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  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park

    The Lost World: Jurassic Park

    ★★★

    Not as bad as I thought it was going to be. Still not great. Several people get eaten by dinosaurs, and even when it's kind of a good guy there isn't much reaction from anyone. Good looking dinosaurs though!

  • Hidden Figures

    Hidden Figures

    ★★★★★

    What a beautiful film. Suitable for the whole family. We are going to take our kids; seven and nine.

    Hidden Figures gives us a glimpse of the challenges women and people of colour faced in the 1960s, in Virginia—still a segregated state. It plainly shows the ridiculousness, and the inefficiency, through the experiences of the three lead characters. The film spares us the violent side of these challenges, making it family friendly, but worth reminding yourself (as one character puts…

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  • Top Gun

    Top Gun

    ★★★★★

    I've bought the DVD, the soundtrack, watched the making of and dreamed about Kelly McGillis more than one time. The film that did more for Air Force enlistments than anything else will do the same for you.

    If you've ever been holding on too tight with a bunch of oiled up dudes then you will lose your edge over Top Gun again and again.

  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    ★★½

    What did I learn from Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol? Let me see. There are a lot of BMWs in Dubai and Mumbai (coincidence?) and they have safety features you can trust, and cool start controls, and cool wheels and cool grill-lights, what? I haven't seen such gross product placement in a while. Oh yeah, and iPhones. iPhones are cool, iPads are cool, apparently USB cables are cool; but iPhones in rubberised cases? I guess they might knock them around…