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  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

    Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 09 Aug, 2015

    Ethan Hunt is back with a bang in a decade spanning franchise which just doesn't know the meaning of diminishing returns.

    After De Palma's first movie, things got a little cheesy with the slow-mo karate kicks and startled doves of the John Woo directed sequel. After getting back on track with Abrams critically rated but under-performing MI-III it was up to Brad Bird to bring the wow and fun to the franchise with the stunning Ghost Protocol which - quite…

  • Terminator Genisys

    Terminator Genisys 2015

    ★★★ Watched 27 Jul, 2015

    Not as bad as you may think.

    Whilst the box office suggests that this movie isn't going to spawn the other two planned sequels in a whole new trilogy, this is a movie which is surprisingly entertaining.

    When it comes to sequels, I'm always lenient and more forgiving than most. I'd rather a sequel exist and have the opportunity than not exist at all. If all franchises were afraid of sequels, we'd never get our Bond movies every 3 years…

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  • Dredd

    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

    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…