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  • Bag of Bones 2011

    ★½ Watched 30 Oct, 2014

    Stephen King often rambles on in his novels, and this mini-serie manage to replicate that. About three quarters of it is just Pierce Brosnan sat at his desk in his lake house, pensively. As a result, you don't get to see the rest of the (great) cast much (although Melissa George and Anika Noni Rose manage to make a great impression still). And the story could have been told in half the time, we're not talking about taking slowly developing…

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014

    ★★ Watched 29 Oct, 2014

    A frustrating mess which perfectly shows why Marvel's own films are killing it, as they have a global and coherent vision of where their films are going. Here there is no sense of direction, and it feels as if the 7+ scriptwriters all stitched some random bits together and crammed far too much for one standalone film.

    Which is a real shame as there are a few great scenes, mostly all featuring Dane DeHaan who is the highlight of this…

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  • 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?…

  • Squirm 1976

    ★★★ Watched 22 Oct, 2014

    Squirm is yet another "man against nature" fable, which here has lots and lots of worms find a taste for human flesh after getting being rattled by fallen electricity wires (don't ask).

    The film is as slow moving as worms themselves at first, and takes the time to establish the characters but the godawful acting and terrible dialogues do not help much.

    While the tension never really rises much, the film gets increasingly creepy due to some pretty disgusting scenes…