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  • Side Effects

    Side Effects

    ★★½

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

    This one seemed to be well received critically, and started promisingly enough, but I was disappointed by the whole second half spin into a fairly standard thriller genre. The girl-on-girl action led by Catherine Zeta Jones was mildly titillating, and her naughty doctor routine appealed to my inner teenage schoolboy, so thumbs up there Soderberg. Apart from that, not much to get excited about.

  • Killing Them Softly

    Killing Them Softly

    ★★½

    I expected better things of this one. Cinematography pretty stylish but the plot didn't really take me anywhere unexpected. Gratuitously violent at times, which had me squirming and gritting my teeth watching various unlikeable characters getting painfully dispatched.

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  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

    Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

    ★★

    Shoot me for watching this. What was I thinking? I can never understand who the target audience is for these movies - they would make amazing films for kids, but then have splashes of full on violence which would give my tribe nightmares for months. Still, an extra star for the mermaid - she was pretty cute.

  • Never Let Me Go

    Never Let Me Go

    ★★★★½

    Bleak as all hell and although I scratched my a head a bit as to whether mankind would ever morally really end up going down this path, loved the film and its alternative timeline take on the 70s/80s. Big fan of Kazuo Ishiguro, and this adaptation doesn't disappoint.