Black Panther (2018, dir. Ryan Coogler)

The new king of a hitherto secret technologically-advanced African nation faces a range of challenges to his accession. Supremely confident addition to the Marvel cinematic canon, which tells its origin story in an Afrofuturist way, ringing many changes on the template.

Thor: Ragnarok (2017, dir Taika Waititi)

Thor and Loki must battle their forgotten sister to regain Asgard. Hugely entertaining and impressively throwaway piece of popcorn tosh. Everyone is having a whale of a time, even if there’s minimal actual story or incident. Lots of fun all round though, especially in the details.

Another perspective? Here’s Lemonsquirtle’s take.

After Earth (2013, dir. M. Night Shyamalan)

An estranged father and son have to work together to survive on a hostile planet. Contrived and awkwardly-structured SF/horror; an obvious Smith family passion project. One great jumpscare aside, though, this is minor work from all.

A Cure For Wellness (2017, dir. Gore Verbinski)

A young executive is lured to a remote clinic to find his superior. Gorgeously-designed and formally beautiful psychological horror, which mixes elements of Dracula and Frankenstein. However, it’s almost an hour too long. Get on with it!

Don’t take my word for it, though. Here’s Lemonsquirtle’s review.

Star Trek: Nemesis (2002, dir. Stuart Baird)

The crew of the Enterprise face a Romulan rebellion led by a clone of Picard. Action-heavy final instalment for the Next Generation crew, which revisits plenty of old series themes. Surprisingly tatty in places; for fans and completists only.

The Core (2003, dir. Jon Amiel)

When the earth’s core stops rotating, a mission is assembled to restart it. Enjoyably daft and self-aware big-budget B-movie, with an excellent cast of character actors playing the dopey material with an eye to stay on the right side of camp always.