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Jurassic Park: The TL;DR Reviews

Since I started writing again last year, I’ve made a few attempts at going back to the beginning of a game or film series and reviewing each entry in turn; for whatever reason – usually issues with having a lack of time and/or interest – these attempts have always stalled. Reviewing an entire series felt a bit unattainable to me; […]

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Film Review: Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

I was a huge fan of sci-fi as a kid, to the point where I’d watch just about anything featuring spaceships, aliens and lasers. Star Wars is to blame; coming out the same year that I was born, it was always just there – I seemed to be around and at my most impressionable when hype was building for the […]

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Film Review: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Note: My reviews of the other films in the series can be found at these links: Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park III and Jurassic World. It took 22 years for there to be a truly satisfying sequel to the brilliant, groundbreaking Jurassic Park. When Jurassic World arrived in 2015, it had been 14 years since Jurassic […]

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Film Review: Jurassic World (2015)

  Note: My reviews for the first three films in the Jurassic Park series can be found here, here and here. There were four years between Jurassic Park and its first sequel, the awkwardly titled The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Another four years elapsed between that film and Jurassic Park III, which was long believed to be the last we’d […]

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My Christmas Movies

Santa’s almost here! It’s about this time that I like to sit back, chill out and watch some classic movies. There’s a lot of debate about what makes a Christmas movie a Christmas movie, but for me it’s easy: Is it set at Christmas? Are there Christmas-themed songs on the soundtrack? Does the Christmas setting feature heavily? If the answer […]

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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 […]