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  • Gravity 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Mar, 2014

    Now I know there are a lot of people who don't like this film, but I really liked it. It was not as great as the build up had suggested, but as a piece of modern cinema, it is a must see. This is what CGI was made for, there would have been no other way to tell the story and there were only 2 or 3 shot that I found unconvincing. I did find parts of the script a…

  • Dracula 1979

    ★★ Watched 04 Apr, 2014

    I had been wanting to see this for about 25 years having heard that it was a really good adaptation. Well, how disappointing. The directing is pretty good and the cast are great, but apart from the names of the characters and the basic premise, but that is about where the similarities to the original story ends. There is almost nothing from the novel here.
    For me, the one highlight was seeing a very young Sylvester McCoy in the cast.
    So, overall, great cast wasted on a dull, forgettable script.

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  • The Devil's Rock 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 16 May, 2012

    Being a kiwi, I love to see our industry doing well and I really enjoyed this. Its a good story, well acted and directed (good job Paul).
    It is very atmospheric with a great location and looks great. The effects are good, considering the budget and its great to see the use of physical over digital.

    So, overall, a good old fashioned horror film with some really nice touches and some fun references to other films and literature.

  • Transformers 2007

    ★★★½ Rewatched 11 Jan, 2012

    I don't care what anyone says, I really enjoy this film. Its stupid, loud and brash, but it does what it says on the box... it entertains for 2 1/2 hours.
    The film looks incredible, the effects are seamless and the design of the robots is excellent. There is a story, contrary to what the critics say, but it is fairly run of the mill.
    So, overall, if you are looking for a fun, over the top action film with…