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  • Kajaki

    Kajaki 2014

    ★★★★ Rewatched 19 Jan, 2016

    Harrowing but brilliant.

  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner 1982

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 04 Apr, 2015 1

    This was so good at the cinema! I didn't think I'd ever get the opportunity to see it on the big screen but the Final Cut was on at the local, and it was incredible.

  • Assassins

    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

    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

    Galaxy Quest 1999

    ★★★½ Watched 01 Jan, 2015

    Sam Rockwell steals the scene again!

  • The Lego Movie

    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…

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 27 Dec, 2014

    Gyllenhaal is incredible. Louis Bloom might possibly be the devil. On second watch (in as many weeks), this could be my favourite film of the last couple of years.

  • The Deep

    The Deep 1977

    ★★★½ Watched 28 Sep, 2014

    Thoroughly bizarre!

  • Sharknado

    Sharknado 2013

    ★½ Watched 31 Jul, 2014

    So bad it's… just… yeah, not very good really.

  • King Kong vs. Godzilla

    King Kong vs. Godzilla 1962

    ★★★½ Watched 21 May, 2014

    Nowhere near as well crafted as the 1954 original, with none of the emotional heft, but much more entertaining. Bonus points for having a man in a Kong suit fight a live octopus. ‘Suitmation’ at its comedic finest!

  • A Fistful of Dollars

    A Fistful of Dollars 1964

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 28 Jan, 2014

    This film (and the rest of the dollars trilogy) is the reason I spent much of my childhood in a poncho squinting like Clint Eastwood.

  • Short Circuit 2

    Short Circuit 2 1988

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 07 Jul, 2013

    "Collecting mucho input. Urban input!"