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The Girl on the Train

Published June 16, 2019

The Girl on the Train

Obviously I knew the main plot points and how it all unravelled but it was still really fascinating to see how they worked through it on the screen. It worked pretty well. I wonder if I wouldn’t have struggled a little to start with, it felt quite confusing despite me already knowing the plot, but it soon settled down into a good unpredictable thriller.

John Wick: Chapter 2

Published May 26, 2019

John Wick: Chapter 2

These movies are so good because they’re like James Bond but without all the other crap that goes along with being Bond. Fun locations, spy games, lots of action and the occasional bit of humour. But no misogyny, no having to bother about the politics, and not a whole lot of talking really.

Dangerous Minds

Published April 13, 2019

Dangerous Minds

Interesting one, this. It’s a good film, interesting plot and all squeezed in to a relatively short running time. I do feel a bit uncomfortable that it has the “white saviour” issue, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be, in that respect. For the most part, the kids just needed a bit of a push and they did the rest themselves. That headmaster though, rage!

R.I.P.D.

Published January 29, 2014

R.I.P.D.

Ah, I was looking forward to this. I knew it wasn’t going to be epic, you could tell from the concept and the trailer, but it looked like it might hold its own and hey, Ryan Reynolds! But no, it was unwatchable. We gave it a chance through some really dodgy CGI, through the setup which was just a badly done Men in Black, and then through some unintelligible conversation about curry.

Point Break

Published October 3, 2009

Point Break

I’m not really interested in surfing at all, but I did like this. Perhaps it was Keanu. Either way, it’s fun to watch a good cop drama with an unusual premise. There was a little bit too much swearing but it wasn’t really obnoxious, so I’m down with that. Plus, Keanu was in it.

Reservoir Dogs

Published September 8, 2009

Reservoir Dogs

Another film that I have seen before, but this was a spur of the moment purchase on iTunes so I had no real thoughts or expectations when it came to watching it. Not even slightly how I remembered it. A lot more bloody, and certainly more moody than I recalled. However, that was mostly endearing (aside from the ear), and the characters are awesome. I never quite know where I stand on writer/directors who cast themselves in movies though. At least it was only a small part.

Stand By Me

Published May 25, 2009

Stand By Me

A good film, nice and short, which makes a change. I found it hard to get into the feel of the film sometimes - not sure I can relate to troubled 12 year old boys, and you wouldn’t find me anywhere near a train track when a train is coming - but the acting is superb from such a young cast. Also fun to spot a young Keifer Sutherland in there.

Ocean's Eleven

Published May 4, 2009

Ocean's Eleven

I have seen this film before, a couple of times perhaps, and knew that I liked it going in. The trouble was, I couldn’t remember what happens in it, but it didn’t take long for it to come flooding back. I suspect this is one of those films that is much better watching as if it’s new.