Review: A Dog’s Journey (2019) – Novelty No More

Kathryn Prescott in A Dog's Journey If there was a film that never demanded a sequel but still somehow managed to finagle one thanks to greedy studio executives it would be Lasse Halstrom's A Dog's Purpose, a film that proved perfectly pleasant upon release but lacked any draw outside of the obviously family-friendly dog story. …

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Review: The Call of the Wild (2020) – Get Off My Plain

Jack London's 1903 novel, The Call of the Wild, might have the same skeletal structure as Chris Sanders adaptation of the same name but the tonal difference and story changes ensure that this version, the 4th adaptation of London's novel is a product of its era, a more forgiving beast that seems in awe of …

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Review: Sonic The Hedgehog (2020) – All Fun and Games

Of all the 90s video game titles that could be chosen to adapt into movie franchises, I wouldn't have expected Sonic. Not only does the linear, storyless platformer not scream potential but there really isn't a massive market for Sonic games anymore. Since he burst onto screens in 1991, Sonic's star has fizzled despite some …

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Review: On The Basis Of Sex – Extroverted & Exaggerated

Two months ago I watched the excellent documentary RBG, a thoughtful dissection of the life of supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. You can read my thoughts on that here. Thanks to that thoughtful, emotional and honest character study, I like to think that there are elements of the woman who are unique, special even …

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Review: The Lego Movie 2 (2019) -What’s Next?

Back in 2014 we were introduced to the cinematic world of Lego and since then we have had three movies of varying success showing that despite the awkwardly shaped hair they can be characters too. While I didn't enjoy 2017's Lego Batman Movie, the opening movie was new, original and particularly funny thanks to Phil …

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