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Film Review: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

Note: My review of the first film in the Star Trek series (Star Trek: The Motion Picture) can be found here. There’s an absolutely fascinating history behind the second Star Trek movie (it’s far too long to recount at length here, but I’d urge you to check out the film’s Wikipedia page even if you’re not a Trek fan – […]

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My First Twitterversary

Today is a special occasion, being exactly a year since I set up and used my Twitter account for the very first time. I was always very hesitant to use social media – especially with all of the seemingly endless toxicity I’d heard about in the gaming community – but I’m pleased to say that my experience has, for the […]

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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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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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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: 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 […]