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  • Her 2013

    ★★★ Watched 25 Aug, 2014

    I so wanted to like this more. It is an exremely original film and I loved the concept and the whole environment - that just-ahead future setting where everything and everyone are a bit more evolved. I adored the immersive video game with the sweary alien and the retro 'Perfect Mom'. I chortled to myself at the thought that smartphones would get smaller and chunkier and I would love to have a friendly OS that sorted out my life for…

  • The Lego Movie 2014

    ★★★ Watched 02 Aug, 2014

    How long is it before "Everything is Awesome" stops being an earworm?

    I am not the demographic for this movie but I did enjoy it. I loved how it committed to the rules of the Lego world and stuck to them and also the way it gently poked fun at those who use their imagination when playing and those who prefer to follow the instructions to the letter. The script is sharp and funny with plenty of puns and meta…

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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…