Author: Sam Tremayne

Movie Review: The Mummy

Like a trainwreck you just can’t help but look at, The Mummy not only derails, it totally loses the plot. Not even the biggest movie star in the world; Tom Cruise – could save it. The warning signs were all there when he blitzed the press junkets appearing on every show he could to hook his most disappointing film in recent memory. Sure its raises a lot of questions relating to why the film exists, why they chose to take this direction, why they’re trying to expand this into a cinematic universe akin to Marvel’s heroes imaginatively named ‘Dark...

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Movie Review: Pirates of the Caribbean 5

Ok so straight up, nobody will ever believe me but five years ago a friend and I had a game where we had to write a premise for a sequel to a big franchise movie, focusing specifically on making it as lame and laughable as possible. Mine was for Pirates 5, unannounced at the time but we knew it was imminent. I thought that doing a storyline about the Trident of Poseidon was the stupidest and the most impractical and confusing element to add to the Pirates lore, and after the exercise was done, we laughed and went on...

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Movie review: Wonder Woman

All DC had to do was improve on the turd sandwich that was Batman v Superman and Wonder Woman would be its best superhero film to date. Good news friends, it did! DC ticked off enough character and plot structure boxes that we used to take for granted in giant blockbusters and now for us, the consumer; that is enough to call it passable. A solid B- to C+, and by today’s standard that is a decent report card. Behind the helm is Patty Jenkins, the first woman to direct a feature length with a budget over $100 million,...

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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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