Movies

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Should I Watch..? 'Memento'

After being dazzled by Christopher Nolan's latest feature 'Tenet', Benjamin Cox goes back to his breakout feature film and realises that Nolan is possibly the best director currently working anywhere. And has been for some time...

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"Love, Guaranteed" Movie Review

For a movie that seems like something stolen directly from The Hallmark Channel’s production room (right down to the casting of Hallmark mainstay Rachel Leigh Cook), Netflix’s new cheeseball rom-com Love, Guaranteed actually has a few things going for it (not the least of which is, in fact, Cook)...

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'Tenet' (2020) A Timely Movie Review

Christopher Nolan is a masterclass writer/director; can he save the cinemas from financially collapsing with his latest feature? Will his new film be the greatest of all greats and great the greatest great of great films?! I mean... Why don't you lovely readers hop on in here and find out?

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Should I Watch..? 'Sliver'

Still riding high after her career making performance in 'Basic Instinct', Sharon Stone followed up one erotic thriller with another. Talk about typecasting! Benjamin Cox thinks lightning is unlikely to strike twice...

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'Man of Steel' (2013) A Swell Movie Review

Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel' was the launch of the current DC cinematic universe, but was it a good one? It's been seven years now, so maybe a revisit is in order! Join me as I take a look at the good and not so good qualities that make up this origin story reboot.

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"The One and Only Ivan" Movie Review

Based on the 2013 Newberry Medal-winning children’s book by Katherine Applegate, The One and Only Ivan is the latest original offering from Disney+, and though it may prove a gentle diversion for kids (and parents) as the summer winds down, it has all the staying power of an August breeze...

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"Class Action Park" Movie Review

Yes, kids, long ago there really was a place called Action Park. From 1978 to 1996, it attracted mainly teenagers primarily from the New York area to a quint little grassy knoll an hour outside of town in the northernmost part of New Jersey. The place was a no-holds-barred, largely unsupervised ...

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'Green Lantern' (2011) An Enlightened Movie Review

The comic book movies of DC have made a turnaround lately with the fans, but things weren't looking so bright nearly a decade ago with the release of 2011's 'Green Lantern'. Is it possible that maybe we were too harsh? No. The answer is still no... But why don't we take a look as to why!

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Should I Watch..? 'Tenet'

Rare is the film that gives Benjamin Cox an adrenaline rush immediately after viewing. And it's not just because COVID-19 had kept him waiting for this masterpiece from Christopher Nolan...

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Should I Watch..? 'Wonder Woman'

The first female-led superhero film in years, this movie proved once and for all that such films could be successful at the box office. But is it any good? Benjamin Cox spins around quickly for a costume change and takes a look.

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"Project Power" Movie Review

Take a couple of bankable stars, a directing duo whose last effort came out of nowhere to be considerably above average, and a premise that (at least on paper) has a decent amount of promise, and it would be hard to swing and miss, right? Netflix’s latest “original film” Project Power, however...

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Should I Watch..? 'Gravity'

MIssing this space-set thriller in cinemas, Benjamin Cox wasn't about to make the same mistake twice when he bought it on home release. Trouble is, some films are meant to be watched on a big screen...

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"Howard" Movie Review

For those not among the deep-dive Disney faithful, the name Howard Ashman may only spark the slightest hint of recognition, but if you were told he’s the man who wrote the lyrics to all the songs in The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin, you may well light up like a Christmas tree...

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"The Beach House" Movie Review

Getting its release in the heart of summer during a global pandemic certainly doesn’t hurt director Jeffrey A. Brown’s debut feature The Beach House from feeling particularly timely and relevant. And though there are certainly a handful of decent scares and a solid, pervading air of uneasiness...

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Should I Watch..? '13th'

With racial tensions being what they are in the US right now, this 2016 documentary from director Ava DuVernay is worryingly prescient and deeply uncomfortable to watch. For Benjamin Cox, though, that is precisely why you need to watch this...