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  • Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 08 Nov, 2014

    I'm not really a fan of the genre, but I actually found this to be pretty easy to watch and quite well done.

  • Olympus Has Fallen 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Nov, 2014

    If Die Hard is 5 stars, then it's not quite right to give this 4 stars. It's not Die Hard, neither is it 5 stars, but maybe it is a 4. It's quite a solid action film. It's pretty predictable in places. You'll find yourself * "oh yes they will"ing some of the characters on screen.

    What I really liked about this film was how brutal it was. I'm not a violence lover, but I liked seeing the good guy…

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  • 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…

  • 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.