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  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014

    Watched 16 Apr, 2014 1

    I sat through this two and a half hour long epic saga, and still have no idea what battle they're referring to, when it begun, how long it will last, and what specifically about it makes it greater than all his others.

  • Noah 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Apr, 2014 4

    Aronofsky's biblical epic spans so long it's essentially a series of episodic mini-stories, but thankfully they form a coherent ark.

    *drops the mic*

  • Free to Play 2014

    ★★ Watched 04 Apr, 2014

    An odd film. Some interesting moments, but ultimately plays too much like an advert for dota whilst skipping over that which makes this an interesting subject for a documentary.

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Mar, 2014 1

    There is a fourty five minute period in the middle of the film where in every scene, something as ridiculous as a season cliffhanger of Scandal is revealed. In every goddamned scene. Seriously, they're dropping bombshells so often, you could call it the nuclear winter soldier. At some point, even the characters stop being surprised by just how ludicrous events have become.

    It's glorious to behold. Marvel have wisely given up any pretensions of taking their shit seriously, and are…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 20 Mar, 2014

    *Wes Anderson Drops Mic*

  • Batman: Under the Red Hood 2010

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Mar, 2014 2

    Probably my second favourite Batman film, helped by being animated, and therefore able to construct its ridiculous world in a cohesive and believable way, and also 75 minutes long. Jesus, the last theatrical Batman movie was almost three hours, that's insane, this has what you need right here.

  • Her 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Mar, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 13 Mar, 2014

    I saw this film today in a packed cinema, on the big screen, and I have to say it was one of the best filmgoing experiences. With the way Wrath of Khan is talked about, and the manner in which it is dated, you could be forgiven for watching it and thinking it's an equal parts smart and silly space opera with larger than life characters and stilted military posturing in equal measure. You'd be wrong, but you could at…

  • Need for Speed 2014

    ★★ Watched 12 Mar, 2014 1

    I have left the cinema baffled and unable to form a coherent opinion. Instead, some burning questions:

    -Why doesn't a character ask another character if they have the Need for Speed?
    -How can this impoverished garage afford fucking planes?
    -What on earth is Imogen Poots doing in this movie?
    -Why is sexual assault played as a joke?
    -What happened to Aaron Paul's ability to act?
    -Seriously, what on earth is Imogen Poots doing in this movie?
    -Who listened to the…

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2012

    ★★ Rewatched 12 Mar, 2014

    Sometimes Martin Sheen is on screen, so the film isn't ALL bad.

  • Spider-Man 2002

    ★★★★ Rewatched 12 Mar, 2014

    Extremely silly, Tobey is a fantastic, dorky Parker, Dafoe is phenomenally cheesy as Osborn. It's easy to forget just how good this film is in a world in which Superheroes took the turn into either dark or at least slick and cool. Spider-Man is charmingly "classic" in it's presentation, and unfortunately unappreciated considering the way the genre has gone.

  • The LEGO Movie 2014

    ★★★★ Rewatched 14 Feb, 2014

    I don't like the term guilty pleasure. It's generally used for liking forms of entertainment considered to be lesser, out of the cultural norm. However, The Lego Movie is, for me, my first true guilty pleasure. It's a giant fucking commercial that pretends to be anti-business and pro-creativity, but neglects to mention that Lego hasn't been about genuine creativity in decades.

    Hence, the fact that I enjoy the movie itself so much, makes me feel guilty. The movie IS a…