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  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014

    ★★★ Watched 24 Jan, 2015

    Solidly entertaining, but not in the same league as Rise. If only the human characters were half as interesting as the apes.

  • The Rover

    The Rover 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 19 Jan, 2015

    Lean, mean, tough, sparse, in all the right ways.

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  • Scream 4

    Scream 4 2011

    ★★ Watched 13 Feb, 2012 7

    Not awful, just ordinary... those in-jokes and meta-references that once seemed so clever and fresh now just feel tired, and it's way too drawn-out and repetitive. Still, Craven delivers a few suspenseful sequences and the 'teen' cast provide some youthful energy even if the old-timers (Campbell, Cox, Arquette) clearly just turned up for the pay cheque.

  • Repo Man

    Repo Man 1984

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 03 Mar, 2012

    One of my all-time favourite movies - cult movie perfection. The dialogue, the characters, the performances and the whacked-out mix of punk rock teen alienation and sci-fi conspiracy hijinks make for a brilliantly original one-off. And the new blu-ray looks GREAT!