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  • Midnight in Paris 2011

    ★★★★½ Watched 07 Oct, 2011

    There’s something inherently comforting and familiar about the opening credits of a Woody Allen movie. A plain, white windsor typeface on a black background, a simple jazz tune kicks in, taken up more often than not by a clarinet. As the music continues, cue the day and night busy city shots from various angles. Then we get the characters that share intellectually rich and witty conversations. Relaxing back into the cinema seat I instantly feel that I am in safe…

  • Apocalypse Now 1979

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 07 Jun, 2011

    Seeing Apocalypse Now in its re-release was like some kind of wonderful dream. Apart from the fact that it was the original Cannes cut of the movie and its obvious brilliance, the screening was a sell out which would normally give me cause for concern. But not this time, this time all the other members of the audience were like me. We were a hive mind, all of us there because we wanted to sit and watch the movie in…

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  • Dredd 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Sep, 2012

    Well it’s be a long time coming but it looks like the 2000AD fans may have finally got the Dredd they deserve. Although some of us still have a tiny soft spot for Stallone’s effort *winks* it was never what the fans really wanted; a Dredd with a strict, unwavering rule that if you break the law you pay no matter what.
    So thankfully Pete Travis’ and Alex Garland’s take on Dredd is much like the character of Dredd himself.…

  • 21 Jump Street 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Mar, 2012 1

    Took me completely by surprise this one. Let's face it a comedy movie based on a tv show starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill doesn't look good on paper. Oh, but on film it looks flippin' amazing!
    Tatum and Hill make an hilarious double act, like a modern day Laurel and Hardy (too much?) with Hill as the fumbling but intelligent Hardy and Tatum a complete revelation as the dumb but sweet Laurel.
    There's some cracking support throughout too with…