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  • Olympus Has Fallen 2013

    ★★★ Watched 11 Apr, 2013

    Washington DC. 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is under siege from heavily-armed North Korean terrorists. President Aaron Eckhart is held prisoner 120 foot below the Oval Office in his fortified bunker. And America's only hope of rescuing him prowls in the shadows of the West Wing - rogue ex-Secret Service agent, Gerard Butler...

    Yes, it's Die Hard in the White House. Or that's what action thriller Olympus Has Fallen aspires to be. Oh, it really wants to be Die Hard. One small…

  • Battleship 2012

    ★★½ Watched 23 Feb, 2013

    A soggy valentine to the cinema of Michael Bay.


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  • Before the Devil Knows You're Dead 2007

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Jul, 2012 2

    Tense, harrowing story of a jewellery shop heist that goes badly, bloodily wrong.

    Terrific ensemble cast and expert direction by Lumet. The script does come undone a little before the end but works well nonetheless.

  • Skyfall 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 03 Nov, 2012

    In hindsight, it's clear to see the Bond series' mid-life crisis was ten years ago with DIE ANOTHER DAY. Absurd gadgets, over-the-top cars, constant references to its past...the signs were all there.

    Fast-forward to today and on its 50th anniversary, there are definite signs of maturity. After the sub-par QUANTUM OF SOLACE, SKYFALL is a welcome return to the form it showed with CASINO ROYALE. The top-flight talent in front and behind the camera make this the most handsomely mounted…