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  • Safety Not Guaranteed 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 19 Dec, 2014 2

    When the name Colin Trevorrow cropped up in the running to direct what would become Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, hands up who had any idea who he was. Only perhaps those familiar with what drew him to Disney & the eye of George Lucas & co in the first place, specifically the low budget curio that is Safety Not Guaranteed, Trevorrow's debut feature that put him on the film festival circuit and his name firmly on the map. You…

  • Horrible Bosses 2 2014

    ★★★ Watched 03 Dec, 2014

    The first Horrible Bosses really took me by surprise, blindsiding me upon expecting a typically routine bromantic shout-athon, it rather served up an acerbic delight of improvised smart laughs wrapped around three great leads and several viperish performances from Kevin Spacey & Jennifer Aniston as the titular work based bastards. Little surprise then when it romped home to a more than decent gross, cueing up an inevitable sequel that reunites the trio of bumbling likeable idiots who in seeking revenge against…

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  • 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…

  • 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,…