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  • Need for Speed 2014

    ★★★ Watched 26 Nov, 2014

    Based on a video game. Indebted to the Fast and the Furious franchise.

    That's all you need to remember going into this movie.

    With that in mind, this movie is OK. It's overlong sure, but the action sequences and the willingness to avoid CGI have to be admired. Aaron Paul does a good job of leading this movie - if a little too similar to Jesse from Breaking Bad at times - and the supporting cast do a good job.…

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Nov, 2014

    Can you believe that this is the 7th X-Men movie in some form or another? For those that have been there since the very beginning (I originally watched the very first X-Men at a preview screening in the cinema) this movie is a real joy to watch.

    This movie breaks new ground that none of the other X-Men movies have done before, and in so doing, completely reinvigorates the franchise. First Class was enjoyable enough, but when the cast and…

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  • Dredd 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 14 Jan, 2013 6

    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…