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  • Deadpool

    Deadpool 2016

    ★★★★½ Watched 12 Feb, 2016

    It’s not often that a superhero is foul-mouthed, crude, gore-loving, and sadistic – although it is occasional that they are gruesomely disfigured, egotistic, and mentally unstable – but 2016 is the year of the antihero, and the “Merc with a Mouth” just became one of our favourite superheroes of them all.

    Breaking the boundaries of your average blockbuster and the mould of the superhero films we have become accustomed to, Deadpool may be twisted and vulgar but it’s still a…

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane

    10 Cloverfield Lane 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Mar, 2016

    10 Cloverfield Lane does what every psychological thriller should do: it keeps you on the edge of your seat. It’s very rare that a film can make you feel so uncomfortable and claustrophobic, but that’s why this film is such an intense watch.

    Faced with the gut-wrenching decision to either go outside and possibly face an alien invasion, or to stay inside with a creepy John Goodman, who may or may not be a genuinely kind-hearted odd-ball, we face Michelle’s…

  • The Jungle Book

    The Jungle Book 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Apr, 2016

    It’s not often that a remake – let alone a CGI-heavy remake – of many of our favourite childhood films is successful, but The Jungle Book has certainly surpassed all of our expectations on that front. With equal measures of action and comedy, Favreau directs this already enjoyable story with real style.

    The CGI effects really are some of the best in recent years of film, and as a film that is primarily about a young boy talking to animals,…

  • Sunset Boulevard

    Sunset Boulevard 1950

    ★★★★½ Watched 11 Apr, 2016

    Anyone interested in film, watching them or making them, NEEDS to watch this film. I have no idea why it's taken me so long. What an influence you can see this film has been.

    Gloria Swanson, wow!!

  • Suffragette

    Suffragette 2015

    ★★★ Watched 17 Apr, 2016

    My opinions of this film are quite torn. Whilst I was so intrigued to see a film about this subject and I loved the cast involved, I feel like the film had the wrong focus and that it could have told us a lot more about these suffragettes then it actually did.

  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

    Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 2015

    Watched 11 Apr, 2016

    Do we really need to be constantly reminded that Kevin James eats a lot of food? He's fat, we know!

    This is one of the worst films ever.

  • Just Before I Go

    Just Before I Go 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 11 Apr, 2016

    As Courteney Cox's directorial debut, I thought this was pretty good.

    Seann William Scott is great, and Olivia Thirlby is as lovely as ever.

    I'm not sure what that sea creature was doing there, though, because up until the final few minutes I was almost moved. And then it got weird.

  • Seventh Son

    Seventh Son 2014

    ★½ Watched 11 Apr, 2016

    Why do they keep making these dark magic films? I just don't understand who they appeal to. I'm yet to see this genre handled well. They all look as badly as they are written.

  • 13 Going On 30

    13 Going On 30 2004

    ★★★ Rewatched 17 Apr, 2016

    Another one of my guilty pleasures. This film makes me cringe from start to finish but, at the same time, I love a Mark Ruffalo rom-com!

  • Mars Attacks!

    Mars Attacks! 1996

    ★★★½ Rewatched 17 Apr, 2016

    I used to love this film as a child, but it also used to terrify me. Looking back, I don't know why these aliens ever scared me. It was the "Martian Madame", I just can't handle that scene.

    Still, Mars Attacks! gets more hilarious as the years pass. Even if the visuals look terrible, it still has a great feel of the 50s sci-fi classics at the same time.

  • Roman Holiday

    Roman Holiday 1953

    ★★★★ Watched 31 Mar, 2016

    I know I'm late to the game, but I've just fallen in love with Audrey Hepburn.

    Roman Holiday is beautifully charming. I watched this a few days before I went to Venice, and it got me so excited for the beautiful architecture and atmosphere of Italy.

  • The Forest

    The Forest 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Apr, 2016

    The Forest is one of the better horrors of recent years, and shows that the quality of filmmaking doesn't have to lack when it's centred around jump scares and ghosts.

    Natalie Dormer is brilliant, although her character is ridiculously gullible for someone who started off so determined and strong, which I do believe highlights some flaws in the writing.

    The film itself is beautifully filmed, with lingering shots of the forest grounds and surroundings. That being said, the end feels rushed and it all becomes disappointingly obvious. But until those final 10 minutes or so, it's certainly a good horror.