Prey (2021) – Review

Four friends accompany Roman (David Kross) on a weekend away to celebrate his bachelor party, which consisted of hiking in the unsettling, German wilderness. Suddenly, however, the group begin to hear gunshots nearby, quickly coming to the realisation that they are under attack. In a desperate bid to survive, the group of men must do all they can to avoid falling prey to the mysterious and relentless shooter, but that wasn’t going to be as easy as it seemed. This is a new German production that has recently been added to the endless catalogue of films that Netflix provides us with.

Rating: 2 out of 5.
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Aftermath (2021) – Review

Natalie Dadich (Ashley Greene) and Kevin Dadich (Shawn Ashmore) are a young couple, going through some pretty severe turmoil in their relationship, but the pair decide that it would be a good idea to purchase a new home, in an attempt of solving their problems. With a questionable past, the home does represent financial sense, but the pair end up with more than what they had originally bargained for. Aftermath is the latest, low budget flick to hit our Netflix screens, which may lack a little bit of creativity, but certainly comes across as watchable on the whole.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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The Vault (2021) – Review

A genius engineering graduate has been recruited to breach the walls of the Bank of Spain, to capture precious, lost treasure, concealed inside a secure vault. He, along with the assembled team, devise a plan to break into the bank and take the vault, while the staff are seemingly distracted by a football match being played and broadcast on the big screen in the town center. A really well-made film that successfully keeps you intrigued from the first minute to the last, which has just been released on Amazon Prime Video.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Stillwater (2021) – Review

Bill Baker (Matt Damon) travels all the way from Oklahoma in the United States to Marseille in France, to try and help his estranged daughter Allison Baker (Abigail Breslin), who has been imprisoned for a crime that she claims to be innocent of. Along the way, new relationships are formed, and old relationships are strained, in this emotionally striking drama. A really good and at times thought-provoking film that has recently been released to cinemas.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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The Great Wall (2016) – Review

A pair of European mercenaries suddenly find themselves imprisoned within The Great Wall of China, before encountering a secret army that defends and maintains the wall against a horde of horrific creatures, known only as the Tao Tei. William (Matt Damon), one of the mercenaries, must begin his journey toward heroism by joining the huge army of elite Chinese warriors, to confront and conquer, this seemingly unstoppable force. A surprisingly entertaining flick, despite a lot of undeserved backlash upon its original release in 2016.  

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Blood Red Sky (2021) – Review

A group of armed and dangerous terrorists hijack a transatlantic plane heading to the United States from Europe, but unbeknownst to them, a woman suffering from a mysterious illness is also on the flight and is quickly called into action to try and prevent the deaths of everyone onboard. Not the worst way to spend an evening, especially considering some of the newer material released lately on our streaming services. It’s also worth noting that Blood Red Sky is currently available to watch on Netflix.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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The Vanishing (2018) – Review

Based solely on the Flannan Isle mystery in the early 1900’s, three lighthouse keepers on a secluded island for six weeks, stumble across a hidden trunk of gold after an unknown boat crashes into their land. Little did the trio know that this would introduce an uncomfortable amount of pressure into each of their lives, ultimately leading to the disappearance of all three of the keepers. An incredibly well made and at times tense film that was originally released in 2018 – well worth a watch.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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Papillon (2017) – Review

Upon finding himself locked up for a crime he did not commit, Henri Charriere (Charlie Hunnam) begins the long and painstakingly slow process of trying to escape from Devil’s Island, the brutal prison in which he has been confined to, while also befriending a convicted counterfeiter, Louis Dega (Rami Malek), along the way. Papillon is a remake of the original 1973 release that starred Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman. An extremely entertaining and at times thought-provoking movie that is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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