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The Entire Universe

A disjointed meshing of concepts that may have worked on paper but suffered in production. Definitely give it a miss.

La La Land

A wonderful mashup of homages, genres and styles held tightly together by a clever story, brilliant performances and one of the best original musical soundtracks in years.

Hardcore Henry

Gamers will get a few laughs and find the mix of gaming pastiches in a movie interesting enough but there isn't much more to recommend this one-trick pony.


Not as bad as anticipated but still not overly worthwhile. Some interesting visual effects and a great actress don't make up for a silly plot and pointless action sequences.

Dirty Grandpa

Don't bother. The humour falls flat and the story clearly never got beyond a draft stage. The entire film feels rushed and empty, with no memorable moments to speak of.

JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time

Fun enough but not really anything new or particularly interesting.

The Five-Year Engagement

Wonderfully funny and nicely composed, a thoroughly enjoyable movie. Also: aye yay-ay-yay-ay-yay-ay-yay-yaaaaaa!

A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir of Lady Trent

A wonderfully illustrated and surprisingly detailed world of fantastic creatures; a great work of fantasy with strong characterisation and some genuinely interesting speculative biology. An instant favourite franchise.


It’s a Dirk Pitt novel. That should tell you everything you need to know, except this one has a more interesting villain than normal.

Pacific Vortex

A clear prototype for what would become the long running Dirk Pitt series with little of novel interest. A page turner, nothing more.

Portal 2

A more than worthy successor, with brilliant voice acting, intelligent level design and some very fun new game mechanics.

Bill Bryson’s African Diary

Funny and informative, plus all for a good cause. Can’t really complain.

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