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  • CINEMASCOPE: WARPED BLADES

    Anyone who follows Guy Ritchie’s films knows he has a very specific style...

    Ever since the Sherlock Holmes director shot to fame some two decades ago with films such as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000), he has made a series of kinetic fast-paced action films that value style over substance
  • Front seat: The ultimate face off

    For years, Batman v Superman has been marketed as an incredible battle between the two titans of DC comics...

    Through cleverly edited trailers, it has been made to appear that their battle levels their environment as they go at each other with full force
  • Front seat: Turtles in the shadows

    Directed by newcomer Dave Green and once again produced by Michael Bay, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is the sequel to 2014’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...

    The good news is that this action/comedy is actually better than its predecessor, which had been poorly received by critics and fans alike
  • Front seat: Winning ‘Wars’

    It has been over three decades since Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983) concluded the magnificent space opera trilogy built on dazzling special effects and heartfelt mystical storytelling...

    A series so influential, it made terms such as ‘lightsabers’, ‘jedi’, ‘The Force’, and ‘nerf-herder’ a pillar of pop culture
  • CINEMASCOPE: BAPTISM OF FIRE

    From the cheesy title to the equally cheesy music, from the ensemble cast to the occasionally cringe-worthy heroic dialogue — some of which couldn’t possibly have been real — elements of Only the Brave suggest that it is nothing more than good old-fashioned Oscar bait...

    But look past the ambitions of director Joseph Kosinski to shoot an emotional epic and Columbia Pictures to bring home some award ceremony gold, and there is something...
  • CINEMASCOPE: CLOWN CARNAGE

    Based on Stephen King’s classic horror novel from 1986 and directed by Argentine filmmaker Andrés Muschietti (Mama), It is a supernatural-themed film featuring the iconic trans-dimensional killer clown Pennywise...

    I found it to be plenty of fun, even if the scary sequences didn’t do a number on me
  • CINEMASCOPE: HELL AND BACK

    If you had watched this prequel to The Conjuring (2013) and Annabelle (2014), you may not have expected Annabelle: Creation to be worth your time...

    After all, Annabelle was quite disappointing, especially for fans of its excellent predecessor
  • Movie review: A disaster flick with no ‘direction’

    DWAYNE Johnson goes against his biggest enemy ever in San Andreas — a giant earthquake — but fails to impress the audience who were waiting for something out of the ordinary...

    Everything in the film has been viewed before in cinema and that’s the main reason San Andreas fails to shake up those who went to cinema to get a better version of 2012
  • Movie review: The Avengers are back

    EARTH’S mightiest heroes are back and this time they are pitted against an enemy that is more powerful than they can comprehend...

    Avengers: Age of Ultron begins with Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Iron Man, Black Widow and Hawkeye taking on the villains just like they always do, and return with the specter which helps Tony Stark in enhancing one of his inventions
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