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  • The Purge: Anarchy 2014

    ★★★ Watched 29 Jul, 2014

    Much improved sequel to my 6th worst film of 2013. Finally taking advantage of the ridiculous idea, the expanse in scope here improves things immensely. In threat, scares and action it's much more interesting to watch throughout and anchored by a great central performance from Grillo ( If marvel ever have another go at the punisher then this is a hell of a demo reel) with one of the best action lead efforts of the year and I'd quite happily…

  • Hercules 2014

    ★★★ Watched 29 Jul, 2014

    Brett Ratner's Hercules aren't three words that should fill anyone with confidence but to my pleasant surprise even one of my least favorite directors hasn't managed to cock up one of cinema's simplest things, Dwayne Johnson causing mayhem.

    Far more fun than I expected with Johnson as charismatic as ever leading a group of ragtag warriors into one last job. Brisk at just over an hour and a half it zips along quite smoothly even if it is quite different…

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  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 2005

    ★★★★½ Watched 29 Nov, 2012 3

    For some reason I'd ignored this for some time. Not sure why, it just seems to have flew under my radar. Thankfully I've rectified my mistake.

    What an incredible amount of fun. Can't single out my favorite dialogue/moment as I would be here all day. Downey beginning getting his career back in order and three years before Iron Man is a great foil for the events around him. Showing the quick wit and humour that would be his trademark when…

  • Trance 2013

    ★★★½ Rewatched 27 Jul, 2014

    As always with films that basically revolve around a mystery/big reveal it's always interesting to see how they hold up on a rewatch. Well with the added benefit of knowing everything certain moments here certainly become more interesting but also start making less sense than before which is a shame. So I didn't enjoy it as much as my first watch but it's very well made/shot and there isn't a weak link here in the cast with McAvoy, Dawson and Cassell making the film an engaging experience regardless of how much you know going in.