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  • Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War 2016

    ★★★★½ Watched 01 May, 2016

    The life of a superhero must be a tough beat. Not only do you have to risk life and limb to try and save innocent lives, but at the same time your actions can cause harm to the very people you are trying to protect.

    With 11 films under the Avengers' belt, their collateral damage starts to rack up. Seeing the Avengers as a double edged sword that could do more harm than good if left unsupervised, the United Nations…

  • The Jungle Book

    The Jungle Book 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Apr, 2016

    There is a rustling in the bushes, then all goes quiet. Suddenly a pack of wolf cubs burst through the undergrowth, shortly followed by a small Indian boy. They seem to be pursued by something. Something large, making lots of noise as it hunts its prey. The cubs and the boy focus intently on running, avoiding the myriad of vines and branches in the way. Their only thought, to get away from their pursuer. Finally we see what hunts them.…

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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…