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  • Begin Again 2014

    ★★★ Watched 02 Sep, 2014 15

    Mark Ruffalo gets music - we know this because he does the twiddly-fingers thing when there's a piano bit in a song.

    Films about music industry types are always a bit tricky, because especially when it's well-known actors, the audience has to believe the actors are actually accomplished musicians, which is difficult enough in itself. Keira Knightley I was willing to buy as a songstress (especially after 'The Edge of Love'), but Mark Ruffalo and James Corden not so much.…

  • Downloading Nancy 2008

    Watched 30 Aug, 2014

    Won't rate this because I didn't finish it, it does too great a job at alienating its audience. I was reeled in by the Lifetime-esque title and the even more Lifetime-y synopsis ("An unhappy wife orders a guy she meets over the Internet to kill her, but the two of them fall in love") - but then with Maria Bello and Rufus Sewell starring. Mumblecore Lifetime movies, it should be a genre.

    There's very little dialogue so the extent of…

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  • War Horse 2011

    ★★ Watched 14 Feb, 2014 35

    What a shitfest. I would probably have liked this film better if it had been about a cat. Or, hell, even about that goose that walks around on the farm at the beginning of this film. That was a great goose.

    For a film called 'War Horse', it takes a long time for the 'war'-element to enter, so for the first 50 minutes, it's mainly 'horse' - and I happened to skip the horse part in my coming of age.…

  • Get Over It 2001

    ★★★½ Watched 17 Feb, 2014 6

    Holy frosted-lipgloss and metallic-eyeshadow, Batman! If there was ever the perfect cinematic time capsule for 2001, it's this film. That extra half star is purely out of nostalgia.

    The opening to this film is the perfect example of why late 90s/early 00s teen films were so great - it's completely over the top and everyone is well aware it is. Within 5 minutes, Vitamin C (who had one mediocre hit and still has a starring role in this as a…