Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Director: Rian Johnson 

Release Date: 15th December 2017
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures 

If The Force Awakens was a comforting bowl of nostalgia, The Last Jedi is the cold sweats that happen when you wake back up into reality, vomiting that food back into the earth it came from. At least, that seems to be what some fans are feeling as Episode VIII gives us failure after failure. But through failure comes success. So get that sick back into your guts, c’mon!
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The Big Sick

The Big Sick
Director: Michael Showalter 

Release Date: 28th July 2017
Amazon Studios 

From a distance it’s easy to see The Big Sick as another one of those lovable romcoms, combining East is East with Funny People for a laugh a minute cringe-fest. There is even a quirky romance to take it to the next level, and hey look, an inflatable giraffe in the poster probably means we’re in for some shenanigans!

Yes, it’s sure easy to misjudge something from a distance, something which The Big Sick takes hold off in regards to genre expectations, plus all the themes within. Get ready to cure your judgemental sickness.

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Justice League

Justice League
Director: Zack Snyder

Release Date: 17th November 2017
Warner Bros. Pictures 

The three hit combo of Man of Steel, Batman Vs Superman, and Suicide Squad should have been enough to knock out any DC or comic book universe lover, yet Wonder Woman provided a sense of redemption for our fallen heroes. Now drawn back into the moody hues of the DC-verse, here is Justice League. And one thing you’ll learn from this, is that justice is so fickle.  Continue reading

The Beguiled

The Beguiled
Director: Sofia Coppola 

Release Date: 23rd June 2017
Focus Features

How long can we keep the act up, the act of being a decent human being? How long does it take to give in to your desires, to break from your beliefs, to realise your acceptance was merely tolerance? The Beguiled is a civil war drama which goes through the pains of telling us as a race, being good is not something we’re all that great at.

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Cars 3

Cars 3
Director: Brian Fee

Release Date: 14th July 2017
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The Cars franchise is over ten years old, can you believe it? Lightning McQueen has been spinning round those NASCAR circuits longer in the time I’ve gone from being a hopeful college student to a miserable late twenties piece of curled up skin in the corner of a dark room. Because the light would raise those monthly bills. It seems Cars 3 is aware of such a time gap, and in the world of automobiles eleven years is a heck of a long time. Feel that rust, and let’s get racing!

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The Lego Ninjago Movie

The Lego Ninjago Movie
Director: Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher, & Bob Logan 

Release Date: 22nd September 2017
Warner Bros. Pictures 

It was inevitable really, a Lego movie based on one of the recent toy lines, one which has no widespread appeal for people over the age of 11. Ninjago is a Lego original, think Power Rangers or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, without the expensive licensing costs, though with all the wisecracks and robots. This was always going to happen, so for those won over by The Lego Movie, and Lego Batman, buckle up for a whole heap of ‘Am I too old for this?’

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