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  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 20 Jan, 2016 4

    Seen at the Auckland premiere with introduction by Quentin Tarantino and Zoë Bell.

    The H8tful Eight is so indulgent! It is broken into chapters, and spends its time with each chapter—building the story and the characters patiently and deliberately. In the same way the iPad Pro feels like the perfect size for an iPad, the Hateful Eight feels like the perfect length for this film. It means that we can know more about the main character, and just be with…

  • Bachelorette

    Bachelorette 2012

    ★★½ Watched 16 Jan, 2016

    Moments of Bachelorette worked; it was well made and paced, with a story that while not surprising, was still engaging. But overall the characters lacked the heart that would make me comfortable with liking them, and liking the film, and a few scenes that could have been saved for iTunes Extras.

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  • Top Gun

    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.

  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

    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…