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  • North Sea Hijack

    North Sea Hijack

    ★★★★

    "Both my parents died tragically in childbirth."

    North Sea Hijack pretty much begins with Lloyds of London realising that oil rigs are a potential target for terrorists or criminals and that they bloody well ought to have a plan in place just in case.

    So they bring in ffolkes, a man with his own private band of marines, who figures out how one would go about hijacking a rig and from there, how he would foil such a plan.

    fflokes,…

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    Happy birthday to 2001, yes, it's been 50 years since it went on general release. Just think on that for a moment, 50 years. Think about how far cinema had come in the half century before Kubrick made this film and how far it's come in that same amount of time since then and you realise, if you hadn't already, what an extraordinary achievement it is.

    Now I'm sure there are people out there who like to decry the love…

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  • Black Roses

    Black Roses

    ★★½

    Daily Horror Scavenger Hunt 1: 21 - Heavy Metal

    "Only two kinds of men wear earrings: pirates and faggots. I don't see no ship in our driveway."

    Into the town of Mill Basin come Black Roses a metal band who have apparently never before performed live but who chosen this quiet backwater for their concert debut.

    And of course all the kids go wild for them and despite the misgivings of some of the parents, are allowed to perform at…

  • Citadel

    Citadel

    ★★★

    After Tommy's heavily pregnant wife is attacked by a group of kids in the run down tower block they are about to move out of, receiving injuries from which she never recovers, he's left to raise their new born daughter on his own while dealing with crippling agoraphobia.

    So far, so Hoodie Horror, but the film is not content with being another take on the likes of Ils or Eden Lake or any number of movies where the protagonists are…

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  • Beware the Slenderman

    Beware the Slenderman

    ★★★

    The story of how two pre-teens, both of whom appear to be delusional and one of whom has been diagnosed as schizophrenic attempted to murder a friend of theirs believing that they are acting under the instructions of Slenderman.

    The thing that lies at the heart of their delusion and what makes it so difficult to break is exactly the same thing that lies at the heart of religious beliefs and that is the inability of anyone to disprove the…

  • Live and Let Die

    Live and Let Die

    ★★★★

    007 Rank-A-Thon

    At last a realistic Bond villain, at least in terms of his aims and the method by which he's setting out to achieve it, flooding the US with a couple of tons of opium (it sounds much more charming than heroin) which will be given away for free thereby knocking out all the competition in one fell swoop. I'm not sure it would actually work out like that but it's not completely unrealistic and what's more the price…