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Operation Christmas Drop (2020) – Review

Based on the beachside of an American Air Force base in Guam, Congressional aide Erica (Kat Graham) is tasked with unearthing reasons as to why the facility should be defunded and closed. Captain Andrew Jantz (Alexander Ludwig) is assigned to show the aide around, but it’s quickly apparent that the pair begin to clash after the real reasons for the visit start to shine through. A new romcom with a Christmas based feel released by Netflix that isn’t the worst way to spend an evening, but it’s probably not the best either.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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A Fistful of Dollars (1964) – Review

A mysterious man, known only by the name Joe (Clint Eastwood), rides into a hostile town, divided by a violent and bloody war between two families – the Baxters and the Rojos. Despite being warned that most that enter the town either flee or die, Joe decides to stay and work out a way in which he can play the two feuding families against each other, for his own personal and financial gain. A classic flick that goes down as one of the finest Westerns to hit American screens.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Holidate (2020) – Review

Two people, Sloane (Emma Roberts) and Jackson (Luke Bracey), despise being single on holidays because it means they are faced with a barrage of heavy and unnecessary judgement from their overbearing families about their relationship status. When the pair cross paths, however, they decide to sign up to the notion of being each other’s “holidate” for any festive occasion that they must attend. A new, easy to watch and laid-back Netflix release that effortlessly takes the viewer through various different holidays of the year.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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Memento (2000) – Review

Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce) is a former insurance worker who is incapable of building new memories after a violent attempt on his life, where he consequently lost his wife. While attempting to find the people responsible for this act, he must rely on his own notes and messages to remember certain things, along with his own instinct, while questioning the relationships he builds throughout. A classic throwback from the year 2000 that truly marked the start of Christopher Nolan’s legacy on cinema.

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

After two astronauts are forced to work together to survive an accident leaving them stranded in outer space, things quickly become more complex than they’d originally hoped. Their shuttle is destroyed, leaving them alone, spiralling quickly into the blackness. This highly rated blockbuster managed to claim a staggering seven Oscar awards along with a countless number of other wins and nominations too. A visually spectacular movie but one that didn’t quite live up to the lofty expectations some had set.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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Hubie Halloween (2020) – Review

Hubie Dubois (Adam Sandler) is a man that’s mocked heavily by children and adults alike, mainly for his devotion to the Halloween holiday period, in his hometown of Salem. This year however, something is a little different and it’s up to him to save the people in his town from unexpected danger. Not the worst way to spend an evening if you’re planning on watching Netflix’s newest comedy release.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Beyond the Mat (1999) – Review

Described as a heartfelt documentary focused on the day-to-day lives of professional wrestlers, this explores a bizarre sporting world to some, but a much loved one to others. The film follows athletes such as Terry Funk, Jake Roberts, Darren Drozdov and even Mick Foley on their quest of doing what they love – traveling on the road, entertaining the fans and putting their bodies on the line. This emotional documentary dates back to 199 and is something most wrestling fans will have already seen since its release over twenty years ago. Beyond the Mat is currently streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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The Green Mile (1999) – Review

In the 1930’s, prison guards responsible for patrolling death row at a penitentiary, come across a moral dilemma when they quickly discover that John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan), a new inmate and a convicted murderer, has an unexplained supernatural gift that he is slowly demonstrating while on death row. A masterful movie that will go down as one of the finest to hit our screens. The Green Mile is currently streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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