The Revenant (2016)

Critically acclaimed survivor flick, The Revenant, starring DiCaprio and directed by Alejandro Iñárritu premiered last week worldwide and has lived up to the proposed award season hype this film as been attracting. With little to expect from the short trailers and some bogus articles about bear rape, The Revenant posed as the first most anticipated movie of 2016, and what a brilliant start. With no bear rape in sight (sorry?) the story follows famed explorer Hugh Glass and his violent encounter with a grizzly, which left him near dead in the cold Alaskan winter. Left to die by his so-called comrades, Glass treks 200 miles to find his camp and seek his revenge.

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Terminator Genisys (2015)

The much anticipated fifth instalment in the multi-billion dollar franchise first created through the eyes of James Cameron, flat-lines in story and acting, to the despair of Terminator fans everywhere.

Blame it on the acting, the story, the effects, the script…whatever your beef with Terminator Genisys is, majority of us movie buffs can agree, this is not A-List summer blockbuster material. Just because you slap Arnie and Khaleesi in something doesn’t mean we’re all going to love it, although it sounds like we should. Terminator Genisys is a complicated, time warped, semi-fun ride into the lore of the Terminator world, that lacks originality and gusto, but brings us back to the franchise’s roots of 1984.

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Jurassic World (2015)

WARNING: SPOILERS

Jurassic World – A 2hour long advertisement for a theme park that doesn’t exist.

So if you oohed and ahhed over the latest release in the Jurassic Park franchise, I warn you, this is about to get ugly.

As I’ve noticed over the years of my happy film watching, filmgoers tend to watch films with giant blinders on; unable to look past flashy CGI dinosaurs and cool fight scenes. Thus explains the $445, 840, 805 made at the box office as of June 25th (box office mojo). I may be in the minority to dislike this film so much, but I believe I need to speak up for all those disappointed viewers, Jurassic Park fans and general nerds of the community.
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Avengers Age of Ultron (2015)

After making a last ditch effort to book tickets for the opening weekend of Avengers Age of Ultron, FINALLY I found sufficient seating (middle back as always). Nearly every seat was booked out in every cinema in a possible 50km radius, so, it was not hard to assume that this was going to be a box office hit. I watched the entire film on the edge of my seat. This choc-full, action packed, fast paced film, perfectly represents the comic book-genre in all its popularity and glory. I couldn’t be happier with its outcome. In fact, I saw it three more times…so I think it’s safe to say I have the experience to give this film a proper review. Hopefully without bias (well maybe a little.)

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Why Mad Max: Fury Road will be THE action film of 2015

So if you are Australian and haven’t been living under Uluru all your life then you’ve probably heard of the Mad Max franchise starring controversial actor, Mel Gibson.
And if you aren’t Australian well chances are you’ve probably heard of it anyway since it did hit a whopping $99,750,000 at the box office world wide.
Mad Max is an Australian film set in a post-apocalyptic world that fights for various necessities such as water and oil. Released in 1979 the film gained critical acclaim for it’s ballsy approach to film making and insane stunts, paving an influence on future post-apocalyptic and dystopian films even today.

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Cinderella (2015)

Surprisingly, a film with much death and despair holds the most gratifying and uplifting message of kindness and courage. Hoorah to Disney!

The live action Disney film Cinderella, directed by Shakespeare veteran Kenneth Branagh, starring Lily James as the mysterious country girl who whisks away the Prince’s heart with her kindness and purity. However, this adaption gives more than just girl meets boy. With the Disney magic that many generations know and love, along with some stunning visual effects and marvellous costume designs, this film has something for all; a talent of Disney’s.

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