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  • Kingsman: The Secret Service 2015

    ★★★½ Added

    Entertainingly OTT comic-book spy caper. If Roger Moore Bond by way of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. sounds like your bag, welcome aboard. It's greatest weapons are Colin Firth as the suavest of the suave spies, and Taron Egerton as the council estate yoof too edgy (tm) for the Establishment. In among the bad guy (Sam Jackson)'s world domination plan is a heavy-handed but well meaning message about class in society, but I preferred the one about what constitutes a gentleman (clue:…

  • I, Frankenstein 2014

    ★★½ Added

    I:F is utter tosh, the kind of film that aspires (but fails) to reach the lofty heights of an Underworld sequel. That said, I can't deny that I had a lot of fun snorting derisively at it. And the escrima fights are pretty cool.

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  • The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! 2012

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  • Interstellar 2014

    ★★★½ Added

    Visually spectacular, but oddly unengaging. At times brilliant, at times painfully hamfisted, with a dying Earth premise that never quite rings true. The cast are great and the concepts weighty and fascinating, but too often it feels like parts were rushed to get to the bits Nolan was interested in (a bit bizarre in a 3-hour film). The 2001 references are likewise rather too on the nose. Admirable for it's scope and ambition, but lacking Nolan's normal skill in execution.