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  • Straight Outta Compton

    Straight Outta Compton 2015

    ★★★ Watched 25 May, 2016

    Great cast, looks magnificent and starts helluva strong but sadly gets bogged down in all the usual biopic nonsense.

    Tunes are fucking dynamite tho.

  • X-Men: Apocalypse

    X-Men: Apocalypse 2016

    Watched 18 May, 2016 4

    Total bobbins.

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  • Man of Steel

    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.

  • The Other Guys

    The Other Guys 2010

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 21 Apr, 2012 4

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