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  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2016

    ★★ Watched 19 Nov, 2016

    A light-hearted, feel-good romp... with no point. Warner Bros. just wants money now. Will not bother with the sequels.

  • The Choice

    The Choice 2016

    ★★ Watched 22 Jul, 2016

    Two stars for two stars - Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer make something out of a big nothing and manage to hold my attention for every predictable minute.

  • The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

    The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones 2013

    Watched 01 Aug, 2015

    Predictable drivel from fandom favourite/plagiarist Cassandra Clare. Some great visual choices made, my favourite being Jamie Campbell Bower, but otherwise uninspired and ultimately disappointing.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 30 May, 2015

    Energetic and original, to say the least. A poor first act, however, so star deductions made. Otherwise, a visual feast.

  • Galore

    Galore 2013

    ★★★ Watched 25 May, 2015

    The tone and pace of this film is excellent, though they don't get it right all the time. Still, there are moments of brilliance here. Ashleigh Cummings is a superstar. The other young actors also do a good job with a so-so script. Triumphantly bleak, Galore is an exploration of feelings in a world of madness.

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015

    ★★ Watched 11 May, 2015 1

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Was expecting more considering the triumph that was The Avengers, but Joss Whedon takes us on a predictable, snail-paced ride... apart from the Scarlet Witch. Wow. Elizabeth Olsen is awesome in this movie. The Witch is exciting, emotional and a delight to encounter. Her twin also ticks the boxes, and the result of his death was so perfectly captured in Olsen's face/reaction, I almost cried. Otherwise, lots of testosterone flying around and not much substance.

  • Jumper

    Jumper 2008

    ½ Watched 13 Apr, 2015

    This has to be one of the most frustrating films I've ever seen. Such a facsinating plot device buried under a typical love story? No thanks.

  • The Lucky One

    The Lucky One 2012

    Watched 01 Apr, 2015

    A star for one star - Zac Efron.

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Kingsman: The Secret Service 2015

    ★★½ Watched 29 Mar, 2015

    Some promising signs from youngster Taron Egerton, otherwise a bizarre bloodbath of a film.

  • I Am Number Four

    I Am Number Four 2011

    ★★½ Watched 14 Feb, 2015

    Liked this more than I thought I would, but have to down-grade to a 2 1/2 because of the poor plotting.

  • The Spectacular Now

    The Spectacular Now 2013

    ★★ Watched 28 Feb, 2015

    A weak story executed rather poorly. A shame really, because the lead performances were both terrific.

  • What If

    What If 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 14 Mar, 2015

    Cute, funny and charming, What If is a nice foray for Radcliffe, whose real personality isn't that far off as Wallace's. Kazan is sweet and appropriately humourous. It's not a perfect film in many respects, but it's good enough for a laugh and an escape for a couple of hours.