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  • Purple People Eater

    Purple People Eater 1988

    ★★ Watched 29 Sep, 2016

    Mac & Me's less cynical, slightly backward cousin, Purple People Eater has a great central message about being kind to the elderly and I'm sure if I'd caught this aged 3 or 4 I'd have loved it for about five minutes. The sad fact is that from the writing to the visual effects, the music and the production, this is amateur hour all the way.

    Wittness Ned Beatty (51 at the time) play a grandpa alongside Neil Patrick Harris, an adorable…

  • The Color Purple

    The Color Purple 1985

    ★★★ Watched 29 Sep, 2016

    I can't help but think that in the right hands, The Color Purple would've been an outstanding movie. Technically, the filmmakers create a captivating cinematic tapestry. Allen Daviau's cinematography is the gift that keeps giving. Rich, visually arresting and harmonious with Michael Kahn's editing and Quincy Jones' scoring, these elements are the foundation on which this adaptation thrives.

    The metamorphosis of both Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey over the protracted runtime left me stunned. Goldberg's performance is infuriatingly good. Infuriating…

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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 15

    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…