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  • Maleficent 2014

    Watched 17 Sep, 2014

    I'm well aware i'm not the intended audience for this film, but i must say i got rather bored watching it.

    it's all ably put together with millions of dollars of star power and fx, the twists to the original narrative are all pretty well considered, and Jolie does a very good English accent. There's an interesting menagerie of faerie beasties, notably a sort of snake made out of tree roots, like an Ent's pet.

    The over reliance of voice…

  • The Rover 2014

    Watched 13 Sep, 2014

    sublime shaggy dog story.

    Guy Pearce is excellent as the stoic lone gunman who picks up a stray. Practically mute, there's something of the Eastwood spaghetti westerns about him as he glares & stares his way across the Outback.

    a deliberately paced & thoughtful drama. excellent.

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  • Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 2007

    Rewatched 05 Jan, 2014 1

    Hilarious music-biopic piss take. If you like Anchorman but you haven't seen this, you're doing it wrong.

  • After Earth 2013

    Watched 23 Sep, 2013

    Due to my sometimes contrarian nature, when critics gang up on a movie and give it a good drubbing, i will look to find something positive to say about it- it cant be THAT bad after all, and often the consensus is diametrically opposed to my own opinion - Cloud Atlas, Man of Steel and Prometheus being recent examples that spring to mind.

    So, it was with a trepidatious sense of excitement and anticipation that i watched After Earth, looking…