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  • Godzilla 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Jan, 2015

    Very well done. A bit long in the tooth at the start but they pay it off well enough. The cover-up plot was clever.

    In the set-up scenes with young Ford Brody and his wife Ellie (Rogers and Olsen) - my first thought was "aren't they playing siblings in Age of Ultron?" And my second thought - "Brody is Roy Schieder's character's family name in Jaws".

    The monster shots were well thought out. Showing us the MUTOs early helped me…

  • For Queen & Country 1988

    ★★½ Watched 26 Jan, 2015

    Earlier starring vehicle for Denzel features him doing a pretty good British accent but is muddled with too many characters, slow pacing and failed to engage my interest.

    Not recommend

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  • Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Mar, 2013 3

    Being a lifelong James Bond movie fan, I have seen and read more than my fair share of Bond "making of" and "behind the scenes" materials. On top of that, I recently researched and reviewed all the Bond films in 2012 for the Now Playing Podcast's James Bond movie retrospective series, so all the information is still fresh in my mind. So the subtitle of "The Untold Story of 007" doesn't apply to me; there is absolutely no new information…

  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 1971

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 04 Jul, 2014 5

    Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-da
    My kids and I watched and they liked this by far

    Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-do
    This movie's still great and is one of those few

    It's a film that's aged well
    after all's said and TOLD
    A film that still works for the young
    and the OLD
    I'm glad that I could share this with my girl and my BOY
    They're smiles and laughs --- that tells me it gave them some joy

    Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-dee
    If you are wise, you'll listen to me

    You will rewatch this as soon as you can
    And I give this a doom-pa, loom-pa
    Big Recommend!