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  • 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 1988

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

  • 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 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 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.
    Horrid.

  • 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 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 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 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'.

  • Short Term 12 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 10 Mar, 2014

    Wow. Just...wow.
    My face is covered in wet from all the feels 'Short Term 12' embraced me with.
    Extraordinary movie.

  • Caddyshack 1980

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 24 Feb, 2014

    While not the best work of Ramis, it's probably my favourite.

    R.I.P. Harold Ramis. Cheers for the laughs.

  • Leviathan 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 31 Dec, 2013

    ...or 'How to make those countless "Most Dangerous Trawler" type TV shows completely redundant'.