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  • 1941

    1941 1979

    ★½ Watched 28 Jun, 2015

    What an oddity. 1941 has some high production values with echoes of old school Hollywood glamour, but the script is such a mess (assuming they actually had a script)! Not that it would matter if the jokes were funny, but they're not, and it feels like a random succession of scenes of gesticulation and screaming that is rather tiresome. Yet you almost can't help feeling fascinating by how much of a misfire this expensive folly is.

  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World 2015

    ★★ Watched 15 Jun, 2015

    For all its promises of taking the franchise in a new direction, Jurassic World actually squanders a great premise. I expected this new film to have a 70's disaster flick vibe, based on the trailers and how the director sold it to us in interviews, and how wrong I was. Yes the park is now fully operational and filled with thousands of visitors, but don't expect the anticipated park mayhem, with tourists running around screaming and mass panic, these scenes…

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  • Love Actually

    Love Actually 2003

    ½ Rewatched 30 Dec, 2013

    Letterboxd is going to be interesting as an external influence is making me watch films I truly do not want to. Such as this. Or in this case, rewatch it. Love. Actually has recently been comprehensively demolished, and rightly so.

    Does this deserve its reputation as the worst, most heinous film ever made? Are we being too harsh? Are us, UK based bloggers, too easily giving a pass to American rom-coms while being too severe on their home grown counterparts?…

  • Jupiter Ascending

    Jupiter Ascending 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 07 Feb, 2015 2

    An exhilarating and exquisite space folly, that is surprisingly involving and enormous fun.

    The art direction is more 70's/80's French sci-fi graphic novels (with whom the film shares a punk/queer sensibility) than modern calibrated blockbusters, which is why some will call it "silly".

    Proving that they still have the knack for it, the Wachowskis deliver some of the most exciting action scenes of recent memories and some fantastic set pieces (the chase in Chicago, the "eye of Jupiter" section...)

    Channing…