Film review: Ocean’s Eight

20th June 2018

An all-female reboot of a respected franchise? With no huge online backlash campaign against the creators? Must not be a sci-fi or fantasy property. Ocean’s Eight is the sequel and thinly veiled reboot to the Ocean’s franchise of heist films. It stars Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean, the estranged sister of legendary criminal and George […]

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Wonder Woman 2 Titled Confirmed

15th June 2018

After an image cropped up last week of Wonder Woman 2 revealing the film’s logo, production on the sequel is now underway. It has been confirmed that the movie will be titled Wonder Woman 1984 and Patty Jenkins has teased the return of one of the first film’s characters. Jenkins took to Twitter for the […]

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Incredibles 2 Review Roundup

13th June 2018

While the release date may be sneaking up on us, critics have seen The Incredibles 2 the sequel to Disney’s 2004 superhero movie, before it was cool. Here’s what critics are saying about the second movie, which has spent 14 years in the making. The Hollywood Reporter, to begin with, stated it was definitely ‘worth […]

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Charts and That

12th June 2018

Hello there, welcome back to this week’s Charts and That, your one stop shop for all things chart-wise. This week, Vampyr is topping the physical sale charts with games, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is sitting pretty at the box office and Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris are still at number one for the 9th week […]

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Film review- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

7th June 2018

I tell you what they didn’t half waste Jeff Goldblum. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is the sequel to the 2015 megahit which was itself the fourth in the Jurassic Park franchise. In this film, the heroes need to evacuate dinosaurs from an exploding island and get them to a safe haven. And obviously, at some […]

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4 worst universes to move to

7th June 2018

With all that’s going on in our world, it’s easy to see the grass as greener on the other side. Trump, Brexit and the incoming barrage of tweets concerning Love Island are enough to make me want to steal Rick’s portal gun and jump ship. That said though, we could definitely have it worse. Here […]

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4 Sidekicks who are better than the hero

3rd June 2018

It’s a thankless job being a sidekick. You have to go through the same adversity the protagonist does and at the end of it, all you get is a lousy pat on the head and (in Chewbacca’s case) not even a medal. What the hell Leia? For your viewing pleasure, here’s our list of sidekicks […]

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4D is terrible and bad

31st May 2018

Something a tad different this week. Because Solo, Deadpool and Infinity War are still stomping all over the box office, there are no new releases I’m interested in seeing. And I’m not seeing Show Dogs or Sherlock Gnomes and you can’t make me. So there. With that in mind, I thought I’d give my thoughts […]

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Film review: Solo

30th May 2018

Look. I’ve made no bones about the fact I found the idea of this film pointless and cash-grabby. Guess I should book a table and get my fork out because I’m about to eat humble pie with a side of crow. Solo: A Star Wars Story (really? They’re persisting with that subtitle?) is the latest […]

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Characters that deserve their ‘own’ movie

25th May 2018

Han Solo: Solo: A Solo Star Wars Story, is opening this week. In honour of this, I felt I should highlight some similar characters in pop-culture who similarly deserve to have their story expanded upon. Who knows, maybe one day these too could be the subject of their very own unnecessary cash-grab prequel. Supreme Leader […]

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Two for One Movie News

24th May 2018

What up, we have two stories that we’re going to mush into one. Mission Impossible got its latest trailer and The Lego Movie is getting a sequel! Sweet. Starting with Tom Cruise’s longest-running acting gig, Mission Impossible is getting its sixth film in the series. Mission Impossible: Fallout has had a new international trailer and […]

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The worst superhero roommates

20th May 2018

Many of us know the struggle of trying to organise friends into finally getting the deposit down on that flat. The search for housemates at uni is arduous and taxing. Except for council-tax, obviously. It’s understandable why some impressionable young people would decide: “you know what, screw it. I’m gonna live with a superhero”. I […]

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John Wick 3 Teased on Twitter

19th May 2018

Last week, it was reported that John Wick would be returning to screens in Chapter 3 and had started filming. It will be released exactly a year from now in May 2019. A short teaser was tweeted to herald its coming. That was a weird sentence. It essentially just features Keanu Reeves as Wick looking […]

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Film review: Deadpool 2

17th May 2018

I’d like to do a fourth wall breaking joke here where I talk directly to the reader referencing pop-culture. But I sort of do that anyway so… Hi everyone… the spice girls were good weren’t they? Deadpool 2 is the sequel to 2016’s unexpected box-office steamroller and features more of the trademark shtick. Irreverent humour, […]

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Film Review: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

15th May 2018

5/5 It’s not all that often in 21st Century all-star casted films that you get a piece of drama that actually touches you in a way only the old stuff does. But Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind  bucks that 21st Century trend incredibly well, and that’s why it’s more than worth watching. Released in […]

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4 movies to talk about at a job interview

14th May 2018

They say that at a job interview, you should talk about what you know. Avoiding areas where your knowledge is sketchy. For me though, that’s difficult. When 60% of your brain space is taken up by film opinions, trivia and upcoming release dates, it’s hard to appear employable. The other 40% is ABBA lyrics, by […]

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DC’s Harley Quinn Movie to be R-Rated

10th May 2018

Despite the overall negative response to Suicide Squad in 2016, most agreed that Harley Quinn, portrayed by Margot Robbie was one of the best things in the movie. There have been rumours flying everywhere about where we’ll see the character next but now we may have some answers. In an interview with Collider, it was […]

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3 Podcasts you should listen to (besides ours)

9th May 2018

The first Beep podcast was released last week and I was honoured to be chosen as the host. The show is the audible adaptation of my regular A Week in Mild Amusement column. Unlike that column though, it features THREE people desperately trying to be funny instead of just me. With this occasion, I felt […]

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Charts and That

8th May 2018

‘Sup and welcome back to Charts and That. That’s right. We’re hip, and we use abbreviations of words in order to connect with a younger audience. This week we have God of War (again), Infinity War (again) and Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris (again). Neat. We’re going to start with music this week, where again, […]

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Sherlock Holmes Gets 2020 Release Date

8th May 2018

Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures have announced the release of a new Sherlock Holmes 3 on Dec 25, 2020. It is confirmed that Robert Downey Jr. or Jude Law will be returning to the franchise. Downey Jr. and Law first played Holmes and Watson respectively in 2009, with the release of Sherlock Holmes. It […]

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5 funniest box office failures

5th May 2018

Schadenfreude is a German word meaning ‘pleasure derived from someone else’s misfortune’. As such, it’s my middle name, my planned tombstone and my tinder bio. Sometimes studios, actors or even fans just make you beg for a movie to flop. Sure, it’s mean spirited but, in my opinion, those are the funniest type of spirits. […]

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5 Movies to watch before you die

5th May 2018

In reality, the only film you cannot avoid watching is the friendversary clip Facebook puts together for you and your mam. And that’s only because she’ll tag you in it every year. However, essential movie lists are always fun and a good way to get people watching classics and smaller films to celebrate the very […]

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Beat That Infinity War

5th May 2018

In a bizarre twist of marketing, Deadpool 2 has brought on the voice of Celine Dion. Yeah, we’re as weirded out as you are. The singer has released a music video and an entirely new song for the movie, titled Ashes and it’s honestly not that bad. What makes it even better, would be Deadpool […]

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My 5 most unpopular film opinions

2nd May 2018

5. Black Panther is completely fine Everyone really went mad for this movie. And, look don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed it. But when people were saying it was the best Marvel movie I have to strongly disagree. The first 30 minutes are completely irrelevant. The CGI looks like it’s from 2007 at points. T’Challa’s […]

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Film Review: Avengers – Infinity War

27th April 2018

This film has been ten years in the making. This review… roughly 12 hours. Avengers: Infinity War is the multi-franchise, colossal-budget, box-office assault that everyone from your sister to your grandma is excited for. It acts as a sequel to the first Avengers, Civil War and Thor: Ragnarok and is the culmination of all the […]

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Avengers: Infinity War Reviews Roundup

26th April 2018

So, what are people saying about Marvel’s next biggest film? Avengers: Infinity War releases on Friday and while many are applauding its ambition, not every critic is a fan. The movie features pretty much every single character to ever feature in the franchise, with the likes of Captain America hashing it out alongside Starlord from Guardians […]

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Film Review: Isle of Dogs

26th April 2018

I actually felt thirsty after watching this it was that dry. Isle of Dogs is the latest film from, in my opinion, the most visually distinctive director in film history. And it does absolutely nothing to contradict that view. This is the most Wes Anderson movie that ever Wes Anderson-ed. It focuses on the story […]

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Charts and That

26th April 2018

Merry Thursday and welcome back to Charts and That. God of War, A Quiet Place and surprisingly not Drake are all at the top this week. Let’s take a look, shall we? We’ll start with games this week, where Sony’s God of War has been slaying the games list. Met with fantastic reviews, this reboot is […]

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Film Review: Rampage

21st April 2018

I swear about 80% of The Rock’s lines in this film are just the word ‘George’. Rampage is the second movie to technically be based on a video-game released this year and also the second giant-monster smashing movie in the past month. It stars Dwayne ‘The John’ Rockson as primatologist Dwayne Johnson. Johnson’s apparent best […]

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The Rock is too big for the big screen

18th April 2018

Due to this, apparently, being Dwayne Johnson season, there were two trailers back to back starring the wrestling megastar in the cinema this week. This week’s Rampage and July’s Skyscraper both position Johnson as the audience’s protagonist. What they both do, though, is write him into a character that doesn’t fit his physicality at all. […]

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Charts and That

17th April 2018

Hello there and welcome to this week’s Charts and That, where Drake, Far Cry and Rampage are all chilling at the top spots. Drake’s new song Nice For What has rocketed to the top this week, so let’s take a look. Starting with music, as we mentioned, Nice For What has leapt to the top […]

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Rampage Stomps Box Office

16th April 2018

Dwayne Johnson has done it again, with his latest movie Rampage, which has ‘rampaged’ through theatres this weekend. It made $150 million this weekend alone worldwide. IT now sits atop the box office for the US and Canada. Rampage had its first big weekend domestically, however, it was projected to do far better than it […]

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Where are the Infinity Stones?

14th April 2018

Well… firstly- What are the infinity stones? Well, as the collector said in Guardians of the Galaxy, they’re concentrated ingots of singularities that existed before the universe was formed. Blah blah blah comics nonsense, they’re basically coloured gems that each hold ultimate power over a certain aspect of the universe. Bringing them together basically makes […]

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Film Review: A Quiet Place

12th April 2018

If there’s any film that supports my idea of abolishing food in the cinema, it’s this one. A Quiet Place is the latest joint from US Office alumni John Krasinski. It’s a horror film where the premise is that the majority of the film is completely silent. Krasinski and Emily Blunt play the parents of […]

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Film Review: Ready Player One

7th April 2018

Oh boy. Ready Player One is the latest offering from Steven Spielberg (you may have heard of him) and focuses on… erm… the world’s a video-game?… The government is corporations?… There’s a chosen one?…  Look, its a young adult novel. It features everything that that genre entails. Dystopian future? Check. Young team of resistance fighters? […]

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Film Review: Pacific Rim: Uprising

6th April 2018

Remember when people thought Charlie Hunnam could lead a film franchise? Lol. See ya Hunnam. Get on the pile with Sam Worthington and Taylor Kitsch. Pacific Rim: Uprising is the sequel to the 2013 robot/monster flick that did well enough in Chinese markets to merit a franchise. The film concerns humanity’s continued efforts to survive […]

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Film Review: Justice League

5th April 2018

At long last, we have a review for what is generally the most okay movie DC has put out thus far. Justice League, you’re up. After it was revealed that Justice League was DC’s lowest grossing movie, all hope seemed a bit lost. If the public didn’t want to go see it, is there really any […]

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Movies This Month

5th April 2018

Welcome back to Movies This Month! While literally the only movie anyone is raving about is The Avengers later in April, we still have a collective list of all the movies headed to a big screen near you. Unless you’re reading this from space. Then…sorry about that. We’ll be honest there aren’t a lot of […]

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Dark Phoenix and New Mutants Delayed

30th March 2018

Oh, the X-Men Cinematic Universe. What are we going to do with you? 20th Century Fox has announced a delay for its upcoming movies X-Men: Dark Phoenix and New Mutants will both be moving release dates, thanks to a large number of major reshoots in both films. The news was reported first by ComicBook.com which […]

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Why video game movies don’t work

30th March 2018

With so many video game movies planned for the coming year, the statistical chance of the game movie curse being broken has never been higher. Despite the constant failure, studios seem determined to keep grasping for this slippery rope of potential. And I can see why. In principle, it appears so easy. A built-in fan-base […]

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Pacific Rim Uprising Review Roundup

24th March 2018

Is the follow-up to Oscar-winning Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 monster mash any good? Did Daredevil’s Steven DeKnight do it justice? Why are we asking you all of these questions? Yes, Pacific Rim Uprising is finally here, starring John Boyega, Scott Eastwood and Jing Tian. It’s a direct sequel to del Toro’s Pacific Rim way back […]

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Sicario: Day of Soldado’s First Trailer

22nd March 2018

Sicario was a tense, cool and thrilling story of revenge, betrayal and intrigue. It followed the story of a cop, who accidentally exposes the US government’s involvement in the Mexican drug cartel. Emily Blunt was fantastic, but her co-star Benicio Del Toro is the focus of the sequel. A new full trailer has been dropped […]

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Justice League DC’s Lowest Gross Film

22nd March 2018

The box office total for Justice League is WB’s lowest yet in the DC series of movies. The films theatrical run ended on a total of $657.9 million, which is the lowest gross since DC’s first movie in the franchise, Man of Steel. The Superman origin story made $668 million. The movie after that Batman […]

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Charts and That

21st March 2018

Hello and welcome to this week’s Charts and That. Things have actually changed this week! We have a few new entries on the lists! Huzzah. Tomb Raider, Kirby and Drake. Again. Well, you can’t have everything can you? So, we’ll start with movies. Tomb Raider just missed the top spot, being beaten out by Peter […]

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Film Review: Tomb Raider

20th March 2018

Tomb Raider (2018) is one of the very best video-game movies of all time. Regrettably, that’s really not saying a lot. Tomb Raider tells the story of the 2013 game of the same name… sort of. It features a young Lara Croft on a quest to the island of Yamatai to investigate her father’s mysterious […]

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Your Plan Sucks

17th March 2018

We’ve been treated to another Avengers Infinity War trailer, featuring the new release date April 27th. The movie will see every single hero from the Marvel Cinematic Universe team up to take down the biggest bad, Thanos. The trailer gives another look at the scale of the film. Battles between Thanos’ armies and the heroes […]

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John Boyega on Inclusion Riders

17th March 2018

Star Wars and Pacific Rim actor John Boyega has said he is ‘100%’ on board with inclusion riders. This is a clause where an actor can ask that projects have a diverse cast and crew. It was brought up at the Oscars when Frances McDormand talked backstage after accepting her award for Three Billboards. Boyega […]

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Ready Player One Early Reviews

14th March 2018

Early audiences have finally gotten their eyes on Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One after it premiered at the SXSW festival. The most recent trailer showed an explosion of nostalgia, with numerous IPs including Halo. You can see that along with all the other movies coming out this month here. Other noticeable characters include the Iron […]

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Charts and That

14th March 2018

Hello, ladies and jellyfish and welcome back to another edition of Charts and That, where we’ll be reeling off this week’s most popular movies, music and games. Drake, FIFA and Black Panther all sit on top this week. Again. This week, Black Panther continues its reign atop the box office chair. It has so far […]

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Review: Tyneside Cinema

13th March 2018

With a lot of people looking for ways to tighten their belt, plagiarism and pirating have become popular ways to watch films on the cheap. Or for free. It is no lie that this has been pretty detrimental for the film (and music) industry, particularly for cinemas. After all, in the case of Odeon, who […]

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