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  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 12 Jul, 2014

    The first half of this movie was delightful. Once the party hit Lake-town, however, I felt that the movie started to drag and too many additional elements were added. Basically, the "Jackson-bloat" was in full effect.

  • Kaz: Pushing the Virtual Divide 2014

    ★★★ Watched 22 Mar, 2014

    Beautifully filmed, and with great music, but the actual subject matter itself I found slightly pretentious.

    A note to Gran Turismo fans hoping that this film will delve into one of their favourite games: this film is not about Gran Turismo. This is a film that focuses on a number of individuals who dedicate themselves so completely to their craft that they become synonymous with the art that they create. Kazunori Yamauchi happens to be one of the subjects of…

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  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 07 May, 2012 2

    Rewatched on Blu-ray. The film definitely still packs a hell of a punch. Certain elements have dated, but overall it holds up even now. The special effects, which were state of the art at the time, are still impressive in their own way. Basically, this is one of the greatest action movies of all time and I'll always love it.

  • The Fountain 2006

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 21 Jul, 2012 2

    An utterly beautiful film. Visually, thematically and musically it is a joy to behold. The performances are heartbreaking and real. Jackman in particular is a revelation.

    This is a very divisive film. In fact, look on most film review websites and you'll see positive and negative reviews are split almost right down the middle.

    I can definitely see why people wouldn't like the movie. It's pretentious, confusing, and the basic story might be seen to be emotionally manipulative. On the…