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Where Spanish people actually speak in Spanish Assassin’s Creed has more than anything else, always been a framework for historical antics. All the future stuffed be damned – people want to lose themselves in the past of a dummy character whose only purpose is so we can play with history and assassin things. If any video… Read More

Many Bothans died to bring you this information Being a small part of A New Hope nobody thought too hard on, Rogue One is a funny thing to make a movie about. It basically exists to serve the purpose of another, larger movie, while sort of acting as a self-sustaining entity on its own. It’s… Read More

The Harry Potter kids have come of age now. Those who started as fankids with the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, are now solidly in their twenties, and those who got swept into the franchise with the later books, are mature teens. So, it makes sense that the most recent film to… Read More

I’m not sure why there is so much whining about Jack Reacher: Never Go Back being a formulaic and predictable film. Isn’t that a part of the enjoyment we expect to get in the Jack Reacher series? If the trailer was not enough for critics and fans to put away their percentages book, it’s hard to figure out what… Read More

Finding a remake that doesn’t fudge itself is rare nowadays. Probably ‘cause remakes are good for business, but not reputation. After all, if you’re creating another version of something that’s already been created, your intentions probably weren’t noble to begin with. The Magnificent Seven is one of those fat-lady movies that comes along when the… Read More

One-eyed, 11 year old Kubo in ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ sounds like an unlikely hero in almost every respect, yet this mythic, animated fable, set in Japan in the era of the Samurai, corresponds to Joseph Campbell’s 17 step narrative template called The Hero’s Journey. The movie’s screenplay writers, Marc Haimes and Chris Butler, know… Read More

Reviewers go through phases of thinking. I know I have. The early years murk themselves in the optimism that comes with any kind of puberty; only for the inspired idealism to be dulled by the gradual grind of movie after movie. We look back on earlier times in our career and call it ‘naivety’. We… Read More

From the Bourne tradition of naming every movie with a badass title, calling this Jason Bourne seems like phoning it in. Whilst getting the message across for a revamp, having come out of the Bourne closet after 9 years, JB demands a better title than the first thing he’ll see on his power bill. Maybe… Read More

Once The Legend of Tarzan really got going, it turned into a rip roaring adventure story that kept me gripped to my seat. It was an experience similar to what you felt in adventure films of years gone by, like ‘Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark’. Now that dates me, as that Indiana film was… Read More

‘Now you see me 2’, directed by Jon Chu, hustles and cons the viewer into stepping into the cinematic equivalent of a washing machine, and then … whoosh … you’re off! Although you’ll feel as if you are travelling at a million miles an hour, you’ll actually be suffering from an illusion because you are… Read More