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Jurassic World (2015)

Upon entering Jurassic World, it’s hard not to share that same scared apprehension felt by Jeff Goldblum’s Ian Malcolm when he stepped on to Isla Sorna at the start of The Lost World. After all, let’s face it, the odds of Colin Trevorrow’s…

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Ever since Iron Man came out in 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has revolved around the Avengers.  From origin stories to questionable sequels, Marvel has made a mint from this group of superheroes and now, six years later, the studio…

The Lego Movie (2014)

Like most American blockbusters The Lego Movie is mainly physical action. Based on the game of Lego, it's an elaborate virtuoso display of tiny fixed interlocking parts creating a universe populated with buildings, figures, objects, all…

Her (2013)

Her is the movie that has been summed up, both correctly and incorrectly, as . . . . . . . . man falls in love with a Siri-alike. It's from Spike Jonze, who both directed and wrote this one, and sits perfectly alongside most of his other…

The Lego Movie (2014)

I almost gave The Lego Movie 10/10. In fact, as I write this review I am still wondering just why it's not getting a perfect score, because I can't think of any faults. I guess the very nature of the film dictates that some of the frantic…

Delivery Man (2013)

Ken Scott’s 2011 French-Canadian film Starbuck was the most Quebec-made successful film within the region that year, yet even though it has been adapted for Bollywood and French audiences in subsequent years, it is still relatively unheard…

Movie 43 (2013)

I'm not crediting everyone individually here, because it would just take too long, but Movie 43 puts together a decent list of names both behind and in front of the camera. It's a comedy movie made up of sketches, connected by a framing…

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Wonder woman From Kathryn Bigelow, gifted maker of macho action films, comes Zero Dark Thirty, about the hunt for Bin Laden that ended in a Navy Seal kill raid in Pakistan in May 2011. The film is realistic and in-your-face in style,…

The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

More like a five year long movie. Funny, but not the kind that makes your sides hurt. Romantic, but not the kind that wills you to see the protagonists to a happy ever after. Thought-provoking, but not the kind that sets your synapses…