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FILM REVIEW: A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls (J.A. Bayona, 2016)

A Monster Calls
begins with the explanation that its story starts “with a boy too old to be a kid, too young to be a man”. This is apt, given that the film is not clearly aimed at children or adults, but perhaps sits in some limbo area in-between. Initially conceived as a story by Siobhan Dowd, the novel was written by Patrick Ness after Dowd’s death from a terminal illness. Ness adapts his novel for the screen, with director J.A. Bayona (The Impossible) at the helm. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: A Monster Calls

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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: A Million Ways to Die in the West

A Million Ways to Die in the West (Seth MacFarlane, 2014)
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Not everyone is a fan of animated TV hit Family Guy, but I certainly am. It’s not at all PC but it gets away with it. It’s funny, it’s random, and every now and then they have a fully-fledged musical number so I’m TOTALLY ON BOARD.  Continue reading FILM REVIEW: A Million Ways to Die in the West

FILM REVIEW: The Lego Movie

The Lego Movie (Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, 2014)

EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!
EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!

I’m sure many people were quick to write this movie off as a blatant money grab for the Lego company. While it’s true that they certainly will capitalise on the film’s success, it turns out the film is actually really bloody good and worthy of respect. The Lego Movie is aimed at children AND adults, and I don’t just mean the nerd adults who build Lego creations in their basements and refuse to let anyone touch them.

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