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  • Creed

    Creed 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 24 Jan, 2016

    We've seen this film 7 times now, and never disappoints.

    This is built on the performances of both Stallone (phenomenal) and Jordan (very good) with all of the drama and emotion you come to expect from a good Rocky movie.

    This has some serious dramatic heft to accompany the main boxing plot and Stallone carries this pretty much single-handedly. Training montage sequence? Check. Rousing music? Check. Exceptionally shot boxing scene? Check. The Philly steps? Absolutely.

    Recommended?: Surpasses all expectations…

  • Ant-Man

    Ant-Man 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 10 Jan, 2016

    Watched this for the first time last night and lets just get something out the way right away, if you're interested in the Edgar Wright situation, Scott Pilgrim is far the better comic book movie.

    Now to this, and it's OK, good in-fact, much better than it should be but certainly not without its flaws.

    Where it excels is the unique visuals, the humourous moments that hit, the performances of Douglas, Rudd and Lilly, and the fantastic imaginative action sequences…

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  • Dredd

    Dredd 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 14 Jan, 2013 7

    Ouch. A $50million budget and only $13million in box office returns. Even the Sly Stallone starring Judge Dredd returned $34million at the box office (back in '95), and we all know how bad that was. So what's the deal? How can a consistently highly rated movie do so poorly? Namely because of idiots like me.

    When I first saw the images of Dredd online and in movie magazines it really didn't appeal at all. Urban looked like either his head…

  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford 2007

    ★★★★★ Watched 05 Jan, 2014 2

    One hell of a movie.

    Don't watch this expecting tonnes of action and shoot outs at high noon, it's not that sort of western. This is a character study filled with fine actors putting in career finest performances, gorgeous cinematography and an engaging and involving story.

    Deakins is on cinematography duty here and the film looks absolutely phenomenal as a result. The interior shots are beautifully lit, the costume design, the blood, sweat and grit are all perfectly captured, but…