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  • Spectre

    Spectre 2015

    ★★½ Watched 03 Nov, 2015

    Probably the second most anticipated blockbuster film after Star-Wars flatters to deceive and produces a step back in what had become a very interesting set of Daniel Craig- Bond films in Casino Royale and Skyfall.
    So wherein lies the problems for Spectre? With Mendes back in the directors chair, some capable leading ladies and one of the stars of last years hit Guardians of the Galaxy entering the fray, not to mention Christopher Waltz on bad guy duties, we could…

  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

    Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Jul, 2015

    How the hell is Tom Cruise not dead yet?..
    For all those that sneer at him through rose-tinted glasses they can surely acknowledge the fact he is one hard-working, crazy go-getter. For decades now he has been wowing eager audiences and although it would be refreshing to see him do something of more substance again. the latest Impossible Mission is worth every penny.Cruise is one of the finest screen icons of the last three decades and Rogue Nation showcases his…

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  • Kick-Ass 2

    Kick-Ass 2 2013

    ★★½ Added

    Jeff Wadlow needs his behind kicked thats for sure as his take on a subversive satirical superhero movie is disappointingly weak. Violence without moral consequence and despite some neat set pieces there was too much high school mucking about and not enough Jim Carrey. And not really enough of kick-ass or Hit-girl in action either. tacked on predictable ethics education at the end too.
    The door is left open for a sequel, but a fresh approach is required if Kick-Ass does not want to become what it originally intended to satire and homage.

  • Stoker

    Stoker 2013

    ★★ Added

    Much of Stoker garners a supernatural tone, even dare i say it, a Lynchian feel at times. It is said to have subtexts surrounding adolescence and sexual awakening and although beautifully shot I really didn't 'get it'. It turns into some hokey, misguided homage to film noir type films and murder mysteries with De Palma-esque edges that frankly makes the film a bit of a boring mess come the final narrative twist.
    Despite some interesting symbolism and ideas about how…