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Speed (1994) | Movie Review [Spoiler Free]

[Header Image: Keanu Reeves as Jack Traven | 20th Century Fox]

I watched Speed a few times as a kid but it had been a while so when the opportunity arose, I couldn’t resist a rewatch. From what I remember, I did enjoy my pasting viewings but this time around, I had a particularly great and fun time.

For those who are unaware, this movie follows Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven (Keanu Reeves) who has to deal with a bomb on a bus that can’t go below 50 mph otherwise it’ll explode. It’s such a simple concept but it works so well. It’s an action-packed, entertaining watch that does a fantastic job at keeping the viewers’ attention from beginning to end.

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No Exit (2022) | Movie Review [Spoiler Free]

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Before watching No Exit, I’d read the book. It definitely influenced my opinion of the movie. Personally, I prefer the book but I enjoyed both and I’m glad I sat down to watch this adaptation. For those who don’t know. No Exit follows Darby who is forced to take refuge at a rest stop during a blizzard. There she meets four strangers and finds evidence that one of them may have kidnapped a child. 

Now, there are some differences between the book and the movie so I would say it’s worth checking out both, however, at its core, the plot is essentially the same whether you read the book or watch the movie.

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The Lost Daughter (2021) | Movie Review

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While it’s not a favourite, I did enjoy The Lost Daughter more than I was expecting to and it actually grew on me a little in the few days after I watched it. In particular, I really enjoyed the way it looks and sounds. For the most part, it manages to keep a strong aesthetic (and feeling) throughout even if it does waver here and there. 

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Morbius (2022) | Movie Review [Spoiler Free]

[Header Image: Jared Leto as Michael Morbius | Sony Pictures Releasing]

The overwhelmingly negative response I’ve seen for this movie has been partially hilarious to witness. Let’s make it simple, is Morbius worth spending money on in order to see it on the big screen? Perhaps not. I saw it at the cinema and I certainly don’t regret it but, unfortunately, there’s nothing particularly special or stand-out-ish about it, so skipping the trip and watching it in the comfort of your home won’t result in any feelings of missing out.

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Widows (2018) | Movie Review [Spoiler Free]

[Header Image: Viola Davis as Veronica | 20th Century Fox]

“Now the best thing we have going for us, is being who we are […] because no one thinks we have the balls to pull this off.”

Widows primarily follows three women who, after their husbands are killed in an armed robbery gone wrong, have to pull off their own heist in order to pay back a debt and take control of their futures. Now, it would have been so easy for this movie to go so wrong and become just a generic crime/thriller heist movie and really, under the surface that is exactly what this movie is. However, there are a few key things that really help Widows to go beyond and be an incredibly entertaining and surprisingly fresh experience. That’s not to say it’s perfect — it’s not — but those little imperfections are so easy to overlook in the wider context of the full movie.

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