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  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 12 Aug, 2014

    I've been waiting a while to see this movie after missing it at the cinemas (prepping a wedding and having a honeymoon are such distractions from the cinema) but fortunately this was on the flight on the way home, and it didn't disappoint.

    The first Cap is one of the weakest in phase 1, but this has to be one of the strongest in phase 2. Better than IM3, better than Dark World. Full of action, cool set pieces and…

  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 29 Jul, 2014

    Better than the first movie, more ambitious, more faithful, more entertaining and with better performances.

    But why is the running time so long?

    Hunger Games movies could work equally as well with non-stop action and just a simple political back drop with character development. Every single page from the book doesn't have to be included.

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  • 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 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…