Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) – Review

Mamma Mia 2018 review

Why do you watch musicals? If you have any sense, you go for the music and dancing. It is a fatal mistake to actually notice the story, script, or underlying themes.

If you like ABBA songs (yes, you do), then you will enjoy the music and dancing in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again. If you are a fool like me, and make the mistake of having more than two brain cells, then you will wish for death. Here, in no particular order, are all the reasons why I hated this film. Here, I am very much afraid, we go again.

 

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) – Review

tmntNew York is in danger from gun-wielding ninja gangs, robot samurai, and corrupt scientists. The citizens have only one hope, and no one knows about them.

April O’Neil, a reporter who is more intrepid than her job allows, discovers hints of the existence of a secret vigilante force: a group of ninjas who are also giant talking turtles.
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The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017) – Review

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One of them is a meticulous, by-the-numbers bodyguard with only one failure on his record. The other is a happy-go-lucky, internationally-wanted assassin. Can they learn to work together? Can they deal with corrupt cops, genocidal tyrants, and their own tangled love lives? Continue reading “The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017) – Review”

Stitches (2012) – Review

Stitches

After dying horrifically and accidentally at a child’s birthday party, a disaffected (and undead) clown – played by Ross Noble – is back for revenge. Six years after his death, Stitches the clown is going to ruin another party.

Stitches is nominally a comedy, in that things happen in it that are ridiculous. You aren’t meant to take it seriously, and the whole thing is over-the-top and slapstick. It won’t make you laugh much though. In a sense, it rather mirrors clowns themselves: everything they are doing is technically funny, but who really laughs? Continue reading “Stitches (2012) – Review”

Severance (2006) – Review

Severance (2006)

The main adjective I’d use to describe Severance is “surprising”  – it’s surprisingly well-made, surprisingly funny, and surprisingly entertaining. It’s even, which is rare for a slasher film, surprisingly subtle in some places.

Severance isn’t just a slasher film though – it’s at least as much a comedy, and to be perfectly fair, it’s a much better comedy than it is a horror film.

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