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  • Fast Five 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 17 Oct, 2014 2

    I watched this last month to try and clear down some of the % free space on my Tivo box in preparation for my series link of Gotham.

    So, for a movie that i didn't care about on release, from a franchise that was desperate to self destruct with a lackluster first sequel and an abysmal 3rd installment, this isn't all that bad at all.

    The 4th movie was simply OK, blighted by awful CGI (the memory of that tanker…

  • Edge of Tomorrow 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 19 Oct, 2014

    This is one of the movies of the year, without doubt.

    Forget your reboots, prequels, sequels and comic book superhero movies, this movie is an original sci-fi flick based on a little known manga story that introduces its own world, own characters and own rules.

    Taking elements from other successful movies and bringing them together to form another successful movie is something that Tom Cruise seems to be quite good at lately. Oblivion was last year's effort which was an…

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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…