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  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 12 Jan, 2013

    brilliant. Entertaining from start to finish.

  • Inception

    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.

  • The Avengers

    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

    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.

  • Skyfall

    Skyfall 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 04 Jan, 2013

    Polished but missing something

  • Moonrise Kingdom

    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.

  • Silver Linings Playbook

    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

  • Iron Man 3

    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.

  • Looper

    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

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 05 Jan, 2013

    Meh. Nothing to write home about. A little disappointed

  • The Master

    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.

  • The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games 2012

    ★★★ Watched 24 Mar, 2012

    Pretty good rendition of the book & limits in the film can mostly be traced back to the source material; relative shallowness in plot & a less-than-inspiring ending to what started as a strong story. However the film can have been much stronger if the director had a better feel for action sequences which were pretty lacklustre. All in all nothing to write home about.