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  • Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs

    ★★★

    It was okay. Compressing many story elements into 3 periods of time, if anybody has read the autobiography you'll know this film does play fast and lose with what happened when. Indeed, some of the Jobs/Woz arguments shown in this never actually happened and was added just to get over pertinent points of the story.

    You know, hand on heart, I think I preferred the Ashton Kutcher version - he looked a hell of a lot more like Jobs and it framed the story over the time period better.

  • Spectre

    Spectre

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I'd managed to miss this at at the cinema but equally had managed to avoid any associated spoilers. I was aware, before the film, that Christophe Waltz's character, the head of Spectre, may turn out to be Blofeld but had heard nothing more. I knew he was credited as Franz Oberhauser, so maybe a new character?

    It was late when we watched it and my young daughter was tucked up in bed, so we had the volume at a reasonable…

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  • The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

    The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

    ★★★★

    A nice idea, executed well. A lot of reviews were negative because of the comparison to the original 70's version of the film. Not having seen it, it's not affected my view, although a lot of that criticism appears to be around the fact that it's "different". Whatever those differences are, I don't believe a modern version is necessarily affected by changes that make it more relevant to a contemporary audience.

    One change I do know they made was to…

  • Pixels

    Pixels

    ★★★★

    Better than I was expecting, particularly as it has Kevin James in it.