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  • Pacific Rim 2013

    ★★★ Watched 09 Jun, 2014 1

    Part of Monster Madness!

    For me, there a plenty of similarities between this movie and the 2nd and 3rd Matrix films with the scenes on Zion. The aesthetics of the set design, combined with the TV Soap opera standard of acting just kept reminding me of the poorer elements of the lackluster Matrix sequels. And that really epitomises my opinion of this movie.

    Yes it has a lot of hype and a cool concept.

    Yes it has some amazing visuals.…

  • Godzilla 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 07 Jun, 2014

    Part of Monster Madness!

    Managed to just about catch this movie in a tiny little screen in Stoke's Odeon Cinema just before 22 Jump Street pushed it off the schedule. I'm glad I did.

    Firstly, that Nuneaton fella - Gareth Edwards - who shot to fame with his "home made" Monsters, got given a free pass from Legendary Pictures and complete control to make the monster picture of his dreams with a budget 250 times bigger than his previous movie.…

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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…