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  • Kitbull

    Kitbull

    ★★★★

    Following Purl and Smash and Grab, this is the third short from Pixar's "SparkShorts" program, which involves Pixar giving employees six months and limited budgets to produce animated short films.

    It follows the exploits of a ridiculously cute stray kitten and, like the other two entries, flirts with slightly more adult themes than you might expect from a Pixar short.

    This is my favourite of the bunch so far. I loved the cat and it's unlikely relationship, the film looks…

  • The Capture of Bigfoot

    The Capture of Bigfoot

    ★★★

    Week #7 in my 2019 Cult Movie Challenge - Bill Rebane Week

    Viewed on Amazon


    Aka The Legend of Bigfoot

    I didn't recognise the name Bill Rebane but it turns out I have already seen one of his ten films in Blood Harvest. That one was ok and so was this one, despite Lloyd Kaufman saying this is one of the five worst films Troma ever distributed (along with 'Croaked: Frog Monster from Hell', also directed by Bill Rebane).

    As…

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  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    ★★★★★

    So far the Phase 2 films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) have both been sequels; 'Iron Man 3' was more of the same but with a fun Shane Black twist; 'Thor: The Dark World' took an unexpected but slightly muddled Sci-Fi route. However, the second solo Cap film was a completely different genre from his entertaining WW2 origin and a completely different tone from the other films. Marvel tend to go for the more humorous approach but this was…

  • Iron Man 3

    Iron Man 3

    ★★★★½

    aka Iron Man Three

    My first viewing of Marvel Cinematic Universe films are at midnight cinema showings after avoiding all advertising material so there's a lot to take in and follow. The first time I saw this I enjoyed it but the plot seemed a bit all over the place – especially with certain twists that occur. However, it holds up really well on a second viewing with a well paced interesting story and solid action. The themes are great…