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Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is too much style, not enough substance. It’s a wanna-be cool movie but in its second outing (the first one was pretty farcical too but somehow managed to turn Colin Firth into an unlikely action hero) it just tries too hard, missing the mark that would have catapulted it into a […]

Logan Lucky

Remember the days when movies were simple and fun, easy to follow with no overtly brooding characters whose conscience was tearing them apart even though nothing really was that screwed up (read Batman, Iron Man, any Christopher Nolan character)? Ever miss the simplicity and artistic excellence of a heist movie like Dog Day Afternoon? If […]

Magic Mike XXL

Gleeful shrieks have rung out from cinemas around the world as the sequel to 2012’s Magic Mike slides half-naked into theatres. Magic Mike XXL does what it says on the muscle-flexing tin. It’s a collection of scenes created with the sole purpose of getting the target audience “frothing” (as radio DJ Maz Compton so aptly put […]

22 Jump Street

The inevitable sequel to 2012’s parody of the hit ‘80s television series has arrived. This time Jenko (Channing Tatum) and Schmidt (Jonah Hill) are going undercover in college to investigate the distribution of a new killer drug. There is no stretch of the imagination here and they don’t even try to hide it. It’s the […]

WHITE HOUSE DOWN

Why did it take Hollywood so long to bring back the basic formula that makes an action movie a classic? - Keep it simple. White House Down tells the story of macho Capitol Policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum). Cale takes his estranged daughter Emily (Joey King) to a White House tour, where he is also […]