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  • Gravity

    Gravity 2013

    ★★★★★ Added

    Plenty of films made me want to be an astronaut when I was young, this is the first one that really made me think 'nah, thats no for me thanks'.
    Managing to hold the attention with only one actor for the majority of the film is no mean feat, but by keeping the tension high and jeopardy always around the corner it manages just that. If anything the consistent tension and high incident rate started to make me think 'hold…

  • The Blues Brothers

    The Blues Brothers 1980

    ★★★★★ Added 1

    Best known for the music and the car crashes, i love it for these things but also those sly little comic moments and the laugh out loud surreal moments. From the 'Penguin' gliding backwards like a horror movie staple to the sly look the brothers give one another as their car glides over a police car, as for the surrealness, my personal favourite is the SWAT team that can't move without an accompanying Hut Hut Hut Hut Hut Hut Hut. A class act.

  • The Muppets

    The Muppets 2011

    ★★★★½ Added

    Dark and gritty are all very well. Challenging and intellectual both have their place. But sometimes I want a song and I want that song sung by chickens. Such are the joys of The Muppets (not the Muppet Movie).

    Confronting the question of whether the Muppets are still relevant in the modern world we find that through song and dance that yes, yes they are. The celebrity cameos do not detract from the Muppets been the true starts of the…

  • Man of Steel

    Man of Steel 2013

    ★★★★ Added

    Baaaa ba ba da ba, baa ba baaa, baaaa ba ba ba da, dah de dah.

    That's one think you won't hear in Man of Steel. One think you will hear is BOOOOM another is BAAAAAAANG. You will not hear 'My god how many people have just been killed in metropolis, oh the humanity.

    But to be honest that doesn't matter, it's Superman after all.

    The grand scale of Krypton and space, the huge final fight that seems to go…

  • Despicable Me 2

    Despicable Me 2 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Jul, 2013

    A quality kids film is a hard thing to pull off, it needs to entertain the kids but also keep the parents happy. To pull this off once is impressive but to manage it twice takes skill on all counts.

    Gru is still as comical as ever and now with added love interest. The real stars as with the first film though are the minions this time with a Mr Hyde like alter ego.

    See it with kids, see it on your own, which ever you do know that you will have a good time seeing it.

  • The Mummy

    The Mummy 1932

    ★★★★ Added

    Give me black and white,practical effects and the Universal old school logo and i'm a happy watcher.

    Compare it to the 90s redo and it just has that 'feel' its a slow burn, there's no unnecessary score to sign post emotions and of course no CGI, just good old fashioned practical effects work. Get it watched.

  • 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.

  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 1971

    ★★★★ Added

    Way better than the remake. For maximum enjoyment watch with a 3 and a 6 year old.

  • 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…

  • Pacific Rim

    Pacific Rim 2013

    ★★★½ Added

    This gave me exactly what I wanted from a film about GIANT robots versus GIANT monster.

    There have been complaints that it's a nonsense film with no substance, if that's the case then that is fine by me. Some films should just be watched for their entertainment value and this is one of them. At what point it was the closest i've come to shouting 'yaaaaaaaaasss' outloud in the cinema.

    Effects are up to scratch, the monsters (Kaiju in the…

  • Moneyball

    Moneyball 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 10 Jul, 2013

    I like Brad Pitt. I can't help myself. He's willing to play against the pretty boy tag that others are so keen to give him. And this film works to that.

    A failed baseball player who became a scout who became a manager who dares to try something new to take his team to the top. No car chases, talk about formulas and tables. Just as well its a captivating story.

  • Iron Man 3

    Iron Man 3 2013

    ★★★½ Added

    Does it need a review, you'll either want to see it or not.

    Better than Iron Man 2 not as good as Iron Man. A diversifying twist. And of course Robert Downey Jr.