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Good sequels are hard to come by. This is doubly true in the horror genre, where sequels risk becoming serialised and formulaic -- but The Conjuring, released in 2013, was always a different kind of horror film. The sequel follows closely in its footsteps, making use of strong characters and relationships to drive its spooky story. While The Conjuring 2 doesn't fall victim to the horror genre's proven inclination towards clones, the sequel feels familiar in a way that fans of the original film will appreciate.

Warning: spoilers within!


I saw two movies this past weekend. One was about a terrifying futuristic dystopia filled with endless betrayal and a complete lack of hope. The other one was Mad Max: Fury Road.

There's plenty to dissect in Disney's new film Tomorrowland -- from the misguided romanticisation of the 1960s as a techno-utopian's paradise, to the confused ideology of lamenting NASA's demise while simultaneously claiming that politics is always a barrier to innovation. But the biggest problem with Tomorrowland is that it simply doesn't take its own advice.


This is it. No more origin stories. No more unlikely heroes come together at the last minute: it's on. The Avengers are an established team, and they're back to kick a whole planet's worth of arse in The Avengers: Age Of Ultron. In case you're wondering, it's practically perfect.


Remember when the Fast And The Furious movies were terrible? Movies made by douchebags, for douchebags? We've come so far since the 2001 original. I never thought I'd say it, but Fast And Furious 7 is damn near perfect.