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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

    ★★★ Watched 05 Jan, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.


    The Good
    Star Wars Episode VII - The Force Awakens looks and "feels" more like a Star Wars pic than any pic since 1983's Return of the Jedi, without a shadow of a doubt. More than the prequel trilogy, the animated Clone Wars movie or series, the Lego films, the videogame tie-ins, anything. The way each scene "wipes" into the next, the matte backdrops (or at least, they looked…

  • Bone Tomahawk

    Bone Tomahawk 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Oct, 2015

    Purvis (David Arquette, Scream) and Buddy (Sid Haig, The Devil's Rejects) are drifters, and murderers. They pounce upon small, sleeping parties of travellers on the wide expanses of the not-quite-tamed countryside of post-Civil War America, slitting throats and plundering belongings as they go. We join them on what turns out to be their final attack. Shortly thereafter, they wander into a mountain pass decorated with animal skulls. And human skulls. The pass gives way to a large clearing into which…

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  • Dredd

    Dredd 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 04 Jan, 2013 9

    About a million years ago (1980-85ish), when I was a boy, I bought a comic each and every week called 2000AD. And I loved it. I mean, properly LOVED it. The flagship strip in this publication was (and all these years later, remains) Judge Dredd. The titular lead character (his name, a play on that of novelty UK ska/reggae artist Judge Dread - who himself lifted the moniker from a Prince Buster tune - although there any similarity ends, absolutely)…

  • Chronicle

    Chronicle 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 06 May, 2013 3

    Awkward loner Andrew (Dane DeHaan, soon to appear as Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2) is invited by his more affable cousin Matt (Alex Russell, Bait, Carrie) to go to a party, to help cheer him up. Andrew has problems at home; his mother is dying of cancer, the cost of her medication has become prohibitive, and his dad is an abusive drunk. Andrew brings with him the bulky old video camera he's been using of late to document...…