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  • Moonraker 1979

    ★★★ Watched 14 Dec, 2014

    I remember much of this film from my childhood too, with the return of Jaws. It's one of the easiest Bond films to watch, but that's because it's not as clever or serious as the rest.

  • The Spy Who Loved Me 1977

    ★★★½ Watched 14 Dec, 2014

    Jaws used to terrify me when I was younger, so this is one of the most memorable Bond films for me.

  • How to Lose Friends & Alienate People 2008

    ★★★ Watched 12 Dec, 2014

    A great role for Simon Pegg and an easy watch, based on what seems to be an interesting book. It's a very average comedy, however, and not something I would watch again.

  • Wild Bill 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Dec, 2014

    I've had this stored on my Sky box for months, but I didn't think it was a film I would enjoy. I was wrong, so if you've been contemplating watching this film as well, get it done. Dexter Fletcher deals with this films genres perfectly. It's not too chavvy to come across as cheesy or a bit of a piss-take, and it's not too serious that it's difficult to watch. Instead, it's a great character-driven film that has moments of comedy, action, and family drama tied together brilliantly.

  • The Punisher 1989

    ★★½ Watched 09 Dec, 2014

    I imagine if Marvel were to remake The Punisher now, it would be epic. I didn't think much to this 80s original, though.

  • Hello I Must Be Going 2012

    ★★★ Watched 06 Dec, 2014

    Every indie comedy seems to follow a similar story to this one these days, as a central 'older' character finds themselves going through a mid-life crisis with someone much younger. So we've seen this premise enough already, but there are some decent performances.

  • West of Memphis 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 06 Dec, 2014

    I didn't realise how big of a case this was until I watched this year's film adaptation Devil's Knot, but since watching the film I have had a great interest in this story. I love reading into the investigations of a case and where cases like this go wrong, so West of Memphis was a really interesting documentary for me.

  • Bambi 1942

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 05 Dec, 2014

    An absolute classic, not just for Disney or animation but for all of film. The story of Bambi is exceptional and so beautifully animated. These are some of my favourite animated characters, and this was my favourite Disney film growing up. Re-watching it many years later, however, I didn't cry at Bambi's mother dying, but instead at the end where he has to go off and be Prince and not get to be with his newly born child. What hard lives deer have.

  • Puncture 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 04 Dec, 2014

    An interesting true law drama, with a brilliant lead performance from Chris Evans.

  • What Maisie Knew 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 04 Dec, 2014

    A good little surprise on Netflix, for a change. Excellent performances, especially from 6-year-old Onata Aprile, an overall great cast, but a brilliant and heart-warming drama at the center of it.

  • The Rover 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 04 Dec, 2014

    Excellent performances from Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce, though I really did expect more to happen. Great premise, though, and it's incredibly well directed and acted. There just wasn't enough moments to enjoy.

  • Oliver & Company 1988

    ★★ Watched 02 Dec, 2014

    It was like the scraps of Lady and The Tramp. There. I said it.