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  • Horns

    Horns 2013

    ★½ Watched 26 Aug, 2015

    A real clunker of a film, one where the director is more interested in showing you how cool their iTunes library is than telling a coherent story. I mean, a twelve year old girl in a treehouse actually says nonchalantly "So you're a Bowie fan too?" at one point.
    Radcliffe and the rest of the cast all put in fine performances, but the script is so sloppy there's not a single one you care about.

    Sidenote: Maybe, just maybe, if your film is called Horns, you could make the slightest fucking effort to explain why he has horns.

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

    X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 16 Aug, 2015

    Got the eagerly anticipated (by me anyway) extended cut on Blu-ray, which adds a significant subplot in which the future gang rescue Rogue and a few other nice moments. The film certainly feels a bit more bloated with them though and with an already plot-heavy film they were rightly excised from the theatrical version. As a big X-men nerd though, it ticks all the boxes for me. Roll on Apocalypse.

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Jan, 2015

    Between this and Birdman, 2015 is shaping up to be a good year for jazzy drums in cinema.

  • The Stag

    The Stag 2013

    Watched 01 Jan, 2015

    What sounds like an entertaining, if uninspired, proposition (An Irish version of The Hangover), turns out to be nothing short of an utter shambles of a film, with some of the most contrived dialogue I've ever heard and a closing monologue which was so patronising and shoe-horned in it had us literally screaming at the TV. The film's tagline, "Mistakes Were Made", turned out to be something of an understatement.