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  • Fast Five

    Fast Five 2011

    ★★★★ Rewatched 30 Mar, 2015

    Without a doubt the best film in the franchise since the first movie. BIG, dumb and raucously fun, here's where the series shifts gear into the heist/ caper genre. Like Ocean's Eleven without the obnoxious ego, we're reintroduced to all manner of characters from previous entries, plus we get The Rock and Elsa Pataky thrown into the mix.

    Sure, the villain is crap and the physics hail from the land of make believe but this is car carnage and balls-out…

  • Fast & Furious

    Fast & Furious 2009

    ★★★ Rewatched 29 Mar, 2015

    The 3rd chapter in the Brian O'Connor story, F&F brings back the four leads from the original while introducing a slew of new faces. After an intense opening, this threequel fails to live up to the breakneck mental'ness of the other films, instead taking a darker, more serious tone.

    Again we're left with a two dimensional antagonist, a cut and paste plot and some pretty naff dialogue ("we're not so different you and I"), but the inclusion of Gal Gadot…

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  • The Dark Knight Rises

    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

    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…