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  • Flight of the Phoenix 2004

    ★★★ Rewatched 25 Sep, 2014

    I imagine the original is an epic in comparison. This remake doesn't have the intensity I remember but it has an enjoyable cast.

  • Elektra 2005

    ★½ Watched 24 Sep, 2014

    It's only right that Jennifer Garner has a bad comic book role as her husband, Ben Affleck, did with Daredevil. The two films feel very similar with Elektra being a spin-off, though Elektra went from being half decent to utterly ridiculous even more quickly than Daredevil did.

  • The Savages 2007

    ★★½ Watched 24 Sep, 2014

    Great acting from Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman, but I didn't find the story particularly heart-warming or darkly funny. It was mostly dull, which was a shame.

  • Lucy 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 02 Sep, 2014

    An intelligent and original concept with the beautiful Scarlett Johansson in the lead. The premise idea is the film's strongest quality, as you really don't know where it will go. Towards the end the film felt too similar to this year's Transcendence with the focus on technology, which is my only flaw, but I guess that's the only place it could have ended. A brilliant performance from Johnsson, though I do wish it went somewhere bigger.

  • Boyhood 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Aug, 2014

    I love how Linklater uses time scales in his film, and with Boyhood he does something completely original. It's amazing to see these characters grow older over the 12 years of filming, which really helps to make you feel like part of their family, making every character likeable and engaging and the audience really invested them. There's so much more I wish the film had time to explore, but fitting all of these years into one film must have been exhausting enough.

  • The Brave One 2007

    ★★★ Watched 24 Sep, 2014

    Jodie Foster is always fantastic in a lead. This thriller is original and thought provoking, with excellent performances all around.

  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 07 Sep, 2014

    We all wanted more from Hiccup and Toothless, and How to Train Your Dragon 2 delivers a perfect follow up. With even more dragons, adventure, and colourful animation, this sequel is just as good as the first. It's a brilliant animation for all ages, with a brilliant voice cast and many big laughs.

  • Saving Mr. Banks 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 15 Jan, 2014

    A lovely, nostalgic story. It's amazing to see how the story of Mary Poppins was made into a film, and to see a glimpse of Walt Disney's life. It's as magical as Disney itself.

  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 16 Jan, 2014

    Not quite as adventurous or comical as I thought it was going to be, but there's so much beautiful scenery.

  • Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 02 Sep, 2014

    So it turns out I knew nothing about the life of Mandela at all, so it was really interesting to see his story. Idris Elba plays the character perfectly, as well. There's a great cast all around, but it's the story that will keep you engaged.

  • RED 2 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 23 Sep, 2014

    I was surprised at how much I loved the first film so I was really looking forward to this sequel. It's not quite as good, but the characters are hilarious and it's a really fun action film so it was more than good enough for a follow-up.

  • Abduction 2011

    ★★ Watched 22 Sep, 2014

    To be honest it could have been a lot worse, and we know Taylor Lautner had to lead something after the Twilight Saga so a mediocre thriller should have been expected. Pretty much every film cliché is thrown at you, but I guess it was watchable enough.