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Apollo 13 (1995) – Review

Less than one year since man first walked on the Moon, Apollo 13 should have been just another routine space flight, until the immense void of outer space had its say. Stranded hundreds of thousands of miles from Earth in a semi-destroyed spacecraft, astronauts Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks), Fred Haise (Bill Paxton) and Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon) must fight a desperate battle to survive and reach their homeland, in this race against time drama. A solid cast lead this must-watch Sci-Fi for any space lovers out there.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Alien Covenant (2017) – Review

The year is 2104 and the spaceship Covenant is heading towards a remote planet in order to colonise it. The ship’s captain, however, is killed in a freak accident, leaving another man in charge. The newly instated captain then makes the decision to investigate a planet that is nearby, after hearing a rogue transmission. Following the decision to explore the planet, dramatic and deadly consequences start to occur. A fairly enjoyable film that certainly started better than it finished.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Prometheus (2012) – Review

The year is 2093 and a small team of explorers, spearheaded by the accomplished archaeologist, Doctor Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace), find a structure on a distant moon, hoping it shows clues to the origin of mankind, only to soon realise they are not alone on the desolate exomoon, LV-223. An appealing film that was somewhat criticised upon its release in 2012 – Prometheus is now streaming on the Display+ platform.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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The Counselor (2013) – Review

A greatly successful lawyer, better known as the Counselor (Michael Fassbender), finds himself engulfed in a drug trafficking scheme, before quickly realising things aren’t going as smoothly as he’d originally anticipated. When things take a wicked turn for the worse, he must protect not only himself, but his soon to be bride Laura (Penelope Cruz), before he and the men he is working with are slowly eliminated. A quirky thriller that’s less than predictable and was originally released to audiences in 2013.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Hitman (2007) – Review

A genetically engineered gun for hire, known only as Agent 47, is hired by a group labelled “The Organisation”, before he becomes quickly ensnared in a political conspiracy. Agent 47 is then hotly pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he travels across Eastern Europe in a bid to uncover the truth behind what’s really going on. An impressive action-based flick that sometimes gets overlooked by critics. Hitman is currently streaming on Disney+.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) – Review

During the American Civil War, three men of completely different temperaments get involved in a dangerous and unforgiving adventure, which pits them against each other in order to find a fortune of gold that has seemingly been buried in a cemetery many miles away. One is an ex-bounty hunter who lives by a certain honourable code of conduct, while the second is a fast-tempered, greedy former convict, with the third being a cruel and heartless murderer. An all-time great that is widely regarded as one of the finest films to hit our screens.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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Escape from Alcatraz (1979) – Review

Alcatraz, also known as the Rock, was labelled as one of the most secure prisons of its time. Located in the United States, it was firmly believed that nobody could ever escape from it, until three daring men, fronted by Frank Morris (Clint Eastwood) make a potentially successful attempt at getting out of the most infamous prison in the world. This classic production was originally released in 1979 and many believe it still holds itself in high regard to this day.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Passengers (2016) – Review

In the distant future, a select number of humans attempt to travel to another planet for a better life away from Earth. The journey lasts for decades, so each of the passengers upon the spaceship named Avalon, are put into a state of hibernation. On the journey, however, something unexpected happens – one of the passengers, Jim Preston (Chris Pratt), is awoken and must resign himself to not seeing the end of the voyage. Out of loneliness, he starts to question whether or not he should wake other passengers. A fairly unique and well-made film that is currently streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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