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  • The Women

    The Women

    ★★★

    Not too bad. As a comedy, The Women doesn't try too hard to be funny. It is never great, but it has fun moments, and is quite watchable. Except for one truly awful exposition scene. That nearly ended it, but it's halfway through and we'd already invested so much!

    The Women is obvious with its politics, but measured. There are a few issues, like body image for young girls, that it picks up but doesn't do anything with. I was…

  • Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

    Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

    ★★

    What a shitter. The kids (7 & 8) could tell. We had to watch this one over two afternoons as they lost interest halfway through. Full of long sequences that feel to me (and the kids) like padding. A quickly passed major obstacle, a quickly resolved dangerous situation, a below average film. 

    We're looking forward to the next instalment. We watched the trailer immediately after completing this film so I could show the kids that things get better.

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  • Top Gun

    Top Gun

    ★★★★★

    I've bought the DVD, the soundtrack, watched the making of and dreamed about Kelly McGillis more than one time. The film that did more for Air Force enlistments than anything else will do the same for you.

    If you've ever been holding on too tight with a bunch of oiled up dudes then you will lose your edge over Top Gun again and again.

  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    ★★½

    What did I learn from Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol? Let me see. There are a lot of BMWs in Dubai and Mumbai (coincidence?) and they have safety features you can trust, and cool start controls, and cool wheels and cool grill-lights, what? I haven't seen such gross product placement in a while. Oh yeah, and iPhones. iPhones are cool, iPads are cool, apparently USB cables are cool; but iPhones in rubberised cases? I guess they might knock them around…