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  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture

    Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979

    ★★ Rewatched 26 Nov, 2016

    What a disappointment. This is quite a different film to Star Wars, released two years earlier. We watched the relatively recent directors with the two kids 8 and 7. I'm proud of them for sitting through it. I was nearly asleep. 

    It has 2001 esque long sequences with TV esque reaction shots. In the sequence entering the crowd we see each crew member's reaction at least twice, for a couple of seconds each. Fortunately it was just the crew on…

  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters 2016

    ★★★★ Rewatched 05 Nov, 2016

    Rewatched, with the kids this time, on the big iPad. First half was in a tent.

    It was a success! The scary bits were scary, the exciting bits were exciting, the funny bits were either funny or over their heads. There was one piece where the dialogue felt a little mature, but of course we noticed while the kids seemed not to. 

    Rewatching the original Ghostbusters, there's quite a lot more mature content there. Shrug. It ain't easy raising kids.

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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…