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  • Frankenweenie 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 29 Oct, 2014 2

    This isn't going to win over any Tim Burton detractors but I happen to love the fact that he's sticking to what he knows. Charming, sweet and heartfelt, Frankenweenie combines every kitchen-sink element seen and heard in Burton's best works. This also boasts Danny Elfman's best score in a great many years. Gorgeous and funny in equal measure, I sincerely hope we get more like this in future and less Dark Shadows-type misfires.

  • Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest 1995

    ★★ Watched 28 Oct, 2014

    A step in the right direction after the mega-meh 2nd movie. This has (unintentional) humour and some very inventive scenes of malevolent nastiness that make it stand out as a sequel.

    OK... so the giant creature finale was a massive pile of poo, but there are several scenes between Eli and the priest that stand out with glorious campiness and very inventive visuals.

    There are elements here that work very well but unfortunately they are drowned out by a great deal of mundanity

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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…

  • Hellraiser 1987

    ★★★★ Rewatched 22 Oct, 2014 2

    A low budget indie project, lovingly crafted by its written/ director that birthed some of the most iconic monsters in cinematic history. Hellraiser takes a sidestep from conventional 80s Horror tropes and plays out its nightmare with zero levity and uses its creatures sparingly, instead allowing human characters to flourish as the true antagonists.

    Enveloped in Christopher Young's lavish and densely rich score, the visual elements borrow from Italian influences with a great use of colour and lighting to accentuate…