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  • Rat Race

    Rat Race

    ★★★

    An all-star hangover movie for a lazy Sunday morning.

    Rat Race feels very much like a time capsule of late 90s/ early 00s culture, with a premise that plays out like a Hal Needham Cannonball Run movie with added wackiness.

    Come for Mr. Bean and John Cleese, stay for Jon Lovitz's Hitler scene and the flying cow. This is a simplistic, silly and not-at-alll-challenging movie that contains a whole bunch of laughs and closes with Smashmouth on stage!

  • National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1

    National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1

    ★★★★

    After recording the Beverly Hard Weapon episode of our Podcast (launching November 30th) we thought we'd go back to an old favourite spoof, and as always, it did not disappoint.

    The gags are a mile a minute, the chemistry between Jackson and Estevez is great, the cameos come thick and fast and all the while I wish there had been a sequel.

    If you're a fan of action flicks then I cannot stress how much fun this film is. It…

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  • Dr. No

    Dr. No

    ★★★★

    Thank jeebus for Letterboxd. For years I've been doing the "Bond Marathon" before the latest 007 adventure. For years I thought I was the only sad fucker who endured all twenty something films in preparation for the next slice of kiss kiss, bang bang. There's a few that have more or less concluded this little ritual, but seeing as Skyfall ain't out until 26th October I thought I'd slowly work my way through them, starting now.

    So... Dr No. The…

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises

    ★★★★

    I have absolutely no idea of how to start this review.
    First off the bat, to the best of my knowledge there is nothing here that will shake the foundations and change the opinion of the Nolan haters.

    Set 8 years after The Dark Knight, this film takes a knackered and spiritually broken Bruce Wayne and places him in a situation where he must don the cape once more.
    Christian Bale has come a long way in 7 years. From…