“We have loved these people since the day we arrived. When you love something, you protect it.”

Red Notice

“It doesn’t matter what you do; what only matters is what they think you’ve done.”

Dune: Part One

“Dreams make good stories, but everything important happens when we’re awake.”


“Co-operate, and you just might survive. That is the deal.”

Army Of The Dead

‘It is by going down into the abyss where we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.’

Love And Monsters

“I really didn’t have your typical upbringing. I mean, I did at first; but then the world ended.”


“I’m only telling you this because I need you to be mentally prepared for what’s gonna happen.”

Mortal Kombat

No matter how many of my people you put in the ground, we will not fail.

Raya And The Last Dragon

‘It may feel impossible, but sometimes, you just have to take the first step; even before you’re ready.’

Godzilla Vs. Kong

“The second you release Kong from containment, Godzilla will come after him.”


Tell the judge; I love my wife.

Space Sweepers

With Earth no longer habitable, the only place left to go was up.


“A First Lady must always be ready to pack her bags.”

Ready Or Not

“I know it’s ridiculous. It’s just a weird family ritual. And we only have to do it once.”


“I’m afraid that if I died today, my life would have amounted to nothing.”


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Dave McGuckin is a theatre graduate, bar manager, former comedian and eternal film lover from Northern Ireland, now living in Canada. He began writing film reviews in 2016 for The Grade and then Great Central, both based in Leicester, England.

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