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  • Hercules 2014

    ★★★ Watched 26 Jul, 2014

    Word of warning: as others have pointed out, the trailer is incredibly misleading. It's nothing at all like the Clash of the Titans movie it's made out to be. The clip that shows loads of monsters being beaten about the head by the (fucking enormous) Hercules? It's all done and dusted within the first 5 minutes during a history lesson.

    What Brett Ratner's film is actually about, is a band of mercenaries, led by the son of Zeus (played by…

  • Now, Voyager 1942

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Jul, 2014

    I quite liked Bette Davis is the two other films of hers I've seen (All About Eve and Of Human Bondage) and this 1940's Hollywood romance film, along with Whatever Happened to Baby Jane and Jezebel, were top of my "to watch" list. Rather by accident I happened to see it was on BBC on Saturday so gave it a go.

    Essentially Davis plays a well-to-do woman from a reputable family who was on the verge of a nervous breakdown…

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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…