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  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014

    ½ Watched 29 Apr, 2014

    Many things annoyed me about this shitpot of a film....

    1. Spider-man is now Skydivey-man. Since when could he 'fly'? It's ridiculous.

    2. Since when did New York have the least populated Chinatown in the world? Seriously, there was no-one else around while Peter and Gwemma had the first of many dull heart to hearts.

    3. Since when did being electrocuted mend the gap in your two front teeth?

    4. Since when did the Green Goblin look like a demented leprechaun complete with back-combed, blowdried hair?


  • The Railway Man 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Jan, 2014

    The non-existent media publicity for this film could kill it at the box office, and that would be a massive shame. It's also going to be overshadowed by 12 Years A Slave and Mandela.

    It's a gorgeous looking drama that brings home the horrors of war far better than most other war-related films I've seen. We see how being in the middle of it can seriously affect the rest of your life. What makes it all the more shocking is…

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  • Psycho II 1983

    ★★★★★ Added 6

    I sometimes wonder what reaction the person who first said "Let's make Psycho II" got. Probably shocked faces and a slap in the face.
    But someone find that guy and shake his freakin' hand.

    Psycho II is a great example of what a true sequel should be, take the story from the original and expand on it, take it in a new direction - don't just repeat it.
    We, the viewer, had some level of sympathy for Norman in the…

  • Alien³ 1992

    ★★★½ Rewatched 30 Jul, 2013 1

    I think that the vast majority of film fans would consider this to be underrated and they're correct. It really is very good and its power has grown over the years.
    The whole build up works perfectly, we get to understand what this prison planet is about and the odd yet balanced relationship between the characters becomes clear.
    Much has been said about the killing off of Newt and Hicks, it is a shame but it helps re-establish Ripley's…