Author: Sam Tremayne

Movie Review: John Wick 2

The aptly named John Wick, everywhere he goes fire and devastation is sure to follow like a deathly shadow. An elite assassin just trying to enjoy the quiet life, Keanu Reeves plays the stoic and almost superhumanly tough former killer for hire that can barely go five minutes without some kind of gunfight, car chase or brawl. Chapter two of his story is no different – in fact, the stakes (and the budget) have been raised. Picking up mere hours after the completion of the first film, Wick now having retribution for the murder of his dog, goes to...

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We review Alien: Covenant

If you haven’t seen Prometheus before watching this, don’t worry you have now. The sequel to the prequel, Ridley Scott has taken us back to the series that started it all for him. In an obvious cash-grab, (sorry Riddles I love you but admit it) we are given the most unnecessary film in recent history. It floats somewhere in the cannon between the 2012 iteration and connecting to 1979s original movie. Yet this one doesn’t even get us there, so we’ve likely got a prelude trilogy coming our way. Again I wonder why, but I digress. Following the events...

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Movie review: Get Out

I used to think ‘horror’ was short for ‘horrible’ when it came to films. More like experiences rather than a movie, a theme park ride; suspense leading to jump-scares and someone dying, then rinse and repeat with some kind of spooky character, like a ghost, or demon. Wasn’t for me. Yet. Get Out is going to break the mould, not just for its powerful political statements intertwined with the story, but it could be the trick that shifts the genre to more refined and narrative based horror, that uses your dispositions and expectations against you in the most fearsome...

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Movie review: Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2

The follow-up to arguably the best Marvel Cinematic Universe instalment to date, the most acclaimed, the biggest surprise hit and probably the funniest too. Guardians of the Galaxy should never have worked but led at the helm by writer/director James Gunn and a terrific cast, all the pieces fell into place for a modern masterpiece. So what about the sequel? Is there second album syndrome? Short answer – no. Long answer – read on. We’re almost a decade into the MCU now so each film garners a modicum of progression in the overall world that Kevin Feige and Marvel...

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Movie review: The Fate of the Furious

Straight up, this is a 2/10. If you want to know why I’ve given it this rating please read on. If not, save yourself some time – much like the film you could probably be doing something better. The Fate of the Furious, the racing franchise that won’t die is onto its eighth iteration and it doesn’t look to be slowing down yet. Important to mention too, I love the first few of these movies. The vibe, comradery and action sequences were cool and unique and the concept was mildly original, despite being peppered with clichés. But I can say with...

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