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Favorite films

  • Léon: The Professional
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • Finding Nemo
  • Amélie

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  • Jaws: The Revenge

    ★★½

  • Jaws 3-D

    ★½

  • Moonraker

    ★★★

  • Jaws 2

    ★★★

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  • Shrek 2

    Shrek 2

    ★★★★★

    Not only one of the greatest sequels ever but also one of my all-time favourites. I once watched it a solid four times in a row when I was having a bad day (don’t think I’ve even watched a movie twice in a row before) and was surprised Netflix didn’t send me a welfare email. So other than (admittedly) lots and lots of nostalgia, what makes it so great? 

    Well, it manages to accomplish what so many sequels fail at.…

  • King Kong

    King Kong

    ★★★½

    Okay, King Kong has absolutely no business being over 3 hours long, but it’s still a fun ride with well-cast characters and surprisingly gory scenes that I’ve come back to many times. Without the massively overstuffed first act before the boat departs it would’ve been miles better.

    We aren’t let into Ann Darrow’s character much as she spends the majority of her time on the island screaming her head off, but in her quieter moments Naomi Watts shows a lot…

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  • Jaws: The Revenge

    Jaws: The Revenge

    ★★½

    This is one of those things that absolutely shouldn't exist - the revenge/cut-out voodoo plot is nonsensical, including Ellen having flashbacks to things from previous films that she definitely didn't see, and it's a bit too soap opera-ish to be very entertaining, but (and this is definitely helped by my contempt for Jaws 3), I don't really dislike it all that much. I've always liked Lorraine Gary as Ellen Brody, even with the Wendolene haircut, and it's not often you…

  • Jaws 3-D

    Jaws 3-D

    ★½

    Among SeaWorld's many questionable decisions was their agreement to heavily promote themselves in an unrealistic shark movie where staff and visitors are put at risk of drowning/being eaten to death because of their incompetence, and their solution is to hire people to blow it up with grenades. Maybe the original plan was to have Shamu save the day until it was discovered that all the budget was going into those impressive 3D effects and that inflatable baby shark.

    I know…

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  • Jaws 2

    Jaws 2

    ★★★

    Jaws is one of those classics that absolutely didn't need a follow-up, but sometimes a sequel that sounds ridiculous can end up surprising you, like Home Alone 2. Granted, Jaws 2 is nothing special, but it does have the return of Roy Schneider (who at least doesn't let on that he didn't want to come back) and familiar characters going for it - I remember being surprised when I first heard this was almost unanimously disliked. We get to see…