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Why Him? provides plenty of laughs

By Thomas Simpson Contributor James Franco is a divisive actor. Rarely will you meet someone indifferent to his acting, instead audiences either love him or hate him. I am very much in the former camp but the idea of him pitting himself…

Darth Vader is back. Finally.

By Shane Nicholson  Managing Editor  Rogue One has given us, for the first time, two new Star Wars features in the cinema in back-to-back years. But most importantly, it’s given us all something back, something George Lucas gifted to us all…

Moana is enjoyable but not very memorable

By Thomas Simpson Contributor Walt Disney returns with their 56th animated feature, Moana. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, and co-directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams, Moana draws its inspiration from Polynesian culture and…

Bad Santa 2: Unnecessary, unfunny sequel

By Thomas Simpson Contributor ‘Tis the season once again and it’s time for all the old Christmas classics to be dusted off. While movies such as It’s A Wonderful Life and Die Hard will always have a place at this time of year, there’s…

Arrival enjoyable yet lacking a bit

By Thomas Simpson Contributor Acclaimed director Denis Villeneuve returns with the sci-fi drama, Arrival. Written by Eric Heisser and adapted from Ted Chiang’s short story titled Story of Your Life, Arrival is a refreshing tale of first…