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  • Thor: The Dark World

    Thor: The Dark World 2013

    ★★ Added

    Eech. Wanted to love it. Really I did. I chuckled at the comedy pieces, but it was the kind of chuckle I did when my dad makes a joke. I gasped at the action pieces, but it was the kind of gasp I make when I get up a bit too quickly. I 'awwww'd' at the romantic moments, but it was similar to the aww I make when I see a dead deer at the side of the road.


  • The Lone Ranger

    The Lone Ranger 2013

    ★★★½ Added

    In the same vein as the first Pirates of the Caribbean, this is a pretty fun film as long as you come to expecting a bit nonsense.

    While Depp alters the Captain Sparrow acting method to go full Tonto, Armie Hammer makes a strong upstanding straight man. Much was said about how ir reduced the character of the Ranger to a bumbling buffoon instead of the steadfast law man, but that argument doesn't really stand here in the UK as…

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  • Trainspotting

    Trainspotting 1996

    ★★★★ Rewatched 27 Feb, 2013

    Hard to believe this is now 17 years old and it still feels as fresh as when it was released and became a phenomenon.

    The excellent cast work beautifully together to create a crowd of ill gotten, unlikeable characters that still manage to charm.

    I still don't fancy taking drugs though.

  • Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

    Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 2011

    ★★ Added

    Is it the worst film ever? No.
    Is it the best film ever? Definitely No.
    Is it a passable way to spend some time with a beer in one hand whilst your mind is on something else? Yes.