Ty Simpkins

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  • Jurassic World

    Movie Review | Ali Gray | 11th June 2015

    There is no escaping the fact that I can't write an unbiased review of a Jurassic Park movie. Jurassic Park is my Star Wars, my Lord Of The Rings - my formative moviegoing experience that opened my eyes to the wonder of cinema. I can never be too down on movies about rampaging dinosaurs; even a bad Jurassic Park movie - and there have been more of them than there have been good ones - is entertaining in its own way. But by any measure, whether you're a super-fan or a casual observer, Jurassic World knocks it out of the park: it's a shamelessly entertaining blockbuster that simultaneously pays homage to the original while putting a fresh coat of paint on the formula. If you're a Jurassic Park fan, Jurassic World is everything you want it to be - I'd even go as far as saying it's as good a Jurassic Park film, post Jurassic Park, that you could ever possibly expect.

  • Insidious

    Movie Review | Matt | 27th April 2011

    Instead of the usual screening experience hobnobbing with other critics and bloggers, Ali and I attended a special showing for Insidious that was filmed so that they could use shots of a glowy-eyed jumpy audience in TV trailers. Now that these ads are actually running on the box, it comes as no surprise to us that our mostly bored, sometimes laughter-stifling, mugs are nowhere to be seen in them.