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  • Sucker Punch

    Sucker Punch

    Watching Sucker Punch is like watching a friend you don't really like play a videogame for two hours. Making things worse is the stranger sat between you both aggressively wanking over his iPod full of shit reworkings of your favourite songs.

    Sucker Punch is not only as bad as you've heard, it's worse.

  • Long Weekend

    Long Weekend

    ★★★★★

    A real 70's gem.

    A couple who treat life and nature with as much apathy as they do each other, head out for a weekend away. While she wants a hotel and luxurious bottles of champagne, he wants the adventure of camping alongside wildlife by an apparently peaceful beach.

    But nature has other ideas.....

    No, this isn't The Happening but a seriously serious effort to make us all very scared indeed, first by getting them lost in the dark -…

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  • I.T.

    I.T.

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  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★

    If the Star Wars films were Jelly Belly beans, this would be the earwax one.

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  • Stand by Me

    Stand by Me

    ★★★★★

    Graham J: (Logs into Letterboxd – Sees Ed Norton)

    Letterboxd (LB) - Try again please!

    Graham J: (Logs into Letterboxd, a little harder on the keys)

    LB – Welcome friend! How are you?

    GJ – Please stop talking *rubs veiny temple* I’m trying to concentrate, (clicks Add Film, S….St…..Stand by Me, add review)

    LB – Holy sh……...hold the phone - is this it? Is this really it? Stand by Me?……Are you….

    GJ – …….going to write about my favourite film…

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    Whiplash is about a drummer (I’m a drummer) who joins an ensemble (I joined an ensemble) so when I first read about the film, it had me at ‘drummer joins ensemble’. Luckily (or unluckily) that’s where the similarities end. Whereas my band-leader uses words like ‘Good Job’, J.K. Simmons character believes no two words are more harmful.

    It’s tough being a drummer in an ensemble (boo hoo Graham) but the film goes someway to explaining why. You are essentially the…