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  • Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

    Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

    ★★★

    When Andy Serkis was working on his own film adaptation of The Jungle Book at the same time as Jon Favreau was bringing the Disney live action version to life, he was wise enough to partner with Netflix and release it there.

    More in line with Kiplings novels, this is the story of a young boy called Mowgli who is raised in the wild jungles of India by wolves.

    At first I was a bit worried. There are a lot…

  • Kung Fu Hustle

    Kung Fu Hustle

    ★★

    Netflix and brain coma.

    Kung Fu Hustle is a Chinese comedy action film about an evil axe gang trying to move in on a slum area, where they face resistance from unlikely characters.

    I think the humor here is extremely specific. It's a kind of live action Looney Tunes thing, characters run at a thousand miles per hour like Wile E. Coyote, have their feet stomped flat and spit their teeth into the air when they're hit. It's a huge…

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  • The Terminator

    The Terminator

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    50 fucking stars. A hundred. The Terminator is, was, and always has been one of the greatest science-fiction action thrillers ever made.

    Let me kick it off with a story or two. The first time I ever saw this movie, I would've been about 6 or 7 years old. I was staying with my dad (a shady character) and older brother in a hotel room downtown. We were all eagerly looking forward to the movie, even though my parents had…

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    ★★★★½

    I don't think superhero films should be comedies, history has proven that they work so much better as thrillers. And that's why Captain America: The Winter Soldier is my favourite Marvel film to date, possibly even more so than The Avengers.

    When someone threatens to cause major damage to S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America has to rethink everything he knows - already trying to adapt to the 21st century, he's making new friends and meeting old ones, thinking of partners lost and…