Read more about the article ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge’ review: An improvement on the horrible ‘On Stranger Tides’, if not as great as the first three movies
Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge

‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge’ review: An improvement on the horrible ‘On Stranger Tides’, if not as great as the first three movies

If you've read this blog for long enough, you probably would have come across me ranting about Johnny Depp's falling star and declining quality (and often profitability too) of his movies. But I didn't always dislike Johnny Depp. He used to get me excited about his movies, until On Stranger Tides came out and was so clearly a cash grab in which he just phoned in his oddball schtick and exaggerated his Captain Jack Sparrow mannerisms that I started viewing him with a prejudiced eye. (It didn't help that I am still SHOCKED to this day that Alice in Wonderland, another movie I dislike immensely, earned a billion, undeserving, dollars.)

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Read more about the article ‘Everest’ review: The feel-bad movie of the year
Jake Gyllenhaal (Scott Fischer), Jason Clarke (Rob Hall) and Josh Brolin (Beck Weathers) in Everest

‘Everest’ review: The feel-bad movie of the year

If The Martian was the optimistic, feel-good movie of the year celebrating the tenacity of mankind, Everest is the exact opposite, showing that the elements do what they want, no matter what man wills, and woe betide whomsoever dareth challenge Nature!

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Read more about the article Movies Coming Soon: January to March 2015 – Part 1
I really, really, really want to watch Cinderella.

Movies Coming Soon: January to March 2015 – Part 1

Though 2014 wasn't a remarkable year for Hollywood, 2015 is looking good. Every entertainment website on the internet, whether of note or not, has already listed their most anticipated movies for the year, so I shan't add my voice to the chatter. (I agree with most of them anyway. Besides, if you read my blog often enough, you already know what film I want to watch the most this year.)

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Read more about the article ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ review: Run-of-the-mill, but not unenjoyable
Chris Pine (Jack Ryan) and Kevin Costner (Thomas Harper) in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ review: Run-of-the-mill, but not unenjoyable

Some Russians living in the past are planning the collapse of the U.S. economy, and it's up to a brilliant CIA analyst to stop them. If this plot sounds familiar, it's because every other action movie ever made, save those about unstoppable vehicles or sci-fi elements (and sometimes not even then), has it, give or take a few minor changes: the nationality of the villains, the "thing" they want to collapse, the government organisation of the hero's vocation.

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