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  • Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones 2014

    ★★½ Watched 02 Mar, 2015

    When the original Paranormal Activity was unleashed on an unsuspecting scene almost a decade ago now, it swiftly became acclaimed as the most effective found footage chiller since The Blair Witch Project pioneered the sub-genre. Five films into what economics demanded become a franchise, and with The Marked Ones we are so far away from that original films mission statement, it's template, that in many respects it might as well be an entirely different kind of film. Christopher B. Landon,…

  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986

    ★★★★★ Watched 01 Mar, 2015 3

    A Written Tribute to Leonard Nimoy.

    We all have figures in entertainment who touch us in some way. Move us. Inspire us. They may not always be the most virtuous of people. They may not always make the greatest art. We as individuals however have found a reason to respond to them, the person we see behind the camera, or hear behind the microphone, or whose words we digest. And when those people pass on, we feel it more than…

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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 08 Mar, 2014 12

    For many years, Wes Anderson has been celebrated as an offbeat American auteur, with a narrative and visual style all his own - a colourful, melancholic whimsy riven with a biting, black comedic undercurrent. At times it's worked well, others it misses the mark, but with The Grand Budapest Hotel he has created something truly wonderful. Inspired by the writings of Stefan Zweig, Anderson's film is light, fun, thoughtful, cheeky, rude, farcical and emotional all in one rip roaring stew,…

  • The Avengers 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 27 Apr, 2012 6

    Up until now, I never truly understood all the fuss about Joss Whedon. I never related to Buffy, never got into Firefly or Dollhouse, and while I enjoyed Serenity I didn't worship it like some. But at long last, Whedon has delivered a piece of work that blew me away, one I truly believe will swiftly enter the pantheon of classic action-adventure movies. The Avengers is not only far and away the best of Marvel's (mostly impressive) movie staple, it's…