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Mission Impossible: III (2006)

JJ Abrams wasn’t exactly an unknown quantity when MI:III was made, but he was far from the Hollywood behemoth he is today, love him or hate him (his output can be quite divisive, to say the least – though MI: III was actually his debut movie as director). He had been churning out super-spy TV show Alias for a number […]

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Film Review: Batman vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2019)

I was finally prompted to catch up with Batman vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles this week, following my TMNT 35th Anniversary article. It’s a cross-company meeting of iconic characters that was recently – and successfully – explored in the comics, with a third part of a trilogy now in the midst of being published, neatly coinciding with Batman’s 80th anniversary […]

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Film Review: WALL-E (2008)

Though there’s a lot of humour wrung from the premise, there’s an undeniably horrifying glimpse at an all-too likely future for our planet in WALL-E. The humour, though, comes from our look at the day to day adventures of the world’s last functioning cleaner robot, part of a workforce that was created generations ago to refresh our planet – which […]

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Mission Impossible 2 (2000)

Given the huge success of the first Mission Impossible film, it’s perhaps quite a surprise that it took so long for a sequel to appear – four years is quite the gap in Hollywood Sequel years. However, Tom Cruise has always been a star who’s massively in demand and, with him also pulling double duty as the co-producer of the […]

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Day 50 – Am I A Blogger Now?

As you can probably guess from the title of this post, I’ve now reached fifty consecutive days of posting on the blog. Which, I think you’ll agree, is quite a milestone! Without counting today’s post, I’ve only once resorted to what I’d consider ‘filler’ – even then, it was a similar piece to this one in that I was reflecting […]

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Detective Pikachu – Spoiler Free Movie Review

Adapting books to film is a delicate balancing act that, even when successful, will often yield grumbly clichés from viewers who proclaim that the book was better – all the while ignoring the fact that a 500 page novel is a very different beast to a two hour film. Imagine, then, the difficulty inherent in translating a video game to […]

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Happy Star Wars Day!

Star Wars is one of those pop culture franchises that, for me, has always been around. My birth was perfectly timed for this; I arrived in the world just a few weeks after Star Wars did – though it didn’t arrive in the UK until I was a little over six months old. Pictured below is the queue around the […]