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  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows 2016

    ★★★ Watched 30 Aug, 2016

    As I wrote in my 2014 Turtles review, this is a property that has undergone so many different iterations you were never going to please everybody. After the letdown of Secret of the Ooze I gave up on the heroes in a half shell as a kid.

    Having enjoyed the previous instalment I can honestly say that Out of the Shadows is a perfectly serviceable action adventure that, while utterly forgettable, at least entertained for the duration of its runtime.…

  • Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

    Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid 1982

    ★★★ Watched 28 Aug, 2016 7

    An interesting concept sees Carl Reiner and Steve Martin collaborating in a Noir'ish pastiche that utilises footage from a host of classic era Hollywood movies. While there are a number of elements that play similarly to The Jerk and The Man With Two Brains, this film fails to hit the laughter factor of either.

    I'm not sure whether it was the overall reverential treatment of the original features spliced into the movie or that the filmmakers just weren't firing on…

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  • 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…

  • 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…