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How the fans saved Justice League
How the fans saved Justice LeagueUncut Gems - Sandler stuns in flawless flickColour Out Of Space - the resurrection of Richard StanleyThe Invisible Man - clearly good for Aussie industryUnderwater underrated?Bad Boys become old menThe Lighthouse - arthouse or shithouse?Parasite - moving in and taking over the awards season1917 - is it genius or just a gimmick?Netflix's The Witcher puts the saucy into sorcery!
Find out why Netflix's The Witcher has fans going against the critics in this review of the hit TV series.Special thanks to Skar Productions for giving me permission to use his Epic Metal cover of "Toss a Coin To Your Witcher"Check him out here: https://www.youtube.com/user/skarproductions1?sub_confirmation=1Or on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/SkarProductions/If there’s one thing Netflix’s the Witcher has over Game of Thrones it’s that the series of books it is based on is complete. There’s not going to be any money grubbing show runners hastily wrapping it up so they can move onto the next project.It’s still a ways off being the event television that Thrones was and while it has some similar elements—fantasy, titties, sword fighting, political intrigue, magic and more titties—it’s kind of ridiculous to expect the show to be Game of Thrones.The Witcher is more like a darker and sexier version of Hercules or Zena meets Hellboy.Get the song here:Itunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/toss-a-coin-to-your-witcher-single/1494584142Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1EOFryzMzGhLChLftfu9BP?si=BAYWpREwQNO76e1Vk4i6JQMore reviews at: https://thewatchman.com.au/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewatchmanreviewsTwitter: https://twitter.com/_The_WatchmanYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/thewatchmanreviewsInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thewatchman.com.au/Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.
Jan 22 2020
7 mins
The Mandalorian - Star Wars' small screen success
Jan 15 2020
6 mins
Watchmen - Lindelof's hero product for HBOThe Rise of Skywalker - fan service or forced apology?
You can’t do a #movie review about #StarWars #TheRiseOfSkywalker without talking about The Last Jedi, for it is here that a major disturbance in the Star Wars fanbase was fully realised.When older fans expressed their dislike for it, it was a shock to hear some people say that Star Wars was no longer for a particular generation and that it was time to grow up and move on. Because Star Wars, has always been for everyone.After The Last Jedi came out people were split down the middle, they either loved it or utterly hated it. There was all this talk of social justice, inclusion, diversity, entitled feminism and “toxic fandom”. Suddenly Star Wars wasn’t for everyone at all, it had turned into a politicised mess and the arguments raged across social media.Sure, fans had squabbled in the past that prequel trilogy could have been a lot better. They came to terms with George Lucas’ obsessive tinkering, where the ghastly 90s CGI he dumped all over the original trilogy did not date nearly as well as the old practical effects. However, these minor gripes had minimal effect on the harmony between people united by a mutual love for the franchise.Star Wars these days is a long way from humble beginnings as a kid's movie about a ragtag bunch of democratic rebels taking on the dictatorial might of an ambitious Empire.Star Wars and Disney are the Empire.More reviews at: https://thewatchman.com.au/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewatchmanreviewsTwitter: https://twitter.com/_The_WatchmanYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/thewatchmanreviewsInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thewatchman.com.au/Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.
Jan 1 2020
9 mins
The secret of Doctor Sleep's successStop making Terminator movies!Why Joker can't stand aloneShould you give a puck about Carnival Row?Good Boys - bad movie!IT ends... eventually!
For this reviewer, IT Chapter 2 was easily the most anticipated film of 2019.Part one in 2017 was a pleasant surprise and an easy five out of five movie. Mostly thanks to some great casting, excellent creature design and brilliant direction from Andy Muschietti, and of course Stephen King’s best-selling story.People who remembered the original mini-series and thought that nobody could top Tim Curry’s great performance of Pennywise, had forgotten a couple of things:1. The mini series was a straight to TV production with some pretty average casting (Curry being the exception) 2. It’s been a long time since they probably saw it and realised that it wasn’t actually very good. There was a new clown in town in the form of Bill Skarsgard’s Pennywise, and the negative comments from any naysayers were put to rest as soon he lit up the screen with the new and improved version in 2017. The only disappointing thing about IT Chapter 1 was that we would have to wait a couple of years before we saw the Loser's Club come back and finish Pennywise off once and for all.More reviews at: https://thewatchman.com.au/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewatchmanreviewsTwitter: https://twitter.com/_The_WatchmanYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/thewatchmanreviewsInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thewatchman.com.au/Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.
Sep 10 2019
7 mins
Tarantino pleases himself with Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

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