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  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2012

    ★★★★ Rewatched 18 Apr, 2014

    A justified reboot of the series, replacing the 90s superhero aesthetic with Christopher Nolan's black colour palette, and substituting the wet-flannel charismatics of Tobey Maguire and Kristen Dunst for the infinitely better Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. One of the better origin stories.

  • The Harry Hill Movie 2013

    Watched 18 Apr, 2014

    I used to love Harry Hill, but the honeymoon ended when Harry Hill's TV Burp went to Saturday night primetime television, exchanging edgy skits like a horse robbing the local shop in Emmerdale for, sigh, The Knitted Factor. This continues Hill's downward spiral - a film nostalgic for the awful British comedy films of the 70s, never mustering anything more than a titter. Shame.

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  • Casablanca 1942

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 16 Feb, 2014 2

    Fiction makes you a more empathetic person – at least according to the thesis of David Comer Kidd and Emanuele Castano’s paper, Reading Literary Fiction Improves Theory of Mind. In the paper they said,

    Literary fiction… engages the psychological processes needed [for the reader] to gain access to the characters’ subjective experiences. Just as in real life, the worlds of literary fiction are replete with complicated individuals whose inner lives are rarely easily discerned but warrant exploration. The worlds of…

  • Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery 2014

    ★★★ Watched 16 Mar, 2014

    ...in which Triple H and John Cena happily do the job to a ghost bear, but not CM Punk.