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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 19 May, 2015

    I was absolutely blown away by this film. Umpteen reviews of hyperbole and think pieces can't do it justice. An amazing thrill ride wrapped around a simple message - the world is fucked, and to survive, good people are going to have to work together. We are not cannon-fodder or trophy wives, the sins of the past shouldn't weigh us down either - all this to a wacky races chase(s) through the most beautiful post apocalyptic wasteland ever put on…

  • Spooks: The Greater Good

    Spooks: The Greater Good 2015

    ★★★ Watched 15 May, 2015

    A solid yarn that wouldn't be out of place in the series, i.e an expanded episode with a bit more money thrown at it. Given the stakes and Harry Pierce's solution to protect his beloved Service,it's difficult to see where they go from here if another film is on the cards. Could we see a Harry-less Spooks? What "Greater Good" would that serve?!

    The traitor is a bit obvious, action and suspense are neverthless good, and Kit Harrington's Will Holloway…

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  • Mulholland Falls

    Mulholland Falls 1996

    ★★ Watched 06 Jan, 2013 1

    With Gangster Squad on release this week, I thought I’d take a look at Mulholland Falls, another tough neo-noir set in the post war city of angels. It features a similar team of two-fisted detectives who work off the books, loosely based on the Gangster Squad’s real life Robbery Division contemporaries, the Hat Squad. However, based on the flabby story telling and out of shape cast, a more fitting title might be “Ginster Squad”.

    Mulholland Falls was director Lee Tamahori’s…

  • The Avengers

    The Avengers 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 27 Apr, 2012

    Awesomely entertaining, well paced, great character beats, action and humour - a big, brawling brilliant comic book movie that feels like the real deal. Super heroes don't have to go full "dark" to be taken seriously. It was a joy to watch from beginning to end. I'm struggling to pick holes in it. It felt like the first time I saw Superman The Movie at the cinema, it's that great an experience.