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Austin Powers : The Spy who Shagged me (1999)

Rating : **

After the huge success of the first movie a sequel was always going to come around and so it did in 1999. Starring Mike Myers once again as the title character and main bad guy Dr. Evil and with a whole string of new henchmen and spies the second movie attempted to do what the first one did bigger, better and faster.

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Big Eyes (2014)

Rating : **

The latest film by Tim Burton see’s him tackle another biopic, this time the story of Margaret Keane, the painter of the big eyed waiffs whose paintings rose to fame in the 50s and 60s but her husband took credit for the work until she outed him in the late 60s.

He tells the story with his own flare and style, with Christopher Waltz and Amy Adams taking on the roles of the Keane’s. There is not much that could go wrong in such a strange tale.

With recent Burton movies being slightly disappointing (not including Frankenweenie) many people had wrote the film off before even seeing it. Personally I haven’t been let down by any of his movies but I hadn’t been wow’d by a movie since possibly Big Fish.

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Goosebumps (2015)

Rating : **

2015 brought back to life a series that terrified my generation through their young lives.

The film saw the world of R.L. Stine(played by Jack Black) come to life and terrorize the small town that he lives in.

With a whole host of Goosebumps stars lead by Slappy the Dummy and including the Werewolf of Pasadena, The Bog Monster, Murder the Clown and a whole lot of others.

Viewers beware – You’re in for a scare!

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Batman v Superman : Dawn of Justice (2016)

Rating : **

I am no fan of Superman and have little interest in the DC Expanded Universe. I was one of those strange people who at the announcement of Ben Affleck being Batman got really excited and went to see the movie PURELY because of the Batfleck.

DCs first step to opening up their universe like the MCU see’s the two biggest DC heroes battle it out. With the help of Wonder Woman and of course the always helpful Lois Lane.

With bad reviews and no one I know enjoying the movie I didn’t go into it hoping for much…

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Friday the 13th : The New Blood (1988)

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After the critical success of Jason lives it feels strange that it took till 1988 for Jason to return to our screens.

This time we go proper supernatural. I don’t really count zombification supernatural so a psychic is the most supernatural thing so far in Friday Franchise.

It is also the first movie to see Kane Hodder as Jason Voorhees. For most this is seen as the movie that created the iconic “definitive” Jason, it just took seven movies (two of which he didn’t actually kill anyone) for that to happen.

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Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982)

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Well they sure loved their Friday the 13th movies didn’t they. A year after the second helping (which came a year after the first helping) we are back with the guardian of Camp Crystal Lake. He hasn’t been stopped yet and he’s still got his grudge against overly sexed up teenagers.

So far we’ve not seen the Jason that comes to mind but Friday the 13th Part 3 (or 3D, yeah it was one of them!) brings together a partnership that would stay with our nightmares forever more.

That is right, for in Friday the 13th Part 3(D) Jason comes across the infamous hockey mask.

Can anything stop the monster from Camp Crystal Lakes horrible past?

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Friday the 13th (1980)

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In 1980 director Sean S. Cunningham and writer Victor Miller gave the world the franchise that just keeps on giving. Friday the 13th as a franchise has given us 10 movies, a remake and a cross over with the Nightmare on Elm Street.

It also gave people the world over a fear of a man in a hockey mask and a machete who just can’t be killed.

We follow the many victims of Jason on a week long horror on Friday the 13th.

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