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  • Much Ado About Nothing 2012

    ★★★ Watched 28 Jan, 2015

    Beatrice & Benedick 4evarrrrrrrrr (though I preferred Bearded Benedick)

    Claudio is still an ass.

    This generation's Romeo + Juliet. Special mention to the fab updating of the Hey Nonny Nonny song and the Nathan Fillion cameo that will make you wonder if he's gained weight with age or is padded for the part.

  • Children of a Lesser God 1986

    ★★½ Watched 24 Jan, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Mixed feelings on this one, but they can pretty much be summarised thusly:
    - James is a fun teacher, but a complete unlaugh as a romantic partner
    - Sarah is waaaaaay too good for him
    - Similar to Pretty Woman - guy meets woman with past, guy "rescues" woman, woman leaves guy, woman decides to make something of herself by going to uni, guy wins girl back, Romance wins over Education - but not as fun a soundtrack
    - the students are great
    - liked the mother-daughter scenes
    - sign language is awesome
    - apparently large bodies of water are an aphrodisiac?

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  • Interstellar 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 05 Nov, 2014

    Much awesome visuals. Many time travel. Wow.

    (I am prepared to overlook the problems I had with the plot and the characterisation because (a) Hans Zimmer, (b) the robots and (c) that water planet was mm mm terrifying. Good job, CGI dudes and dudettes)

  • Oblivion 2013

    ★★ Watched 11 Apr, 2013

    "I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be whelmed?"

    I wanted to be so much more impressed by and engaged with this film than I was. Honestly, rather than gasping at the supposed twists, I was gasping at the sudden and unexpected appearance of Jaime Lannister. That and the blatant Matrix plagiarising. Though the HAL-esque drones were good.

    Also, the ending...WHUT.