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boom reviews - tolkien Tolkien (12)

A story about a short person and their obsession over a bit of jewellery doesn’t necessarily sound that exciting, but English writer J.R.R. Tolkien did all right out of it. So much so that his work has had the big screen treatment, mostly thanks to Peter Jackson, and the online shop that now also makes shows is soon to produce a Lord of the Rings series, that will hopefully keep actors of short stature in regular work for a bit too.

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boom reviews - the fight The Fight (12)

Gear shifts are tricky things. Not in the driving sense you understand, unless you’re American, but where careers are concerned. Once you’ve established yourself as an actor within a specific field, it can be difficult to be accepted – by peers and audiences alike - trying something else. For example, regardless of how good his singing voice is, accepting Jason Statham in the lead of a musical might be a tough ask.

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boom reviews - under the silver lake Under the Silver Lake (15)

Whenever Keith Lemon chats with one of his guests on Celebrity Juice, be it a minor celebrity or bland pop star, he invariably has to ask them about the product they’re on the show to plug. He asks every single one of them the same, exact question: what’s the message? It’s a deep question, and one that they can never answer conclusively, thanks to him.

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boom reviews - greta Greta (15)

After a number of huge successes in the eighties and nineties, with films such as The Company of Wolves, Mona Lisa, The Crying Game and Michael Collins, Irish director Neil Jordan looked like becoming an established talent in the film world.

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boom reviews - dragged across concrete Dragged Across Concrete (18)

We’re now three films deep into director S. Craig Zahler’s CV, and it’s safe to say that he’s forming a familiar M.O. 1/ Write a cracking screenplay that is both stark and brutal, and hold back on the pacing. 2/Cast iconic actors who some may describe, somewhat cruelly, as past their sell-by date. 3/ Above said actors must be male. Female actors seeking a starring role, needn’t apply.

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boom reviews - pet sematary Pet Sematary (15)

When it comes to having books adapted for the big screen, Stephen King is just that. He currently has had over forty of his published work adapted for both TV and film, with even more to come. It’s reached the point now where the originals are now getting remade, like Carrie, It, and this title, which King originally wrote in 1983.

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boom reviews - shazam Shazam! (12)

Superhero flicks and climate change have one thing in common – both are unstoppable forces that will ultimately be the death of us. If only there was a superhero who could save us from both perils?

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boom reviews - the white crow The White Crow (12)

When an actor decides to have a go at being behind the camera, it’s a natural transition. Even more so if they’ve spent a number of years in the acting game. That’s exactly what acclaimed British actor Ralph (Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-) Fiennes did in 2011, when he directed Coriolanus. Two years later he helmed The Invisible Woman, which sadly wasn’t a comic book title.

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boom reviews - missing link Missing Link (PG)

With Disney such a dominant force – not just in the world of animation, but thanks to their recent studio purchases, all of film kind – it’s difficult for other studios to compete head to head.

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boom reviews - us Us (15)

Before the release of 2017’s Get Out, not many held out much hope for it; after all, it was written and directed by Jordan Peele, who, only a year before, was mostly responsible for the dire effort Keanu, a comedy that was about as funny as having your face ripped off by a horde of ravenous feral cats.

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boom reviews - capernaum Capernaum (15)

There has to be times, in all our lives, where we’ve considered suing our parents for one thing or another. For instance, TV doesn’t constitute being an actual bone fide baby sitter. Nor does having to trawl around a supermarket on a Saturday afternoon count as a family day out.

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boom reviews - happy as lazzaro Happy as Lazzaro (12)

There are just not enough good people in the world. Fact. This is no doubt because bad things invariably happen to them. Take that Jesus fella; he was always doing nice things for other folk, making sure they had food on their plates, sorting them out with their aches and pains, and look what happened to him.

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boom reviews - border Border (15)

We live in uncertain, divisive times, sadly. The last thing we need is a film that highlights the problems that can arise with borders. But despite the name, this is not a politically motivated feature, thank God.

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boom reviews - birds of passage Birds of Passage (15)

Films about drug wars aren’t that unusual, they often go a bit like this: young whippersnapper comes up the ranks, wants to make an impression, throw their considerable ego around, “hey, who are you, to throw your ego around?” – “bang, bang, you’re dead!”, - ”No, bangbang You’re dead!!”. The end.

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boom reviews - cold pursuit Cold Pursuit (15)

The revenge thriller. If anyone has made this sub-genre their very own in recent years, it’s Liam Neeson. 2008’s Taken single-handedly re-invented this Irish actor in his mid fifties as an action hero, serving cold dishes of revenge, left, right and centre. He’s back, serving an even chillier dish than normal, in his latest action thriller.

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boom reviews - fighting with my family Fighting With my Family (12)

It’s funny all the made up stuff people will believe in; just take Father Christmas, the Tooth Fairy and religion, for example. You can also add wrestling to that list; essentially play fight panto that involves aggressive cuddling, it’s managed to become a hugely popular form of entertainment, especially in the US, making household names out of the likes of Hulk Hogan and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

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boom reviews - the kindergarten teacher The Kindergarten Teacher (12)

It must be great to be a Gyllenhaal. It doesn’t matter which one really, Maggie, or younger bro Jake; whenever either of them pop up in a film, you know it’s worth a watch, just because one of them is simply in it.

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boom reviews - boy erased Boy Erased (15)

When actor Joel Edgerton decided to pop behind the camera for 2015’s The Gift, which he also starred in, alongside Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall, it felt as if that maybe more the direction, as it were, his career was going to take him.

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boom reviews - if beale street could talk If Beale Street Could Talk (15)

So you manage to make a film (2008’s Medicine for Melancholy), which you write and direct. It’s critically acclaimed, but doesn’t find a wider audience.

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boom reviews - green book Green Book (12)

If Peter Pan had a twin, and both ended up working in film, you’d have the Farrelly brothers. For much of their adult lives, the pair have helmed some of the silliest films in modern history, including There‘s Something About Mary, Shallow Hal and both Dumb and Dumber flicks.

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boom reviews - a private war A Private War (15)

Truth is a curious old concept. After all, one person’s truth can be another’s stinking pile of rotting cabbage. And as Mark Twain said (or did he?), never let the truth stand in the way of a good story. So if you thought that fake news was a modern phenomenon, think again.

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boom reviews - stan and dollie Stan & Ollie (PG)

If you asked anyone from this generation who the best comedy double act was, you’d probably be greeted by the names Ant and Dec. For those of an older disposition however, whose summers as youths were littered with classic black and white slapstick films on TV, there could be but one reply – Laurel and Hardy.

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boom reviews - can you ever forgive me Can You Ever Forgive Me? (15)

Before 2011, Melissa McCarthy was carving out a credible career as a comic actor on US TV in shows such as Gilmore Girls, the short-lived Samantha Who?, and Mike & Molly. In 2011, director Paul Feig cast her in his film Bridesmaids, and everything changed. Despite not even being a starring role, McCarthy’s Megan made like a thief and stole every scene she was in, making her a star overnight. She picked up an Oscar nomination too (for best Supporting Actress), for her troubles.

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boom reviews - mary queen of scots Mary Queen of Scots (15)

Monarchs have got it so easy these days. All they have to do is mooch about in big houses, wave weirdly for a bit out of cars, and open a new wing to an already run down NHS hospital.

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boom reviews - the front runner The Front Runner (15)

Since politics actually became a thing, the word has been synonymous with scandal. It’s got to the point now however, where the words almost mean the same thing, particularly where the current POTUS is concerned.

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boom reviews - bumblebee Bumblebee (12)

It’s easy to dismiss the Transformers films as being nothing other than flashy, trashy toy tie-ins. And that they are, no question. But somehow, considering that the franchise is made up of only six titles – including this spin-off – it is the 13th highest grossing film series of all time. And that’s including two instalments that have grossed over $1 billion each. That’s a lot of spare parts for your buck.

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boom reviews - the favourite The Favourite (15)

It’s unclear quite when it happened, but somewhere along the way, Olivia Colman became a national treasure, or at the very least, a national treasure in waiting. No doubt playing royalty, twice in quick succession (here and as Liz 2 in the upcoming third season of The Crown on Netflix), is a big help. Just ask Helen Mirren.

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boom reviews - colette Colette (15)

If there’s one actor who is keen on keeping the period drama alive it’s Keira Knightley. For the majority of her career, she has been wearing corsets, jaunty hats and serious pouts, in various historical dramas. And doing very well as a result.

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boom reviews - spiderman into the spiderverse Spider-Man: into the Spider-Verse (PG)

Ice-cream. Everybody loves it, right? But if you’re force fed tubs of it, morning, noon and night, it would probably start to lose its appeal. Not to mention all that brain freeze to contend with. Now swap ‘ice-cream’ for ‘superhero flicks’ and you’ll probably get where we’re going with this.

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boom reviews - Piercing Piercing (18)

It happens all too rarely these days, but once in a while, a director produces something both quirky and stimulating. With this his second feature, Nicolas Pesce has done just that with his weird and darkly wonderful adaption of the 1994 novel by Ryū Murakami.

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boom reviews - Aquaman Aquaman (12)

There was a time, not so long ago, when we would be crying out for our favourite childhood comic book heroes to blast their way onto the big screen. And now that it’s happened, not so much. With both Marvel and DC now saturating the market, audiences now find themselves drowning in superhero titles. Luckily for them, we can now all be saved by the fishy Aquaman!

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boom reviews - the possession of hannah grace The Possession of Hannah Grace (15)

It’s disappointing that possessions are seen in such a negative light. Imagine, working in a soulless, dead end job and having the ability to be possessed during your work hours. You can literally switch off and not be affected by the mundane nature of your job, whilst your possessee, who let’s face it, would probably be over the moon at the chance to live a little once again, excitedly gets on with your working day. That’s what you call a win win.

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boom reviews - the girl in the spider's web The Girl in the Spider's Web (15)

If ever there was a cinematic female character to rival Bond, it would be Lisbeth Salander. Like Bond, she first started life on the page, in Stieg Larsson’s series of novels. Then she jumped to the screen, as a smart, tough cookie, spending the time protecting those who struggle protecting themselves.

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boom reviews - Fantasdtic beasts the Crimes of Grindelwald Fantastic Beasts: the Crimes of Grindelwald (12)

After the final Harry Potter film disappeared from our screens and lives, there was a resounding sense of finality over such wizardry exploits. Sadly that was just wishful thinking.

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boom reviews - bohemian rhapsody Bohemian Rhapsody (15)

It’s all well and good being an average rock band, above average even, but if you don’t have an enigmatic front man, greatness will always elude you. Just ask Nickelback.

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boom reviews - the hate u give The Hate U Give (12)

There’s one thing that can bring people together in this world and that’s the understanding of how divisive politics can be. From the outside – of the US that is – you would think that after several shootings in schools, something would be done about gun laws. In 2012, a 20-year-old walked into the Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newton, Connecticut, and shot dead 20 children under the age of seven. It should have been the final straw. It wasn’t.

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boom reviews - first man First Man (12)

It’s a name that sounds like it’s been around for years, and yet First Man is only the third feature to be directed by French American director Damien Chazelle. His debut, Whiplash, was massively impressive, so it was no real surprise that his follow-up La La Land would pick up six Oscars.

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boom reviews - a star is born A Star is Born (15)

A lot of actors, who’d like to dabble with being behind the camera, usually start off making their directorial debut with a modest project, just to dip their creative toes in the directing waters. Not so Bradley Cooper.

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boom reviews - Night School Night School (15)

For a comedian, to get asked to present the Oscars is a pretty cool gig; after all, with its impressive global reach, stages don’t get much bigger. And despite his diminutive size, Kevin Hart could fill it, which is no doubt why the academy offered him the job.

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boom reviews - Venom Venom (15)

Saturation point. That’s pretty much where we’re at now with superhero flicks. Not that it looks like slowing down at any time soon. So, with so much out there, how do you go about standing out from the caped crowd?

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boom reviews - Blindspotting Blindspotting (15)

With so many big budget releases taking up time at the water cooler, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that a vibrant indie filmmaking scene still exists, thankfully. Here then, is a fine example of (relatively) low budget adventures in film.

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boom reviews - the predator The Predator (18)

This is not the film we were expecting. Considering the predatory nature of the current POTUS, there was a chance this was a biopic of how such a tangerine of a man managed to win the top job. It would’ve probably starred Will Ferrell, with Kathy Burke playing the role of Melania, and featured a cameo of Adam Sandler as Donald Jr.

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boom reviews - crazy rich asians Crazy Rich Asians (12)

Once in a while, for some inexplicable reason, a film comes along that audiences just get. Rom-com Crazy Rich Asians is one such flick – to the impressive global box office take of just shy of £240 million.

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boom reviews - mission impossible fallout Mission Impossible: Fallout (12)

In 1993, Die Hard director John McTiernan decided to make a fun action flick with his Predator star Arnold Swarzennegger, called Last Action Hero. It was a lame duck, and sadly continued the director’s slide into obscurity.

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boom reviews - Incredibles 2 Incredibles 2 (PG)

A lot can happen in fourteen years. You can meet the love of your life, move in together, watch the entire box set of Lost, take up pottery because you both loved Ghost, have a child together, throw all the pottery you made together at each other, and then divorce over irreconcilable differences. And then have thirteen years to get over it.

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boom reviews - Lucky Lucky (15)

It’s difficult to ever imagine Harry Dean Stanton as a young man. During his long film career, he always appeared to have a well-worn face on a spindly frame. Just to look at him you could tell that he had lived a life or three, and certainly had the kind of stories that would have you hanging on every word.

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boom reviews - Sicario 2 Sicario 2: Soldado (15)

With both Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro both on comic duty recently, with Brolin not only in Deadpool 2, but sharing Marvel-lous moments with Del Toro in Avengers: Infinity War, the pair have returned to more serious matters with this sequel to 2015’s Sicario.

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boom reviews - Mandy Mandy (18)

Somewhat unbelievably, Nicolas Cage is fast approaching his one hundredth appearance on film. To put that in a little context, Tom Cruise, who is two years his junior, has starred in 46. But as we all know, quantity does not equate to quality. And no-one knows that more than Nic Cage fans.

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boom reviews - hereditary Hereditary (15)

Sitting, transfixed by what you’re witnessing, your grip tightening, and chills dancing up and down your spine. No, you’re not watching an Adam Sandler flick, it’s more of a bone fide horror experience on the big screen. When filmmakers get that heady recipe right, there’s no filmic sensation quite like it. When they get it wrong, you get Hereditary.

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boom reviews - Solo Solo: A Star Wars Story (15)

Shoes can be hard to fill. Space shoes harder still (and not just because it’s even trickier to get a wider fit in all of space), particularly when they contain big-footed Harrison Ford playing the iconic space pirate Han Solo.

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boom reviews - the breadwinner The Breadwinner (12)

It’s common knowledge that the Oscars often get it wrong. A fine example of this was in this year’s Best Animated Film category. The category was dominated by glossy Hollywood titles, with the Oscar going to the surprisingly disappointing Disney Pixar title Coco.

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boom reviews - Deadpool 2 Deadpool 2 (15)

There’s no denying that if you ever found yourself in a bit of a pickle, having a superhero come and rescue you would be pretty darn useful. But do they have to be so nice and self-righteous about it? No, not if they go to Deadpool’s FU School of Superheroes. Current number of attendees? One.

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boom reviews - I Feel Pretty I Feel Pretty (15)

You know what that they say about first impressions, it’s easy to make a shit one. They also so that you should never trust anyone who makes a good one. The moral of the story clearly is, it’s just safer to make no impression at all. That’s how we roll, and it works for us. Kinda. Amy Schumer however, rolls in a completely different direction.

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boom reviews - On Chesil Beach On Chesil beach (12)

If you want to get to know someone, technology has arguably made it easier than ever. Poke here, swipe right there, follow someone everywhere. It hasn’t always been that easy however, just ask your parents, if they’re still talking to each other, that is. In Dominic Cooke’s film, based on Ian McEwan’s book, he puts a young couple’s relationship under a microscope, during a period when microscopes didn’t require plugging in.

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boom reviews - Avengers Infinity War Avengers: Infinity War (12)

You know that a franchise is unstoppable when you need another pair of hands to add up how many films in the series there has been. This instalment marks one digit short of the twentieth entry, and talking of numbers, the third in the Avengers series.

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boom reviews - Tully Tully (15)

When the delightful comedy Juno was released in 2007, it felt like it would be the start of great things for its director Jason Reitman, and writer Diablo Cody. And despite working together a number of times (2009’s Jennifer’s Body – written by Cody and produced by Reitman, and 2011’s Young Adult), that same kind of magic hasn’t made it up onto the big screen again.

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boom reviews - funny cow Funny Cow (15)

A woman walks into a bar. Ouch. And that’s why, ladies and gents, comedy should be left to the professionals. The subtext of that gag of course, is that women never get it easy. Actually, maybe it’s the sub, sub, sub text, but it’s there, somewhere, probably.

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boom reviews - A Quiet Place A Quiet Place (15)

The number one irritant when watching a film - albeit within the sacred walls of a cinema, or just at home – is noise. Of course this has only gotten worse with the invention of portable phone devices. There was a time when a grizzled tut would do the job, perhaps followed by a death stare, but the ignorant have become hardened to such reproaches, and it seems that they are prepared to irritate otherwise mute audience members no matter what.

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boom reviews - In the Fade In the Fade (18)

The name Diane Kruger is a familiar one; not only did she make an impact in Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds, but also starred in the US remake of Nordic noir series The Bridge, amongst other screen credits.

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boom reviews - Isle of Dogs Isle of Dogs (PG)

For years a war has raged; a battle between two very different animals, vying for the attention of humans across the land. It boils down to one simple question: which are best, cats or dogs? The thing is, it’s actually an easy answer – dogs.

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boom reviews - Ready Player One Ready Player One (12)

Nostalgia, as we know it, will soon be dead. Where once memories might have been triggered by brown corduroy and weak orange squash, will shortly be replaced by reminiscing chats about the very first app you bought, the first TV series you streamed illegally, or your favourite fake news story. Welcome to the era of post-modern nostalgia.

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boom reviews - Journeyman Journeyman (15)

In 2011 actor Paddy Considine made his directorial debut with the powerfully bleak Tyrannosaur, which he also wrote. Now whether it was as emotionally draining to direct as it was to watch is unclear, but Considine hasn’t popped back behind the camera since. This effort however, finally sees his directing comeback.

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boom reviews - Wonderstruck Wonderstruck (15)

The last twelve months have been popular for the word ‘wonder’ in film; there was the syrupy Wonder with Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson; there was also Woody Allen’s highly enjoyable Wonder Wheel, and now this from American director Todd Haynes.

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boom reviews - The Piano The Piano (15)

At the beginning of the nineties, Holly Hunter’s career was the epitome of the Yazz hit from 1988 – the Only Way is Up – off the back of starring in some big hitters, namely Raising Arizona and Broadcast News. Instead of continuing to appear in Hollywood flicks, Hunter decided to go with a project with a new, fairly unknown foreign director, to be shot in a strange foreign land, long before hobbits made it famous.

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boom reviews - Mom and Dad Mom and Dad (15)

So often in life, kids end up taking advantage of their parents, in one way or several others. It usually starts off with small stuff, like silly amounts of pocket money, or demanding a new phone to ignore them on, to ultimately moving back rent free because of your failed life/marriage and demanding they sign up to Netflix so you can catch season 2 of Jessica Jones.

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boom reviews - I, Tonya I, Tonya (15)

They say that competition is healthy, but it can really bring out the worst in people. So much so that there’s actually a new version of the board game Monopoly – the Cheaters Edition – that encourages cheating to win. But even in this version, someone still has to lose, and presumably badly, so even trying to cheat doesn’t guarantee success, although certain politicians could argue otherwise.

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boom reviews - The Shape of Water The Shape of Water (15)

What is it with mankind, huh? Whenever it comes across someone/thing a little different that turns up on our radar, it feels the need to send in the white coat brigade with their probes, to prod here, there and did you really have to put it there?!. At least that’s how it comes across in films.

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boom reviews - Roman J. Israel, Esq. Roman J. Israel, Esq. (12)

If an actor is serious about their profession, then at some point they have to lawyer up. It’s a rite of passage for many to play an advocate of the law, and for some they’re just ticking a box. Denzel Washington already knows this, as he got his lawyering badge for his role in 1993’s Philadelphia. But he had to take a back seat for that one, as his co-star Tom Hanks stole the show, picking up an Oscar for his troubles.

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boom reviews - The Titan The Titan (15)

Someone in Hollywood must really hate Sam Worthington. Initially at least, starring in James Cameron’s Avatar must have seemed a dream job. However, Not only did he end up looking like a human Smurf, he has to do so again at least four more times for the subsequent sequels that are sadly on their way.

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boom reviews - Downsizing Downsizing (15)

To quote a certain Private Frazer, we’re all doomed. Over the years, we’ve not-so-slowly been destroying the planet. It’s great that those with a social conscience do their best to be responsible by cycling, recycling and turning tech off instead of leaving it on standby. But realistically, the damage has already been done and we’re truly buggered. So, so long, and thanks for the fish.

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boom reviews - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jumgle Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle(12)

Twenty three years ago, Robin Williams starred in the family friendly Jumanji. Although it didn’t go down well with critics, audiences loved it and made it the 10th highest grossing film of the year.

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boom reviews - The Disaster Artist The Disaster Artist(15)

Thanks to the many splendid advances in technology, any Tom, Dick, or Steven Soderbergh can make a film just by picking up a mobile phone. Whether it’s actually worth watching however, is another matter.

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boom reviews - Hostiles Hostiles(15)

The western is dead. Sad but true. Some might say that the genre has only muted into superhero flicks, with two tribes fighting it out, but with far more Lycra. But if we’ve learnt anything from film (which, if you’re anything like us, is pretty much everything), things often come back from the dead.

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boom reviews - Justice League Justice League(12)

Old rivalries are hard to shrug off. Just ask Superman and Lex Luther. But the biggest rivalry isn’t currently happening on our screens, but off of them. It’s taking place between long term adversaries, which sees Marvel (/Disney) locking horns with DC (/Warner Bros.).

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boom reviews - Ingrid Goes West Ingrid Goes West(15)

There was a time, believe it or not, when if you had something to say to someone, you'd say it to their face. Or if you were sly, behind their back. Thanks to social media however, you can now slag said person off to the world - isn't that right Donald? That's progress for you. #progresssucks

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boom reviews - Happy End Happy End(15)

It’s been five years since Austrian director Michael Haneke last released a film – 2012’s Amour - so it sadly looks like he’s slowing down his cinematic output. Let’s face it though, at the grand age of 75, he’s allowed to. And although Happy End couldn’t be considered his best work, Haneke is still keen to poke around at the underbelly of civilised society and make audiences squirm.

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boom reviews - The Florida Project The Florida Project(15)

The state of Florida has a reputation for a number of things: theme parks, alligators, oranges and old people. In fact you can combine the last two on that list too, as there are huge amounts of orange old people that can be found there, roaming around.

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boom reviews - Murder on the Orient Express Murder on the Orient Express(12) There’s always been an air of romance associated with rail travel. Whatever idea of romance there is however, literally goes straight out the window for anyone squeezed inside the 07.45 to Euston. Commuting on one of these bad boys can be murder, especially on your soul, which may well have been the inspiration for Agatha Christie and her classic novel. Or not.

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boom reviews - Jigsaw Jigsaw(18)

If we’ve learnt anything in life it’s this: you can’t keep a bad horror villain down. The same can be said for bad horror franchises too. Saw thrust itself with a pointy head into audiences for the first time in 2004. Since then it has spawned an entire tool shop’s worth of sequels.

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boom reviews - Loving Vincent Loving Vincent(12)

What they can do within the world of animation now is truly mind-boggling. But with its heavy reliance on technology and CPU power, it’s a long way off from its hand drawn origins. And although the end product looks stunning, it’s now more about grunt tech work than artistry.

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boom reviews - Blade Runner 2049 Blade Runner 2049(15)

When Deckard’s story came to an end in Blade Runner, released in 1982, there was no sense that a sequel was necessary at all. Thirty six years on in the future, with the release of director Denis Villeneuve’s follow up, that sentiment remains.

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boom reviews - Wind River Wind River (15)

Due to recent events, there’s a veritable chill in the air when mentioning the once great Weinstein Company. It’s ironic then, that one of their most recent (and possibly final?) releases is set in the freezing cold environs of Wyoming. But unlike Harvey, this particular release is definitely worth a cold embrace.

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boom reviews - Hounds of Love Hounds of Love (18)

Here's a fact for you - Australia is huge. It's so big you could actually fit an entire Australia inside of it. There are of course more kangaroos than Australians in the country, which may be the reason that the country's film industry has never exploded; after all, kangaroos have yet to learn how to operate cameras.

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boom reviews - A Dog's Purpose A Dog's Purpose (PG)

Ah, man's best friend. Over the years he's had his fair share of adventures on the big screen, from informing others of poor little Timmy's demise at the bottom of the well, to fur-coated fun often at the expense of bemused humans.

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boom reviews - Ghost in the Shell Ghost in the Shell (12)

It won't come as a surprise to anyone to learn that robots will eventually take over the earth. They can serve drinks now, answer questions (and tell bad jokes) and can even drive cars. Surely it's only a matter of time before they realise what's the point of human kind, and they'd be better off without us.

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boom reviews - the curse of la llorona The Curse of La Llorona (15)

Many actors say that one of the hardest genres to do and get right is comedy. In the same token, one of the hardest for directors to nail must be horror. Not only do you have to make sure that your cast look like their suitably shitting their underwear, but you have to convey the fear within the frame, as well as in the rhythm of the editing.

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boom reviews - high life High Life (18)

ince satisfying his blood lust in the silly Twilight franchise, Brit Robert Pattinson has curiously avoided leads in commercial vehicles, choosing instead to embrace a wide range of roles in smaller, more independent projects. Some of them work, like 2017’s impressive Good Time, and some of them don’t. Like this.

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boom reviews - the banana splits movie The Banana Splits Movie (18)

This may come a shock to some of you, but there was a time when TV only ‘streamed’ through TV aerials. There was also no such thing as a dedicated children’s channel, and if you wanted to turn your TV over to another channel, you had to get off your backside and physically do so on your TV set. Truly dark days indeed.

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boom reviews - mid90s Mid90s (15)

The 1990s. They say if you remember them, you were more than likely there. You were probably watching Friends and ER, listening to Moby and Nirvana, playing Tetris on your Game Boy, and thinking life couldn’t possibly get better than this. You wait until you get on the internet, you whisper to your younger self.

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boom reviews - hellboy Hellboy (15)

Just like some monsters, there are some franchises that never want to die. With the character himself only created in 1993 in graphic novel form, its film franchise is both relatively new and limited, with this reboot only the third in the series to see the cold light of day.

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boom reviews - red joan Red Joan (12)

It’s still somewhat of a mystery as to who gets to decide who is and isn’t a national treasure. For instance, after watching a recent, entertaining documentary on Billy Connolly, one of the contributors declared that the big yin is indeed a national treasure. It would be difficult to dispute, but at the same time, Connolly made a career out of using foul/colourful language as part of his act, which isn’t exactly befitting national treasure status in our books.

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boom reviews - benjamin Benjamin (15)

In the early 2000’s, if you enjoyed the latest pop tunes, then you probably regularly indulged in the C4 ‘yoof’ show, Popworld. It didn’t really matter who was featured, as its presenters were the main draw – Simon Amstell and Miquita Oliver – who were like a young, subversive Richard and Judy.

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boom reviews - the sisters brothers The Sisters Brothers (15)

Up until now, director Jacques Audiard has helmed projects in his native French, including such titles as 2009’s A Prophet and 2012’s Rust and Bone. For his latest, he heads west – way out west – for his first film in English, with some Hollywood hotshots along for the ride.

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boom reviews - the captor The Captor (15)

The Scandinavian city of Stockholm is famous for many things: Sweden’s capital is home to three World heritage sites; it hosts the annual Nobel prizes; and it’s where you will, of course, find the Abba museum.

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boom reviews - Domino Domino (18)

1993. The year the Brian De Palma directed Carlito’s Way, starring Al Pacino and Sean Penn, was released. It’s arguably the last great De Palma film; sure, he’s made others since, including the first Mission: Impossible in 1996, but the rest, by his high standards, have been poor.

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boom reviews - gloriabell Gloria Bell (15)

Re-makes of foreign films for the English speaking market are not unusual; after all, if there’s one thing that mainstream America hates, it’s having to read when they go see a film.

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boom reviews - dumbo Dumbo (PG)

You have to feel sorry for the Disney empire. Whilst clearly not making nearly enough moolah from Marvel Studios, 20th Century Fox, Pixar, Lucasfilm etc, they’re having to resort to dusting down their older titles, sprucing them up and releasing live action remakes just to maintain their mega-huge profit margins. Sad times indeed.

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boom reviews - armstrong Armstrong (PG)

Space, the final frontier. To boldly go where no man has gone before. Words used, of course, at the beginning of each episode of the original Star Trek series, that originally aired in 1966, predating the first manned space flight to the moon by three years.

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boom reviews - the aftermath The Aftermath (15)

There is a theory that’s been circulating for some time now, admittedly started by us, that Keira Knightley is a bone fide time traveller. The theory goes that she travelled from the past, to our future, where her time machine, probably masquerading as an antique wardrobe, suffered mechanical failure.

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boom reviews - Steel Country Steel Country (15)

Never the bride. A fairly accurate description of Irish actor Andrew Scott’s career to date. Although to be fair, he did recently play the priest in the BBC Three comedy Fleabag, who got to conduct the marriage between two characters in the show, so he’s clearly getting close.

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boom reviews - puppet master the littlest reich Puppet Master: the Littlest Reich (18)

You have to feel sorry for clowns. For years they have been held responsible for creating a fear in those who encounter them, when all they really want to do is throw cream pies and wear silly clothes. If you want to talk seriously about real evil, then you have to talk puppets.

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boom reviews - arctic Arctic (12)

It’s easy to dismiss YouTube – particularly if you’re of an older generation - as merely a place to see videos of cats and dogs doing the funniest things, and humans doing the stupidest. But as a social media platform it is both hugely powerful and influential, with a staggering global audience reach.

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boom reviews - The Kid Who Would be King The Kid Who Would be King (PG)

After his generally well-received (not by us, it has to be said) directorial debut, 2011’s Attack the Block, big things were expected from Brit Joe Cornish.

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boom reviews - vox lux Vox Lux (15)

It’s very rare for a child actor continue to have a bone fide career in acting, rarer still to also pick up an Oscar along the way, but that’s just what Natalie Portman has done.

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boom reviews - everybody knows Everybody Knows (15)

It’s unclear if any other country than the UK has national treasures, but if Spain does, you can bet your bottom Euro that Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem are most definitely at the top of that list.

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boom reviews - serenity Serenity (15)

It’s fair to say that British writer and director Steven Knight has come a long way in his career. In the early days, he wrote for Brummie comedian Jasper Carrott on various projects, including his BBC comedy series The Detectives which also starred Jesus, AKA Robert Powell.

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boom reviews - how to train your dragon 3 How to train Your Dragon 3: the Hidden World (PG)

With the finale of a certain TV show, you may be left with a dragon-shaped hole in your life. Although the ones featured here may not be quite as destructive as Daenerys’ pets, there are certainly far more of them in this animated sequel.

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boom reviews - the lego movi e2 The Lego Movie 2 (U)

When a Lego film was first mooted, it’s fair to say the concept was roundly pooh poohed. After all, for every successful Transformers flick, there are ten Battleships. But The Lego Movie was a game changer; not only for the Danish plastic brick brand, but for toy manufacturers looking for a boost.

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boom reviews - the mule The Mule (15)

At the spritely age of 89, Clint Eastwood may well be the last Hollywood screen icon standing. Not only has he made a name for himself as an award-winning actor and director during his illustrious career, he also made the tricky transition, that many still dream of, from TV – in his case, starring in the early sixties hit show Rawhide - to film.

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boom reviews - destroyer Destroyer (15)

Australian national treasure (despite actually being born in Hawaii) Nicole Kidman has come a very long way since she made an impact on a boat, bobbing up and down in the middle of nowhere with Sam Neill and Billy Zane in 1989's atmospheric Dead Calm.

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boom reviews - beautiful boy Beautiful Boy (15)

Up. That’s the current direction of young American actor Timothée Chalamet’s career. After honing his craft on TV, in the second season of Homeland, Chalamet made positive waves in his breakout role on the big screen, opposite Armie Hammer in 2017’s acclaimed Call Me by Your name.

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boom reviews - he upside The Upside (12)

Hollywood loves a great buddy flick. It loves it more if the two central characters are polar opposites, and gets an even bigger tick if it’s based on a true story. And if it’s been told before? Not a problem, particularly if it were told in a language other than English, as world cinema isn’t exactly a bums on seats kinda genre Stateside.

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boom reviews - welcome to marwen Welcome to Marwen (12)

Since leaving his TV 9-5 job, Steve Carell has been quietly carving out a highly respectable career on the big screen. After playing the kooky Michael Scott in the US version of The Office, he could have easily been typecast as the goofy TV guy for the rest of his career.

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boom reviews - holmes and watson Holmes and Watson (12)

According to the Guinness Book of Records, Sherlock Holmes is a record breaker. He’s listed for managing to place the largest number of cold baked beans up his nostrils in thirty seconds (73). If this sounds a little farfetched to you, then you have cleverly deduced that it is indeed a lie, bravo.

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boom reviews - Mortal Engines Mortal Engines (12)

The future is going to be bonkers. Things will happen that will have the capacity to blow our tiny minds. Quite possibly literally. Self driving flying cars will just be the tip of the tech iceberg that we’re currently veering head on towards in a Titanic fashion.

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boom reviews - replicas Replicas (12)

It must be a little hard being Keanu Reeves. Sure, it’s difficult to feel sorry for anyone who starred in films such as Speed, The Matrix trilogy as well as playing Ted in those excellent adventures.

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boom reviews - Mary Poppins Returns Mary Poppins Returns (U)

Why is it that musical films are so terribly wrong? That out of the blue a character will burst into song. Recalling their day in a lyrical fashion, makes so little sense and is completely irration-al. Turning life into song should be considered a crime. It makes for no reason, and too much hideous rhyme.

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boom reviews - Lizzie Lizzie (15)

It was back in 1995 when Chloë Sevigny marked her big screen debut in Larry Clark’s controversial Kids. Since then, she has carved out an impressive career, flitting back and forth from big to small screen with considerable ease.

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boom reviews - ralph breaks the internet Ralph Breaks the Internet (PG)

After what must have been a short discussion by the execs at Disney, where they wanted to clone the success of their Toy Story franchise somehow, the concept for 2016’s Wreck-It Ralph was born.

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boom reviews - Creed 2 Creed 2 (12)

It was 1976 when Sly Stallone first stepped into the ring as Rocky Balboa in what was to be his first starring role, which he also wrote. It was made on a shoestring budget of $1 million, with low expectations at the box office. It was clearly a million well spent as it made a knockout $225 million back globally.

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boom reviews - Robin Hood Robin Hood (12)

The character Robin Hood is one of the most enduring in cinema history. He has been knocking about since 1908, and was made famous in the early days by the likes of Errol Flynn and Douglas Fairbanks (Snr). In recent times, audiences have been treated to the likes of Kevin Costner and Russell Crowe donning green tights and running around Sherwood Forest for larks.

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boom reviews - the grinch The Grinch (U)

It’s that time of year, when there’s a chill in the air, decorations are going up and children are writing their lists for...wait, hold on, it’s March you say? No Way?! But this film is festive, full of snow, joy and lights, there’s no sign of bunnies and choccy delights.

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boom reviews - halloween 2018 Halloween (18)

It’s not clear which is more puzzling, that It’s taken forty years for an actual direct sequel to John Carpenter’s classic 1978 horror to emerge from the darkness, or that it took a couple of jokers to do it. No, seriously.

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boom reviews - hunter killer Hunter killer (15)

The ratio of films set on planes to submarines is 50 to 1. Or there abouts. Ish. But regardless of the accuracy of that ‘fact’, there are definitely fewer films set on subs.

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boom reviews - Papillon Papillon (15)

Although history is littered with remakes, there must be a reason why real classics are left alone. For instance, Casablanca has remained untouched since its 1942 release. As has 1941’s Citizen Kane, 39’s Gone With the Wind and The Searchers from 1956 to name just three.

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boom reviews - the wife The Wife (15)

It’s rare that a scene from a film gives birth to a phrase used in common parlance, but that’s exactly what happened in Brit Adrian Lyne’s 1988 film Fatal Attraction. Not only did the scene in particular, and the film in general, make a star out of Glenn Close virtually overnight, but her character’s actions led to the term ‘Bunny Boiler’ added to our general lexicon.

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boom reviews - The Nun The Nun (15)

It’s always been a struggle to see clowns as being evil. Stupid? Sure. Silly? Yep. An odd career choice to make in the first place? Absolutely. But evil? When Stephen King sent his novel It out into the world however, attached to a blood red balloon, along with the release of the subsequent TV mini-series and recent film, men who dressed in brightly covered overalls covered in white make up, suddenly appeared more eerie.

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boom reviews - black 47 Black '47 (15)

Ahh the Emerald Isle. Famed for its black stout, leprechauns, that Bono chap, and potatoes. It just so happens that this film centres when one from this list was more prevalent, and surprisingly, it’s not all about the Bono. Unless of course, there was a Bono Mr Potato Head, which wouldn’t be at all surprising.

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boom reviews - the equalizer2 The Equalizer 2 (15)

It must be quite a comfort when a director finds his muse. Denzel Washington first worked with Antoine Fuqua on the superb 2001 release Training Day. Since then, the pair have teamed up a further three times, with this, their latest, also being their first sequel together.

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boom reviews - skyscraper Skyscraper (12)

In the electronics world, copying ideas appears to be the norm. Take phones for example; if one comes out with a 2 billion mega-pixel camera, all the rest will follow. Fingerprint ID? Yep, we’ll nab that. Have your face as a talking poo? Who wouldn’t want that! And so it goes on.

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boom reviews - marrowbone The Secret of Marrowbone (15)

With the likes of A Quiet Place and Hereditary doing their bit to increase heart rates and have sweat glands working overtime in cinemas, horror is on a high with audiences right now.

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boom reviews - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (12)

It’s 1993 and you’ve just come out from seeing Jurassic park for the very first time. Under the masterful direction of Steven Spielberg, dinosaurs returned to roam our planet once again – albeit within the confines of Isla Nublar – filling our heads with awe and wonder.

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boom reviews - The First Purge The First Purge (15)

If you’re anything like us, you have spent many a sleepless night pondering matters of high concern. For instance, will they kick Apu out of Springfield? Is it worth having Amazon Prime? Who is a better Barry Allen – Grant Gustin or Ezra Miller? The one that causes the biggest debate though is, how did the purge happen in the first place?

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boom reviews - oceans 8 Ocean's 8 (15)

In 2001 Steven Soderbergh directed Ocean’s Eleven, his take on the 1960 Rat Pack film Ocean’s 11. Like the original, which featured the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. And Angie Dickinson, Soderbergh’s film also had a stellar cast that included George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Julia Roberts.

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boom reviews - the bookshop The Bookshop (12)

It will pass that, in the not so distant future, physical books will become obsolete and the humble bookshop will follow shortly after. They will be replaced by ones and zeros, flashing up on digital screens.

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boom reviews - bad samaritan Bad Samaritan (15)

Having helmed both Independence Day films and 1998’s Godzilla, Team Devlin and Emmerich have proved they know their way around a disaster flick. Unfortunately writer and producer Dean Devlin decided to go behind the camera for last year’s Geostorm, and proved us wrong.

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boom reviews - halloween Halloween (18)

The slasher flick has seemingly been around forever. Arguably the most popular, and possibly the first, was Hitchcock’s Psycho. But the first to champion the term has to be John Carpenter’s 1978 film Halloween.

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boom reviews - A Prayer before Dawn A Prayer Before Dawn (15)

Fights are rubbish. Punchy punchy here, bop bop there. And nothing but bruises to show for your troubles. The one exception is if you just so happen to be Anthony Joshua, who has made a pretty penny from his left-right, left-uppercut shenanigans. For the rest of us, it’s just not worth it.

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boom reviews - the negotiator The Negotiator (15)

It’s true that TV shows are the new black. Not that you need a TV to watch them anymore of course, but you catch our drift. There is now fluidity for actors between ‘TV’ and film like never before, with many effortlessly switching back and forth.

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boom reviews - Entebbe Entebbe (12)

History is the biggest spoiler alert. You get sucked into a film with a really good story only to find that it actually happened in real life and the ending is already out there. Jesus dies, but wait, he comes back again! World War II? The Germans lost. JFK dies, but doesn’t come back again. You get the picture.

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boom reviews - Escape Plan 2 Escape Plan 2: Hades (15)

If anyone knows his way around a sequel it’s Sly Stallone. In fact one of the biggest surprises to date, in regards to his extensive career, is that his 1986 flick Cobra never got a follow up. Already on there way are Creed II, Rambo 5 and The Expendables 4. So don’t discard a Cobra sequel just yet.

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boom reviews - Madame Madame (12)

More often than not, rick folk get a hard time on film. If they’re not the victims of hideous crimes (including house break ins, kidnapping, murders, etc), then they’re being portrayed as snobs who have no feelings and care about nothing more than moolah, and how to make more of it.

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boom reviews - Mary Shelley Mary Shelley (12)

Cinema has been fascinated with stories of monsters since its inception. One perennial favourite that can often be found on the big screen, spreading fear throughout its audiences, is of course Frankenstein and his home-made creature.

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boom reviews - Ghost Stories Ghost Stories (15)

Maybe it’s the mist-covered moors, chilly castle corridors, or Yvette Fielding’s face through night vision cameras on Most Haunted, the UK loves a ghostly sight.

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boom reviews - Rampage Rampage (12)

It was 1933 when a large gorilla first made an impact in cinema history, when it appeared in the iconic King Kong. Since then, apes, of various shapes and sizes, have pounced on our screens ever since.

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boom reviews - Thoroughbreds Thoroughbreds (15)

She may well be only 24, but British actress Olivia Cooke is fast becoming one of the most watchable actresses of her generation. She first peaked interest starring opposite fellow brit Freddie Highmore in the hit TV show Bates Motel. Since then she’s gone on to appear in Spielberg’s latest Ready Player One, and will be soon starring in ITV’s new period drama Vanity Fair.

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boom reviews - Pacific Rim Uprising Pacific Rim Uprising (12)

Recent research suggests that robots will be the downfall of mankind. We will build them with such comprehensive AI that it won’t take them long to realise that they quite frankly don’t need us, and subsequently stuff us in a big whole at the bottom of their gardens.

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boom reviews - my friend dahmer My friend Dahmer (15)

Stories of youths struggling to fit in are two a penny in the world of film. There have been so many from the US alone for instance, that their high schools are probably more familiar than our own education establishments, with Grange Hill being the exception, naturally.

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boom reviews - Proud Mary Proud Mary(15)

Taraji P. Henson is an actress who has really grafted, particularly on TV. She’s appeared in a number of shows, including Boston Legal, Person of Interest and currently stars as the formidable Cookie in the drama Empire.

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boom reviews - Wonder Wheel Wonder Wheel (12A)

With so many creative types being called out – quite rightly – for inappropriate behaviour, it’s becoming more of a minefield when it comes to critiquing their work. Director Woody Allen has been in and out of the controversial spotlight for most of his career, and yet still continues to produce film after film.

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boom reviews - In Darkness In Darkness (15)

Once a while a TV show comes along that just swallows up audiences around the world. And Game of Thrones has more of an insatiable appetite for viewers than most.

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boom reviews - Black Panther Black Panther (PG)

According to latest figures, there are 3.5 million superheroes created by Marvel, and that’s not even including side-kicks or baddies. OK, so that’s a number we’ve just made up, but with all of the comic book hero flicks that are knocking themselves out to appear on our screens, it feels an accurate estimate.

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boom reviews - Phantom Thread Phantom Thread (15)

You may not notice it, but there is a spectrum used when it comes to acting, which has two ends; at one end is method, at the other is Adam Sandler. Method is the ability to pretend that little bit harder, by almost believing you’re the character you’re playing. One of the best exponents of this particular craft in recent years has come from our very own Daniel Day-Lewis.

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boom reviews - Loveless Loveless(15)

With Valentine’s just around the corner this Russian drama comes along with just the right romantic message: some people just aren’t supposed to be together. This revelation can sometimes be reached rather too late into proceedings, particularly when children are involved.

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boom reviews - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri(15)

It must be really frustrating working for Martin McDonagh. On the one hand, he is extremely loyal, with many of his actors appearing in a number of his features. The downside is however, the talented British director has only made three in the last ten years – 2008’s In Bruges, 2012’s Seven Psychopaths and now this.

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boom reviews - Early Man Early Man(PG)

When it comes to clay, Brit Nick Park is your man. He is responsible for the hugely popular Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep, all of whom are fashioned together out of bits of coloured clay and painstakingly brought to life using the all time consuming process known as stop-motion animation.

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boom reviews - The Greatest Showman The Greatest Showman(PG)

It’s common knowledge that musicals are the devil’s work. If what happens in musicals happened in real life – people suddenly bursting into song for no apparent reason – either someone would have to invent a mute button we could use on them, or it would have to be considered a criminal act, with anyone committing the crime to be slung in prison for life. The obvious downside to the latter is, of course, that someone is bound to make a musical about it, with songs being belted out from behind bars, and that wouldn’t do at all.

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boom reviews - Suburbicon Suburbicon(15)

You have to admire George Clooney’s career trajectory; not only did he smoothly make the transition from TV star (playing heart-throb doc Doug Ross in E.R) to film A-lister, he’s also dabbled successfully behind the camera, with this being his sixth credit directing. As well as manage to get paid a whole heap of coffee beans for sipping the brown stuff in TV ads.

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boom reviews - Blade of the Immortal Blade of the Immortal(18)

It's an age-long discussion that inevitably crops up on a day to day basis - who are cooler, ninjas or samurai? Obviously it's a trick question, as the answer is clearly samurai. Ninjas are all about the sneaky sneaky, with their tiny ninja stars, throwing them from the shadows so they don't get seen. Pathetic. Samurai however, are more than happy to walk into the centre of a town, in broad daylight, and just ooze a look that says "come on then, 'ave it" to all comers.

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boom reviews - The Dinner The Dinner(15)

Steve Coogan clearly loves his grub. He swans off regularly to some of the finest eateries in Europe with the likes of Michael Caine, Ronnie Corbett and Sean Connery - or at least all voiced by the same man, Rob Brydon - in Michael Winterbottom's series The Trip. It's a jolly that sees two grown men constantly attempt to out-impersonate one another, whilst stuffing their faces. Not bad work when you can get it.

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boom reviews - The Battle of the Sexes The Battle of Sexes(12)

It’s highly unusual for females participating in high-profiled sports to become household names. Try to think of world famous female footballers, rugby players, golfers etc. Not easy, right?

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boom reviews - Film Stars Don't Die on Liverpool Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (15)

Very few actresses truly make it in Hollywood, but it’s easy to remember the names of those that did. Garbo, Monroe, Hepburn and Bergman are such examples. Gloria Grahame came very close to joining them.

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boom reviews - thorragnarok Thor: Ragnarok(12)

And so the Marvel super-bandwagon rumbles on. With its flooding of content on both TV and cinema, despite having grown up reading the exploits of these heroes and villains in comics, it has to be said that Marvel fatigue is beginning to set in. But in the superhero world, anything can happen. Like a director tackling the genre with a fresh and original approach.

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boom reviews - manifesto Manifesto(15)

According to Oscar Wilde all art is quite useless. And on the basis of this filmed art installation, it's a sentiment that's hard to refute. German artist and filmmaker Julian Rosefeldt has created an interesting premise by taking the manifestos from various figures throughout history, including revolutionary socialist Karl Marx, architect Bruno Taut and filmmaker Lars von Trier, and allowing their words to flow through various characters, all of which are played by the versatile Cate Blanchett, in very different settings.

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boom reviews - geostorm Geostorm(12)

Everyone loves a good disaster flick; the big budget bonanzas that see buildings crumble like sawdust, waves as big as really tall stuff, and rivers flow like a keg at an under-aged drinking party.

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boom reviews - The Snowman The Snowman (15):

There was a time, not so long ago, when audiences were all over Nordic noir like frostbite. They just couldn’t get enough of it on their TV’s – The Bridge, The Killing etc – and on the big screen, mostly with the original and US versions of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy.

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boom reviews - Brimstone Brimstone (18)

Some directors have the right to be on the cocky side. You know who we mean, Tarantino, Cameron, etc. They have a body of work, love them or loathe them, that can still earn respect.

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boom reviews - Kingsman: the Golden Circle Kingsman: the Golden Circle (15):

It’s no doubt the dream of many a little boy to grow up and be James Bond. We say boy, because let’s face it, what little girl in her right mind would want to be a misogynistic killer when they were older?

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boom reviews - Marjorie Prime Marjorie Prime (15):

For those expecting a spin-off featuring the fem-bot behind the man-bot known as Optimus Prime, heading up a fighting team of fem-bots defending the universe and that, then be prepared to be disappointed. It may have futuristic themes, but this isn't that type of film, for better or not.

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boom reviews - Lego Batman Movie LEGO Batman Movie (U):

When it was first announced that there was to be a LEGO film, it felt like a further nail in the coffin (made of LEGO, naturally) of current beige cinema.

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boom reviews - Deepwater Horizon Deepwater Horizon (12):

Director Peter Berg knows a thing or two about disaster flicks; he did after all direct the woefully bad Battleship, which was inconceivably based on the classic guessing game. Thankfully it quickly sank without a trace, but surprisingly, Berg's directing career didn't.

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