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  • Begin Again

    Begin Again 2014

    Watched 27 May, 2015

    I don't really know that much about Mark Ruffalo, but he seems a decent enough guy. So I took a chance on this and boy did he steer me wrong. Two hours of bland, vacant, passionless, twee music and the cuntyest cast of actors practically begging you to put your fist through the screen and repeatedly punch them in the face. At one point I wanted to put my arm around Mark, have a quiet word in his ear about…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 17 May, 2015

    There is something wonderful about the insane moments being physically created, bit like the acid bridge scene from Apocalypse now. I fully welcome the return to this sort of filmmaking even though the final product didn't achieve the masterpiece status others are proclaiming it to be. I loved so much about it, especially the ruling family of characters and the strong female lead, but it didn't feel like a Matrix or The Raid kind of leap for the action genre...more a nostalgic love letter on some very fancy paper.

  • Chef

    Chef 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 16 May, 2015

    You know that bit at the end of Swingers where he's on the phone and just looks happy as fuck? That' was me through this whole movie.

  • Exodus: Gods and Kings

    Exodus: Gods and Kings 2014

    ★★ Watched 15 May, 2015

    It's all rather unlikely.

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014

    ★★½ Watched 03 May, 2015

    Started off really well, Spider-Man is great in this one...shame about the villain/s. Oh well, on to the next re-boot...

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 04 May, 2015

    The best bit was Hulk Buster repeatedly punching The Hulk in the face...but was it as good as The Hulk punching Thor or Groot stabbing all those guys and smashing their bodies around? Probably not, but still great fun.

  • Taken 3

    Taken 3 2014

    Watched 02 May, 2015

    Taken was a surprising kick up the arse of the action movie genre. At a time when all the rioded out 80s heroes of punching people films were being strong-armed backed down the gym by Stallone, Neeson was your old da ready to fuck manz up for trying to pimp out his daughter! He didn't need to get a pump before the director called action, he had a particular set of skills (which basically meant he'd watched the 24 boxset…

  • American Hustle

    American Hustle 2013

    ★★★ Watched 01 May, 2015

    I watched this on a plane, most of the cleavage was blurred out, the swearing dubbed over and the conspiratorial whispers lost under the hum of jet engines. How ever I have a pretty good imagination so enjoyed this. The main players all managed to leap out of the seat back screen, especially Jennifer Lawrence who looked like she thought she was in a Martin Scorsese movie rather than this wannabe effort.

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 06 Apr, 2015

    I read a book called The Forever War ages ago that dealt with soldiers fighting across vast reaches of space and the complications delays in time cause in such a conflict, chiefly in the relay of information. Interstellar also plays around with this concept to very pleasing effect. Great to see a film touch on this type of subject matter while telling the simple story of a father trying to reconnect with his daughter.

  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 2013

    ★★ Watched 29 Mar, 2015

    I think there is a message buried really deep in this film but my mind kept wandering to what's in store for me at work in the morning.

  • Wild Style

    Wild Style 1983

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 28 Mar, 2015

    If you love Hip Hop then you already know!

    That's the sort of mic drop statement I was gonna write and bboy limp off into the sunset, but like a lot of these types of cultural milestones if you're timing is out it could completely pass you by. I was coming up in the late 80s and, although they were only released a couple years after, Breakin and it's follow up Breakin 2 Electric Boogaloo over shadowed Wild Style for…

  • 22 Jump Street

    22 Jump Street 2014

    ★★★ Watched 25 Mar, 2015

    This is pretty wack for the most part, but worth sticking with it because they packed all the funny in the back. I ain't gonna lie, that girl fight scene was fucking great. Interested in checking out the first one now.