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  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015

    ★★★ Watched 20 May, 2015 1

    Tony Stark has lost his charm, Thor's presence registers only once in 15minutes of screen time, the Hulk gives us nothing new and the final action sequence is the love child of the first Avengers, Superman Returns and Iron Man 3.

    This film relies too heavily on good "moments" rather than a consistently engaging and entertaining flick like the original, Cap 2 or Guardians was. Disappointing.

  • Elysium

    Elysium 2013

    ★★★ Watched 26 Apr, 2015

    Nowhere near the dizzy heights of District 9 and just a wee bit too similar to the Wall-Es, Oblivions and Edge of Tomorrows for my liking. And Jodie Foster...don't channel Maggie Thatcher for any of your performances ever again.

    That is all.

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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…