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  • Now You See Me 2

    Now You See Me 2

    ★★★

    Well I enjoyed it. Prefect fun Saturday night fluff even if there a few gaping plot holes.

  • Pitch Perfect 2

    Pitch Perfect 2

    ★★½

    Watchable enough, but a real disappointment after the hilarious first film.

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  • Live and Let Die

    Live and Let Die

    ★★★★

    Another year, another actor playing James Bond. For the third film in a row, Eon presented us with a different face. Luckily this one stuck.

    Roger Moore was a huge international star, thanks to his appearances on TV in Ivanhoe, The Saint and The Persuaders, and had been on Saltzman and Broccoli’s list for a while before the premature cancellation of The Persuaders allowed him to step into the famous tux for the first time.

    LALD was, in some ways,…

  • Skyfall

    Skyfall

    ★★★★½

    It sounds so simple, but it is amazing what a good director (and good behind the scenes crew) can bring to a franchise.

    Sam Mendes and, especially, Roger Deakins, bring new life into Bond, reinvigorating a series which seriously floundered with Quantum of Solace.

    On first viewing, my thoughts were it was the most Fleming-inspired of the whole series. Fleming often put Bond through the ringer in quite painful ways (physically as well as mentally). Here Bond is seemingly killed…