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Widows Review - Worth Seeing or Daylight Robbery?

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Runtime: 129mins | Director: Steve McQueen | Rating: 5 Stars
Had anyone told me that Oscar-winning Director, Steve McQueen, would end up making a film based on the humble 80’s British television show of the same name aired on ITV, I would have called them insane. Yet, here we are, with Widows currently on the silver screen.
Career criminal Harry Rawlings (Liam Neeson) and his gang attempt to pull off an impressive heist in Chicago, but this time, it doesn’t go their way. Soon, Veronica (Viola Davis), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki) and Amanda (Carrie Coon) find themselves husbandless and in debt to a dangerous gang whom their husbands stole from. Without any means to pay them, the widows enter a dangerous new world and attempt a heist of their own.

Now, I’ll admit that before watching Widows, I wasn’t that excited about it. It sounded like your generic heist blockbuster that we’re all too familiar with – essentially, a substandard plot with too many explosions and…

Halloween Review - Bloody Brilliant!

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Runtime: 104mins | Director: David Gordon Green | Rating: 4 Stars

Released in 1978, the original Halloween was an unexpected success. It had a low budget, yet the Director, John Carpenter, still managed to create one of the most harrowing and iconic characters in horror history – Michael Myers (no, not the guy who voiced Shrek).
Unfortunately, the original Halloween was later franchised and with each passing film, gradually got worse and worse due to increasingly ridiculous plotlines. In fact, there are eight direct sequels and two reboots by Rob Zombie – an unnecessary amount by anyone’s count. But, the fact these films got greenlit each time proves the popularity of the characters and the significance the original held.
If any of you have read my past reviews, you may know that I’m a big fan of horror. I love it. There’s something about that adrenaline rush you get and the morbid sense of curiosity you feel when you’re stealing glances at the screen through closed fingers that I love.…