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  • The Adventures of Tintin 2011

    ★★★½ Rewatched 01 Jan, 2015

    Truly impressive visual effects lift this movie above the usual affair.

    While the story is rangy and plot elements do suffer, Spielberg clearly knows how to set up an entertaining spectacle.

    I especially liked it's numerous homages to the original material whilst still being refreshingly charming in its own way.

    Overall, a fun way to introduce Tintin to the kids.

  • Galaxy Quest 1999

    ★★★½ Watched 01 Jan, 2015

    Sam Rockwell steals the scene again!

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  • The Pursuit of Happyness 2006

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 11 Jun, 2012 1

    This has to be rated up there as one of Will Smith's best performances, pairing perfectly with his son, Jaden Smith. It's the kind of film that leaves you at the end of the credits wanting to be a better person.

  • The Lego Movie 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 01 Jan, 2015

    It took me a long time to watch this because I was convinced—despite positive reviews—it wouldn't do justice to one of my favourite childhood toys. But I finally got around to it and it really did. The writers did an incredible job capturing the chaotic, limitless magic of Lego that has made it appeal to so many for so long and it felt like the film was made with real love and respect for the product. Every second was packed…