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The Shallows

Following the recent death of her mother, surfer Nancy (Blake Lively) is needing time to herself. She decides to travel to Mexico with a friend and find the beach that her mother went to when she found out she was pregnant with Nancy. Arriving at the beach alone, as her friend is nursing a hangover in what seems like the most idyllic place, it’s peaceful and quiet. While out catching the last wave...

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Star Trek Beyond

‘To boldly go where no man has gone before’.. that’s the statement Star Trek has been saying since the day it first aired. Unfortunately for the latest offering Star Trek Beyond does little to enthral or excite. Instead it’s a run of the mill futuristic action movie with a weak storyline. Justin Lin (Fast and Furious) directs the latest film in the Star Trek reboot series. For the most part it’s g...

3

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Ghostbusters (2016)

Call off the lynch mob and put away those proton packs because Ghostbusters isn’t a remake that you should be afraid of. Despite the trolling, the negative press and the somewhat biased IMDB reviews, Ghostbusters is a fun, family summer blockbuster. Unfortunately, and as expected, it is haunted by the nostalgic quality of the 1984 classic of the same name and ultimately, it inevitably finds itself...

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The Conjuring 2

This sequel to the surprise 2013 hit sees paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren come out of semi-retirement in order to travel across the pond to Blighty to investigate the infamous 1977 Enfield haunting. Throughout, they are haunted by the spectres of the past and must face their own demons in order to save both the Hodgson family and ultimately themselves. First things first, recent ho...

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Me Before You

At first glance you would think Me Before You is a standard rom-com film. Girl meets boy, they fall in love, fall out then make up again while indulging its audience to moments of laughter. Suffice to say this film is not that. The trailer is a little misleading but for those members of the audience who have not read the book that this film is based off, it will take them by surprise. In a delight...

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The Nice Guys

When a private investigator and a hired thug join forces to track down a 15 year old girl, it’s only a matter of time that things don’t go as smoothly as one would hope. Set in the late 1970’s in Los Angeles at the hype of the car industry, a scandal emerges that lays corruption at the feet of many wealthy and important figures in the city. Finding the young Amelia (Margret Qually) holds what seem...

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Green Room

It’s incredibly fortunate that Green Room is only 95 minutes in length because it is an incredibly gruelling suspenseful horror-thriller that leaves its audience in tatters. Ultimately, the premise is nothing new, but director Jeremy Saulnier has certainly set the bar for low budget siege thrillers. The film begins with a journeyman punk band called the Ain’t Rights syphoning petrol from cars in o...