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  • Haunted Honeymoon

    Haunted Honeymoon 1986

    ★★★ Rewatched 02 Dec, 2016

    A taste of Gene Wilder-lite with some particularly bland comedy that seems as though it was stolen from Mel Brooks' cutting room floor. Bless her... Gilda Radner is particularly beige but thankfully Wilder, DeLuise and the rest of the cast make this enjoyable, if throwaway.

    Bryan Pringle's turn as the butler is bittersweet as it bears an eerie similarity to the spectacular and long gone Marty Feldman. Overall, this is a reasonably fun frolic but not a particularly memorable one. Don't know why it used to scare me so much as a kid.

  • Arrival

    Arrival 2016

    ★★★★★ Watched 01 Dec, 2016

    Continuing his outstanding run of directorial features, Denis Villeneuve returns with not only one of the best films of 2016, but one of the greatest science fiction movies of the 21st Century.

    While the monolithic alien craft manage to evoke both Kubrick's 2001 and Independence Day, the very nature of the relationship between the travellers and the human race, the use of language and a more cerebral encounter is reminiscent of Zemeckis' Contact, only... not boring. While the worldwide military…

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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…