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Film review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2. Photo: Marvel

Marvel’s swashbuckling gang of heroes are back for their latest space-adventure, but does Volume 2 build upon its blockbuster predecessor or suffer from a bad case of sequel-itis? Steve Molkentin reviews. In Volume 2 our rag-tag group return to save the universe again. Peter “Star-Lord” Quill (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and Baby Groot ...

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Science fiction speaks on asylum

Matt Damon stars in Elysium MA15+ Photo by Sony Pictures.

Good science fiction doesn’t just tell us where we are going, it explores where we are now. Although set in Los Angeles and directed by a South African, Elysium actually feels like it could have been made for an Australian audience. Writer-Director Neill Blomkamp’s first feature District 9, as well as some of his short films, has given him a ...

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