Author: Sam Tremayne

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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Movie review: Hidden Figures

Before I went to see this, I was told Hidden Figures was a ‘nice’ movie. I found that vague and coy, however in reflection that is how I can best surmise it. The story of three brilliant minds from 1961 that happened to be three black women in a time of racial segregation, and their contribution to one of the most prolific moments in the history of human achievement; space travel. Had this film been rated MA15+ rather than PG, I feel it would have been a hugely different movie. The racist elements of the film are addressed more...

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Movie review: KONG Skull Island

Looks to be giant monsters are getting their own shared cinematic universe like Marvel and DC before them. Unlike 2014’s Godzilla however, Kong is surprisingly entertaining, but the two couldn’t be more different tonally – which will be strange when the two beasts have their own Batman v Superman-esque battle in a few years. But for now Kong: Skull Island is the origin story prequel movie of the ape called King. In an incredibly stylised and saturated film from relative newcomer Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (he made Kings of Summer in 2013, a highly recommended little indie flick) Kong is...

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Movie review: The Great Wall

Mmm Great? The wall itself sure, the movie – I’d say average wall, cliché wall… no matter how bad this film was; it is sure better than ‘The Tremendous Wall’ currently in production in the U.S.A and the release date is unknown. This is a strange production, and the only reason I can see that this film exists is to introduce Chinese cinema into the mainstream market. So how do you do that? Get an A-lister to play the lead. It has been highly publicised about the ‘white-washing’ of Hollywood and it’s difficult to argue against that point here...

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Movie review: Logan

What do you get when you cross Children of Men, Terminator 2, Leon the Professional and X-Men Universe? Well if you add a bit of spicy MA15+ sauce on top you get what could be the best superhero film ever made. Famously Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart’s swan song from the almost 20-year running film series as Wolverine and Professor X respectively, Logan has a lot of hype and after seeing the film I can see why. It has the acting, dramatic tone and catharsis of a serious Academy Award contender, despite coming out about 11 months before the...

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