Review: Ocean’s 8

Director: Gary Ross
Writers: Gary Ross and Olivia Milch
Stars: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway

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As someone who wasn’t a massive fan of the first Ocean’s trilogy I feel safe in saying that I wasn’t going into this one with great expectations. Whilst this film didn’t soar past my expectations, I certainly enjoyed more than I did the original trilogy.

There’s certainly no doubting the ability of the cast at hand. Even outriders such as Rihanna have a solid showing in this movie, with no one really under-delivering. But equally only Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham Carter deliver in any meaningful way. Even the supposed star of the movie, Sandra Bullock, feels as though she’s reigning in her performance at times, with only brief glimpses of the really strong performances we know she can give gleaming through.

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Review: Solo A Star Wars Story

Director: Ron Howard
Writers: Jonathan Kasdan and Lawrence Kasdan
Stars: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson and Emilia Clarke

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Well… it was better than The Last Jedi.

Considering the backstage politics and troubles that LucasFilm had to maneuver to get this film into cinemas I’m actually impressed that it didn’t totally stink. With that being said I won’t be clamoring to see this movie a second time at the cinema and I won’t be hot on the heels of a blu-ray copy when it finally comes out.

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Game review: Jurassic World Evolution

It’s not quite 65 million years in the making, but to gamers the 15 year wait between Jurassic Park Operation Genesis and Frontier Development’s Jurassic World Evolution may as well have felt that long.

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Let’s kick things off with the big hitters. This game is not the game that we hoped it would be, it’s flawed and at times frustrating. But when it hits its stride it hits it wonderfully and it sucks you into the world like few games can. Over the course of my first two full days with the game I had sunk over 16 hours into the title, and as somewhat of a casual gamer that is quite the achievement for me. Particularly when I didn’t feel as though any of those hours were wasted.

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The Importance of Maisie Lockwood

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is now out in cinema’s and after seeing the movie I believe there’s one key character who might just prove to be the most important person in the entire franchise.

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Warning: The following article will feature heavy spoilers for Fallen Kingdom, so if you haven’t already make sure you go and see it before coming back to read this opinion piece.

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