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  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014

    ★★★ Watched 16 Oct, 2014

    A weak script but there's a lot of laughs and it's a great, nostalgic, family adventure.

  • The Imitation Game 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Nov, 2014

    The Imitation Game does what every film should – it tells an exceptional story. It’s one that not many people know about or know very little about, and one that has only over the last couple of decades been fully told. But it is a story that everybody should know; not just because of its historical impact, but because of what this one man did for Britain to help bring an end to World War 2.

    Benedict Cumberbatch gives a…

  • Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 09 Nov, 2014

    Serving as Gilroy’s directorial debut, Nightcrawler is a brilliant effort. It’s dark, somewhat creepy, sleek, stylish, and full of fast thrills. Gilroy’s directorial style is certainly one of quality, reminding me in some places of Nicolas Winding Refn’s classic Drive in terms of having a somewhat glamorous edge to a dark and dirty story. It’s all to do with how he handles it, and the way he uses dark satire to make us like a character who obviously has some…

  • Interstellar 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 09 Nov, 2014 2

    Interstellar was one of the most anticipated films of 2014, but for some reason I didn’t share the enthusiasm for its release as most others did. I’m not sure what the reason for that was, because Nolan is one of my favourite directors and there was no doubt that Interstellar was going to be anything but spectacular, but I’m glad that I didn’t over-think its potential beforehand. Maybe it was because there was so much excitement for this film that…

  • Saving Private Ryan 1998

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 05 Nov, 2014

    Probably the best war drama there is, and what an exceptional cast.

  • The Man with the Golden Gun 1974

    ★★½ Watched 07 Nov, 2014

    I didn't enjoy this one as much as I have the other James Bond films so far. It just lacked a lot of the adventure and action.

  • Happy Gilmore 1996

    ★★★ Rewatched 05 Nov, 2014

    The days when Adam Sandler was bareable.

  • Cocoon 1985

    ★★½ Watched 05 Nov, 2014

    It tries to have the heart and comedy of 80s sci-fi's such as Batteries Not Included, but it doesn't quite have the same charm. It's cheesy, for sure, but it's not heart-warming or nostalgic as it should be. Kind of weird in places, to be honest. It's an okay film, but not the sci-fi classic I was hoping for. Lovely cast though.

  • Ransom 1996

    ★★★½ Watched 05 Nov, 2014 1

    Ron Howard's films always have a cheesy feel to them, which suits Mel Gibson's acting perfectly. Ransom is a decent hostage film and thriller with a good twist. It's quite predictable, but it works.

  • The Women 2008

    ★★½ Rewatched 05 Nov, 2014

    Pretty decent for a chick flick with a great female ensemble cast, but nothing more than you would expect.

  • Out of the Furnace 2013

    ★★★ Watched 04 Nov, 2014

    Excellent performances from the brilliant Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, and Woody Harrelson. A gripping and intense first half but I quickly lost interest.

  • The Judge 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 04 Nov, 2014

    The Judge may not have been the courtroom drama or intense thriller that I thought it was going to be, but instead it was a really lovely, heart-warming drama. There are many emotional moments, especially with thanks to the use of Bon Iver in the soundtrack, and Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall have a great chemistry together. The two excellent leads bring some moments of comedy as well as a number of tear-jerking scenes, which keeps you really engaged in their relationship.