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  • Alien

    Alien

    ★★★★★

    Best of Sci Fi

    Warning - contains nostalgia and meanderings...

    I'll never forget the first time I saw Alien. I was told I wasn't allowed to watch it because it was on late on a Sunday night and I wasn't allowed to stay up.

    But I didn't listen and tip-toed down the stairs and into the lounge to watch it. Defying my (very) strict mother just to watch a movie was a pretty daring thing to do, believe me. So,…

  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★★★★

    If you're on tumblr, and you track the film tag, you should know how popular both Drive and Ryan Gosling are. So I'm gonna skip the synopsis bit which most people should know by now and jump straight into why I loved this movie so damn much.

    The silences. Those lapses in time when nothing was said and all that happened was the moment. God, I loved how NWR manipulated the pauses just so to create so much emotion. How…

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  • Doctor Sleep

    Doctor Sleep

    ★★½

    MILD SPOILERS

    Who knew that Danny, the little kid from The Shining had some sort of super power?

    I certainly didn't and I've seen The Shining multiple times. So fast-forward a good 20 odd years and our boy Danny has grown into a maladjusted human being who only likes two things in life; alcohol and running from his "demons" who just happen to be real. No, really and it's not just Danny who sees them which I'll get to in…

  • El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    ★★★

    MILD SPOILERS

    I was so excited to hear about a Breaking Bad movie, and I suspect I was one of the millions of fans around the globe that felt the same. There was no need for hoopla or PR advertising campaigns to push this into the minds of viewers – the fanbase for Breaking Bad were more than ready to see Jesse Pinkman and Walter White once more.

    That said, would it be as good as the TV series? Could…

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★

    Part of the 365 Day Challenge

    "If you don't have ability, you wind up playing in a rock band"

    I'm going to come right out with it and say I have never really digged Jazz. That however, is not the same thing as not appreciating it, which I do, and evermore so after watching Whiplash which is as much about Jazz as it is playing the drums.

    I think I have rediscovered how absolutely fucking awesome J.K Simmons is. I…

  • Foxcatcher

    Foxcatcher

    ★★★★

    Two things became very clear to me after watching this; the first is that Foxcatcher will undoubtedly become the movie that will transform Steve Carell from being "the funny guy from 40 Year Old Virgin," to an actor with incredible depth, an actor that can take on the serious roles with the best of them - well, at least for me. And secondly, the indifferent attitude I've always had towards Channing Tatum has finally been put to bed. Who knew…