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  • The Hidden 1987

    ★★★★ Added

    This is essentially GTA: Vice City - the movie, if the central character was a body-swapping alien that loves Ferraris. One of the best 80's films ever; why isn't this more loved?

  • Elysium 2013

    ★★½ Watched 25 Aug, 2013

    Loved District 9 and Blomkamp's 2006 short film Tempbot (www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi_31b0DHHg), but was really disappointed by this. A nice premise (though highly reminiscent of the superior manga / anime series Battle Angel Alita) is wrecked by a numbingly predictable and cliche-ridden mess of a script and embarrassingly cheesy kiddy flashbacks. Jodie Foster's weirdly self-conscious and unconvincing performance doesn't help either, but at least Sharlto Copley looks like he's having fun, in a panto villain kinda way.

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  • Italian Spiderman 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Jun, 2012

    I want to be Italian Spiderman when I grow up.

  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Jan, 2013

    Excellent and engaging first half hour devolves into verbose, stagey, self-indulgent faff. Throwaway violence that's over too quickly, poorly written female characters, tiresome longeurs between set-pieces and a strange lack of tension.
    On the other hand, the performances were uniformly great, though the bad guys felt like panto villains. Also well shot and scored, parts of it felt genuinely Nero / Leone. I found it mostly entertaining, but as a long-time QT fan was a little disappointed at the hollowness of it all.