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  • Scream 3

    Scream 3 2000

    ★★ Rewatched 08 Oct, 2015

    I'd remembered this as a bit of an improvement on the unwanted, unliked Scream 2, and it isn't, really - it tries to do the trope-point about trilogies the way the last one did about sequels, but there just isn't much there, is it?

    So, what's different this time? Well, the killer has a voice thing that can apparently make him sound like anyone and not just Roger Jackson. The thing with movies being made about the first movie's murders…

  • Hot Pursuit

    Hot Pursuit 2015

    ★½ Watched 08 Oct, 2015

    It's nice to see Witherspoon finally doing another comedy that's going for the big laughs (instead of the, y'know, "tee hee hee! Aaaaaaaaw!"), I just wish it was a better movie.

    Witherspoon acquits herself just fine. She brings this great combination of fierce determination, incompetence, and sensitivity about her shortcomings. It's a textbook Reese Witherspoon role, so she's not exactly stretching herself out, but she feels a little wasted here.

    Vergara is doing much of the dialed-up-to-9 performance I have,…

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 16 May, 2015 2

    George Miller had been talking about this - or at least, had been persistently asked about it in interviews - for like twenty years now, and I don't know what's different about now that he finally got around to making it but I'm glad he did. The response on this has been gobsmacking, though I was willing to chalk a fair bit of it up to Peak Gen-X Nostalgia, and it coming at a good time to be heralded as…

  • Slow West

    Slow West 2015

    ★★★ Watched 01 Oct, 2015

    I don't know if I've ever seen a movie kill itself with a title like this before. Here's an alternate suggestion: Boring Shit In A Dead Genre Nobody Gives A Fuck About Anymore.

    Which would be unfair to the movie, which is short and stocked with charismatic actors, has a consistently wry sense of humour and a few bursts of excitement, and is in a genre that never goes away entirely, but you couldn't blame your less cinephilic friends for…