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  • Pacific Rim 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Jul, 2013

    Giant robots. Monsters. Fighting. Del Toro.
    Fuck yeah.

  • True Grit 2010

    ★★★½ Watched 28 Jan, 2012

    I'm not a huge western fan but this was just so well put together I couldn't help but like it. The small touches of humour mixed w/ occasional splashes of violence the Coens are famous for was present here, and used to great effect.

  • Primer 2004

    ★★★★ Watched 08 May, 2013

    i'll have to come back and write something up later - my brain is still turning this around.

  • The Last Stand 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Jan, 2013

    not a new action classic by any means, but a lot of fun none the less. Arnie is fine - the film addresses his age and works with it. The action is bloody, but still fun.

  • Alien³ 1992

    ★★★½ Rewatched 23 Feb, 2014

    nb: the "assemblage" cut

  • V/H/S 2012

    ★★½ Watched 05 Jan, 2013

    ultimately rather disappointing. An anthology film that really just felt like a series of small YouTube type clips, only 1 of the stories (the girl on the web cam) was remotely effective. I think i was more let down as i like a number of the directors involved (Adam Wingard and Ti West).

  • G.I. Joe: Retaliation 2013

    ★★½ Watched 15 Jan, 2014

    why was this so long? Why weren't there more ninjas? Why wasn't there more of just The Rock battering people? Too much filler, not enough awesome.
    That said, i'd watch the hell out of a trimmed down version of this. Or maybe just fish out the utterly bonkers animated film from the 80s.

  • V/H/S/2 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Jan, 2014

    Better than that last one.
    Like most portmanteau films some parts are stronger than others, but nothing is out and out terrible.
    This is worth watching just for Gareth Evans' segment, Safe Haven. That is utterly brutal as well as rather chilling (naff looking fx right at the very end aside).
    I liked Adam Wingard's segment enough, and he's not bad in front of the camera either.
    A Ride in the Park was fun as it was a novel take…

  • The Wicker Man 1973

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 25 Jan, 2012

    Still love it. The singing, the pagan stuff, the whole damn thing.

  • A Field in England 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 12 Jul, 2013 2

    some people will dismiss A Field in England as self-indulgent art-house wank (and they'd probably be right. Marvellous self-indulgent ark-house wank.

  • Dune 1984

    ★★★½ Rewatched 06 May, 2013

    This was the"The Alternative Edition Redux" fan edit by Spicediver
    (full details here: fanedit.org/ifdb/component/content/article/79-fanedit-listings/fanfix/412-dune-the-alternative-edition-redux)

  • Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 2011

    ★★½ Watched 29 Mar, 2014

    no, i don't know why i watched this either.
    It's too long by at least 10 minutes, but that said, there's enough ridiculous shit going on to amuse me.
    Also, Idris Alba as a French monk/warrior guy.
    Oh, and Tony Head as well!