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  • Fifty Shades Darker

    Fifty Shades Darker

    ★★½

    Sloppy seconds.

    Cold, clinical, devoid of charm, wit and (surprisingly) love, as I know it anyway, Fifty Shades Darker is more of the same with the entertainment courtesy of a 'so bad its good' vibe, if I'm being generous. I suppose the two leads do a good job with what they are given, but this story is too much of nothing and the sudden injections of 'drama' are as vapid as they are poorly conceived. A poor choice for valentines.…

  • Snatched

    Snatched

    ★★★★

    I can (and will) happily and (with all) honestly say (don't spray) that Snatched cracked me (and the missus) right up!

    Several laugh out loud moments, a couple of true drink spitters, a breakneck pace and nicely irreverent vibe focusing on comedy, not plot progression. Ball breaking, cum jokes and physical tomfoolery. Lovely to see Goldie back in the fray and Schumer has a new fan (me).

    While I don't watch a lot of comedies, this the best I've seen…

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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…