Review | Ghost In The Shell (2017)

Review | Ghost In The Shell (2017)

Visually stunning, violent and flawed. Ghost In The Shell is a confusion of a film. Ghost in the Shell attracted heavy criticism and accusations of 'whitewashing' long before the film hit cinemas. The filmmakers opted to cast American A-list actress, Scarlett [...]

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Review – Death Note (2017)

Review – Death Note (2017)

Based on the popular Manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba, this Netflix Original Film adaptation of Death Note provides a lot of reasons for fans to be disappointed. Primarily, the writers behind this latest adaptation of the story have used a [...]

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Review | Swiss Army Man (2016)

Review | Swiss Army Man (2016)

Swiss Army Man is unique, touching and bat-shit crazy. Few films have a fart-powered jet-ski corpse in the first ten minutes. On the verge of suicide, one man is taught to live again by his new best friend - a dead [...]

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Review | Approaching The Unknown (2016)

Review | Approaching The Unknown (2016)

Comparisons to The Martian do this 2016 sci-fi thriller no favours, but Approaching the Unknown is a slow journey to Mars. Debuting in June 2016, Approaching the Unknown, perhaps, sought to cash in on the success of the previous year's big screen [...]

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Review | Dope (2015)

Review | Dope (2015)

Growing up geek in 'The Bottoms', is a challenge on the best of days. Get caught up in a gang drug deal? Malcolm's life just got complicated. Set against a backdrop of Inglewood's tough neighbourhood knows as The Bottoms, three high-school [...]

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Review | The Mummy (2017)

Review | The Mummy (2017)

Move over Brendan Fraser! Now it's Tom Cruise's turn to take on The Mummy! Background The only version of Universal’s The Mummy I’ve ever watched is the 1999 version of the same name starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz. The film was a [...]

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Review | Alien: Covenant (2017)

Review | Alien: Covenant (2017)

Ridley Scott! Put down the Alien franchise and back away slowly! Warning: This review contains major spoilers! Background I’ve written about my love for the Alien franchise many times here at The Unheard Nerd, so it was with a mixture of trepidation and [...]

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Review | Life (2017)

Review | Life (2017)

  Is Life just another monster trapped on a spaceship film or can it offer something new? I saw the trailer for Life and let the film pass me by. It looked like another science fiction horror film in space much in [...]

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Retro Review | Hackers (1995)

Retro Review | Hackers (1995)

Mr Robot this ain't! John reviews the 1995 film Hackers starring Johnny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie. Background Hackers (1995) Normally I introduce a retro review with my memories of the film in question and how it integrated into my life. Unfortunately, Hackers [...]

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