Film review: The Meg

16th August 2018

I was more excited about this film than I was for Infinity War. It’s a shark, but it’s really big. It’s so stupid it couldn’t possibly be anything less than hilarious. The Meg is the latest film that will try to convince you that you’re watching Jaws. Sidenote: Does anyone else think it’s weird that […]

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Oscars introduce new ‘popular’ film category

10th August 2018

Anyone who keeps up with my nonsensical ramblings on this site will know I have a morbid fascination with the Academy Awards. Despite viewing them as an irrelevant, indulgent festival of snobbery, I can’t deny I’m always interested to see what the whitest, most octogenarian film of the year was. I think it’s this perception […]

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Film review: Ant-Man and the Wasp

8th August 2018

And finally… with this… I can finally stop being mad at the World Cup for delaying releases. Ant-Man and the Wasp is the sequel to the 2015 movie which was the definition of average Marvel. It’s also the first post-Infinity War MCU project. It, again, stars Paul Rudd as the eponymous miniature superhero alongside Evangeline […]

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Film review: Mission Impossible – Fallout

5th August 2018

Finally, in theatres! Come one! Come all! See the moustache that ruined Justice League! Mission Impossible: Fallout is the sixth film in the franchise and the first to have a returning director in Christopher McQuarrie. It features Ethan Hunt and the MI gang dealing with a plot to nuke the world or something. Look, the […]

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Film review: Mamma Mia! Here we go again

25th July 2018

I have a dream of enjoying this franchise so I took a chance on it with a voulez view. One of us is loving this riff and I’ll try and keep it up, knowing me… knowing you. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is the sequel to the 2008 jukebox musical and stars mostly everybody from […]

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Film review: Skyscraper

23rd July 2018

OK, I think I owe Incredibles 2 an apology. I didn’t know how good I had it. Skyscraper is the family-friendly Die Hard. That’s it. Normally, I’ll spend a paragraph detailing the plot, some of the actors, perhaps the director. Not today, I’ve got too much to say about this mile high garbage fire. Let’s […]

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Film review: Incredibles 2

19th July 2018

Oh, you finally saw fit to release it here now the world cup’s over did you, Disney? A full month after the rest of the planet? Yeah, cheers you hacks. Incredibles 2 (confusingly not titled THE Incredibles 2) is the sequel to the 2004 Pixar film that’s better than every other Pixar film. Don’t @ me. […]

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Film review- Sicario 2: Soldado

13th July 2018

It’s at this point I realise Josh Brolin stars in three of my top ten films this year so far. Sicario 2: Soldado is the sequel to Denis Villeneuve’s teeth-gritting tour-de-force from 2015. It stars Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro as two terrible people in a terrible world where terrible things happen. These two […]

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4 films to talk about on your first day in prison

4th July 2018

We’ve all been there. It’s day one, we’ve got our orange onesie and our toothbrush. We step out into the yard but we don’t fancy punching the biggest guy there because we’re a coward. How should we break the ice to ensure a pleasant stay in the big house? The answer: appeal to the artistic […]

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4 people we hated more than the villain

27th June 2018

There are some truly reprehensible villains out there. In both fiction and reality. Sometimes though, the bloke posited as our ultimate bad guy isn’t half as bad as the slimeball in the background. Here are our picks for the characters who, honestly, were worse than the official antagonist. Dolores Umbridge (Harry Potter) If you’ve ever […]

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Charts and That

27th June 2018

Another Tuesday another bunch of lists. Welcome back to Charts and That where Mario Tennis Aces, Ocean’s 8 and Clean Bandit are all at the top. First up, movies, where Jurassic World has been succeeded by Ocean’s 8, the all-female reboot of the heist franchise. With decent reviews, we’re going to guess this isn’t moving […]

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Film review: Hereditary

24th June 2018

A modern wide-release horror that doesn’t rely solely on jump scares? Next, you’ll be telling me it features a creepy and well-done performance from a child. What’s that? Oh well, now you’ve got me. Hereditary is the first feature film from writer/director Ari Aster. It’s an intense horror that centres on a grieving family after […]

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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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