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  • Pumping Iron 1977

    ★★★ Watched 07 Sep, 2014 1

    After watching a couple of round-the-world solo sailing films Netflix now recommends me anything audacious with water. I am terrified of what I'll find next time I login.

    Pumping Iron is my first body building film, and it represents everything I know about body building. Holy crap. I've just tried a couple of those poses in front of the mirror, in front of a small audience, and it's harder than it looks to grin as wide as Arnold. He has…

  • Maidentrip 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Aug, 2014

    Maidentrip is a beautiful little story about the amazing journey of a 14 year old sailing solo around the world, growing up and away.

    The footage is mostly shot by Laura, the 14 year old sailor, while en route. It's personal, but there are no big highs or lows. Maybe that's how the journey went. Maybe that's how she chose to film it, or later with the director how they chose to tell it. It's a more subtle journey.

    We…

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  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol 2011

    ★★½ Watched 17 Dec, 2011 6

    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…

  • Top Gun 1986

    ★★★★★ Added 3

    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.