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Review: Final Recall (2017)

18 August 2017 11:40 PM, PDT

After a brief opening scene in space where an incident affects two astronauts, Final Recall begins on familiar ground with a cabin in the woods style horror, as five friends take a vacation. With no preconceptions regarding the dangers of snooping, they find themselves stumbling into trouble with a local woodlander called Hunter (Wesley Snipes), whom they only just manage to avoid. Retreating to the safety of their cabin, it is not long before a mysterious storm starts to appear in the sky. It’s going to be a long night and they will soon realise there are worse things to fear in the woods.

Final Recall has some interesting ideas but with the film constantly changing, it’s difficult to know what they are trying to achieve. The first part of the film works well as a horror, with plenty of tension building between the group and Hunter due to their own naivety. »

- Philip Rogers

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Review: Mindhorn (2016)

17 August 2017 3:14 PM, PDT

The Isle of Man is famous for a few things – cats and the Tt Races among them – now it’s the setting for this independent comedy starring The Mighty Boosh‘s Julian Barratt. Unfortunately for Mindhorn/fortunately for the island, it will probably become a distant memory.

Hit shows and sitcoms are notoriously unsuccessful when transferred to the big screen, but sometimes they are just trying to give the fans what they want. Mindhorn cannot even lay claim to this as an excuse for its shortcomings. It bears many of the hallmarks many of the big comedies of the 2000s, but is not a spin off of any of them, making this a rather pointless exercise.

The premise is promising enough, even if it does sound reminiscent of some pictures that have come before it. A washed-up actor, by the name of Richard Thorncroft (Barratt) is assigned by his agency »

- Dan Green

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Review: Game of Thrones – Season 7 – Episode 5

15 August 2017 11:56 AM, PDT

Hang on a sec! Can I just catch me breath for a minute??

Well, after last week’s fire extravaganza, this week just went into full break neck speed, reuniting characters, finally kicking forward the Night King’s army (Vladimir Furdik) and putting Jon (Kit Harrington) back on his magic carpet to the North. In fact, Season 7 has been progressing at such a speedy rate I’m finally beginning to understand why its taking George Rr Martin so damn long to finish the series. Books 4 and 5 suffered from being far too slow and if books 6 and 7 kept up that slouchy pace, it would take half the damn novel just to cover the events of this episode!

So where do we possibly begin? Well, may as well pick up right where last week left off.

Inexplicably Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) managed to survive his brush with Drogon after all, despite being in »

- Ben McCarthy

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