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  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013

    ★★★★ Rewatched 16 Nov, 2014 1

    I'm so glad that after my disappointment of the overblown first hobbit outing that this second instalment has restored my faith in this trilogy.

    For those who know the story very well, like myself, probably also felt my frustration with the first film, we had dwarves and the trolls but we didn't even get to the barrels! Instead we had a lot of running and cgi around the great goblins gaff. I for one was thoroughly disappointed, so watching this…

  • Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Nov, 2014 1

    The main overwhelming thing you will take from this film is that Jake Gyllenhaal is utterly outstanding. His portrayal of Lou Bloom, a deeply obsessive sociopath who's drive and manipulative nature give rise to some of the best moments in Jake's career. Littered with dialogue so perfectly delivered you would be forgiven in believing he really is Lou Bloom. Even though this is a man with some detestable traits when he is on screen he is intoxicating.

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  • Predator 1987

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 Oct, 2012 2

    You've seen it a hundred times...but it never loses its charm. This classic Arnie Sci-Fi Action-er sees a crack team of commandos on a rescue mission in the Central American jungle. The mission goes from bad to worse as they soon realise a dangerous alien predator is hunting them down. This is one of my favourite Arnie films. It's tense, fast paced and full to the brim with enough action and bullets to take down a small country. It has…

  • Kick-Ass 2010

    ★★★★★ Watched 16 Sep, 2012

    A superb creation. Matthew Vaughn brings the previously little known comic book "Kick-Ass" to life on the big screen, and boy does he do a fantastic job. Kick-Ass follows the story of Dave Lizewski who's had enough of the bullies and takes matters into his own hands - becoming the wet suit clad hero Kick-Ass. The story is detailed with some excellent links to a huge number of films and comics. We are introduced to a host of great characters…