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The Villain Checklist: Contrast With The Hero

We’ve had a look at various facets of what makes a good villain, but for the next two entries, we need to shift the goalposts a little bit, and take about the most important relationship that the antagonist has: that … Continue reading

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Review: What Happened To Monday

What Happened To Monday Trailer Ah, not too distant dystopia. The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, Divergent, they are the new genre of dominance. Or, at least, maybe, they used to be? It seems like the big budget offerings from … Continue reading

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Review: Death Note

Death Note Trailer I have not read a jot of Death Note, the famous Japanese manga series that has already been the inspiration for a number of animated movies and shows. In college sci-fi, fantasy and anime circles, it was … Continue reading

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Review: The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower Trailer Which The Dark Tower quote should I use to open this up? “Go then, there are other worlds than these”? Or “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed”? Some variation of … Continue reading

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The Villain Checklist: Credibility

And we’re back after a bit of a hiatus. In the last entry, I discussed the importance of an antagonists capability, that they have the means, in whatever format, to turn their goals into reality and to threaten the hero … Continue reading

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Review: Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets Trailer OK Luc Beeson, let’s try this again. The French visionary’s last effort – the not all that great Lucy, a film whose pretentious display of pseudo-scientific quackery undercut anything else the … Continue reading

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Review – John Wick: Chapter Two

John Wick: Chapter Two Trailer Name a relatively successful action movie, and I will probably be able to name an underwhelming sequel to a relatively successful action movie. The DVD bins and straight-to-streaming sites of the world are littered with … Continue reading

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