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The Matrix Resurrections review – Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss spark in utopian reboot

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Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves) is the designer of The Matrix, a popular video game set in a virtual reality. His bosses have ordered a sequel; at an ideas meeting, his colleagues throw around a few ideas. PVC. Guns. T...

Slumber Party Massacre review – video nasty reboot puts some fun in sleepover carnage

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The 1982 video-nasty classic The Slumber Party Massacre – a confection of polyester sleepwear, orangey fake blood and phallic construction equipment with remarkable battery longevity, directed by Amy Jones – gets a re...

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City review – unpretentiously gory horror-game reboot

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Like the zombie-making virus which is the true game engine of this long-running franchise, the world of Resident Evil keeps evolving, respawning and regenerating extra mutant limbs and organs in different media. First...

Beauty and the Beast review – a sumptuous reboot of the festive-season fairytale

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The world described by writer-director Theresa Heskins in this tremendous adaptation is one of emotional stasis. Like the last two years of the pandemic, the enchanted palace is locked in a holding pattern. All the Be...

Covid live: suspected Omicron case found in Germany; UK expert says pandemic ‘reboot’ unlikely

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61 travellers from South Africa test positive for Covid in Netherlands; first European case of B.1.1.529 variant identified in Belgium; travel bans target countries across southern Africa

The Suicide Squad review – eyeball-blitzing supervillain reboot

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DC’s new Suicide Squad movie announces itself as different from the coolly received first film from 2016 simply by adding “The” to the title, maybe sneakily trying for an unacknowledged rebrand or reboot. James Gunn, ...

Disney’s Turner & Hooch reboot: shouldn’t we let sleeping dogs lie?

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I’m convinced, now, that 60% of shows are being commissioned not by a human, a skeleton wrapped in flesh and blood, but by an algorithm, a pulsing blue computer in a bunker server room beneath the depths of Disney. Ex...

Can Ghostbusters: Afterlife unite fans of the original and the 2016 reboot?

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There is good news if you are a fan of the first Ghostbusters movie: the original crew of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson will be back, along with Sigourney Weaver and even Annie Potts (as secretary Janine M...

Changing the game: how the Mighty Ducks reboot flips the script

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In Disney+’s new take on the much-loved hockey trilogy, the Ducks are no longer the heroes, following in line with a string of rule-rewriting sports movie rebootsThe played out formula of the sports movie has seen a n...