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  • The Interview 2014

    ★★½ Watched 27 Jan, 2015

    Sometimes the "We think you'll enjoy these titles" after the film put things in sharp relief. Brüno. Pootie Tang. Anchorman 2. The Interview, I think you're better than that. But not much.

    For the record I haven't seen any of those other films.

    James Franco and Seth Rogan make another film like the films they make. Bits of it are good. I did laugh out loud several times. Sometimes I felt a bit bad about it afterwards. It's that kind of film.

    The story develops quite nicely. Some graphic violence is unexpected and unnecessarily grisly. Buttholes: funny?

  • God Help the Girl 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Dec, 2014

    A charming musical journey with delightful music; a mix of sad and happy; beautifully shot with rich colours.

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  • 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 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…