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  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 01 Aug, 2014

    A film that actually lives up to its hype. Really enjoyable scifi romp with a great cast, superb fx and a corking sound track.

    Peter Quill aka Star Lord (Chris Pratt) is abducted from earth as a young child and grows up to be a galaxy-reknowned artifact thief. After stealing an orb, he manages to annoy a Big Bad alien called Ronan (an unrecognisable Lee Pace) who sends Gamora (Zoe Saldana) after him to retrieve this. Meanwhile, Quill is also…

  • Under the Skin 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 26 Jul, 2014

    Wow

    Beautifully and naturistically shot, beautifully scored, with a mesmering performance from Scarlett Johansson, this tale of an alien amongst us is captivating from start to finish. Johansson views the people she meets through alien eyes, initially preying upon them, then turning her curiosity on herself as she tries to find a sense of identity and purpose. Her journey lurches from town to countryside, by van, bus and eventually by foot, before she eventually find the answer, though maybe not…

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  • A Field in England 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 06 Jul, 2013

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 22 May, 2014

    Cracking sequel prequel reset for the franchise with some great set pieces.

    Future X-Men are losing the battle against adaptive mutant-killer robots who are transported in aircraft resembling flying tuppaware cereal boxes. The robots - sentinels - were created because of an event in the past when Mystique killed their inventor. So the only X man who can survive the trip, Wolverine, is sent mentally back into his younger self to try to change the timeline, enlisting the help of…