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Pet Sematary

Sitting proudly next to the recent remake of Stephen King’s classic, It, Pet Sematary 2019 is a new, much darker version of the story idolised in 1989 by director Mary Lambert and may well have set itself up as one of the years best horror films. Read More…

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Daddy’s Home 2

Director: Sean Anders
Starring: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg & Mel Gibson
Rating: 12A Duration: 98 minutes Release date: 19 March (UK)

Some films don’t need a sequel, and yet sometimes we get one anyway. Daddy’s Home did its job and made people laugh, and the result of this is that it made enough money for the studio to green light a sequel. The idea of two warring Dad’s arguing over who is the better father was a nice idea and one played sportingly by Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, but the sequel feels more like something jettisoned by a studio after a quick buck as opposed to giving the audience something they truly wanted. Read More…

Raising Cain

Director: Brian De Palma
Starring: John Lithgow, Lolita Davidovich & Steven Bauer
Synopsis: The oncologist wife of a child psychologist suspects her husband has an unhealthy scientific obsession with their child, unaware of what or who is really going on inside his head.
Rating: 15 Duration: 91 minutes Release date: 30 January (UK)

People often have a love/hate affair with the work of Brian De Palma. For every Carrie, Blowout or The Untouchables there is Black Dahlia, Snake Eyes or The Bonfire of the Vanities. His career has been one of severe ups and downs; directing some of the most memorable films in Hollywood, while following them up with something truly tacky. He has blurred the lines on several occasions and can be accused of prioritising style over substance, a claim many of his films would back up. So, where does Raising Cain fit in? Ironically, it’s somewhere in between.

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