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  • Scanners 1981

    ★★ Watched 24 Jul, 2014

    A film limited by the directors choice to put plot ahead of characterisation. Using effects to shock, but at times are put to good use.
    I would have enjoyed it more if we could've actually glimpsed inside the minds of what the 'scanners' were hearing, rather than just loud noises to emphasise they were having a 'moment'.

    Scanners it's a low budget quasi-horror, with a reigned-in perspective, yet if it would have aimed higher, it could've quite easily hit it's mark and been a much more dark and enjoyable thriller.

  • Aladdin 1992

    ★★★★½ Watched 23 Jul, 2014 1

    I swear Princess Jasmine is the hottest Disney character since Mary Poppins.

  • Red State 2011

    ★★★½ Rewatched 22 Jul, 2014

    I tweeted the following to Kevin Smith:

    "To lament, Red State is so fucking good on re-watch, I apologise for not liking it the first time around *whips self*"

    Lunchbox only went and hit that favourite button!

  • Homefront 2013

    ★★ Watched 21 Jul, 2014

    The film is as sloppy as it is frustrating. A premise so tired and worn out, even the actors can't fathom as to why they signed on to this. Fights that are over quicker than a Friday night fling, which at times, were hard to to focus on who was who. James Franco going for the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award. The continuos omnipresence of Frank Grillo, who has died more times than Sean Bean. Kate Bosworth going full meth-head,…

  • Everlasting Moments 2008

    ★★★★ Rewatched 21 Jul, 2014

    Who would've thought that such beauty can come from the dust clouds of such cruelty. Jan Troell's 'Everlasting Moments' follows the plight of Maria, a married woman who suffers at the hands of her drunkard husband, Sigfrid. When a chance happens for her to purchase a camera, this gives Maria a much needed new lease of life and solace, as she is seeing things through the aperture of her lens, as if for the first time.

    At times the film…

  • For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism 2009

    ★★★ Watched 20 Jul, 2014

    Insightful, if only only a limited spectrum, it misses the mark for what could've been a really intuitive documentary on the subject of critics.

  • Drinking Buddies 2013

    ★★ Watched 19 Jul, 2014

    Drinking Buddies is a film about people who are unable to answer direct questions or complete a sentence. Improv, it maybe, yet, these sort of films where people dance around their feelings, really piss me off. If everybody answered the questions or finished what they're saying, moreover, act like adults, then it might have been a more enjoyable, and somewhat relatable film, alas, it's as frustrating as trying to peel a potato with a spoon

  • Inglourious Basterds 2009

    ★★★★ Rewatched 19 Jul, 2014

    A re-watch of Tarantino's 'Inglorious Basterds' reminded me of how much I dislike 'Django Unchained'

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 18 Jul, 2014

    Hugely entertaining and the smartest, most emotional blockbuster you'll see this year. Matt reeves has taken the formula that worked well on his first outing as 'Apes' director and emulated it in a much more action packed, story -led sequel. With effects that would make your Grandma shit her pants. With fantastic performances by both Andy Serkis as Caesar and Jason Clarke as family-man, engineer, Malcolm.

    Gary Oldman is a somewhat out of place, and puts in one of his…

  • Under the Skin 2013

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 17 Jul, 2014

    Still utterly beguiling on my third watch, yet it's so hypnotic, I don't care a fuck that I don't understand half of it!

  • The Good, The Bad, The Weird 2008

    ★★★½ Watched 16 Jul, 2014 3

    The Good, The Bad, The Weird isn't a pastiche of Leone's finale in his Spaghetti Western Trilogy more of a homage. With inventive action scenes, the use of practical stunts, make for a fun, and, at times, jaw-gaping fun. It's not without it's faults, mind. A fair few scenes are milked and go on and on, the plot is pretty thin, relying solely on the action to numb the thought.

    A solid cast, featuring a trio of Korean A-listers (Kang-ho…

  • The Man from Nowhere 2010

    ★★★½ Watched 16 Jul, 2014

    A fairly solid thriller, with some bold editing and amazing action scenes. I did feel like something was missing, though, considering the praise it's has garnered....