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  • Dressed to Kill 1980

    ★★★½ Watched 13 Jun, 2014

    Trash of the highest order. Not De Palma's best by a long shot, but full of suspense and shocks nonetheless. And tits.

  • The Rundown 2003

    ★★★★ Watched 13 Jun, 2014

    Had low expectations for this but thoroughly enjoyed it. Berg is no Zemeckis or Spielberg, but there's enough of a plot to keep things moving with some reasonably clearly shot and inventive action sequences. There's a heck of a lot of charm and ass-whooping from The Rock, Scott isn't all that annoying, Dawson makes for a fine femme fatale, and Walken is on fine villainous form, twisting words into hitherto unheard hilarious and threatening shapes. Highly recommended for a fun night in.

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  • The Other Guys 2010

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 21 Apr, 2012 4

    Action/Comedy masterpiece. Also a searing indictment of white collar crime.

  • Man of Steel 2013

    ★★ Watched 14 Jun, 2013 1

    With MAN OF STEEL Zack Snyder confirms that he's a stylistic magpie whose guiding principle appears to be 'what's the coolest looking thing to do?' at any given moment. He has a poor grasp of storytelling, no sense of drama & is tone deaf with regards to actors' performances. The Superman-as-first-contact story is a good idea, but poorly executed. Structurally similar to Batman Begins it lacks the narrative momentum that carried that movie along. Goyer's dialogue is exposition heavy, witless & tin-eared. A good cast is wasted and despite a great many whizzes & bangs very little of interest actually happens.