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  • The Day of the Doctor 2013

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 18 Aug, 2014

    Having had a bit of a breather from al things Who I decided to catch the tail end of last year's hysteria before the start of the new season this weekend. In my opinion Moffat does an outstanding job of making the 50th Anniversary a glorious celebration without collapsing 50 years of canonical events and knowing winks onto the whole affair. This is not an easy task, I mean, look what happened with Bond's 40th Anniversary movie Die Another Day.…

  • Maleficent 2014

    ★★ Watched 18 Aug, 2014

    Disliked the fairies.
    Hated the king.
    Despised Aurora.
    Mocked Prince Floppy-Bollocks.
    Rued the entire retelling.

    But...

    The visual effects were great.
    James Newton Howard's score is controlled and orderly.
    Sam Riley does a great deal with a "nothing" role.
    And Aneglina Jolie is incredible in a film that simply has no earthly reason to exist beyond the financial.

    As with Snow White & The Thor'man... pointless but pretty.

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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…