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Game Night – How David Fincher Was Delightfully Parodied – Review

American comedies have lost their way. Rarely are modern audiences treated to the old-school almost-sophistication that was parody (see the classic work of Mel Brooks or even Jim Abrahams and The Zucker Brothers). This remains the Hollywood rule, sadly, but once in a while that delightful exception emerges , taking shape in John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein’s latest black comedy Game Night.

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When We First Met – Netflix Original Film Review

Adam DeVine has never been high on my list of favourite actors. Ever since he played Bumper in Pitch Perfect (2012) and Mike in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016), I decided that he just really wasn’t my style. However, his role as Noah in When We First Met has drastically altered that one-eyed opinion.

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The Ritual – Netflix Original Review

Netflix recently dropped The Ritual – a suave British horror movie which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. The film represents a sophistication in style for modern horror, with it’s True-Detective-deer-stag-horn, Blair-Witch-sticks, Wicker-Man aesthetic, and just a dash of Yellow Brick Road (2010).

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A Futile and Stupid Gesture – Netflix Original Review

Those, like me, who weren’t alive in the 1970’s won’t remember the heyday of National Lampoon magazine. As a collector of satirical magazines like Mad, and Punch, I’d go so far to suggest that one thing A Futile and Stupid Gesture, the Netflix biopic about Doug Kenney, co-creator and lifeforce behind this Harvard born soft pornographic rag, falling somewhere between Playboy, Mad and the New Yorker in its haphazard content – is that the magazine wasn’t actually very funny.

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The Cloverfield Paradox – Review

As Earth reaches the end of its energy supplies, and the world teeters on the edge of total collapse, a group of scientists are sent to the space station Cloverfield in hopes that they can unlock a source of infinite sustainable energy. While there, something goes wrong, and they must unravel the mystery to save both themselves, and the Earth below.

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Den of Thieves – Review

Studios routinely use January-February as a dumping ground for their un-loved films; genre movies with B-list actors that earn neither critical nor commercial success. Den of Thieves may appear to meet the criteria, but don’t let that deceive you. It’s a gritty character-driven thriller that doesn’t play to the stereotypical, and works hard in its 140-minute runtime to shake the ‘dump’ month stigma.

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