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  • Clash of the Titans

    Clash of the Titans 1981

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 25 Mar, 2015

    Ray Harryhausen was an absolute gem creating monsters for the movie world. Especially in that time of period where they had no proper tech to play around with.
    This is my personal favourite of his...why! Because it's so damn good all the way through with some great moments for everybody to remember.
    I have lost count of how many times I have seen this film. I remember being memorized at the screen of what I was seeing on a old…

  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service 1969

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 16 Mar, 2015 2

    George Lazenby taking over the role of Sean Connery.
    This was a difficult move for the studio to choose of who could step into the shoes of our hero.
    Well, I think they did the right choice as he played his part very well.
    Plenty of funny lines for him to play the suave and likeable Bond we needed.
    Peter Hunt behind the camera always works with his fantastic fast editing during the action scenes.
    Some tiny hints of our…

  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    The Royal Tenenbaums 2001

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 14 Feb, 2015 4

    Around 2001 sometime this was the first Wes Anderson movie I had seen. Coming out of the cinema I just couldn't get my head around what all the fuss was about.
    Now after joining the 40's club and having seen most of his films I have become a huge fan. Maybe it's true, the older you get, the more appreciated you become of these quirky movies.
    What a perfect start to have the song 'Hey Jude' blaring out of the…

  • Clerks

    Clerks 1994

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 12 Feb, 2015 5

    7 years before David Brent created his stardom for 'The Office' we had Silent Bob raising his. David worked in a office and Bob (well, didn't work) hanged around a store smoking dope with his side kick Jay. This was the beginning of his career and what a fantastic start.
    This movie rocks, ok the acting isn't the best at times but who cares!
    It's witty and the dialogue is hilarious especially the Star Wars chat.
    Having a low budget…

  • Jean de Florette

    Jean de Florette 1986

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 10 Feb, 2015 2

    French films (not the naughty ones ) are simply made with a beautiful passion. A great story,cinematography,soundtrack and a bunch of talented actors placed together and again we have a fantastic movie.
    I fully recommend this to everyone, it's a lovely story and you feel sorry for one of the characters. It shows how cruel people can be with jealousy and greed which probably has effected most people in their life time.
    The soundtrack is well known, simply stunning and…

  • Birdman

    Birdman 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 Jan, 2015 5

    Bruce Wayne!

    Michael Keaton loves to play characters that begin with B. These are his best well known roles too.
    What a movie! The direction is the first thing that draws you into the movie. Keaton's performance is top notch but it's Edward Norton who wins this over for me personally. The script is original (rare these days) and the comedy is spot on.
    So great to see behind the theater scenes of Broadway including the roof…

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 10 Jan, 2015 6

    After watching this I rather be putting myself in an army training camp with Gnr. SGT. Hartman (Full Metal Jacket) then having Fletcher shouting at me.
    I couldn't help noticing Miles Teller was like a young John Cusack at times.
    The performances are top notch but what really stands out is the pure direction and editing. This is what we call true film making. Every shot is done to perfection, when those drums are banging away fiercely the editing is…

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 06 Jan, 2015 5

    Fincher is the best working director out there.
    Why is this!
    Because he commits himself 110% making sure everything is done to how he wants it.
    I did cringe at the fact Ben Affleck was playing the main lead but after the glorious 'Argo' Fincher must of seen something to choose him for the role.
    What's funny is part of Ben's career has either been loved or hated through the media.
    Loved for 'Good Will hunting', hated for Pearl harbour,…

  • Boyhood

    Boyhood 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 28 Dec, 2014

    This is what filmmaking is all about. Being original, creating a great cast of actors that are 100% commited with you (especially for 12 years, god help him if one of the main leeds passed away at the time).
    Pretty sure anyone had one part of their lives to do with this genius of a movie.
    Richard really created something special here, must of been an amazing experience to be involved over the time, especially casting his own daughter in…

  • The Wizard of Oz

    The Wizard of Oz 1939

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 20 Dec, 2014

    This truly is a classic piece of movie history. To think it was made in the late 30's and to this day people are still watching it.
    The story,actors,colourful sets and music all fit in together nicely which makes it loved and cherished throughout.
    The soundtrack is one of the most memorable pieces of music anyone would recognize from the very start.
    For it's time and the technology today they have remastered the print to it's upmost best and I…

  • Groundhog Day

    Groundhog Day 1993

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 14 Dec, 2014

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

    I love rewriting this movie over and over again because it rocks. Stuck in a so-called Day of my own I could watch this every day instead of listening to that song 'I got you babe'. aggggggggghhhh
    But that song is clearly the key for him to get out of this worm-hole, he needed to win over the girl.
    Bill Murray is a legend when it comes down to sarcism and he pulls it off so well. In fact, he…

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 06 Dec, 2014 10

    Jake really excels himself into this role so well, I completely forgot it was him halfway through.
    Great to see Rene Russo back, what a tasty role she had and pulled it off wonderfully too.
    This is a great intake of how the media are so pushy to get their story before rivals intervene or get one up on them.Over the years thanks to the wonderful internet it has gotten slightly worse and isn't getting better. Censorship is another key…