Suicide Squad (2016)

An elite team of the world’s fiercest villains are assigned to put a stop to a power driven witch in the latest DC Superhero epic ‘Suicide Squad’

Film Review

The high powers of US government recruits an assembly of infamous antiheroes in order to protect, succeeding the death of Superman. The alleged ‘Suicide Squad’ are forced into a situation of life or death, with the prospects of shortening their sentence hanging in the balance. Intended as part of the recruitment, the possessed witch Enchantress is quick to revolt against the operatives and seek resurrection of her brother and assist her plot for domination. It’s then down to the band of bad guys to ultimately put a stop to the power-driven antagonist, collaborating together their mix of contrasting abilities

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Captain Fantastic (2016)

A grieving father brings up his children away from the rest of society, but his morals are soon tested in family feature ‘Captain Fantastic’

Film Review

Maintaining an abundant lifestyle in the wilderness, Ben Cash raised his six children for survival away from the rest of working society. Sheltered from the big city bustle, the family live under their own distinct terms, following a routine of hunting and training. After the news of their mum’s suicide is brought to Ben’s attention, life becomes jolted. Dismissed from the funeral plans because of their choice of lifestyle, Ben and his children are determined to fulfil his wife’s wishes. Proceeding into society, the children are put to the ultimate test of surviving in civilisation, while Ben’s capabilities as a father are questioned.

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Nerve in Reality

The intense game of Truth or Dare is highlighted in the 2016 action feature ‘Nerve’. This discussion revolves around the morals and reality of the concept.

Movie Discussion

Written and published with Creators.co – 11th November 2016

In the age of technology, our society is exposed to many new and radical notions that may have once seemed unthinkable to exist in the real world. 2016 saw the release of teenage action feature Nerve, of which graced our cinema screens to depict an extreme, online game of truth or dare. Situated in a world virtually identical to our own, the film displays similarities, yet still holds an utmost far-fetched notion concerning the world of social media and online way of life. The question lies to whether or not these notions could in fact be plausible in our current society or if it’s just too drastic even for our world.

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Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Haunted by her past, an art gallery owner receives an intense novel from her ex-husband in phycological thriller ‘Nocturnal Animals’

Film Review

First Published with Starskify – 14th November 2016

Living what seems to be the life of luxury, art gallery owner Susan is dragging herself through an unhappy marriage and an unsatisfying work life. After the delivery of an abnormal package from her ex-husband, her mind becomes enthralled in the novel manuscript she’s been gifted with and thoughts drift back to memories of her life with Edward. Dedicated to her, the book depicts a character doubling as Edward, battling dark and enthralling circumstances. 

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

A boy with mysterious family ties finds himself an important assistance to a group of extraordinary children in fantasy adaptation ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’

Film Review

Edited and published with Film Inquiry

Jake is a a young wide-eyed teenager with a boundless imagination for the supernatural and fantasy worlds. Influenced by stories told by his grandfather, and following the unusual death of his relative, Jake finds himself on an island off the coast of Wales, in search for a home for peculiar individuals. Following his grandfather’s dying wish, he pursues the headmistress, a shape-shifting protector and time manipulator, who took residence in 1943. Jake soon discovers the truth about his grandfather’s death, and his family’s connection to the world of the peculiars. Coming into acquaintance with the villainous Baron, Jake must now fight for the protection of the children.

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The Girl on the Train (2016)

Still recovering from the separation with her husband, a unbalanced woman takes matters into her own hands after witnessing shocking events from afar in thrilling adaptation ‘Girl on the Train’

Film Review

Rachel takes solace in her made up world of fantasy that she creates to fill the voids left in her life. All of which is evidently as a result of the failure of her marriage and consequent downhill battle with daily life. Gradually losing sight of the life she once knew, her main pleasures come from the boozy reach for the bottle and the journey on her accustomed train route. She later becomes entwined into the lives of others after witnessing a shocking circumstance.

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Let’s Talk About… Movie Trailers

brief discussion into the affects of movie trailers, focussing on two of the biggest superhero epics from 2016 – ‘Batman v Superman’ and ‘Suicide Squad’

Discussion/Debate

(May contain potential spoilers)

Following the highly anticipated release of DC superhero epic Suicide Squad, a primary bother that effected the overall enjoyment of the epic was the trailers. This, coupled with the previous example of DC’s former, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has stimulated enough issues that require a full discussion into what affect the trailers have on the final film.

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