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  • The Guard 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 31 Jul, 2014

    This isn't your average crime comedy; it's a lot darker than that, feeling very similar to Martin McDonagh's work. Then again, they do both star Brendan Gleeson and the directors are from the same family. But I guess that similarity is what makes it so enjoyable.

  • Nymphomaniac: Vol. II 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 29 Jul, 2014 1

    I watched this straight after watching Volume 1, which I think is how it must be done. Vol 1 is much better, but I'm giving it the same rating because I think you have to consider it as a whole film. As I said in my previous review, I'm usually easily bored by Lars von Trier's films, but I felt that this was quite a stripped back film for him. Sure, it has the odd pretentious moment, prolonged scene of…

  • Nymphomaniac: Vol. I 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 29 Jul, 2014

    Usually I'm easily bored by Lars von Trier's films, but I felt that this was quite a stripped back film for him. Sure, it has the odd pretentious moment, prolonged scene of slow motion nothingness, and a lot more explicit content than you would expect from any other director, but at the same time I thought that Nymphomaniac was an excellent, hard-hitting drama. These first two hours went by pretty quickly, and I wanted to watch the next chapter straight away.

  • Dreamgirls 2006

    ★★★ Watched 29 Jul, 2014

    I'm sure this is nothing on the broadway show, but the big names draw a lot of attention to it. It's entertaining to see this cast working together and they can all sing excellently, but the musical itself felt more like a soap opera.

  • Beverly Hills Cop III 1994

    ★★★ Watched 25 Jul, 2014

    Yet again I've started a classic cop comedy near the end of the franchise (I began by watching Lethal Weapon 4 the other week!) but I'm just watching what's on TV. I presume the first two films were a lot better but I still laughed a lot at this third instalment. Eddie Murphy is great when he's got a decent script behind him!

  • Jennifer's Body 2009

    ★★½ Watched 28 Jul, 2014

    You can tell that it really tries to be 'cool' with a decent soundtrack and a sexy twist on your average horror, but Megan Fox scooping blood from the stomach of boys doesn't make for much of a horror. It's just very average, but not completely rubbish.

  • Twister 1996

    ★★½ Rewatched 28 Jul, 2014 3

    To watch a film about people chasing tornados, the leads need more personality for it to be exciting. However, it was somewhat of a dull adventure, which shouldn't be the case at all.

  • The Tourist 2010

    ★★ Watched 28 Jul, 2014

    Ooooh, thrilling. NOT! And so obvious, even if it lied to your face right until the very end.

  • The Karate Kid 2010

    ★★★ Watched 25 Jul, 2014

    Jaden Smith is one cocky kid. But then I guess you would be if your Dad was Will Smith.

    For younger generations that don't know the original films, this remake is decent enough. Even if he isn't learning Karate.

  • Battle for the Planet of the Apes 1973

    ★★★ Watched 25 Jul, 2014

    The final film in the franchise nicely carries on from the previous film, both of which come together to add a whole lot more to the franchise. And this is exactly what I wanted to see.

  • Conquest of the Planet of the Apes 1972

    ★★★ Watched 25 Jul, 2014

    And here's the prequel I wanted! ...sort of. It's not a prequel, but it explores the beginning of the Planet of the Apes with a kind of time loop, which I thought was quite clever. The dystopian nature has a large focus here with the shifts of control which is what I liked most. It's here we can also begin see the similarities and differences from the recent Planet of the Ape prequels.

  • One Fine Day 1996

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Jul, 2014

    Two lovely roles from Michelle Pfeiffer and George Clooney both playing single parents with a great chemistry. It's such a heart-warming romance and family drama. Rom-com's just aren't the same these days.