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Get Out
Get Out (2017)
5 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

ct. British actor Daniel Kaluuya stars as Chris, a man who gets more than he bargained for when he visits his girlfriend's parents for the first time. Get Out has echoes of The Stepford Wives, Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror in this original horror.

Logan (2017)
7 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

It's the year 2029 and the mutant race has all but died out. Logan (Hugh Jackman) is facing his own mortality and is making a living as a chauffeur driving, whilst looking after Professor X (Patrick Stewart) who is suffering from seizures which cause everyone around him to become paralysed. However, as often happens Logan can't stay hidden for long and trouble finds him when he encounters a young girl named Laura who has possesses similar mutant powers to his own and she is being hunted by a gang of mercenaries known as the Reavers.

With the success of Deadpool, Sony allowed director James Mangold the freedom to create a Wolverine film closer in tone to the source material and what we get is a brutal and visceral film and serves up violence rarely seen in this genre of film. Although at first, the swearing seems out of place, the film soon settles down and you adjust to the new tone that shares more with the likes of Mad Max and the recent Hell or High Water than it does with any of the previous X-Men films. Unlike previous outings, Wolverine is seen in full beast mode, slashing and dicing anyone who tries to stop him and although often bloody, the violence is never gratuitous.

As mentioned above, the girl Logan encounters shares his abilities and is played magnificently by newcomer Dafne Keen and her performance is even more amazing considering she spends most of the film mute.

To counter the violence there are also moments of pathos in the film as Logan is realising his body his breaking down and he doesn't heal as fast as he used to and there's an especially touching scene when Logan, Professor X and Laura share a dinner with a family that the trio stopped to help on the freeway.

If this is the last time we see Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart as these characters this is definitely a fitting send off.

Kong: Skull Island
12 days ago via Movies on Android phone

Well that was mostly rubbish. You had Samuel L. Jackson playing Angry Samuel L. Jackson and John C. Reilly as the comic relief which was neither comedic or a relief. Everyone else was interchangeable, dispensable or given little to do. The film was most interesting when Kong was on screen and everything else was pretty dull. There was a couple of good action set pieces, especially when the dinosaurs from Jurassic World show up. This was a big budget blockbuster masquerading as a B-movie.

20th Century Women
22 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

20th Century Woman is an exploration of feminism through the eyes of three different woman at various stages of their lives with excellent performances across the board.