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  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Jul, 2016

    How hard has it been not to form some kind of opinion before seeing this film with everyone forming some kind of opinion before seeing this film?

    It was good! Right from the beginning! In fact the beginning was rather scary, in my humble easily-scared opinion. The film looked great, especially the Ghostbusting gear which was hi-tech colourful. The film sounded great; I'd like to check out that soundtrack again when it comes out. The 3D, fake as it was,…

  • Poi E: The Story Behind Our Song

    Poi E: The Story Behind Our Song 2016

    ★★★★★ Watched 14 Jul, 2016

    Seen at the world premiere at the opening of the New Zealand International Film Festival 2016. Absolutely delightful. Full of amazing, natural personalities. A story full of heart without pretence. A story of the local and international success of a small town Maori community; it captures what it feels like to be a New Zealander.

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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…