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  • Assassins 1995

    ★★★½ Watched 01 Feb, 2015

    90s action movie involving a hyperactive Banderas and a stone-cold Stallone. Worth watching for one particularly taut taxi ride sequence, though extra incentives include a gunfight at a funeral (always good in my book), and the scene made famous by this gif.

  • 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.

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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.

  • Oldboy 2003

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 14 Jul, 2012

    This film divides opinion, but all I’ll say about it is that although the plot is sick, sadistic, twisted and violent, every single shot is beautiful and thought–provoking; every action—no matter how violent—has it’s purpose, even if only to demonstrate the extent a man will go to find out the truth.