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  • 48 Hrs. 1982

    ★★★½ Rewatched 09 Jun, 2014

    I’ve marked this as a rewatch, but in truth it’s probably close to twenty years since I last saw 48hrs, and there were large chunks I could barely remember. Just seeing the cast in the opening credits made me realise I’d waited too long to give this another viewing, as it features a ton of people, who despite not being big stars, always add something great to whatever they do ; does anyone play a better slimy weasel than David…

  • Valhalla Rising 2009

    ★★★★ Watched 05 Jun, 2014

    Whilst watching this I was struck by how much it reminded me of Ben Wheatley’s output at times, in both look and tone. Yet, where as I generally have a hard time enjoying his works, finding them too obtuse and try hard, I found this film absolutely engrossing from start to finish. With a little break along the way, as during some of the more violent scenes I was having trouble eating my diner, so stopped it for a few…

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  • Total Recall 1990

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 28 Jun, 2012 9

    I just love everything about this film: the practical effects; the over the top violence; Ronny Cox chewing the scenery like a man possessed, Michael Ironside’s sulky and snarling performance; Sharon Stone looking better than she ever has; Arnie’s super camp run after killing the gang lead by “Harry from verk”; the security guard who doesn’t even wait until he’s out of shot before giving up the chase after Doug Quaid smashes through the X-ray scanner, with a gun. There…

  • Moon 2009

    ★★★★½ Added

    Sam Rockwell gives a stunning performance as Sam Bell, a man coming to the end of a three-year stint working on the Moon supervising automated harvesters as they extract helium-3, alone except for a robot named GERTY. While out trying to repair one of the harvesting machines he’s involved in an accident and wakes up back inside the base, with little memory of the incident. Later he catches GERTY talking with his employers back on Earth and hears them instruct…