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  • 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'.

  • 47 Ronin 2013

    Watched 30 Dec, 2013 1

    Samurai? Check.
    Dragon? Check.
    Witches? Check.
    Warrior behemoth? Check.
    Ninja-ry action? Check.
    Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa? Check.
    THIS IS GONNA BE GREAT!!! HOW CAN IT FAIL?! It can't, can it? Can it?
    I shouldn't have been surprised. There has been nothing but vitriol aimed square in the face of '47 Ronin'.
    I hoped beyond hope for a live action 'Ninja Scroll' type of thing but what I got was a dog with fleas. This was quite an achievement, for with all of…

  • Sky High 2005

    ★★★½ Rewatched 30 Dec, 2013

    Kurt Russell & Kelly Preston.
    Yum.

  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 2010

    ★★★ Rewatched 22 Dec, 2013 1

    Unable to get of bed on this chilly winter Sunday morn, I needed something light to watch. So I stuck on Netflix (other streaming sites are available) and I whacked this on before my eyes.
    It's not great. I understand this. But it's far from the piece of shit that some will have you believe. I guess it suffers from the stigma of being a "Video Game Movie", but if you compare it to the dreck that truly blights the…

  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues 2013

    ★★½ Watched 18 Dec, 2013

    As a huge fan of the first 'Anchorman' movie, I was excited at the prospect of revisiting the Channel 4 News team once more. So much so that I've been quoting said film at my friends endlessly in the year leading up to this day (Yeah, I'm one of those guys. Sorry) where I sat in a theatre full of like-minded customers hoping to be reminded how good Ron looks. But I left the cinema rather disappointed.
    The humour remains…

  • Dhoom 2004

    ★★★½ Watched 07 Dec, 2013

    When I pressed play to watch 'Dhoom' I expected a hyper serious action movie in the vein of the first 'The Fast & The Furious'. Instead what we have here is a fun action-comedy crime caper more in line with something like 'Taxi' (No. Not the Queen Latifah/Jimmy Fallon debacle).
    And while I prefer Gérard Pirès' 1998 movie, what this has in it's favour are some cracking musical numbers. The "Pump the Rock" concert scene being the highlight.
    A good lighthearted romp of a movie. Yes, yes. Thank you. Very okay, very okay.

  • Citizen Kane 1941

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 18 Nov, 2013

    Citizen Kane.
    The Citizen Kane of Citizen Kane.

  • Frances Ha 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 29 Jul, 2013

    I love you, 'Frances Ha'. Good night.

  • Blancanieves 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Nov, 2013

    A fantastic retelling of 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarves' set in the bullring of 1920's Seville.
    As a modern silent movie shot in black and white, it's hard not to be reminded of 'The Artist'. And for all the crap it got, if it's only lasting legacy is inspiring this film, then it's work here is done.
    Well worth a watch.