Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

When I heard there was going to be another Pirates of the Caribbean movie, I couldn’t help but groan because I felt the franchise was done – as much as I loved the first two, the last two (especially the fourth) weren’t so good and I expected this, also known as Salazar’s Revenge, to be SO bad, so imagine how pleasantly surprised I was to discover that is a welcome return to form for the franchise.

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Colossal: Film Review 

Colossal had one of the most bizarre concepts I have heard in recent months so obviously I had to check it out – and it was definitely worth the cinema trip.

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Snatched: Film Review

Snatched hasn’t fared very well with the critics but I’m hear to tell you not to listen to them because I found it bloody funny and I was entertained throughout.

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Miss Sloane: Film Review

All hail Jessica Chastain, aka The Queen. She never fails to put in a fantastic performance and Miss Sloane is no exception. She nails it, just like everyone else in this taut and exciting political thriller.

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Alien: Covenant – Film Review

I am a big fan of the Alien franchise and I personally liked Prometheus (I know many didn’t) so I had massively high hopes for Alien: Covenant. Sadly, it isn’t the resounding success I hoped for. It has many great moments but also many predictable and stupid ones so I left feeling a little disappointed.

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A Dog’s Purpose: Film Review 

I love dogs and that usually translates to a love for dog movies, but also a sense of sadness when an onscreen dog dies, which is why I struggled with A Dog’s Purpose. It’s trying to be a sweet, sentimental film about a dog’s connection and loyalty to its owners but there’s a lot of dog death to deal with and I’m not sure kids will enjoy that. I certainly didn’t.

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Unlocked: Film Review

Noomi Rapace is a brilliant actress who can handle emotional, character-driven stuff as well as kick-ass action sequences so it is a shame she isn’t given more great roles. Unlocked is a step in the right direction but she still deserves more.

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Lady Macbeth: Film Review

Period dramas generally aren’t my bag which is why I didn’t see Lady Macbeth at the London Film Festival. But I kept hearing rave reviews so I thought I would give it a go and I was really impressed.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Film Review

Like everyone else, I was surprised how much I liked the first Guardians of the Galaxy and it did so well against low expectations. The problem with the sequel, like all follow-ups, was that it had pressure to be better, or at least as good as, its predecessor, which is something Vol.2 didn’t manage to achieve.

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The Promise: Film Review

All I knew about The Promise was that Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale were in it, and I was sold, so I had no idea I was in for an intense war epic about the Armenian Genocide. The story was fascinating in a horrifying way but something was off – I should have been in tears and breaking my heart, but I was unmoved.

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