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FILM REVIEW: Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

You know a film has done its job when Tom Cruise is facing near death and you actually want him to survive. And while it’s tempting to hope that any Cruise vehicle will be a massive flop, they’re often annoyingly quite decent. You’d think with its fifth instalment that a franchise would be reaching its expiry date, but there’s no end in sight for Ethan Hunt – at what age do secret agents usually retire exactly? Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

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FILM REVIEW: Jurassic World

Jurassic World (Colin Trevorrow, 2015)

The dinosaurs are back and bigger than ever! The team at Isla Nublar clearly haven’t learnt from past mistakes, but whatever. It’s time to bring the park to a new generation! Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Jurassic World

FILM REVIEW: Run All Night

Run All Night (Jaume Collet-Serra, 2015)

No doubt audiences will be beyond shocked to find Liam Neeson brandishing a gun in his latest action movie. Who could have possibly seen that coming? Other than everyone. His sticking to type is wearing a little thin, except there’s no denying it: the guy’s a badass. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Run All Night

FILM REVIEW: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Matt Reeves, 2014)

Do not mess with me
Do not mess with me

People don’t believe me but this was actually good! Do not let the shittiness of Transformers cloud your judgment – action movies can occasionally be decent. I even shed a tear in this one. For apes. Apes with guns… who ride horses… and talk. I guess it sounds pretty bad, but I AM TELLING YOU it was magnificent! Minus the humans. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

FILM REVIEW: Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow (Doug Liman, 2014)
posterWhile I’m sure many will stay away from this movie purely because it stars the likes of Tom Cruise, you should know that you get to see him die over and over again. Cage (Cruise) gets stuck in a time loop while combatting an alien invasion, with the day resetting each time that he dies. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Edge of Tomorrow