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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★½

    Death Star No. 3, unengaging new characters and a sweaty teenager prone to temper tantrums who looks suspiciously like a young Snape as a villain.

    For me, there was no spark. Only the original cast managed to lift it above dire. Daisy Ridley looks the part. But then she talks. And she's posh. John Boyega gets slightly better as the film progresses although it's too little too late.

    My expectations weren't set very high, after all Star Trek was good…

  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture

    Star Trek: The Motion Picture

    ★★★½

    This has grown on me massively recently.

    I know it's slow going but the Enterprise porn near the start still sends a little shiver down my spine. And I know some of the effects are a tad ropey - Kirk and Scotty in the shuttle - but the trip towards VGER is visually stunning and at times looks a though they were actually there filming it for real.

    Settle down with a nice pot of tea and watch on a Sunday afternoon.

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  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    ★★★½

    This is probably my second favourite Marvel film (after The Avengers). It's way better than the first outing that put pretty much all of the best Captain America bits into a montage. Here we get way more action and get to see Captain America at his best. Given that, he's not always in his costume and for a fair amount of time he's on the run in his civvies. It gives this a different feel to the rest of the…

  • Helldriver

    Helldriver

    Helldriver is bonkers. Completely. It is so bonkers, you can't tell what's happening, why it's happening or why you should be bothered. Not long into it, I didn't care in the slightest and just wanted it to finish. I'm not a big fan of blood fountains either - seen one, seen them all - so Helldriver didn't really have a lot going for it.

    Do you even want to know the story? Here it is regardless. Japan is being overrun…