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  • Edge of Tomorrow 2014

    ★★★★ Rewatched 01 Jun, 2014

    An early summer movie season that’s been fairly strong so far continues to tick along nicely with Edge of Tomorrow, a smart and fun sci-fi thriller which demonstrates that Tom Cruise is still one of the best in the business.

    Even though this is a summer blockbuster that may have a premise like an episode of Star Trek, and even though it nods to most of the sci-fi action of the last 30 years, it still comes across as fairly…

  • Nate and Hayes 1983

    ★★★ Rewatched 07 Jan, 2013

    AKA Savage Islands. Low-rent Indy ripoff with a well cast (and surprisingly adept at the rough and tumble) Tommy Lee Jones as a roguish, late 19th century, Pacific pirate. Loaded with 80s violence, largely flavourless and directionless, but a couple of good chases and exotic locales help, and it's still better than Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

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  • Texas Chainsaw 3D 2013

    ★½ Watched 05 Jan, 2013

    OK, here’s the thing. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, now almost 40 years old, is a paragon of grime and primal force still unmatched in horror cinema that no amount of remakes or rehashes can dilute. This latest cash-grab is linked by a prologue set immediately after the events of the original, which shows how the extended family members of saw-wielding Leatherface were essentially lynched by the townsfolk, with only a baby surviving. In the present day a young woman…