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In the midst of the summer blockbuster season, films tends to be dumb. Sure, some of them are about vague things; family, love, the meaning of happiness. But they never articulate concepts- they never want to be about anything specific for fear of alienating or offending the general audience. Which is why The Purge: Anarchy is a bit of a welcome change, especially after its sort of prequel was such a disappointing jumble of ideas that never came together to form anything of substance.
Not that you need to have watched the last film to see this one. Those making The Purge films have smartly decided to just have their world, where once a year people are allowed to commit any crime they wish for 12 hours, as a setting for multiple tales...Read More
It’s been a month or so since the latest Tom Cruise blockbuster opened. In it, Cruise has to relive the same day over and over again until he can find a way to defeat an alien invasion. The film opened to generally positive reviews, but a disappointing box office. Perhaps it was due to its release date, the same time as X-Men: Days of Future Past. Perhaps it’s because it’s starring Tom Cruise who isn’t the draw he once was. All that you need to know you should watch it because it’s one of the best summer films of the last few years.
Here are a few reasons why:
Like him or loathe him (and I can see why people don’t like him) Tom Cruise’s star has waned in the past few years, probably due to his personal life...Read More
For one, things start to unravel. The announcement of the offer made to them last issue by a US Government drives a firm wedge between our two protagonists Nate and Ed. What was a playful,
occasionally bitter bromance is now shattered, as Nate takes the agencies offer and pulls off a successful mission...