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  • The Purge 2013

    ★½ Watched 25 Aug, 2014

    What an utterly ridiculous concept. I just couldn't get that out of my head. It just doesn't work for me. It's just silly. So from the very start I was shaking my head in uncomfortable confusion as to who in their right mind thought this was going to work. Well... I suppose I can eat my own words as a sequel has just been released so someone somewhere appreciated this more than I.

    It's not just the concept I couldn't…

  • Insomnia 2002

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 25 Aug, 2014

    I love this film but it does make me feel very tired! Just looking at Pacino’s heavy eyelids, staring eyes and sagging face are enough to make the most caffeine injected feel sleepy. The thing that keeps this film motoring is that it is a very tight thriller, expertly edited and a great mystery. The stunning Alaskan backdrops, the quiet and lulaby-esque soundtrack, the brilliant use of frames-missing and frames-added for hallucination effects and the flashback used, all combine to…

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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…