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  • Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago

    Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago

    ★★½

    Pretty boring history of the band Chicago. I learnt a few things and I might take a peek at their early stuff now that I know I've been shown only a tiny out-of-character blip of their oeuvre.

    I'm not sure I'm going to like what I find though. It might be like that time that I discovered Genesis was a different sort of band before Phil Collins became the singer. I got all interested in their early work with Peter Gabriel, and I found an ocean of music. All of which is pretty awful.

  • Real Steel

    Real Steel

    ★★½

    Good CGI. Bad dialogue. Horrible characterization. Terrible ethics. Unfortunate gender politics. 

    I saw Goldie and the Boxer on TV when I was quite young and as I recall, this film follows a similar plot. A young child takes responsibility for a failed boxer and Manages them to the championship using both pluck and determination. In both films the boxer inexplicably is magically better than all other boxers in the world but only when the child really really hopes they'll win…

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  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

    The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

    Terry Gilliam always makes shit movies.

    He made this movie.

    It's shit.

  • Highlander

    Highlander

    ★★★★

    The immortal Connor MacLeod (Luke Skywalker) begins life as a normal chap in 16th century Scotland, but is cast out of his village under suspicion of devilry when he miraculously recovers from an obviously fatal battle wound.

    Sean Connery stars as Ramiraz (Ben Kenobe), and trains the young highlander (Jedi) in the art of swordplay and use of The Quickening (The Force).

    A tall warrior in black with a breathing problem (caused by an injury sustained in battle with Ramiraz),…