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  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 12 Jan, 2013

    brilliant. Entertaining from start to finish.

  • The Avengers 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 06 May, 2012

    Like a Michael Bay movie only slightly better. Difficult for any movie to live up to the hype & expectation of this movie, & this one is no exception. Have much preferred the individual Marvel movies, especially Ironman which sets the bar in the superhero genre.

  • The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★ Watched 16 Nov, 2012

    I think Christopher Nolan must have bored of the franchise by the time he got to the third. Feels very formulaic with nothing new to bring to the story or storytelling. Tom Hardy is wasted behind a mask. Time for someone else to have a go a Batman.

  • Inception 2010

    ★★★★ Rewatched 05 May, 2012

    Saw this for the 3rd time last night on the plane home. Intricate & multi-dimensional plot. Great action sequences. Christopher Nolan rocks.

  • Silver Linings Playbook 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 13 Jan, 2013

    well done. Trailer almost put me off, but the movie delivers much more than expected. Acting & directing first class

  • Skyfall 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 04 Jan, 2013

    Polished but missing something

  • Moonrise Kingdom 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 01 Sep, 2012

    Wes Anderson brings his trademark quirkiness to his latest movie with slightly mad characters, lots of attention-to-detail in his lovely sets, great camera-work & a sweet story. But there's little in the way of character development, and the other than the 2 main characters there is not much developed in the cast's relationships. My fav of his still Steve Zissou by a long way.

  • Looper 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 15 Oct, 2012

    One of the better & logically-self-consistent time-travel genre movies I have seen. But no one to root for (the protagonist is a nihilistic psychopathic killer) & nothing much to ponder about when it finished. For me the ultimate measure of a movie is whether I want to see it again at some point & the answer on this one is NO.

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 05 Jan, 2013

    Meh. Nothing to write home about. A little disappointed

  • Iron Man 3 2013

    ★★★ Watched 02 May, 2013

    A disappointing addition to the Ironman franchise. The director & writer totally waste Downey Jr's mastery of the Tony Stark larger-than-life personality.

  • Prometheus 2012

    ★★★ Watched 13 Jul, 2012

    Great visual spectacle. Not much in the way of emotional engagement. Story was pretty so-so. Loved the sets. The sign of a good movie for me is that I intend to see it again but this one doesn't make it onto the list.

  • The Master 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 03 Feb, 2013

    Beautifully written & directed with amazing performance by Joaquin Phoenix. I would have like to have rated higher but ultimately the story didn't seem to go anywhere so was disappointed overall.