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  • Focus

    Focus 2015

    ★★★ Watched 02 Mar, 2015

    Light and meaningless it may be, but in the end in 'Focus' you have an enjoyably silly and fun con-flick.
    A lot of the good comes from the leads. It's so good to see Will Smith somewhere near where we fell in love with him all those years ago. I can't remember the last time he let his charm, charisma and humour ooze out onto the big screen. Hopefully we'll see more of Big Willie over the coming years rather…

  • Into the Storm

    Into the Storm 2014

    ★★ Watched 28 Dec, 2014

    Into the Storm is certainly a contender for 'Most Mediocre Movie of 2014'.
    To say it's nothing more than SyFy Channel style trash would be a little harsh, but If truth be told it doesn't strive to be much more. What could have been a neat little cocktail of 'Twister' and 'The Day After Tomorrow' just ends up being a sloppy mush of things and stuff. It's a real shame.
    Even at 90 minutes it seems a slog, and it will likely be forgotten in half the time. If it's lucky.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 31 Jul, 2014

    "I was only a kid when I left Earth, and I had no idea what the universe had in store for me" - Peter Quill

    I'll admit, I'm not as well versed in the Marvel universe as others. I knew the basics enough and I watched the X-Men and Spider-Man cartoons in the early 90's like many my age. My education in the matter came later in life with movies like 'X-Men', Raimi's 'Spider-Man' series, 'Blade' and 'Fantastic Four'.

  • We Are the Best!

    We Are the Best! 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 27 Jul, 2014

    A hilarious and at times touching tale of teen rebellion from director Lukas Moodysson.
    There may be bigger movies. There may be better movies. But there isn't - and nor will there be - a movie this year as rich with mana for the soul as 'We Are the Best!'.
    Sublime from all involved.

  • Mac and Me

    Mac and Me 1988


    A greater deterrent of the evils of fast food than 'Super Size Me' could ever wish to be.

  • Maleficent

    Maleficent 2014

    ★★½ Watched 11 Jun, 2014 1

    Well, well, well. Where do I begin?
    This is one of those rare movies that would benefit from a longer runtime. I know, I know, this a sacrilegious stance to take, but it's true. The movies pace flies by at such a pace that characters pop in and pop out at such a rate that you don't care or understand their place or their motivations, the latter being a BIG negative since it impacts the story in a massive way.…

  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Edge of Tomorrow 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 02 Jun, 2014

    I wasn't really expecting too much from 'Edge of Tomorrow'. I imagined it would just be a stupid yet enjoyable actioner that would while away a few hours of my life.
    Imagine my surprise when I was greeted by this little gem of a movie, blending just the right amount of action, drama and comedy to bake a delicious Fun Pie full of tasty delight.
    If I was to describe director Doug Liman's latest effort in a few sentences, it…

  • Gumball 3000 - Coast to Coast

    Gumball 3000 - Coast to Coast 2009

    ★½ Watched 01 Jun, 2014

    A bunch of 'Bro's' and strung out thirty year olds who look in their fifties doing bro-ey things and generally being obnoxious oafs whilst driving fast cars.

  • Danger: Diabolik

    Danger: Diabolik 1968

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 10 May, 2014

    "Camp" is perhaps a word overused in film criticism these days. Thanks to such movies as Batman '66, Flash Gordon and Our Man Flint - as well as the Austin Powers movies lampooning James Bond but with the spirit of the aforementioned titles - anything bright, bold, fun and 60's tends to be looked down upon as something stupid and not of any real cinematic value. And I fear 'Danger: Diabolik' may be plonked alongside them. Wrongly, I might add,…

  • Pompeii

    Pompeii 2014

    ★★ Watched 03 May, 2014

    *Volcano rumbles*
    "Is that normal?"
    "You know nothing, Jon Snow."

    This is the truest of true tales based on realsies brought to us by the virtuoso Paul W.S. Anderson. It tells us of the adventure of young buck, Jon Snow as he decides to take up the summer job of super human gladiator at the 'Pompeii Holiday Resort' where he and fellow brawler, Mr Eko, kick all kinds of arse.
    Whilst there he catches the eye of filly-loving filly, Babydoll,…

  • Frankenstein's Army

    Frankenstein's Army 2013

    ★★ Watched 27 Apr, 2014

    Another in the long line of 'Found Footage' horror that seems to be in vogue at the moment. And while no where near the calibre of movies such as the [REC] series, 'Frankenstein's Army' is not without it's merits.
    A small Soviet platoon go behind enemy lines in 1945 Germany on a rescue mission but find themselves in dire straits as they come across what seems to be a Nazi lab with the sole purpose of turning soldiers into horrifically…

  • Ass Backwards

    Ass Backwards 2013

    ★½ Watched 18 Apr, 2014

    Or as it should be called, 'Not Quite Romy and Michele'.
    Actually, that's not fair. It's nowhere near as good as 'Romy and Michele's High School Reunion'.