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    Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema - Tuesdays 9pm BBC 4

    Yeah, like sci-fi, horror's a bit too broad to cover as efficiently as, say, rom-coms or heist movies, which are more likely to follow a specific template. But, as with the others, it was entertaining and enlightening all the same, so I wasn't too bothered that it kind of pinballed around a bit. I was disappointed it was the last episode, too, but it wouldn't surprise me if there was a second series. Westerns, war movies, film noir...plenty of other avenues they could explore.
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    Skyscraper - The Rock's Towering Inferno

    Strange film, this. For me, it pips Extinction in the 'goofy premise played with a weirdly straight face' stakes, for three reasons: 1. The Rock is just innately likeable. You can't help but warm to the guy. 2. Neve Campbell makes the absolute most of a fairly thankless role. 3. The kids aren't unbelievably stupid and annoying. Other than that, it had a couple of nicely mounted set-pieces - and fair play, it featured a disabled protagonist without making a massive deal of it - but that was about it. The surprise-he's-a-bad-guy reveal was the most predictable mini-twist in living memory, and the lashings of cheese didn't quite fit a film with a strangely sombre undertone. But yeah, a central character it's easy to root for, a family you didn't actively want to die...I've seen much worse. But Rampage was better - that at least had a sense of its own silliness, and played up to it.
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    Edge #323 25th Anniversary Edition

    This Thursday.
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    Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema - Tuesdays 9pm BBC 4

    For someone who apparently "cannot pass judgement" on this film you haven't seen, you seem to be doing an awful lot of judgement passing.
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    Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema - Tuesdays 9pm BBC 4

    The podcast runs to two hours, so you're saying they spend fully half an hour making these references every week? Nonsense.
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    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - 2018

    The bit on the pier with the lone dinosaur - was that a Brachiosaurus or a Brontosaurus? I thought the latter at first, but I'm doubting myself.
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    Is your local cinema terrible?

    My local cinema is lovely in so many ways - wide reclining seats, bags of leg room, quality picture/sound, decent (if expensive) food - except for the film selection. If there are three good and three bad films released on a Friday, you can guarantee that they'll be showing all the lowest-common-denominator rubbish. If you're lucky, they'll get a print of one of the good ones a couple of weeks late and show it for about two nights. They do have the odd mystery screening which is a nice idea, but they never seem to bother advertising it, so unless you're checking the website every day you'll probably miss it.
  8. I liked this quite a lot, even if it did feel a tad overstretched in places. You could tell it orginated as a short, though I didn't mind the unhurried pace. Thought Freeman was perfectly decent; in fact, the acting in general was very good, including the baby.
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    Best three films from this list of 15?

    The Wailing is the pick of those for me. Train to Busan is great, too: not hugely scary, but a cracking ride. The Ritual was a pleasant surprise despite being slightly derivative. It Follows is terrific: final act doesn't quite live up to the first two, but it's one of the most distinctive horrors on the list and has a brilliant Disasterpeace soundtrack.
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    Splatoon 2 - Octo Expansion AVAILABLE NOW

    If they're announcing it before E3, it's unlikely to be a game. Probably an anime/movie spin-off, or something related to the franchise but outside games.
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    Avengers: Infinity War - April 2018

    It was mine. Sterling work from both Cooper and (particularly) Hemsworth.
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    Nintendo Labo - What's in the box?

    Read the full thing. Some outlets were sent them early, others were not. I've not had one yet either.
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    A movie watchers blog

    I wish I could upvote this five times. I can't remember a film I've disliked more. It's *horrible*.
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    The Walking Dead!

    I didn't mind the finale too much. Felt like we got a bit of closure at least, and the show's become so dour of late that a glimmer of hope was necessary. That scene with Maggie, Darryl and Jesus, though...
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