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  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013

    ★★★★ Rewatched 29 Apr, 2016

    Finished this off last night after getting about half way through it with the kids a few months ago. I find myself quite enjoying the Hobbit films, especially after rewatch img LOTR. It's nice to be back in that world.

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003

    ★★★★ Rewatched 25 Apr, 2016

    Well we did it. The kids and I launched in to Return, extended edition, and we finished it in one night. 

    On previous viewings the battles in this film felt overly lengthy and boring. Last night they were perfectly paced, intricate and significant. In the age that has passed since my last viewing I had forgotten many little details, so I was able to enjoy them all afresh.

    Upon finishing, kid 1 remarked she'd like to watch them again. I…

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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…