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Film Review: The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

There are few finished films that have as infamous a genesis as the 1996 version of The Island of Dr. Moreau. It’s truly the stuff of legend; a young director on his way up the ladder from low budget exploitation fare who’s clearly out of his depth (who’s fired a week into filming and then manages to sneak back on […]

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Film Review: Alita: Battle Angel

Based on the early 90s Japanese manga strip Ganmu – translated into English as Battle Angel Alita – and the 1993 animé (also known in English as Battle Angel Alita), this James Cameron-produced, Robert Rodriguez-directed film was originally announced way back in 2003, with Cameron set to direct. However, with James Cameron now seemingly invested in directing nothing but the […]

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Film Review: Solo – A Star Wars Story (2018)

The risk of making huge budget movies can sometimes be a gamble worthy of beloved Corellian chancer Han Solo himself. However, there were – until recently – not many franchises more set for success than Star Wars, so a prequel movie covering the early years of Han Solo was seen as the closest thing there is in Hollywood to a […]

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Film Review: Whisper of the Heart (1995)

I’ve long been a fan of the gorgeous animated movies from Studio Ghibli; often tales infused with a sort of magical realism, their tales are most often set in real world environments, with supernatural or fantastical elements that put it the story just one step away from reality. Whisper of the Heart is a little different; though it does feature […]

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Film Review: Star Trek III: The Search For Spock (1984)

Though the Star Trek movies got off to a shaky start with the first film – The Motion Picture, which I reviewed here – the second film was an absolutely spectacular romp, full of high stakes action, superb writing and excellent character development. It ended on a pseudo-cliffhanger too, with the death of Spock. Despite Leonard Nimoy’s apparent desire for […]

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Film Review: Jurassic Park III (2001)

Note: My reviews of Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park can be found here and here respectively. The original Jurassic Park was a revelation when it first released. The special effects were nothing short of astonishing and it really did push boundaries, breaking new ground in visual effects technology that unquestionably changed the way that films were made, […]

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Weekly Round Up

I seemed to cover an awful lot of ground this week; though it was at my usual pace of an article a day, it certainly felt as if I covered more than usual. So I wouldn’t blame you if you missed anything; it seems to me that it’s a good idea take a look at what I wrote about over […]