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  • The Man From Toronto

    ★★

  • Star Wars

    ★★★★★

  • Split Second

    ★★★

  • Hitman: Agent 47

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  • The Man From Toronto

    The Man From Toronto

    ★★

    This looked, on paper, like a fun buddy comedy with Kevin Hart playing a fish-out-of-water simpleton and career failure being accidentally mistaken for gruff hitman Woody Harrelson. Director Patrick Hughes tries to transplant the 'dumb but fun' formula he used for the Hitman's Bodyguard here and it doesn't really work. For starters, it's not funny. Secondly, Woody looks like he doesn't want to be involved in this. Thirdly, Kevin Hart's one-tone act doesn't fit into the plot but Patrick Hughes…

  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    ★★★★★

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

    Post Kenobi re-watch. Holds up. Reminded me that Obi-Wan made Anakin Skywalker look like a complete jackass at every stage of their relationship. Insolent padowan, rebellious teen, turn to the dark side immediately resulted in him getting his ass kicked and put in a walking oxygen chamber. Obi-Wan then completely denies him his moment in the sun by using his own death as an inspiration to the next generation. Vader doesn't even get the clean kill as Kenobi accepts his way into the afterlife and drops his sabre. Was this all planned? He sure looks smug as shit at the end of Jedi.

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  • Kangaroo Jack

    Kangaroo Jack

    I saw this because I'm watching every Walken film.

    A few years ago I was diagnosed with a skin problem that was later confirmed, via tests, to be MRSA. In order to stop it from spreading the doctor cut my leg open with a scalpel on local anesthetic. He removed a chunk of flesh and then dug out the area underneath, which didn't feel numb from my perspective. Then they packed the wound with cotton wool to make sure it…

  • Dark Shadows

    Dark Shadows

    I remember when a Tim Burton film was something kooky that the whole world would fall in love with. Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, even his Batman (although I wasn't keen on it). But increasingly Burton's films have lost their way. Dark Shadows is a mess. Disjointed, rarely keeping any character continuity from one scene to the next. Its only saving grace is Johnny Depp's rather familiar central character. As per usual he throws enough heart into the performance that it stands…