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  • The Lego Movie 2014

    ★★★★ Rewatched 30 Jul, 2014

    As much as I love The Lego Movie, I want a prequel featuring Stickle Bricks and the cheap, knock-off Lego I used to get as a kid from Pound Stretcher.

    Then, I assure you, everything will most definitely be AWESOME!

  • A Tale of Two Sisters 2003

    ★★★★ Watched 29 Jul, 2014

    Undeniably frightening, but also an intelligent horror film that has a tragic story at its core. Wonderful acting from the two lead girls, coupled with an affecting score, that hits the right note at the right time to make you shit your whities!

    With plenty of masterfully composed shots, "Two Sisters" isn't too far off being a masterpiece and will certainly rank highly in my world cinema favourites list, when I compile one.

    Which reminds me, I need to compile a "Favourite World Cinema Films" list....

  • Hercules 2014

    ★★½ Watched 27 Jul, 2014

    It's The Rock playing The Rock in Brett Rattner's adaptation of Hercules in New York, and John Hurt channelling his inner phone-in acting. Unfortunately 'Hercules 'becomes rather boring rather quickly. Not even Josepth Feinnes can save it, if you smeeeeeeeeellllleeeelll what, The Rock, is, cooking *raises left eye-brow*

  • Finding Vivian Maier 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Jul, 2014

    Finding Vivian Maier is for the most part, an interesting look at the prolific, if introverted photographer, who was for most of her adult life, a Nanny for well-to-do families in Chicago. She managed to keep her talent out of the public eye, merely hording her undeveloped films and negatives wherever she was living at the time. A chance discovery by a young man trying to obtain pictures for his up-coming book, presents itself a chance to make this documentary…

  • 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'