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Should I Watch..? 'Heat' (1995)

Michael Mann's heralded heist film has been hugely influential over the years but is often forgotten when discussing some of the best films of the Nineties. Why is that? Benjamin Cox takes a look.

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"Scream (2022)" - Does This "Requel" Work?

The newest "requel" in the horror genre, "Scream (2022)" is a film that follows the franchise's satirical roots to comment on the many tropes of horror movies. But does this franchise still work 25 years after the original?

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Should I Watch..? 'Kick-Ass 2'

The first was a left-field alternative to the sanitised Marvel Cinematic Universe, but this laboured sequel feels out of ideas and insulting to its audience. Benjamin Cox ponders where it all went wrong.

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Top 20 Nuclear-Themed Movies

These scarily realistic nuclear-themed movies will have you running for the nearest shelter.

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Should I Watch..? 'Rashomon'

Akira Kurosawa's breakthrough hit didn't just bring him to international recognition but shone on a light on Japanese cinema as a whole. Quite a claim for any film, but Benjamin Cox reckons that such a reputation is deserved, for once.

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Should I Watch..? 'Murder on the Orient Express' (2017)

With Kenneth Branagh's much-delayed adaptation of 'Death On The Nile' due for release soon, Benjamin Cox looks back at his first appearance as Agatha Christie's famous Belgian detective. Can he breathe new life into a stale product?

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"The Matrix: Resurrections": So OK It's Horrible

I think "So OK It's Horrible" covers the feeling when an anticipated cyberpunk sequel from a franchise with this much influence on film in general is...just OK.

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"Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City" (2021) - Review

A review of the most film adaptation of "Resident Evil."

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Should I Watch..? 'Trainspotting'

Danny Boyle's breakthrough picture is a tough, depressing look at the lives of heroin junkies in Edinburgh - but one with a killer soundtrack, genuinely black humour and a cast to die for. Benjamin Cox thinks he may be addicted.

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"Spider-Man: No Way Home" - The Film I Needed

"Spider-Man: No Way Home" is finally out, and it is glorious. Let me explain why I think so. Beware: spoilers lay ahead.

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Doc Antle's Children's Classics

The Tiger King star has been secretly behind many children's cinema classics Millennials grew up watching back in the late 1990s. Have you seen them all?

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Should I Watch..? 'Parasite' (2019)

South Korea has been becoming the dominant force in Asian cinema, generating increasing amounts of attention internationally and especially when this film won the Best Picture Oscar. Benjamin Cox dips his toes into the water.

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Revisiting Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" Trilogy

With the release of "Spider-Man: No Way Home" just around the corner, I decided to go back and refresh myself with the films I remember loving as a kid. Do Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" films hold up after all these years?

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Ranking Ridley Scott/Russell Crowe Films 1-5

I rank the films that director Ridley Scott and actor Russell Crowe worked on together.

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Should I Watch..? 'Home Sweet Home Alone'

It's that time of year when the TV schedules are flooded with tonnes of films with a festive twist and not to be out-done, Disney's streaming service offers us this seasonal updating. Benjamin Cox frantically looks for the gift receipt.

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Should I Watch..? 'The Sound of Music'

One of the most cherished film musicals of all time, this sweeping romantic drama can't fail but sweep you up with its charm, timeless songs and genuine chemistry. But can it win over notorious cynic Benjamin Cox? What do you think?

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Mia Thermopolis' Top Ten Outfits From "The Princess Diaries" Series

Mia Thermopolis is a beloved Disney icon known for her down-to-earth and relatable nature. In the two films, she undergoes both character and style transformations. Let's take a look at her top ten outfits from "The Princess Diaries" series.

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Terror and the Shield-Maiden: How Eowyn Deals With Her Fear

I find many many characterizations in "Lord of the Rings" to hit me in personal areas. Inspirations of who and where I want to be and dealing with life that, while not involving a Ruling One Ring, can still be quite ominous. Eowyn has such moments and these are why.

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Should I Watch..? 'Sin City'

Robert Rodriguez's long gestating adaptation of Frank Miller's series of graphic novels was well worth the wait. Benjamin Cox looks back at a revolutionary picture that promised much and ultimately delivered.

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Top 20 Movie Predictions That Actually Came True

Predicting the future can be a tricky business, especially in the movies. But just sometimes, they happen to get things right! Benjamin Cox goes all Nostrodamus and looks back at some predictions made in films that actually happened.

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The Stubbornness of Gimli: Why He Is Not Just Comic Relief in the Movies

In many movies, characters that are perceived as background placeholders because they're not the front and center are seen as undesirable. They're expendables or there to make the hero look good. "Lord of the Rings" is not one of those movies, and I expound why Gimli exemplifies this.

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Should I Watch..? 'Kingsman: The Secret Service'

This all-action, Bond parody bears all the hallmarks of its director - cartoony violence, comic dialogue and working class heroes coming good. So why does it underwhelm as much as it does, asks Benjamin Cox.

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Should I Watch..? 'True Lies'

James Cameron's follow-up to the blockbusting 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' was another blockbusting action thriller but with more giggles. Can it too stand the test of time? Benjamin Cox tells the truth and nothing but the truth.

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Should I Watch..? 'The Exorcist'

Nearly fifty years after its release, this film is still revered by many as the scariest film of all time. But why is that and is this claim justified? Luckily, Benjamin Cox doesn't suck anything in Hell...

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Should I Watch..? 'Dune' (2021)

With much anticipation and plenty of great review, this epic sci-fi finally arrives on the big screen. But for someone who has never read the book, can the film bring Benjamin Cox on board with its scope, visuals and atmosphere?

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Should I Watch..? 'Drunken Angel'

Kurosawa's breakout film was arguably the first post-war yakuza film made in Japan, but it lacks much of the director's typical scope and focuses instead on its characters much more. Benjamin Cox takes an intrigued look.

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"Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.": A Forgotten Marvel Movie

The 1998 TV movie "Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D." was the first attempt to bring Marvel Comics' super-spy to the screen, starring David Hasselhoff.

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10 Must-Watch Christmas Horror Movies

Halloween may be over, but the spooky season is just getting started.

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Ranking the "X-Men" Movie Franchise

Ever wondered which X-Men movie is the best? Look no further. We'll rank them all here.

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Should I Watch..? 'Don't Say a Word'

This film has been unfortunately overshadowed by events beyond its control, both when it was released and tragically much later. Benjamin Cox speaks out to tell you about this oft-forgotten thriller.

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12 Authors Who Loved & Loathed Their Big Screen Adaptions

It can be a daunting task bringing beloved literature to the silver screen. With not only moviegoers to please but the authors themselves, it can be a tall order for directors and producers. Let's take a look at 12 authors who loved & loathed their big screen adaptions.

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Should I Watch..? 'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre'

Forget the sequels, prequels, spin-offs and remakes - this iconic horror classic is every bit as terrifying as its reputation suggests. Benjamin Cox peeps through his fingers enough to bring you his review...

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Ranking Jason Reitman's Top 9 Films

I rank Jason Reitman’s directorial films 1-9

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Ranking the "Star Wars" Movies

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, we tried to rank the Star Wars movies. Let's see how we did.

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36 Magical Behind-the-Scenes Facts About the "Harry Potter" Films

In honor of the 20th anniversary of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone", the hit film that spawned a record-setting franchise, let's take a look at some magical behind-the-scenes facts about the films.

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Should I Watch..? 'Pretty Woman'

Largely responsible for the rom-com boom of the nineties, this fairy-tale romance feels like an updated version of "My Fair Lady" but with fewer songs. Benjamin Cox drove all night to deliver his verdict.

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25 Enchanting Facts About Your Favorite Alfred Hitchcock Films

One of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema, Sir Alfred Hitchcock directed over 50 feature films and earned six Academy Awards. His films are regarded as some of the best created, and his career spanned an impressive six decades.

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Should I Watch..? 'Underworld: Evolution'

The sequel to unpolished gem 'Underworld' delivers even more style over substance as the war between vampire and werewolf wages on. Benjamin Cox rises from the dead to look back at this disappointing follow-up.

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9 Infamous Real Houses From Iconic Horror & Halloween Movies

Check out some of the real life houses that served as sets & exterior shots for iconic horror and Halloween movies.

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Ranking the "Star Trek" Movies

The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voya... oh, wait, ranking the Star Trek movies? Well, two of those still count...

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Should I Watch..? 'Snakes on a Plane'

Whenever Hollywood tries to make a good B-movie, things invariably go wrong. Benjamin Cox has had it with this monkey fighting film on his Monday-to-Friday screen!

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15 Horror Movies With Ridiculous Titles

The line that divides horror and comedy is often very thin. Check out this list of 15 horror films with titles so ridiculous that you won't believe that they're actual movies!

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Ranking the "Halloween" Movies

Michael Myers is on the loose? Not so groovy, baby. Find out which Myers flicks are the scariest below.

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Should I Watch..? 'Black Widow' (2021)

After all this time, Marvel finally pull their finger out and release a solo Black Widow entry in their Cinematic Universe. But have they left it too late after the character's fate in 'Avengers: Endgame'? Benjamin Cox reveals all...

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Ranking the "Terminator" Movies

"I'll be back", he says, but how many times, Arnie? And which appearance was the best? We'd better rank the Terminator movies and find out.

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Ranking Edgar Wright's Best Films

I rank Edgar Wright’s directorial films 1 through 7.

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Should I Watch..? 'Audition' (1999)

With Halloween approaching, families will be looking for a horror movie that everyone will enjoy. This isn't it - only the strongest of stomachs need apply for this brutal J-horror thriller from Takashi Miike. Benjamin Cox reaches for a bucket...

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Should I Watch..? 'Cliffhanger'

This Stallone vehicle may be little more than 'Die Hard on a mountain' but if it ain't broke, why try and fix it? Benjamin Cox gets his crampons and looks back at a big, dumb action picture that's actually quite fun.