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  • Pink Floyd: The Wall

    Pink Floyd: The Wall

    ★★★★½

    I waited a long time to watch this with the right person. I knew I was going to love it - I've been a massive fan of Pink Floyd for ages - but I wanted to share it with someone who would really get it.

    When I mentioned to my wife that I hadn't seen it yet (despite having owned the DVD since long before I met her), she immediately turned off the lights and urged me to put in…

  • 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),…

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  • State of Play

    State of Play

    ★★★½

    I forgot that I watched this. Now I’ve forgotten what I thought of it. Ben Affleck is in it. 

    I recall that it’s a thriller involving corporate corruption and the ethics of journalism. If it were a true story it would be slightly interesting. 

    An unwashed, pudgy and crumpled Russell Crowe is the irascible journalist and somehow I’m supposed to believe that Congressman Ben Affleck’s wife would cheat on him with this potato of a man? And Rachel McAdams has a frisson of chemistry with him too? Not buying it.

  • Imagine That

    Imagine That

    ★★½

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

    Eddie Murphy plays a father who’s distracted by work. His cute but emotionally troubled daughter just needs him to notice her and play with her and everything will be all right. Some supernatural stuff happens that he tries to exploit to further his career causing him to incidentally spend more time with his daughter and realise that his priorities need some adjustment. Again.

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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.

  • The Man Who Fell to Earth

    The Man Who Fell to Earth

    A strange film about an alien, disguised as a youthful and thin David Bowie, who comes to Earth for a drink of water (wtf?). He becomes a wealthy tycoon by selling silver rings for $20 (wtf?). He longs to get home to his family, but a dream sequence seems to indicate that they've most likely died of dehydration. Nevertheless, he bootstraps a private space program so he can return to his home planet now that he's had his glass of…