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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.