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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★★★½

    Still didn’t like the choppy incoherent start and most of the action set pieces haven’t left an impression (like none). The light jumping, snake healing, girl in the mask/medallion and silly dagger all suck (balls). Still, all the stuff between Ren and Ray is solid (you can’t really fail with Driver), Poe and Finn are likably goofy (they don’t always pull it off though] and the production design is excellent (as you’d expect). I kinda enjoyed the ending this time round (which was nice). A full star bump from my (disappointing) cinema experience but still the runt of the litter (by a country mile).

  • The Seventh Sign

    The Seventh Sign

    ★★★

    Kinda neat little religious horror flick with some cool concepts. It’s a little slow, shonky and lame to hit the highs of the genre, but I kinda dug the plot and all the silly shenanigans of Demi Moore, her baby, dipshit husband and creepy lodger. This has some of the cheapest stagings of natural disasters ever put to celluloid. The ending was a stretch but I liked it.

    I always enjoy seeing Jurgen Prochnow in flicks from the 80/90’s. Rude that I’ve never bothered to learn his name before.

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  • 300

    300

    ★★★★½

    I feel a little bit ridiculous watching and enjoying this movie, like I'm a little boy seeing something naughty on late night telly, hoping that my mum won't walk in and embarrass me.

    It's all so exaggerated and pompous you have to hand it to Snack Zider for pulling it off. I think anyone that doesn't enjoy the 300 on some level is either lying to themselves, lying to others or is just a little dead inside. My advice...embrace your…

  • 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…