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  • Edge of Tomorrow 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 16 Sep, 2014

    See Also:
    Source Code, Oblivion

  • Beneath the Planet of the Apes 1970

    ★★★ Watched 06 Sep, 2014

    - Nova is mostly just beautiful set dressing for this entire movie, but the way in which her muteness is utilised towards the end is a pretty great plot device.
    - The mutant storyline is pretty cool, makes me wonder if they'll drop hints about it in the post-Rise movies.

    See Also:
    The Time Machine, Planet of the Apes, Logan's Run

  • Back to the Future 1985

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 09 Aug, 2014

    So, I went to the Secret Cinema screening of Back to the Future (which saw a couple well-publicised setbacks but finally got off the ground).

    For those who don't know: Secret Cinema is an events organiser that puts on screenings of cult classics that are pretty elaborate. They recreate the world of the movie for you to immerse yourself in, which you can do for a couple of hours before the actual movie begins. When the screening actually does start…

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Jul, 2014 2

    'Apes. Together. Strong.'

    I honestly do not understand how they're getting away with this. That's two Apes movies in a row now that defy expectations. I mean, I thought Rise was a slow burn for a summer tentpole movie, but this? They kind of sold this as a war movie, there's quite a bit of action or the promise of it in the trailers, and the main poster image features Caesar covered in warpaint, but that really isn't the movie…

  • 22 Jump Street 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 12 Jul, 2014

    Everything involving Ice Cube seemed better this time around, I thought he was one-note (even though it was a good note) the last time, but they seemed to draw a lot more humour from him immediately. I mean, it looked like his office was a cube of ice!

    Tatum was a highlight for me. His idiocy, sincerity and physical prowess were comedic gold, and his response to the Ice Cube reveal was perfection.

    I couldn't get enough of the meta…

  • The Raid 2 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 26 May, 2014

    This movie has incredible action. It rivals or surpasses that of the first movie. It's still creatively choreographed and absolutely brutal. It also has a good few gimmick characters that bring some iconography to the proceedings, iconography that I guess the previous entry lacked. That said, this movie is not the first movie. It doesn't have the unrelenting focus, the momentum, or the tension. It is a simplistic narrative, but it's a different kind of simplistic from the first film.…

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 26 May, 2014

    Not the best-in-franchise it's touted as by some, but the best X-Men film since the last time Bryan Singer made one, which is good enough for me. I enjoyed a whole bunch about this movie, and while I could nitpick it to death, I'd prefer not to.

    - It bugged me that they called Pietro "Peter", and I didn't come around to his look either, but I really did enjoy pretty much everything else they did with Quicksilver ("My…

  • Enemy 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 11 May, 2014

    This movie is brilliant at establishing and sustaining its unsettling tone. Midway through (specifically when Sarah Gadon's character meets up with the other Gyllenhaal) I'd settled on an interpretation of the events that were unfolding. At that point I thought the movie would either confirm what I thought, undermining the power of the whole experience, or contradict what I thought, with a potentially unsatisfying explanation, refocusing the film on plot instead of feel. Thankfully, there is no explanation. Denis Villeneuve…

  • Frantic 1988

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Apr, 2014

    'MY WIFE.'

    Roman Polanski made a Hitchcock movie starring Harrison Ford. It's as good as that sounds.

    - Mmm, Pizza Hut.
    - The Society of the Crossed Keys!
    - Same dress, how embarrassing.

    See Also:
    The Man Who Knew Too Much, The Fugitive, Tell No One

  • RockNRolla 2008

    ★★★½ Watched 20 Apr, 2014

    It's not like I was completely in love with this or anything, but it did make me long for a time when Guy Ritchie made Guy Ritchie movies. Now he's off making Sherlock Holmes and The Man from UNCLE and King Arthur. It's just not the same.