Film review: ‘SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Directed by Troll Hunter’s André Øvredal and based on the book series by Alvin Schwartz, teen horror film Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a stylishly made but familiar horror flick that turns spooky ‘torch under the face’ campfire tales into an It-style battle between teen nerds and a malevolent supernatural force. The ersatz Losers Club here are

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Film review: ‘RAMBO: LAST BLOOD’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

The Rambo film franchise began encouragingly in 1982 with First Blood, a convincingly raw and gritty survivalist action movie with Sylvester Stallone memorable as the Vietnam vet John Rambo battling personal demons and Sheriff Brian Dennehy. The sequels saw the quality rapidly nose-dive as Rambo transformed into a ridiculous, mulleted killing-machine who slaughtered his way through nations of evil non-Americans

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Film review ‘FAST AND FURIOUS: HOBBS AND SHAW’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

As if eight inexplicably popular movies, in the mind-numbing Fast and Furious franchise weren’t enough, the series, like a mutant beast, has sprouted another limb in the form of the ludicrous but not particularly fun spinoff, Hobbs and Shaw. This film is as punishingly loud, soulless, chaotic and utterly preposterous as previous instalments in the franchise, even though it moves

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