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  • Revisiting Predators

    In the run up to the release of The Predator in just a few short weeks, I’m revisiting the Predator sequels released so far; looking at what works and doesn’t work before finally sitting down to see if Shane Black can offer the ultimate Predator sequel. As I explored...
  • BlacKkKlansman – Movie Review

    As a historian, who considers herself to be fairly woke, I was super excited to go see BlacKkKlansman. Starring John David Washington as the lead, Ron Stallworth, this movie delves into the true story of the first African American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department who decided to investigate...
  • Revisiting Predator 2

    1987’s Predator is one of my favourite films but I’ve never wanted a sequel. Instead a prequel always seemed more interesting to me. We know that the Predators come to earth to hunt every ten years, so why not go back in time to see an earlier hunt in...
  • The Darkest Minds – Movie Review

    The Darkest Minds is a young adult novel written by Alexandra Bracken and directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and follows a group of teenagers who are on the run from the government after mysteriously obtaining superpowers. The first 15 minutes of the film is really interesting, the premise of...
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp – Movie Review

    Ant-man and the Wasp is directed by Peyton Reed who also directed the first Ant-Man movie, and once again stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michael Pena and many, many more. This time around Ant-Man aka Scott Lang has been under house arrest ever since the events of...
  • Hopes, Predictions and Questions for Picard’s Return to Star Trek

    Captain Jean-Luc Picard’s epic adventure across the galaxy came to an end 16 years ago with the release of Star Trek: Nemesis, one of my least favourite Star Trek films. Based on its own merits the film’s not actually all that bad (okay, it is pretty rubbish) but it’s regarded as...
  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout Movie Review

    Mission: Impossible – Fallout is directed by Christopher McQuarrie who also helm Rogue Nation and once again stars Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson and Ving Rhames, and this time around it tells the story of Ethan Hunts IMF team as they race against...
  • Predicting What Will Happen in The Clone Wars Revival

    Among the bevy of news and trailers released at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the announcement that Star Wars: The Clone Wars is back from the dead may have been the biggest, and definitely the most surprising. Years after the show was cancelled, with the Lucasfilm animation team seemingly...
  • My Hopes for Westworld Season 3

    Now that Westworld’s second season has aired and we’ve all had time to at least try to get our heads around the non-linear storytelling, unexpected twists and mind-boggling revelations, it’s time to be inpatient and look ahead to the future of sci-fi western series. With a third season already...