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  • The Big Short

    The Big Short 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 28 May, 2016

    William Banzai put the big bank problem in perspective when he said, “If we don’t get rid of the incentive to loot, then the only question is what form the next round of looting will take.”

    Normally I can't get behind a film which has no likeable or relatable characters (Hateful Eight springs to mind), but on reflection the greedheads who saw the apocalypse coming and secretly stocked their basements like survivalist nutcases are at least shot through with personality.…

  • Creed

    Creed 2015

    ★★★ Watched 22 May, 2016

    Expectations were too high, probably shouldn't have watched Southpaw first. Still, Old Rocky was good to catch up with.

  • Trainwreck

    Trainwreck 2015

    ★★ Watched 22 May, 2016

    What Kermit and Miss Piggy did next.

  • True Story

    True Story 2015

    ★★ Watched 16 May, 2016

    Not sure the ending was meant to make me chuckle, but it did.

  • Run For Your Wife

    Run For Your Wife 2012

    ½ Watched 07 May, 2016

    I never had a "Worst Film I've Ever Seen" until today.

  • Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 02 May, 2016

    While DC tried to give us the greatest gladiator match of all time (tried and failed), Marvel decided to keep it light and fun by bringing Spider-Man and Ant Man to the fight. And thank god for that as they are the highlights in what turned out to be a rather disappointing film on the whole. No matter how many exploding trucks these indestructible superheroes throw each other through, or how many times they punch each other in the face,…

  • Before Sunrise

    Before Sunrise 1995

    ★★ Watched 24 Apr, 2016

    If you are the sort of person that chats a lot of shit and meet somebody else who also chats a lot of shit then you better hold onto that person because they are going to be the only one who'll put up with your boring arse.

    At least I think that was the message, I got distracted by that pinball table.

  • Southpaw

    Southpaw 2015

    ★★★ Watched 23 Apr, 2016

    Surprisingly emotional comeback story that I thought I'd better see before Creed comes to Sky...

  • Red Cliff

    Red Cliff 2008

    ★★★★ Watched 03 Apr, 2016

    Arrows. Arrows. Arrows. Swords. Death. Spears. Death. Arrows. Death. Bombs. Death. Arrows. Death. Shields. Death. Arrows. Death. Fire. Death. Arrows. Death. Boats. Death. Arrows. Peace.

    The bit when somebody fights while holding a baby made me chuckle.

  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 2015

    ★★★ Watched 02 Apr, 2016

    I'm going to miss Catnip, it's been one wonderfully silly journey into the world of YA when you think back on what's gone down over the course of the four films. But thankfully now there is closure, I can go back to watching films made for old adults again...well, if it wasn't for those lads who just ran out of that maze that is...

  • Transcendence

    Transcendence 2014

    Watched 30 Mar, 2016

    We must destroy the very existence of this film, for when the singularity happens and our new computer master has stopped watching cat videos and stumbled upon this...well shit. I'm wrapping copper netting around my head and buying some sunflower seeds, at least I think that was the message. I so wanted them to make Morgan Freeman president at the end.

  • Reign of Fire

    Reign of Fire 2002

    ★★★ Rewatched 28 Mar, 2016

    I only watched this because I had one of those debilitating hangovers that all the episodes of Friends could never cure, so Dragons it was! I love that Bale lives in a castle hiding from the dragon that killed his mother and that McConaughey is so intense he's literally on the verge of tears in every single scene...but most of all these guys are in this movie about a world destroyed by dragons. Well, it was funny to me at the time...huh, dragons. Yep, still funny. The effects do hold up well, perhaps not Bale's beard. Knowing him he probably made it himself.