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  • Furious 7

    Furious 7 2015

    ★★★★★ Added

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Fast & Furious 7 (to give the film its international title) already had a tough job; introduce a new director (James Wan) who had previously been a stranger to action, and yet somehow live up to the ludicrous heights of action madness set by Justin Lin in the previous two films. Then on top of that, to have to work around and acknowledge the just bloody tragic death of Paul Walker made the task all but impossible. Full marks then to…

  • Insurgent

    Insurgent 2015

    ★★★½ Added

    The premise of this series is still cobblers, but the cast are still tremendous fun to watch. A bold step over the last hunger games movie is actually having stuff happen in this one.

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  • The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!

    The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! 2012

    ★★★★½ Added

    IT'S CALLED THE PIRATES! IN AN ADVENTURE WITH SCIENTISTS GODDAMMIT!!

  • Interstellar

    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.