As a moviegoer, few things are as exciting as instantly being compelled by the world being built on screen -- that feeling of diving into a whole new universe filled with unanswered questions and fascinating characters that, for the next two hours, you get to learn all about. The new film Hotel Artemis is like that. It sets up a world you'll desperately want to know more about and see where the story leads. Ultimately, though, it struggles to pay off.
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Video: It might not be at Avengers: Infinity War levels, but Drew Pearce's new sci-fi crime flick Hotel Artemis has a big cast of characters, and the movie knows it might be hard to figure out who's who. Luckily, the latest trailer is here to shine a spotlight on all the cuddly criminals checking in for the night.
When Contact first opened, 20 years ago, I thought it was a masterpiece. For a soon-to-be high school senior, Robert Zemeckis' adaptation of Carl Sagan's novel was the perfect Hollywood mix of thought-provoking ideas and spectacle. It wasn't until years later I realised how divided fellow films fans were on the film. So I decided to look back and see what Contact has to offer in 2017.