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  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984

    ★★★ Watched 14 Feb, 2015 1

    Certainly the weakest of the trilogy, although Joseph Gordon-Levitt is quite good as Short Round.

  • 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.

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  • The Stag

    The Stag 2013

    ★½ 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.

  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014

    ★★★ Watched 12 Dec, 2014

    I tried with all the will in the world to love this film, but there's just no ignoring that these films never should have been a trilogy. The actual plot is so marginal it beggar's belief and it definitively jumped the shark with its elven Super Mario Bros moment.
    You know, I think Peter Jackson might have just gotten a bit carried away with it all...