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  • X-Men: Apocalypse

    X-Men: Apocalypse

    ★★

    There's some enjoyment to be had in the utter-overblown ridiculousness of it all but, on the whole, it's an overbaked mess.

  • The Family Stone

    The Family Stone

    ½

    I demand that we get a better film that stars both Rachel McAdams and Diane Keaton!
    ...
    Oh wait, we have one already! It's called Morning Glory.
    ...
    Well, can we please ask Hollywood to try and give it one more shot.
    Please!

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  • Tower Heist

    Tower Heist

    ★★½

    It's easy to imagine that in a few years time the following conversation will happen in hundreds of homes:

    "So did you just go to bed when you came in?"

    "Actually no, I turned on the TV and ended up watching this crappy movie."

    "What was it?"

    "Oh, it was called Penthouse Robbery or Apartment Theft or something."

    "Any good?"

    "I can't remember any of it, but yeah it was actually pretty ok!"


    Tower Heist - adequately watchable

  • Never Let Me Go

    Never Let Me Go

    ★★★★½

    Beautiful and tragic; Never Let Me Go is the type of film which creeps up on you and leaves you devastated for hours afterwards. Romanek's take on Kazuo Ishiguro's novel is note perfect - capturing the writer's ability to never force the story, he bravely allows for the impact of the tale be told through the delicate and muted performances of his excellent cast.

    Sobering yet essential viewing.