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The Film Lawyers

Film reviews that don't follow precedent

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June 2016

The Purge: Election Year is very, very, annoying

By: Akram Shaban

The Purge: Election Year is the third installment of The Purge series of movies. I don’t know much about the series; I only watched half of the first one before turning it off, and I didn’t know the second one even existed. Admittedly Election Year is not as bad as I had anticipated. But it still manages to annoy you with cringe-worthy acting, dialogue, and plot.  Continue reading “The Purge: Election Year is very, very, annoying”

The Shallows is no Jaws, but is still a thrill ride at times 

By: Muneeb Arshid

It has now been 41 years since Jaws was first released in the US and is still the go-to film for every movie buff and casual film viewer when discussing shark-based films. Since then, no shark-based adaptation has really worked (except for Shark Week), mostly due to that inevitable comparison with the 1975 classic. Continue reading “The Shallows is no Jaws, but is still a thrill ride at times “

Finding Dory succeeds as a sequel, but is it better than the original?

By: Muneeb Arshid

When anyone sits down to compile a list of the best animations of all time or the best Pixar animations, Finding Nemo is a classic that everyone regards as one of their favourites. This is one of the reasons as to why audiences actually wanted a spin-off based on one of the most endearing characters from the film. 13 years later, we finally get that spin-off, appropriately named Finding Dory. Continue reading “Finding Dory succeeds as a sequel, but is it better than the original?”

Warcraft Review: A film for Warcraft fans only

By: Samar Khan

Hollywood has unsuccessfully tried to adopt all manner of video games to the big screen for years and its latest attempt, unfortunately, is as divisive as can be, furthering the argument that video game cannot be made into films. Duncan Jones proved himself to be an excellent director of sci-fi oriented films but his initial foray into high fantasy, unfortunately, lacks the appeal that will draw all manner of audiences in. This is our review of Warcraft, a film that wasn’t bad, wasn’t good but was just… there. Continue reading “Warcraft Review: A film for Warcraft fans only”

The best of music and the best of comedy gives us the hilarious POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING

By: Samar Khan

RZA. Usher. Nas. Justin Timberlake. Mariah Carey. Ringo Starr. Adam Levine. These are all some of the major music stars that show up in The Lonely Island & Judd Apatow’s newest comedy musical, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.
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