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Review – Incredibles 2

A mere fourteen years after the first film we finally get the sequel we’ve all been craving, Karl Urban’s Dredd!

No? Never mind, I suppose that was only six years ago, it just feels like longer.

Anyway, we’ve been anticipating the return of the Incredibles since a teaser trailer was dropped in November, one of Pixar’s most beloved properties that has been praised for it’s family-oriented approach to superheroism, how family dynamics can be altered and reflected by the addition of superpowers, and for the villain’s profound philosophical standpoint. In other words, Disney found a way to make Fantastic 4 without ever making Fantastic 4, and effortlessly outdid every effort by 20th Century Fox.

TL;DR version, as good as the first. Not better, not worse, exactly as good, equally enjoyable, respectably different. Let’s take a look at why. (more…)

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Top 10 – Powerless Superheroes

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A little bit of an oxymoron, a powerless superhero is probably not what you’d call a superhero. However, as time has gone on, the superhero genre has changed and we call some of the key heroes who, by all means, are as powerless as the rest of us. Sure, they might be well trained, in fact you could argue they’re trained to superhuman levels, but if we were put through the same conditions as them, we could possibly achieve this too…

… Naaah. Too much effort for my liking. However, these men and women are here to show us how cool it is to be a powerless superhero, fighting villains, supervillains and more. Be it technology, be it strategy, or be it just through sheer determination, these are our Top 10 Powerless Superheroes.

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Film Review: Finding Dory

Just keep swimming folks, I went to go and see Finding Dory in the cinema this past week. Whether you remember the Pixar classic Finding Nemo, or whether this is your first venture into the great big aquatic adventures of these fishy friends, this film is a must see before it’s too late. Join Timlah as we look at Finding Dory and what makes it so great.

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Antz vs. A Bugs Life

In 1998 we watched a story about a neurotic ant whose efforts to win the heart of the colony land him in deep trouble, but in the end he not only wins the heart of the princess, but saves the whole colony during a dramatic and very watery grand finale!

And then we watched it again.

This may very well be the best showdown between Disney Pixar and Dreamworks. A Bugs Life followed Toy Story as their second step on their way to dominance in the CGI market, but for Dreamworks Antz was only the start of a road that saw mild success until Shrek really threw down the gauntlet. Now, so far as the box office goes there was one very clear winner, but so far as the better film goes, things get a little more interesting. (more…)


Top 10 – Robots

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  1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

These are the laws that may one day save us from a Matrix/Terminator style situation, the rules that all artificial intelligence must be bound to, with some possible extra stipulations to prevent I.Robot happening too. Despite the fears of luddites who still beat their phones with rocks hoping for the fire that might cook their freshly slain microwavable pasta, science marches on with an army of entirely hypothetical robots at its back with only the purpose of discovery, and also having a cool butler who makes drinks and you don’t even have to pay him. (more…)


Top 10 – Scary Kids Films

You voted more than ever, and I hope you’re all sincerely pleased with yourselves.

You wanted to look under the bed.

You wanted to check in the cupboard just once.

You asked for it, now prepare yourselves….

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