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  • Fantastic Four

    Fantastic Four 2015

    ★½ Watched 08 Aug, 2015

    Rated PG-13 (sci-fi action violence, and language)

    Boy oh boy. The buzz on the interwebs was never very good for this movie. With all the rumours of the erratic behaviour of director Josh Trank during the filming of the film, and the numerous re-shoots that were said to have been done to fix the movie, all signs pointed to a train-wreck in the making. So frankly I wasn't looking forward to seeing the Fantastic Four reboot when it came out.…

  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

    The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 2015

    ★★★ Watched 29 Aug, 2015

    Rated PG-13 for violence and suggestive content

    I've always been a fan of the slick, stylized way that Guy Ritchie makes his movies. His films tend to employ fast paced edits from scene to scene and use creative transitions between multiple locations and camera angles. This approach worked well for Snatch and the two Sherlock Holmes films, and I would argue that they feel right at home in The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

    The movie is based on a TV show…

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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…