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  • Tangled 2010

    ★★★★ Watched 03 Nov, 2014

    It will forever live in the shadow of Disney's insanely successful follow-up Frozen, but Tangled boasts a tighter story, some fabulous characters and rattles along at a cracking pace. Only the songs really make it the inferior offering to the all-conquering Frozen.

    I spent three quarters if the film puzzling as to who it was Mother Gothel reminded me of. And I mean she REALLY reminded me of someone.

    Then finally - I twigged.

    Carol Vorderman.

  • The Bishop's Wife 1947

    ★★★ Watched 23 Oct, 2014

    A late 40s film in which an angel in a suit comes down from heaven to help a man struggling with his life. Sound familiar?

    The Bishop's Wife is no It's a Wonderful Life, but does feature a winning performance from Carey Grant and plenty of Christmassy shenanigans.

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  • Bloodsport 1988

    ★★★★ Rewatched 27 Jan, 2012 4

    Depending on which of the two types of martial arts movie plot you prefer (fighting your way through a tournament to avenge the death/injury of your friend/relative or learning a new martial arts technique from an old master to avenge the death/injury of your friend/relative) then either this or Kickboxer is Van Damme's best film. Although he should have won two best actor Oscars for Double Impact, obviously.

  • Dawn of the Dead 2004

    ★★★½ Watched 13 Apr, 2012

    I have a dog. He loves going for walks - it's his favourite thing to do. So if I ever find myself on a lovely country stroll without the dog, I feel guilt and shame. That guilt and shame is the same as I felt when I enjoyed the Dawn of the Dead remake. OH GOD I'M SORRY GEORGE.