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  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 04 May, 2013

    Shit this is a good film. I'm just sorry I took so long to get around to watching it.

    Foxx I'm usually on the fence about, but he does very well here. Waltz and Dicaprio were spectacular, and the remainder of the cast are equally great. Tarantino's Aussie accent is forgettable.

    Another fine addition to Tarantino's portfolio and made me look forward to seeing Argo to see if it really is more Oscar worthy.

  • The Avengers 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 25 Apr, 2012 2

    Awesome. On the tail of a big set up from the five other preceding films, this had a lot riding on it. Needless to say, I think it 98% delivered for me. Plenty of everything, too much of nothing.

    I don't know why, but the first Iron Man is probably still my favorite of this whole series, may be because I'm a big Jon Favreau fan. This is an extremely close second.

  • The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 20 Jul, 2012

    It seems a bit easy to say this was a masterpiece, but unless you're not a particularly big fan of Nolan or the previous films, I can't see this disappointing many people.

    Everyone in the cast holds their ground, Hathaway was particularly impressive as I wasn't sure she had it in her.

    A great conclusion to the trilogy. And somewhat of a feat to have had three successful films, with a string of quality actors, an extremely talented director - all of which it was rewarded for at the box office.

  • American Hustle 2013

    ★★½ Watched 16 Mar, 2014

    What the hell was all the fuss about?

    Great casting line-up, that's obvious, but make-up and costumes almost felt a little over the top to be honest... obviously I wasn't alive at this time but every character was just way too 1970s.

    Don't feel like your missing out on the "Oscar buzz" if you haven't seen it.

  • Skyfall 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 01 Mar, 2013

    This new take on the Bond franchise is three deep now, and long story short - I'm on board. I didn't enjoy this quite as much as Quantum of Solace, but a few drops of the classic Bond inclusions were a nice touch.

  • Pacific Rim 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Oct, 2013

    Ok. I wasn't sure about it 20 mins in, then I really got stuck into it, and THEN I realised why...

    This movie is a bad food, a treat... It's that really big, obnoxious hamburger that you occasionally give in to. All the trimmings, a hearty beef patty, small amounts of salad to ease the guilt, the kind of burger you measure others against. You almost didn't want to start eating it, but gave into temptation. The first bite was…

  • Looper 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Sep, 2012 1

    I've come to shy away from trailers a bit, as they often give you too much of the story and I felt that may have been the case when I saw the trailer for this film.

    Fortunately, I'm pleased to say that this was not the movie I expected. I've become a real fan of JGL recently and as a young Bruce Willis in this film, he didn't disappoint, arguably out shining Willis for the most part. Bruiser did however…

  • Star Trek Into Darkness 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 16 May, 2013

    A really great film.

    I sometimes remind myself that we're pretty lucky with this Star Trek franchise resurrection. They could well have gone the way of the Star Wars continuation or any other movie franchise that slides down a steep hill with age. But these first two efforts, this latest in particular are really great.

    In all honesty, I'm really not a fan of Benedict Cumberpatch - I'm not even sure why - but what he brings to the film…

  • The Cabin in the Woods 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 09 Sep, 2012

    I personally would class this as an unpredictable horror.

    I'm not a huge fan of horror films, they don't often have much meat to cling too, so I lose interest pretty quick. This movie had the opposite effect, and makes for an enjoyable trip.

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014

    ★★★ Watched 15 Apr, 2014

    I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed a bit.

    In my mind, this was two films in two halves. The first half didn't go too big in the action or realms of believability - a solid car chase, some great tech, snappy one liners - it was the film I'd anticipated. The scene you know is coming from the trailer "Before we start, does anybody wanna to get out?" really got me across the line and I thought…

  • Prometheus 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Jun, 2012

    I enjoyed this. It was a particular type of enjoyment: Some films come along every now and then that I get complete immersed in - I find myself completely forgetting I've been sitting in the cinema watching it. It happened to me with Inception and Children of Men, and I just get swallowed up into the world they create.

    Fassbender knows what to do in front of a camera, this is yet another film he nails. Noomi Rapace was great,…

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004

    ★★★★★ Added

    Gondry was a favorite in the music video arena, and I was pleasantly surprised when I found his name in the opening credits at the cinema. With a truly unique portrayal of dreams and memories and a fantastic cast, it's a wonderful film.