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  • Into the Storm

    Into the Storm

    ★½

    Into The Storm both sucks and blows. In 25 years time, I'm sure everyone involved will hide their heads in shame, not least Richard Armitage who looks decidedly uncomfortable throughout. And rightly so, the direction, ideas, dialogue and characters are all subpar, the effects perfunctorily and the action sloppy.

    Nothing to recommend here aside perhaps the joy of watching something terrible.

    On a side note, while the Blu was only $2 from a Blockbuster close sale, I feel genuinely disheartened…

  • Shin Godzilla

    Shin Godzilla

    ★★★½

    I'll just presume that 'Shin' must mean 'badass' in Japanese, mess with this rendition of Godzilla at your peril. Every time the monster is on screen is pure joy, the beast, in various guises, looks fantastic, the old score is suitably menacing and the attack/destruction sequences are extremely well put together. As for the government chit chat that makes up the majority, while dry, I was hooked by the unique bureaucracy and the rooms of old men looking worried/outraged. Worth a poke.

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  • Casino Royale

    Casino Royale

    ★★★★½

    Harder, colder and blonder Martins Campbell's Bond reboot takes the franchise along a far more modern, believable and interesting path than the Brosnan years. While I seem to remember thinking the same thing about Goldeneye, Famke Janssen's thighs may have clouded my youthful judgment.

    There is however, no doubt that Casino Royal is a beast of an action movie. Fast paced and totally gripping with a revelatory performance from the usually dull Daniel Craig who gives England a 007 it…

  • Skyfall

    Skyfall

    ★★★★½

    A third time watch confirms my suspicions that Skyfall is one of my favourite action films of recent years. The combination of talent and the level of expertise they bring to an established juggernaut like the Bond franchise is so impressive. I'm not a 007 aficionado so can't say where it ranks, or even if it beats Casino Royal, which I will be revisiting soon. What I can say is that Skyfall is beautiful. For Deakin's to lose out on…