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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 22 Apr, 2014

    Forty-six years later and the mysteries of 2001: A Space Odyssey remain unspoilt and it's as beautiful as ever.

    Kubrick's exploration of the unknown universe is majestic in it's storytelling and on a scale that has never being attempted since. There can be a million interpretations of 2001 but I have always found that it's better enjoyed when it is thought about in the simplest of terms. For me, 2001 is a celebration of the race to the stars and…

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014

    ★★½ Watched 21 Apr, 2014 2

    It certainly has a lot of energy which is a good thing but it's the sort of energy that of an annoying five-year-old kid who is overly hyperactive from eating too many skittles.

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a bit of a mess, it's not as disastrous as Raimi's Spider-Man 3 but, oh boy, it's all over the place. Marc Webb directs with such enthusiasm and vigour that the film is impossible to hate but he doesn't have the creative…

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  • Batman & Robin 1997

    Rewatched 05 Jan, 2013 13

    Spectacularly shite.

    So much so that Arnie's daft performance is the only salvageable aspect that can be scraped from this plate of visual diarrhea.

    There's so many wrong things at play here:

    1. Alicia Silverstone handles the english language like she just suffered a severe stroke.
    2. Uma Thurman is about as sexy as Jimmy Saville in a children's hospital ward.
    3. Chris O'Donnell has the charisma of a toilet seat.
    4. George Clooney's leather nipples.
    5. Bat bombs. Bat…

  • Candyman 1992

    ★★★★★ Watched 01 Mar, 2013 4

    "It was always you, Helen. Come with me and be immortal."

    This classic frightened a generation of their own bathroom mirrors. Totally under-appreciated upon it's release, even to this day but Bernard Rose's contemporary horror based on the short story, The Forbidden, by Clive Barker is a minor masterpiece and features a menacing performance from Tony Todd. While Freddy Kruger, Michael Myers and others stole the horror limelight, the Candyman not just haunt my dreams but forced me to avoid…