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  • School of Rock 2003

    ★★★½ Rewatched 07 Aug, 2014

    This film is so much better than it should be, but that's probably because Richard Linklater is behind it. Jack Black should be annoying but instead he's completely likeable, but I do like his music so this all comes together perfectly. Everything should be wrong but it's all so right. It's catchy, it's funny, it's just one of those films you can watch over and over again.

  • Underworld: Rise of the Lycans 2009

    ★★★ Watched 15 Aug, 2014

    A prequel to the first two Underworld films, I always get confused as to why Kate Beckinsale isn't in this. It gets me every time. This isn't a great film, especially when the others are so violent and gorey, but it's quite a 'fun' instalment in the franchise so it's a bit of a guilty pleasure. I absolutely love Bill Nighy in this, too.

  • Hostage 2005

    ★★★ Watched 28 Aug, 2014

    Not as intense or action-filled as most of Bruce Willis' films but Hostage is still a good thriller. Some decent twists and it's more brutal than you would expect such a seemingly mild crime thriller to be, so it certainly has its perks.

  • Sleeping with the Enemy 1991

    ★★★ Rewatched 27 Aug, 2014

    You can't help but love Julia Roberts. I always remember this film being on late night Channel 5 when I was younger and I found it much tenser on these earlier watches, but I still have a soft spot for this film.

  • Hick 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 27 Aug, 2014

    Urghhhhhhhshsdskhd I still fancy Eddie Redmayne.

    Chloë Grace Moretz is brilliant in this comedy thriller. The story is pretty original, the pacing keeps you interested, and the plot goes places you wouldn't imagine it to. All in all, it's a very engaging thriller and the characters are a lot of fun.

  • Paradise Lost 1999

    ★½ Watched 27 Aug, 2014

    Fairly boring despite its premise, but a lot of recognisable faces so the performances don't bring it down any more.

  • The Double 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 25 Aug, 2014

    I love Richard Ayoade's style of film-making; it suits this dark comedy thriller perfectly. I just wish I knew what the hell happened. Jesse Eisenberg is excellent as both leads, but it's so frustrating when an ending doesn't answer all of your questions.

  • Marie Antoinette 2006

    ★★★★ Watched 22 Aug, 2014 2

    This is why I love Sofia Coppola - she can tell a somewhat mediocre story with such colour and personality. Kirsten Dunst is at her best here and her character and story are told with such originality that it's hard not to admire this film for its passion, inspiration, and for Coppola's obvious love of film-making.

  • The Wolfman 2010

    ★½ Watched 21 Aug, 2014

    A poor werewolf film. Nothing about this film, the plot, or the characters peeked my interests.

  • Red State 2011

    ★★½ Watched 21 Aug, 2014

    Disappointing second half, but not a bad horror/thriller. The tension just dies down somewhat.

  • Berberian Sound Studio 2012

    ★★ Watched 21 Aug, 2014

    I was expecting a lot more, to say the least. I'm not sure I even took everything in properly because, in my eyes, there wasn't an awful lot going on when the plot promises deep, dark secrets.

  • Absentia 2011

    ★★ Watched 19 Aug, 2014

    A very disturbing atmosphere lingers in the air but it's all very amateur at the same time. This isn't a completely negative point, but there are many moments where it needs a little push.