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  • Pete's Dragon

    Pete's Dragon 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Aug, 2016

    Gorgeous remake of a film I fondly remember from my childhood, wistful, sincere and charming.
    Taking virtually nothing from the original, David Lowery crafts a magical Disney movie from the story of a lost boy and his Dragon.
    The fantastic cast from Robert Redford, Carl Urban and Bryce Dallas Howard to the utterly wonderful Oakes Fegley are outstanding, acting alongside amazing CGI they bring this story to life.
    I took two 8 year olds whom were both utterly captivated throughout and once again Disney ably manipulated my heart strings. (The bastards :) )

  • Nerve

    Nerve 2016

    ★★★★½ Watched 08 Aug, 2016

    Nerve was great, edge of the seat and thrilling throughout I thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Emma Roberts and Dave Franco were eminently watchable and the story raced along at breakneck speed but never felt rushed .
    In these days of social networking and people on their phones almost 24/7 you could see how the game of Nerve could find a place quite quickly in today's society.
    The "Dares" never felt to over the top, they were things that you could find…

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Mar, 2016

    Zack Snyder brings a massive blockbuster to the screen, with so many HUGE characters to cover he manages to keep everything together.

    As with many tentpole films these days it could do with a little tightening of running time but I can forgive that as it kept me entertained throughout.

    Ben Affleck makes a brilliant Dark Knight, he brings the right amount of world weary gravitas to a character who's been on the job for 20 years, personally I think…

  • Joy

    Joy 2015

    ★½ Watched 29 Dec, 2015

    Virginia Madsen is this films only saving grace for which she should gain a best supporting nod, O'Russell's awful direction, terrible framing, dodgy music choices and insistence in casting the same people in his films make this the third in a trilogy of dullness. Lawrence is worthy of the praise people lavish on her however Cooper and DeNiro coast. Oh one more thing.. Get a hammer, hit yourself in the head multiple times and shout "Don't give up on your dreams." Over and over..