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  • Gone Baby Gone 2007

    ★★★★★ Watched 27 Aug, 2014 2

    Gone Baby Gone hit me hard, far harder than I had expected.

    Corruption is confronted, lines are greyed and ultimately the fate of a young girl is decided. With so much going on it's a wonder Ben Affleck pulled it all off on a directorial début.

    Casey Affleck is excellent. Rough, flawed and ultimately faced with an impossible task. I'm sure some people were ready to cry nepotism but Casey Affleck knocks it out of the park.

    Amy Ryan is…

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014

    ★★★ Watched 26 Aug, 2014

    Tone, perhaps the most important factor when developing a movie based on a pre-established franchise is getting the tone right. In case the name doesn't give it away Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has never been a particularly serious franchise. This latest incarnation of these four mutant brothers nails the tone of the series, being light hearted and at least reasonably funny. Unfortunately the film fails to nail pretty much anything else.

    There was a suitable and extremely unsurprising backlash surrounding…

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  • The Hangover Part III 2013

    ★★½ Watched 23 May, 2013 6

    Disappointing sequels have been an industry staple for years; however the backlash surrounding The Hangover Part II was surprising. Critics and fans lamented the film for being a “carbon copy” and “a shameless cash in”. The Hangover Part III attempts to deliver a true sequel to the 2009 hit comedy, but unfortunately fails completely.

    There is no wedding, no hangover or nobody missing this time around. The Hangover Part III sees the Wolf pack attempting to track down Mr Chow…

  • Blade Runner 1982

    ★★★★★ Watched 08 Jan, 2013 2

    An incredible movie in nearly all accepts. A stellar soundtrack combine with a film noir style to create a perfectly realized dark world. An interesting plot with a hint of morality, make the film more than a big brash action movie. Harrison Ford gives a layered performance to bring a likeable but rough character to the screen. Action that is fast and enjoyable but with a brutal edge inline with the films dark world. Maybe it's only flaw is the…