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  • Suicide Squad

    Suicide Squad 2016

    ★★★ Watched 18 Aug, 2016

    What the hell is up with villains putting lightning in the sky? Avengers, Ghostbusters, Fantastic Four, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (I think, from memory)... Of all the things, why that? Anyway, a rag tag team of 'villains', who rarely seem all that villainous are forced to band together thanks to a Battle Royale-type bomb device where if they go out of line, they'll die. Meanwhile, Jared Leto plays 'Johnny Depp as the Joker' and spends the entire movie mostly texting…

  • Pete's Dragon

    Pete's Dragon 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 13 Aug, 2016

    An update of a seventies Disney movie we somehow never owned (and therefore I've never watched), this is a charming fantasy about a boy who grows up in the woods and befriends a dragon whom the locals have only ever heard about. Except Robert Redford who totally saw it once. Meanwhile, Karl Urban plays King Douche, a classic kids film archetype, who only ever wants to hunt this thing nobody really thinks exists. 

    It's sort of surprising that this works…

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  • The Guest

    The Guest 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 08 Sep, 2014 1

    Let me preface this review by saying that it is in no way a five star film. It's a five star film in the same way that The Other Guys, reviewed by Peter Bradshaw in the Guardian, is not a five star film. But sometimes you watch a movie and can't stop smiling. It entertains. It has you sitting back and going, "Yeah, why can't all films be like this?" And that's what The Guest did to me. Sure, it…

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 27 Oct, 2014 1

    In the style of Matt, because why not. Saw this with my cinema card and also cos the poster looks damn cool. Look at it. Like some seventies sepia stuff and I'm always down for that. Opens on Gyllenhaal thin as hell. Hair slicked back like some creepy dude. No money but clearly owns a comb. Does bad shit with this grin. Freaked me out a bit but whatever, it's cool.
    He drives this shitty car all over the place,…