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  • Aloha

    Aloha 2015

    ★★ Watched 12 Mar, 2016

    Bland. Bland. Bland.

    Great cast who must have got the script and thought "fuck it, it's Hawaii right?"

  • Star Trek Into Darkness

    Star Trek Into Darkness 2013

    ★★★½ Rewatched 12 Mar, 2016

    Starfleet goes evil at the hands of Robocop and Sherlock, revenge is not the answer the only way to defeat evil is through nonviolent protest...no wait.

  • New Jack City

    New Jack City 1991

    ★★★ Watched 02 Mar, 2016 1

    "I want to shoot you so bad my dicks hard!" - Scotty Appleton

    Welcome to 1980s New York, right in the middle of the Reagan Era, crack is about to jump off in a big way and Nino Brown (Wesley Snipes) is getting in on the ground floor. Rocking some sharp suits and shanking cops with an even sharper knife, Brown is a wannabe Tony Montana out to prove the world is his. Chris Rock cuts a tragic figure as…

  • Spectre

    Spectre 2015

    ★★ Watched 27 Feb, 2016

    This series has run its course.

  • Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films

    Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films 2014

    ★★★ Watched 27 Feb, 2016 2

    The mocking tone and mean spirited approach jarred with all the awesome films being covered. The talking heads say "shlock" like it's a bad thing...

  • Re-Animator

    Re-Animator 1985

    ★★★★ Watched 22 Feb, 2016

    I was expecting this to be great fun since it's Empire Pictures (the people who squelched out From Beyond and many, many, many others), and it was. It was also pretty damn fucked up towards the end there. The 'head' scene going just far enough to make me feel uncomfortably repulsed while bizarrely amused by the innuendo. Combs is rocking throughout as the mad scientist, the FX (comedy dead cat aside) brought plenty of gross and, even after all the anarchy, there was a punchy ending. Now I simply must know what became of Herbert West!

  • Austin to Boston

    Austin to Boston 2014

    Watched 22 Feb, 2016 2

    Bunch of wanky over privileged folk musicians from the UK drive some camper vans (for free no less) across a bit of America presumably hoping a little authenticity will rub off while some guy narrates their struggle...of occasional car trouble. One for the Top Gear crowd perhaps?

  • Shotgun Stories

    Shotgun Stories 2007

    ★★★★ Watched 22 Feb, 2016

    Jeff Nichols came out the gate hard with this debut, creating a powerful sense of place for his rural Arkansas setting in which human emotions of love, hate, fear and revenge tug against each other as strands of cotton peacefully drift by on the hot breeze. Michael Shannon's intense focus and brooding helps ramp up the tension as events slowly escalate, but it's Nichols confident direction that shines brightest here and speaks to something universal more akin to great literary works.

  • Reservoir Dogs

    Reservoir Dogs 1992

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 17 Feb, 2016

    It's been a while, but greatness will always be greatness. I remembered pretty much every line but had forgotten how amazing Harvey is. Stone cold classic.

  • Deadpool

    Deadpool 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Feb, 2016

    #driveby

  • Furious 7

    Furious 7 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 13 Feb, 2016

    The most videogamey movie since Fast and Furious 6.

  • Tomorrowland

    Tomorrowland 2015

    ★★½ Watched 12 Feb, 2016

    Jumped around too much for me to properly engage with it, which was a shame as I liked a lot of the elements, but felt like a few jigsaw puzzles tossed together and forced into one awkward looking picture. Makes an interesting companion piece to National Lampoons Vacation.