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  • Fright Night 1985

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Jul, 2014

    Such an iconic VHS cover. Probably the reason I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot barge pole as a nipper.

    But a nipper am I no longer. After catching the lacklustre remake recently I thought I'd give the original a bash and boy, I wasn't disappointed. 80s Comedy Horror at its best. Fright Night pokes fun at Tales From The Crypt, William Castle, Vincent Price, Hammer and Amicus, bringing a contemporary approach to the vampire sub genre.

    Not quite…

  • Castle in the Sky 1986

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Jul, 2014

    Studio Ghibli Challenge #1

    As part of my Disney challenge I sat through sixty flicks from the Mouse House in less than two years and while there was a great deal of beauty and artistry in those works many pale in comparison to what I witnessed here.

    This may sound silly but I love the innocence of the protagonists. They are young and joyous, not sexualised or moralistic. As far as artistry goes the Ghibli works are an entity unto…

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  • The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 20 Jul, 2012 13

    I have absolutely no idea of how to start this review.
    First off the bat, to the best of my knowledge there is nothing here that will shake the foundations and change the opinion of the Nolan haters.

    Set 8 years after The Dark Knight, this film takes a knackered and spiritually broken Bruce Wayne and places him in a situation where he must don the cape once more.
    Christian Bale has come a long way in 7 years. From…

  • Dr. No 1962

    ★★★★ Rewatched 25 Jul, 2012 3

    Thank jeebus for Letterboxd. For years I've been doing the "Bond Marathon" before the latest 007 adventure. For years I thought I was the only sad fucker who endured all twenty something films in preparation for the next slice of kiss kiss, bang bang. There's a few that have more or less concluded this little ritual, but seeing as Skyfall ain't out until 26th October I thought I'd slowly work my way through them, starting now.

    So... Dr No. The…