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  • The Abyss
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Almost Famous

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  • Firestarter

    ★½

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★

  • High Crimes

    ★★★

  • The Hunt

    ★★★½

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  • High Crimes

    High Crimes

    ★★★

    I've been in the mood for some good legal thrillers recently. If it's a military legal thriller, then even better. Sadly, this is only mildly good, with all the hard work it does being undone by the silly ending. A John Grisham wannabe script.

    Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman are strong in their roles and keep this watchable, along with a decent performance from a young Adam Scott. I should have just watched Courage Under Fire, though.

  • The Hunt

    The Hunt

    ★★★½

    Stupendously violent and straight to the point. This manages to acknowledge how ridiculous its premise is without turning into a full-on comedy, instead managing to keep the tension levels high from the start. It also successfully avoids coming down as pro/anti right-wing/left-wing by showing the extreme ends of each side and how equally idiotic they can be. Through that approach it manages to have something interesting to say anyway.

    I also liked the multiple fake-outs on who the main characters…

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  • Back in Time

    Back in Time

    ★½

    How do you make a documentary about Back To The Future boring? I don't know, but this manages it. Way, way too much focus on fans with no really interesting stories about the making of the films themselves.

  • High Score

    High Score

    ★★★

    An easy watch and pretty entertaining, but it felt very basic for me. It's like it was made for people who have never played video games. It focused on all the obvious culprits and had a pixelated bleep-bloop aesthetic that bears no relation to what games have become. Fair enough, this is focusing on the '80s to early '90s, but there's something almost insulting about doing that. And having the focus be on only America and Japan felt like a…