality disorder (DID) Split is definitely one of Shyamalan’s best films – possible best ever.

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La La Land Review

A musical for the 21st century, La La Land starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone – two of the best actors in recent years, and a brilliant on-screen pairing – this hit film of the year which sweeping up awards all over the place, follows Seb (Gosling) and Mia (Stone) two struggling artists on the Hollywood scene.

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A Monster Calls Review

A powerful tale that combines real-world tragedy with dark fairytales, A Monster Calls is a sad story with powerful theme. Following a young boy trying to deal with his mothers terminal illness, he finds company with a gigantic story-telling tree creature.

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Best of 2016

 

Happy New Year 2016.

Another year of film has gone by and now it’s time to get started on looking back on my favourite films (and TV!) of the last year. Though it’s hard to ignore the shitstorm 2016 was in the wider world (and 2017 isn’t looking great) this year in film has been pretty good, and 2017 looks even better!

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