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  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 08 Jan, 2013

    From the Cradle to the Slave.
    Was always a possibility that a Quentin Tarantino made western could fail dramatically, but thankfully he reigns in the cheesy b-movie homages to a large extent, playing it pretty much straight forward, sure we get the odd throwback like calling the ranch CandyLand but nothing like his usual style, ohh and the less said about his cameo the better.

    Must be stated its an in-name only version and nothing like the Franco Nero original.…

  • Her 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 01 Apr, 2014

    THIS ISN'T A TRUE REVIEW: “I've been taking a much needed 4 or 5 months break from the net and pop culture in general. This is just a quick log & score of movies I've caught in that period"

    Another inventive surreal feature from Jonze, only with the added dollop of heart.

  • The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 01 Apr, 2014

    THIS ISN'T A TRUE REVIEW: “I've been taking a much needed 4 or 5 months break from the net and pop culture in general. This is just a quick log & score of movies I've caught in that period"

    Marty's funniest movie to date.

  • The Avengers 2012

    ★★★ Watched 18 Aug, 2012

    Fantastic, visually and aurally flawless... its the best video game cut scene you've ever seen.

    I'll be honest theres very little wrong with the whole production the cast, script & pacing are all so fine tuned, to as near comic book action perfection as you could ever hope to see. But here lies Avengers only real flaw, it feels more like a mass made production line product instead of something lovingly created by hand.

  • The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★ Watched 31 Dec, 2012

    Nolan's script could have done with some heavy duty viagra to get this substandard entry to Rise...

    Poor third outing in the Dark Knight trilogy, suffers drastically by the weak central villain (surely Bane's nothing more than an henchman) and unimaginative setup of yawn terrorists blowing up the city. Nolan even uses the infamous 'Death or Mau Mau' joke at one period when a kangaroo court asks Commissioner Gordon if he wants Death or Exile.

    Its a shame it ends…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Jul, 2014 3

    "Because if there's one thing we've learned from penny dreadfuls... it's that when you find yourself in a place like this, you must never be a candy-ass."
    - M. Gustave ( Ralph Fiennes)

    The endearingly twee tall tale of Grand Budapest Hotels even grander concierge M Gustave, and Zero Moustafa the bell boy who became his most trusted employee and loyalist of friends.

    Gerry Anderson roles out his familiar faced marionettes for another sumptuous slice of comedy, with lashings and…

  • 12 Years a Slave 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 01 Apr, 2014

    THIS ISN'T A TRUE REVIEW: “I've been taking a much needed 4 or 5 months break from the net and pop culture in general. This is just a quick log & score of movies I've caught in that period"

    A film that lived up to its hype, very moving and well made.

  • Silver Linings Playbook 2012

    ★½ Watched 12 Jan, 2013

    And the winner for the worst Oscar nomination ever is... ?

    Why did people rate this so damned highly, its not got a believable character in the whole damn movie. Its like a check list of every schmaltzy/moronic movie idea...

    a mental illness [x]
    dancing competition [x]
    romantic moment he chooses wrong girl [x]
    comical black side kick [x]

    It should have been called 'Billy Elliot Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, while looking Pretty in Pink'.

  • Moonrise Kingdom 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Sep, 2012

    "Dear Suzy, walk four hundred yards due north from your house to the dirt path which has not got any name on it. Turn right and follow to the end. I will meet you in the meadow."

    Jared Gilman as Sam

    Wes Anderson proves again he's got the midas touch, only everything he touches turns to quirky. Moonrise Kingdom is basically a romanticized children's tale packed with Hollywoods heavy weights. Its about an unliked orphan scout named Sam (Jared Gilman)…

  • Looper 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 27 Dec, 2012

    I watched it in a massive year end backlog viewing session, of movies I was expecting I'd include in my favorite films of 2012. Looper just missed out, but it was still a movie I was glad to have caught. Joseph Gordon-Levitt has matured into a very gifted actor, and this ones another that he really shines in.

    Not going to say much, was an entertaining time travel crime movie. Slightly muddled and a little too pedestrian at times, and not really in the same league as similar themed movies like Twelve Monkeys or Timecrimes but well worth investing 2 hours of your time on.

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012

    ★★★ Watched 18 Mar, 2013

    I loved Peter Jackson's original Lotr's trilogy, maybe I wasn't in the right mood but "The Hobbit" bored me senseless, the two and half hours felt like five. We follow Bilbo, Gandalf and a band of merry dwarfs who have set out to recaptured the last dwarven kingdom Lonely Mountain.

    The cast are fantastic Martin Freeman made a great lead, Ian McKellen was again fantastic as the grey wizard, and it was a treat seeing the likes of James Nesbitt…

  • Iron Man 3 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 14 May, 2013

    "Failure is the fog through which we glimpse triumph."

    Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce)

    Stark raving hilarious 3rd solo outing for Iron Man. Tony Stark emotionally crippled and prone to anxiety attacks since his recent duty with the Avengers, has to face a nerdy cognitive scientist hell bent on creating hybrid humans to conquer the medical world and take revenge on Stark for failing to acknowledge his genius years earlier.

    The basic setup is pretty standard superhero gubbins that we've seen…