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DVD Library Mission #12 – The Rum Diary

I’m slightly concerned with the more roles Johnny Depp takes, the more he’s making a bit of a parody of himself. This film is okay; I enjoyed the lion’s share of it but it has a frustrating, unsatisfactory ending and … Continue reading

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DVD Library Mission #11 – Half Nelson

Oh, Ryan Gosling. The human version of a duckling (or in this case, baby goose) that turned into a swan. Anyone who has seen the pictures of Gosling in his Mickey Mouse Club days knows he was an awkward looking … Continue reading

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DVD Library Mission #10 – Dredd

Maybe it works in my favour that it’s been so long since I saw the original Judge Dredd that I don’t really remember that much about it but after hearing some searingly harsh reviews on Dredd, I wasn’t expecting much. … Continue reading

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Movie – The Place Beyond The Pines

Urgh. I was so looking forward to this film. The critic’s reviews were all glowing, the cast looked incredible and the trailer was well put together. What can I say apart from it’s my first big disappointment of 2013. The … Continue reading

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Movie – Iron Man 3

I love Iron Man. I even quite liked Iron Man 2, despite its less than stellar reviews on release. I adored Stark’s 2 minute cameo at the end of The Incredible Hulk (Norton version). And The Avengers/Avengers Assemble was my … Continue reading

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DVD Library Mission #9 – Gattaca

Gattaca wasn’t overly well-received when released; I think mainly because people were expecting an action-driven sci-fi epic. Instead, what they got was a slow-burning thriller pulsing with heart. Putting the mis-branding aside, it really is a very good, and massively … Continue reading

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DVD Library Mission #8 – Inception

When this film was released, it had everybody talking – critics and public alike, and the general consensus was that it rocked. I was less giving. I thought the film looked amazing and it was led strongly by Dicaprio (to … Continue reading

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DVD Library Mission #7 – Tombstone

I haven’t seen this film in probably about 15 years so I really had no memory of it. For some reason I had it in my mind as being fantastic…it really kind of isn’t. Don’t get me wrong – it’s … Continue reading

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Movie – Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Oh good God. I have now found a film to take spot 3 of the worst films ever after Van Helsing and Skyline. AVOID.

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Movie – Welcome to the Punch

This is a good attempt at a gritty Brit thriller that I enjoyed a great deal. It’s hugely flawed though – the plot is painfully predictable and the ending is frustrating but that doesn’t mean I stil didn’t enjoy the … Continue reading

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