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  • Drive 2011

    ★★★★★ Added

    ARISE SIR NICHOLAS!

    Expectations exceeded once again!

    I loved the visuals (how sweet was the Blade Runner-esque crane across the city and the car interiors), I loved the melodramatic score and I loved the understated performances (even the kid was ace)

    I'm thinking a candy pink 'NWR fo' life' would make a nice little ankle tat next to a 'Good Golly Gosling!' tramp stamp on my lower back.

    Will see again at Rialto if anyone's keen for a NWR marathon followed by such classics as Fear X, Bronson, Vahalla Rising and of course, the Pusher Trilogy.

  • The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★ Added

    You Mr. Nolan are the king of the bat shit.

    Bane's asthma sometimes got the better of him and his dialogue but my hard-on for Hardy still remains intact.

    Begins is still my favourite...only because it was so unique and refreshing like a nice bat shit shandy.

    A toast to you Sir Nolan.

    PS. Please do something like Momento again soon, please, cheers.

  • Looper 2012

    ★★★★ Added

    Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good.

  • The Hunger Games 2012

    ★★★ Added

    Pretty darn bummed Lenny Kravitz didn't break into 'American Woman' at all but being such a dashing African man I quickly forgave him.

    I little more blood and I would have given it 4 Stars.

  • Shaun of the Dead 2004

    ★★★★★ Added

    Have you tried taking off a zombie's head with a Blue Monday 45 original pressing? No? You should try it sometime.

  • Die Hard 1988

    ★★★★★ Added

    If Bruce Willis had stopped making movies after this magnum opus (with the exception of Pulp Fiction and Twelve Monkeys) he would have kept Demi, Ashton would be his rent boy and he'd have enough oscars to door stop his Hollywood mansion. I've seen this film more times than i've brushed my teeth and Rickman's turn as Hans Gruber gives you enough one liners to terrorize your neighbours kid for months.

  • Oldboy 2003

    ★★★★ Added

    Upon second viewing not as engrossing as I remember but still worth it for the squid scene.

  • X-Men: First Class 2011

    ★★★½ Added

    Easily the best X-men film so far, with top casting - McAvoy and Fassbender are inspired choices for Charles (Dr. X) and Erik (Magneto) and not since Hollow Man has Bacon played a more convincing villain. Only problem I had is that it's 5 years too late. The window for comic book franchises adopting the gritty realism route opened and closed with Chrisopher Nolan's 21st Century Batman and everything since seems comparatively lame.

    In saying that the script was tight and very English which I loved. Will def see again on divid.

  • The Thing 1982

    ★★★★★ Added

    Kurt Russell is probably my favourite Action Hero. Why? Because the man doesn't need dialogue, he just constantly looks bad ass. In this he smokes cigars, prefers flame throwers to pistols and has beard that could melt the clothes off an inuit. Plus this revolves around a bunch of dudes hanging marooned in a research base in Antarctica waiting to die at the hands of a monster that makes Michael Bay look like Celine Dione. Doesn't make sense? Watch THE THING!

  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991

    ★★★★★ Added

    Slightly eclipses original but only because we see John Connor's conception and the birth/death of SKYNET all set to a killer industrial synth soundtrack.

  • Super 8 2011

    ★★★½ Added

    Kids are cool.

  • Magnolia 1999

    ★★★★½ Added

    Paul Thomas Anderson has never made an awful film, in fact, all his films are incredible. The cast in this film are exceptional and the characters they embody all have such weirdly engaging 'ticks'.
    Tom Cruise's spin as a dirty, foul mouthed Tony Robbins is probably the best character he's ever played, if you can call it "acting". His spiel on taming female anatomy is jaw-droppingly-achingly-awesomely-poetic.