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  • Terminator Genisys

    Terminator Genisys 2015

    ★★★ Watched 01 Jul, 2015

    A dystopian future, where the world is bleak, littered with scrap and where machines rule... But enough about Wall-E, let's talk about Terminator Genisys.

    Genisys is yet another film that hops onto the Hollywood trend of selective sequels, choosing to take place after Terminator 2: Judgement Day and ignoring the events that occurred in T3: Rise of the Machines and Terminator Salvation. Not that I blame them. The last two sequels were nothing to write home about and got panned…

  • Inside Out

    Inside Out 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 19 Jun, 2015

    There is something about the way that Pixar makes films that gets past the superficiality that most animated features subscribe to. It's a recipe they have perfected, that caters to both young and old, and often hits that emotional sweet-spot that doesn't leave a dry eye in the house. The first ten minutes of Up made nearly everyone an emotional wreck, and don't get me started on the trauma I felt during Toy Story 3. However Pixar hasn't been firing…

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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…