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  • The Island of Dr. Moreau

    The Island of Dr. Moreau 1996

    ½ Watched 15 Jan, 2016

    There is just no way everyone involved were not coked out their minds when making this. The evidence on display is simply too overwhelming.

  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight 2016

    ★★½ Watched 05 Jan, 2016

    The short version is still too long.

  • Point Break

    Point Break 2015

    ★★ Watched 17 Dec, 2015

    "Have you ever fired your gun in the air while going aaaah!?"

    You can't do that scene with a straight face after Hot Fuzz.
    Come on!

  • The Forbidden Room

    The Forbidden Room 2015

    ★★★ Watched 24 Nov, 2015

    An incomprehensible fever dream, as viewed through Snapseed's grunge filter.

  • Spectre

    Spectre 2015

    ★★½ Watched 29 Oct, 2015

    The secret agent program is scrapped, forcing the agent, with the help of a few friends and no official support, to track down and defeat a shadowy, criminal organization hell-bent on world domination.

    Did I just describe Spectre or Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation? It's a trick question, of course – it's both. But only one of the two is an entertaining movie.

  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

    The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 2015

    ★★★ Watched 14 Nov, 2015

    A shallow, but almost entirely fun exercise in style.

  • V for Vendetta

    V for Vendetta 2005

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 05 Nov, 2015

    Obligatory November 5th viewing.

  • Jackie Brown

    Jackie Brown 1997

    ★★★ Rewatched 20 Oct, 2015

    I know I'm supposed to say that Jackie Brown shows a more mature side of Tarantino, etc., but I just can't be bothered. The movie failed to engage me in the cinema back in '97, and a revisit makes it clear that it still fails to engage me. Why? The characters just aren't very interesting, and there's not much more to this than its small cast of characters and a threadbare plot. A shoulder shrug of a movie, simply put.

  • Sicario

    Sicario 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 23 Sep, 2015

    A descent into hell, with tour guides who have stared far too long into the abyss. Bleak and intense, with Jóhann Jóhannsson's ominous score ultimately coming out on top, taking home the MVP trophy.

  • Turbo Kid

    Turbo Kid 2015

    ★★ Watched 31 Aug, 2015 2

    Improbably a Canadian/New Zealand co-production, Turbo Kid is a sluggishly paced, BMX-themed Mad Max spoof/cult movie wannabe, dressed up in '80s nostalgia and drenched in gore, mostly to cover up the fact that there isn't really any story here, and the characters are all wafer-thin stereotypes. The movie scores a few points for its outrageously creative gore effects, but little else. The only one more bored than me throughout this slog was poor Michael Ironside, as chief antagonist Zeus.

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  • Miss Zombie

    Miss Zombie 2013

    ★★ Watched 26 Jun, 2015

    The tedious arthouse version of Fido.

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015

    ★★½ Watched 21 Apr, 2015 1

    Too many cooks in the kitchen.