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  • The Martian

    The Martian 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 30 Sep, 2015

    Rated PG-13 (for some strong language, injury images, and brief nudity)

    Space...The Final Frontier. A phrase (cribbed from a famous TV sci-fi franchise, I'll let you guess which one) that sums up the excitement and energy that was behind the space race of the 50's and 60's. NASA was well-funded, respected and every kid wanted to be an astronaut when they grew up. However in present day all that enthusiasm is all but gone, with NASA a shadow of its…

  • Everest

    Everest 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 17 Sep, 2015

    PG-13 (for intense peril and disturbing images)

    Wow, that was intense. Watching Everest on an IMAX screen was a gruelling experience that had me gripping the edge of my seat and tensing up my whole body as the tragic story unfolded before me.

    Based on a true story documented by multiple sources, Everest is an account of one of the biggest climbing disasters to take place on the mount that claimed the life of eight climbers. The film is set…

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  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 07 Aug, 2014

    I'm not going to lie. I've been looking forward to this movie ever since I heard it was going to be made. As titbits of casting news and story details were slowly revealed, my excitement steadily grew, with the trailers building the hype up to such a frenzy that I began to worry there was no way that Guardians could live up to its potential. I mean this is a story about a relatively unknown group of heroes that features…

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 03 Aug, 2014

    There's a lot to like about Dawn. Like a lot of great sequels, the themes are a lot darker than its predecessor, and that in itself lends an emotional weight to the proceedings, adding to the feeling that there is a lot at stake to the events that unfold on-screen.

    There is a more focus on the apes this time around, and the perfect marriage of technical wizardry coupled with nuanced motion performance allows the film-maker to create scenes that…