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  • The Expendables 2010

    Watched 19 Aug, 2014

    Nobody will ever be surprised to hear that The Expendables is a fairly expendable movie.

    However, rather more surprisingly its the movies lack of action that fails to make up for its deficiencies. For its deficiencies are many.

    I honestly do not think that there could ever be enough action to make up for the appalling script, boring story, disgracefully ambivalent views of indiscriminate violence, feeble acting, and zero humour.

    This is the kind of movie that Steven Seagal has…

  • Taken 2008

    ★★★ Watched 17 Aug, 2014

    Well, I was certainly Taken in.

    Taken is a high octane, fast paced, action movie that doesn't even attempt to take steps into soul searching territory. It isn't memorable, but it does contain some brilliant scenes. It has all the ingredients of a guilty pleasure.

    Liam Neeson has been nominated for a best actor Oscar, but you really shouldn't employ him to deliver your intriqitely written script. Thankfully Taken doesn't have one. It's functional at best. But Neeson effortlessly drives…

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  • Stoker 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 01 Mar, 2013 57

    At 98 minutes, this is my dream length of movie. I have said it all my life.

    After leaving this screening, and using the facilities, I could quite easily have jumped straight back in to watch the whole movie again. That doesn't happen to me often.

    Stoker is phenomenal.

    It's as dreamy as it is taught. As beautiful as it is horrific. It's The Tree of Life with A screenplay. An outstanding screenplay at that. It has been said that…

  • Skyfall 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 26 Oct, 2012 40

    Sam Mendes proves his Bond making credentials, and confirms his excellent film making credentials.

    Skyfall certainly is an excellent film. The best Bond film in 48 years. This is a proper spy film, and James Bond, as a character is a proper spy.

    As a Bond fan this film pleased me in every way. You have to hand it to the film makers, it takes massive balls to put a 4 minute title sequence 10 minutes into a massive film…