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  • Hector and the Search for Happiness 2014

    ★★½ Watched 16 Aug, 2014

    I have a pretty high tolerance for navel-gazing, so the prospect of a nerdy, offbeat Simon Pegg character touring the world in search of "happiness" didn't turn me off entirely. But man, sporadic fun and occasional sharp wit turns to pseudo-philosophical cod-Psych101 BS so quickly I didn't even see it coming. And if I, introspective nerd extraordinaire, couldn't appreciate this movie, I fear very few others will.

  • Beyond 2012

    ★½ Watched 16 Aug, 2014

    Tame, by-the-numbers psychological thriller I'd forgotten before it ended.

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  • Diana 2013

    Watched 21 Sep, 2013 4

    I demand someone, somewhere be held responsible for this atrocity. Wooden, sloppy and hilariously silly, this is amateur-hour filmmaking and a disappointment on every level. Avoid. For your own sake. (Mitigating factor: Naveen Andrews does his best.)

  • The Lego Movie 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 08 Feb, 2014 4

    A meticulously-animated blend of exciting kid-flick comedy-action, and insightful commentary on such. It works on so many different levels: there's the meta-referencing, there's the self-aware understanding of Lego and rules and what it means to break them; but there's also the thrilling action parody, the near-constant runs of insanely good jokes, and the beautifully realised, Lego-fied look. I'll be extremely impressed if any 2014 animated movie outdoes this high-water mark.