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‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ Review – Franchise Entry Reaches Rock Bottom

It was a brave move by Sony to release a sequel to Jumanji (1995) back in 2017. Would people be interested in a sequel to a film that had been in development hell for almost as long as Robin Williams’s character had been trapped inside the titular board game?

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The Cat is Out of the Box – ‘Cats’ Film a Colossal Fail – Review

Like everyone with access to the internet, I saw the two baffling trailers to Cats. The trailers are the epitome of creepiness and I would gleefully show them to friends/acquaintances/work colleagues who mentioned they were yet to set eyes on the CGI cat celebrities, so I was fully expecting the film to be a slightly off-color cinematic experience.

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Lacking Fire, Cena’s New Film ‘Playing with Fire’ is Largely Forgettable

Remember when Vin Diesel took a break from driving furiously fast and ended up undercover as a babysitter having to take care of three unruly kids in The Pacifier (2005)? Well, replace Diesel with the bulky John Cena, reuse a few of the same man-struggles-to-provide-basic-care-to-children gags, throw in a storyline about pseudo-macho smokejumpers and you have the moderately funny flick Playing with Fire.

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‘Frozen’ Fairytale Finds its Feet Once Again with ‘Frozen 2’ – Review

Here to entertain the little ones and eventually drive the older ones a tad bonkers, Anna (Kristen Bell), Elsa (Idina Menzel) and their motley crew have returned in style in Frozen 2, Disney’s follow-up to the 2013 smash hit. Is the world ready for another round of soaring songs and the talking, walking, snowman? Probably not, but Disney has delivered nonetheless.

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No Wooden Acting in Subversive Retelling of Puppet Show ‘Judy & Punch’

Judy & Punch is magic. It’s dark and twisted and will have you laughing at events you’d ordinarily react to in horror. It will also have you flinching and looking away from the screen as your stomach churns. But most importantly, you won’t be able to look away.

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‘Pain and Glory’ Offers a Profound Insight Into a Talented Mind – Review

A rumination on youth, success, relationships, paralysis and fading, Pain and Glory offers a poignant insight into the life of an acclaimed, aging director. Pedro Almodóvar directs Antonio Banderas in a self-modelled role to explore with great subtlety the reflectiveness evoked when an individual’s physical impasse is reached.

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‘The Furies’ Review – A Gory, Heart-Pumping Roller-Coaster Ride

Aussie horror flicks have been more miss than hit of late. For every inventive and creatively shot film like zombie thriller Wyrmwood (2014), there are a dozen sub-standard slashers in the mould of Boar (2017) or Charlie’s Farm (2014). The good news is the lastest local production The Furies is a gory, heart-pumping roller-coaster ride that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat from the opening scream.

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‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ – Franchise Stars Return for Bombastic Sequel

For a film series whose premise focuses on correcting the wrongs of the past, Hollywood’s attempts at reinvigorating The Terminator series have proven about as successful as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s hosting career on The Apprentice.

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