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  • King of the Zombies 1941

    ★½ Watched 17 Oct, 2014

    Strange to see a film made during this period with World War II being a key contributing factor to the plot yet no attempt to conceal a pro or anti war message. It's just a plain old horror comedy that happens to have been set (and made) whilst there was a war going on.

    I love zombie films in almost all shapes and sizes. Unfortunately, this effort fits in the lower end of the scale. I'm not a woolly liberal,…

  • Particle Fever 2013

    ★★½ Watched 17 Oct, 2014

    It's not entirely the documentaries fault that I didn't enjoy this as much as I hoped to. What I wanted, and what it actually was, shouldn't be too detrimental to the overall objective quality. I do appreciate the fact that the intention was to tell the story of the scientists, researchers and engineers behind one of the greatest ever experiments and discoveries in the history of our species.

    However, I wanted more science and less personality. It's fine to give…

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  • Crash 2004

    Watched 16 Dec, 2012 46

    Wow what a revelation. Apparently black people can be racist of white people, white people can be racist of black people, black people can be racist of black people, black people can be racist of hispanic people, white people can be racist of middle-eastern people, middle eastern people can be racist of hispanic people, hispanic people are nice, white people can't be racist of white people.

    BUT.

    Those same black people can be nice to white people, those white people…

  • First Blood 1982

    ★★★★ Watched 15 May, 2012 5

    I kind of thought it would be a mindless action film where Sly goes around killing the bad guys in the jungle with his machine gun and that's about it. Like Predator, I guess, just without the Predator.

    I was wrong. It's excellent. I found it very entertaining, and also quite sad. Sure, Rambo is this bad-ass, super elite soldier who can kill a man practically by looking at him with his wonky face, but I never realised there was…